Kali Tileston, MD

  • Kali R Tileston
  • “There is nothing more rewarding than helping a patient heal and thrive.”

I love pediatric orthopedics because it's a very visual specialty, which allows me to engage with my patients. I can show children x-rays and skeleton models and really get them excited and involved in their own care. I try to create an environment where they feel comfortable asking me questions and feel like part of the team.

I want to create a fun, kid-friendly experience during a potentially stressful time. I feel very privileged to be a part of these children's lives so I treat every child as though they were my own. I try to leave work every day knowing I gave the best care I possibly could to every patient.

My goal is for every family to leave knowing they received personalized, exceptional care. I try to make sure everyone in the room has a thorough understanding of the care plan and that they do not leave my office until all of their questions are answered. I try to see each visit not only as the physician, but also through the eyes of the patient and the parent.


Orthopaedic Surgery

Work and Education

Professional Education

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 5/17/2009


UCSD Orthopaedic Surgery, San Diego, CA, 6/23/2010


Stanford University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Stanford, CA, 6/27/2014


Stanford University Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship, Redwood City, CA, 07/31/2015

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Complex fracture care

Neuromuscular Disorders