Molly Meadows, MD

  • Molly Claire Meadows
  • “Seeing patients progress from injury to recovery is incredibly rewarding.”

I always try to make a personal connection with patients and families before anything else. I think establishing trust is extremely important, especially in scenarios that may be traumatic to patients and parents. Getting to know my patients and their goals is just as important to me as the technical aspects of surgery, and I try to work together with patients and families to establish a plan that is best suited to each individual patient.

Seeing patients progress from injury to recovery is incredibly rewarding. I am proud to be able to help children and adolescents get back to the activities and sports that they love.

I wanted to be a pediatric orthopedic surgeon since I was 11 years old. I was a gymnast growing up, so I was exposed to a disproportionate number of orthopedic injuries. Having been an orthopedic patient myself, I always try to put myself in the shoes of my patients. I still vividly remember how scared I was before my own orthopedic surgery. While I may have done an operation countless times, it is usually the first time my patients have ever had surgery. No procedure ever feels routine for a child or parent, and I do my best to keep that in mind when taking care of my patients.



Orthopaedic Surgery

Work and Education

Professional Education

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 5/22/2013


Rush University Medical Center Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Chicago, IL, 6/30/2018


Stanford University Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Redwood City, CA, 07/31/2019

Stanford University Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship, Redwood City, CA, 07/31/2020

Conditions Treated

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

Cartilage Injuries

Meniscus Tears

Patellar Dislocation

Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Injuries

Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma

Shoulder Dislocation

Sports Injuries by the Hip