UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Wilkins, Kaye E.

School of Medicine
(210) 567-5125

Kaye Wilkins earned a D.V.M. degree from Colorado State University and received his MD from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He did his orthopedic training at Southwestern/Parkland followed by a year's fellowship in pediatric orthopedics in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children. He came to UTHSC in 1973 as a faculty member in pediatric orthopedics. Then, for twenty-three years he was in private practice in San Antonio; throughout this time, he remained involved, serving as the training director for pediatric orthopedics at Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital. In 2002 he returned full time to UTHSC.

He has served as President of the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America. He has received the Distinguished Service Award from POSNA and a similar award from the Orthopedic Section of the American Academy of Orthopedics.

Dr. Wilkins' particular focus is in children's fractures. He served as a co-editor of the first three editions of Fractures in Children. He has served as a guest lecturer for many conferences on Children?s Fractures throughout the world. Currently he is involved in COUR (Children's Orthopedics in Underdeveloped Regions), an outreach program of POSNA. With this committee, he has been involved in organizing outreach orthopedic continuing education courses in many developing nations.


Wilkins KE. Nonoperative management of pediatric upper extremity fractures or `Don?t throw away the cast?. Techniques in Orthopaedics 20 (2):115-141, 2005

Wilkins KE. Principles of fracture remodeling in children. Injury. 36 Suppl 1:A3-11, 2005.

1/2002 - Present Professor/Clinical University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Orthopaedics, San Antonio, TX