Dr. Candice McDaniel joined Children’s as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in September 2010. She has a special interest in taking care of children with scoliosis, hip disorders, clubfoot and other lower extremity deformities.
Dr. McDaniel received her bachelor’s from the University of California, San Diego in San Diego, Calif., in biochemistry and cell biology with a minor in Latin American studies. After working as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa and as a public school teacher in Southern California, she earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine in Irvine, Calif.
Dr. McDaniel subsequently completed a surgical internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va., and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Portland, Ore. She is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. McDaniel has won several awards for her research, which has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including “The Journal of Hand Surgery,” “The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,” the “European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology,” the “Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury” and “Acta Radiologica.” She was one of only 15 people selected for the Clinician Scientist Development Program by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The program is for the development of research skills among residents and young practitioners.
Dr. McDaniel is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. McDaniel grew up in Southern California, where her father served in the Navy and her mother was a public school teacher. She lives in Fresno with her husband and three children. During her free time she enjoys yoga, hiking, skiing, sea kayaking and flying.
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