Ryan Kotton, MD

Director, High Risk Infant Progress Clinic and Pediatric Rehabilitation

Ryan H. Kotton, MD is director of the High Risk Infant Progress Clinic and Pediatric Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Kotton is part of Cedars-Sinai's multidisciplinary team that cares for children and adults with neurologic and musculoskeletal impairments. He specializes in treating children with cerebral palsy, the management of hypertonicity, brain and spinal cord injuries, developmental disabilities, musculoskeletal injuries, and gait abnormalities. His research includes neurodegenerative disease and health care delivery systems for children with developmental and musculoskeletal disabilities.

As a clinician, Dr. Kotton has participated as a member of numerous multidisciplinary clinical treatment teams, both nationally and internationally, that deliver pediatric rehabilitation care to children with disabilities in Israel, Chile, and in Puerto Rico. Dr. Kotton has a commitment to the community and has volunteered as a physician for numerous athletic teams including Wharton MBA Rugby and various charitable sporting events for athletes with special needs.

A much sought after speaker, Dr. Kotton has presented at a number of grand rounds and conferences in both pediatric and adult rehabilitation medicine. He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the International Society of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,where he serves on the councils of Pediatric Rehabilitation, Developmental Disability, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and has served as the secretary for the International Rehabilitation Subcommittee. Dr. Kotton represented the state of Israel as a delegate to the European Medical Ethics Congress. He has served on numerous university councils and committees and is currently a member of both the Pediatric and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Performance Improvement Committees at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Kotton earned his bachelor's degree in physiology and neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego and his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He completed his postgraduate residency training in both pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation through a unique combined residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident. His pediatric rehabilitation training included spasticity management at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Shriner's Hospital for Children and Adult Rehabilitation Medicine at MossRehab.

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