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Kirsten N Norrell, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Division: Pediatric Orthopaedics
Clinic Appointments: (352) 273-7001 Academic Office: (352) 273-7362 eAppointment
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About Kirsten Norrell

Dr. Kirsten Norrell, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of pediatric orthopaedic surgery in the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Florida.  She earned my medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Following medical school, Dr. Norrell completed orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City and then completed her fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Stanford Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California.

Dr. Norrell's passion for pediatric orthopaedic surgery comes from her desire to provide children every opportunity to participate in the activities they enjoy.  Her interests include developmental hip dysplasia, neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, clubfoot, limb deformity and trauma. She is also involved in global health initiatives including yearly medical trips to Ecuador that provide much needed care for children with complex deformities.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Norrell is very interested in education and mentoring. She encourages medical students and residents to get involved with research projects because of her passion about understanding the best treatment options for my patients and sharing the importance of research with the next generation of physicians.

Ratings & Reviews

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Comments (4 received)

May 21, 2023
Explain very clearly.

May 2, 2023
It was a good experience

April 9, 2023
Very personable and knowledgeable. Made my son feel very comfortable.

March 28, 2023
I liked how the doctor listened to our concerns and our preferred treatment and went with our preferred treatment. You don't find too many doctors who listen and at least take it into consideration


Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society


  • Mark Bernhardt Compassionate Physician Award, 2021
  • Rex L. Diveley Research Award, 2021


  • The Perry Initiative

Clinical Profile


  • Orthopaedic Surgery



  • Pediatric Orthopaedics


Areas of Interest

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Gait analysis
  • Clubfoot
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Limb deformity
  • Trauma


  • 2022
    The Frequency and Outcomes of Nerve Palsies in Operatively Treated Supracondylar Humerus Fractures.
    Journal of pediatric orthopedics. 42(8):408-412. [DOI] 10.1097/BPO.0000000000002186. [PMID] 35765866.
    PubMed  | Publisher's Site

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Norrell KN, Muolo CE, Sherman AK, Sinclair MK. The Frequency and Outcomes of Nerve Palsies in Operatively Treatment Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2022 Sep;42(8)408-412.
  • Dubin JR, Simon S, Norrell KN, Perera J, Gowan J, Cil A. Risk of Recall Among Medical Devices Undergoing 510(k) and Pre-Market Approval, 2008-2017. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 May;4(5):e217274.
  • Norrell KN, Hennrikus W. The Risk of Assuming Abuse in an Infant with an Isolated Metaphyseal Lesion. JBJS Case Connect. 2017 Jul-Sept;7(3):e69.
  • Norrell K, Marasigan K, Bogener J. New Paradigms in Post-Graduate Surgical Education. Mo Med. 2017 Jul-Aug;11(4):278-282.
  • Samuel D, Norrell K, Hilmey DG. Novel ring chemistry of vitamin B6 with singlet oxygen and an activated ene: isolated products and identified intermediate suggesting an operable [3+2] cycloaddition. Org Biomol Chem 2012;10:7278-81.

Oral Presentations

  • Norrell KN, Shea KG, Rohde M, Ayala S, Segovia NA, Ganley T, Parikh S, Tompkins M, Ellis HB. Sex Differences in Patellar Anatomy and Development. Western Orthopaedic Association. Maui, HI, 2022.
  • Norrell, KN, Pun S, Rinsky LA, Gamble JG. Iliac Crest Growth Inhibition after Open Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: A Quantitative Analysis. Western Orthopaedic Association. Maui, HI, 2022.
  • Norrell K, Kurian C, Luu Y, Dubin J. Survivorship of Orthopaedic Devices Until First Recall: An Analysis of the FDA 510(k) Pathway. Southern Orthopaedic Association: Virtual, 2020.
  • Norrell KN, Devaney JM, Tosi LL. FTO Variant is Associated with Differences in Global Methylation in Skeletal Muscle. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting: Indianapolis, IN, 2013.

Poster Presentations

  • Norrell KN, Sinclair MK, Sherman AS. Risk Factors Associated with Nerve Palsy in Operatively Treated Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in the Pediatric Population. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics: Virtual, 2020.
  • Norrell K, Clifford H, Lipof J, Abdel-Ghani M, Renta V, Leo N, Sprouse C, Choi H, Gordish-Dressman H, Clarkson P, Devaney J, Tosi L. FTO variant is associated with increased muscle soreness in males post-exercise. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting; San Antonio, TX, 2013.
  • Norrell KN, Hilmey DG. A Unifying Mechanistic Hypothesis for the Oxidation of Vitamin B6 by Singlet Oxygen. Rochester Institute of Technology 37th Annual Fall Paper Session: Rochester, NY, 2010. 


  • Fellowship, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    2021-2022 - Stanford Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery
    2016-2021 - University of Missouri Kansas City
  • Internship, General Surgery
    2015-2016 - Pennsylvania State University Hershey Medical Center
  • Medical School
    2011-2015 - George Washington University

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