Kathryn J. McCarthy, MD

Orthopaedic Spine
Medical School:
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Northwestern University
Orthopaedic Spine, Norton Leatherman Spine Center
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, eligible

Kathryn J. McCarthy, MD, subspecializes in orthopaedic surgery of the spine. She brings the perfect balance of the latest, minimally invasive techniques with the compassion and expertise for treating degenerative conditions and trauma of the spine in adults as well as scoliosis in adolescents.

Dr. McCarthy received her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. She earned her medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where she was president of her class. Dr. McCarthy completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Her skills and desire landed her a fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at the nationally ranked Norton Leatherman Spine Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

She is an active participant in several national professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and Scoliosis Research Society, where she has made presentations and attended meetings. She has conducted research and authored articles, book chapters and poster presentations on outcomes in spine surgery, degenerative disease of the lumbar spine and cervical spine disease.

When she is not caring for patients or participating in advances in orthopaedic spine surgery, you will find her training for marathons, mentoring young professionals interested in medicine as a career, or volunteering for Building Bright Futures and Honor Flight. She is an active supporter of her high school alma mater, Mount St. Mary Academy. Dr. McCarthy also loves to cook and visit with her family, now that she has returned to her childhood community of Little Rock.