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Kathryn J McCarthy, MD

OrthoArkansas, PA
800 Fair Park Blvd.
Little Rock, AR 72204

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Kathryn J McCarthy, MD

Kathryn J. McCarthy, MD, subspecializes in orthopedic 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 orthopedic surgery residency at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Her skills and desire landed her a fellowship in orthopedic 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 Orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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.


Northwestern University


Orthopedic Spine, Norton Leatherman Spine Center

Degree Origin

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Educational Specialties

Orthopedic Surgery

Practicing Specialties

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Practicing Health Concerns

Cervical Spine Disease, Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine, Degenerative Disorders of the Spine, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Scoliosis, Spine Disorders, Spine Surgery, Trauma of the Spine

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery