Jose A. Morcuende, MD, PhD

Jose A. Morcuende


Jose A. Morcuende, MD, PhD, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon that specializes in clubfoot, hip disorders, tumors, fractures, and a number of other pediatric orthopedics diagnoses. Dr. Morcuende received his medical education and training from the University Autonoma of Madrid with an additional residency in Orthopedic Surgery here at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

His research interests include many of the diseases he treats as well as evidence-based outcomes in orthopedics and global health. He has presented at many national and international meetings, published many peer reviewed papers as well as numerous textbook chapters.

Dr. Morcuende is also involved in a number of professional societies and he is the President of the Ponseti International Association, dedicated to eliminate clubfoot disability worldwide by the development of sustainable national clubfoot programs.


  • Spanish
  • English

Pediatric Medical Services

Pediatric Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Special Procedures

  • Clubfoot casting and treatment
  • Fracture fixation
  • Limb lengthening and shortening
  • Pediatric tumor surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Clubfoot
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Perthes disease
  • SCFE (slipped capital femoral epiphysis)
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Spasticity

Patient Stories



American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


  • MD, University Autonoma Madrid, Madrid
  • PhD, University Autonoma Madrid, Madrid


  • Orthopedic Surgery, Autonoma University of Madrid, Madrid
  • Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Pediatric Orthopedics, Autonoma University of Madrid, Madrid


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation ( Academic Profile )