Joshua Holt, MD

Joshua Holt
It’s a very rewarding practice because of so much advancement and so much excitement and the research and the outcomes as well as the ability to change kids’ lives for decades to come.
Joshua Holt, MD


Joshua Holt, MD, is a pediatric and adult orthopedic surgeon who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of pediatric hip and spine disorders including developmental hip dysplasia and scoliosis. He treats many common bone and joint conditions in child and adolescent patients and is also an expert in pediatric musculoskeletal trauma.   

Dr. Holt received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, before completing his residency here at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and scoliosis at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Pediatric Medical Services

Pediatric Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Special Procedures

  • Ankle fracture repair
  • Fracture fixation
  • Fracture surgery (minimally invasive)
  • Hip preservation surgery
  • Joint-sparing flatfoot reconstruction
  • Lumbar spine fusion
  • Orthopedic fracture fixation
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spine surgery

Diseases and Conditions

  • Back pain
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip pain
  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine disorders
  • Spine fractures
  • Spine lesions

Patient Stories



  • MD, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • BS, Exercise Physiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City


Orthopedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa


Pediatric Orthopedics and Scoliosis, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation ( Academic Profile )

Assistant Professor