Kristen M. Nathe, MD

Orthopedic Surgery


Kristen Nathe, MD, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in biosystems engineering. She worked as an engineer at Lexmark Inc. prior to receiving her medical degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her internship and residency at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, where she held the position of chief resident for both her PGY-4 and PGY-5 years. Dr. Nathe completed her fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Nathe is board eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Her specialties and interests include pediatric orthopedics and trauma, pediatric fractures, limb deformity and limb lengthening, developmental hip disorders and neuromuscular conditions.

“It’s an honor to meet so many different people and know they’re allowing you to take care of their children, and that they trust you. I love seeing how quickly people get better and making a difference in their quality of life.”



Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedBoard eligible

EducationBoonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University

ResidencyPalmetto Health USC School of Medicine

FellowshipCincinnati Children’s Medical Center

Treatments and services
  • Pediatric orthopedics and trauma
  • Children’s fractures
  • Spinal deformity
  • Early onset scoliosis
  • Scoliosis casting/growing rods
  • Young adult hip disorders
  • Hand and foot deformity
  • Limb lengthening, external fixation
  • Special clinics for club feet and Spina Bifida
Professional associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America

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Prisma Health is the largest not-for-profit health organization in South Carolina, serving more than 1.2 million patients annually. Our 30,000 team members are dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of you and your family. Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will be rebranded at a later date and will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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