Kshitij "KJ" Manchanda, M.D.

Kshitij "KJ" Manchanda, M.D.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Ankle arthritis and ankle replacement/arthroplasty
  • Foot and ankle fractures/injuries


Kshitij “KJ” Manchanda, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in providing individualized care to patients with conditions of the foot and ankle. His clinical interests include acute and chronic foot and ankle injuries, foot and ankle sports medicine, ankle arthritis and ankle replacements, tendon disorders, and minimally invasive foot and ankle reconstruction.

Dr. Manchanda earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School, where he also performed his residency in orthopaedic surgery. He gained advanced training through a fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery at the Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, where he was trained by physicians involved in caring for active patients from the Miami metropolitan area as well as from around the nation and the world. He was not only involved in the care of athletes at every level but also trained in the integration of new and improved technologies, including total ankle replacement and 3D-printed constructs to reconstruct the foot and ankle.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Manchanda has presented and published widely, including contributing to the book Current Diagnosis and Treatments in Orthopedics.

In 2020, he received the UTSW Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s W. Brandon Carrell Distinguished Physician Award for Outstanding Patient Care.

Personal Note

Dr. Manchanda was raised in Plano, Texas, and is excited to be back in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to deliver care for his patients. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, collecting and building Legos, and playing sports such as basketball, tennis, and football.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2011-2015)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015-2020), Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellowship - Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (2020-2021), Foot & Ankle Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS)
  • Texas Medical Association (TMA)
Honors & Awards
  • W. Brandon Carrell Distinguished Physician Award for Outstanding Patient Care 2020, UT Southwestern, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Second Place, Paper Presentation 2019, Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) Annual Meeting
  • Travel Grant Recipient 2018, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Orthopaedics
  • Resident Scholar 2018, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Books & Publications
  • Ankle arthritis and replacements
  • Ankle fractures
  • Cartilage injury
  • Bunions

Clinical Focus

  • Ankle arthritis and ankle replacement/arthroplasty
  • Foot and ankle fractures/injuries
  • Foot and ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle instability
  • Foot and ankle tendon disorders
  • Minimally invasive foot and ankle reconstructive surgery
  • Forefoot reconstruction including bunions and hammer toes

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