Children's Physician Group—Emergency Medicine

Specialized Care for Life-Threatening Injuries or Serious Illnesses

Children's AmbulanceWe know how to treat everything from broken bones to brain injuries in the most efficient, effective and child-friendly way possible.

Unlike 94 percent of the hospitals in our country*, the Children's emergency team is fully equipped to take care of kids. 

Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center

We are home to the first state-designated Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Georgia. Located at our Egleston hospital, the Level 1 distinction is the highest ranking of its kind that a hospital can attain and it recognizes centers that provide both premier care and conduct academic research.


We treat a wide range of conditions including wounds, fevers and head injuries. 

Meet the Team

The following physicians are part of the Children's Physician Group.

Maneesha Agarwal, M.D.
Ijeoma Akaelu, M.D.
Bolanle Akinsola, M.D.
Tamara Taylor Ball, M.D.
Jacob Beniflah, M.D.
Tal Berkowitz, M.D.
Reena Blanco, M.D.
Becky Burger, M.D.
Laurie J. Burton, M.D.
Sofia Shaheen Chaudhary, M.D.
Bruce Po-Cheng Chien, M.D.
Mary Chrisochos, D.O.
Stephanie G. Cohen, M.D.
Karen Colton, M.D.
Brian E. Costello, M.D.
Denise Claxton, M.D.
Alesia Hayes Fleming, M.D.
Kiesha N. Fraser Doh, M.D.
Sheila Goel, M.D.
Constance Gong, M.D.
Michael Greenwald, M.D.
Mark Griffiths, M.D.
Mayura Gujarathi, M.D.
Peter Gutierrez, M.D.

Sherita Holmes, M.D.
Laura Ongiri Howard, M.D.
Ruth Hwu, M.D.
Shabnam Jain, M.D.
Naghma S. Khan, M.D.
Lauren Levy, M.D.
Jeffrey F. Linzer Sr., M.D.
Wendalyn K. Little, M.D.
Deborah Marinca, M.D.
Lauren Middlebrooks, M.D.
Michael Miello, M.D.
Claudia R. Morris, M.D.
Amy Elizabeth Pattishall, M.D.
Luis Pinzon, M.D.
Tamar Robinson, M.D.
Funmi Salami, M.D.
Taaha Shakir, M.D.
Harold K. Simon, M.D.
Samuel James Spizman, M.D.
Carmen Sulton, M.D.
Taryn Renee Taylor, M.D.
Mark J. Ward, M.D.
Tiffany Davis Watts, M.D.
Deborah W. Young, M.D.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding is owned by Grady Health System and managed by HSOC Inc., an affiliate of Children's.

* Middleton, K.A., Burt, C.W. “Availability of Pediatric Services and Equipment in Emergency Departments: United States." National Center for Health Statistics, 2006.