Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeons and Staff

ATLANTA (Feb. 1, 2019) – Robert Bruce, MD, and Nicholas Fletcher, MD, two pediatric orthopedic surgeons, have joined Children’s Physician Group–Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta effective today, Feb. 1, 2019. Dr. Bruce and Dr. Fletcher previously practiced at Emory Pediatric Orthopaedics for 24 years and 9 years, respectively.

Children’s Physician Group–Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, one of the largest and most experienced pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine practices in the country, is dedicated to the care of children, adolescents, young adults and young athletes with a wide range of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions and injuries. Children’s Physician Group–Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine offers physician specialization and experience, pediatric expertise and increased access to care.

“We believe the addition of these providers will enable us to build on the strong foundation of service and quality provided by Children’s Physician Group–Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine,” said Michael Schmitz, M.D., chief of Orthopaedics at Children’s. “As a top destination for pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine needs, we know families travel to Children’s from near and far to receive the highest level of expert care. We are proud to welcome Dr. Bruce and Dr. Fletcher to our team and look forward to continue expanding access to this valuable community resource.”

With the addition of Drs. Bruce and Fletcher, who are also faculty members of the Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics, Children’s Physician Group–Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine has grown to 20 physicians strong. Additionally, the number of clinics has expanded to 14 locations in 10 counties across Georgia.

Dr. Bruce, who specializes in pediatric neuromuscular conditions, is the Medical Director of the Neuromuscular Program at Children’s. Dr. Fletcher, Medical Director of Spine Program Quality and Outcomes, will apply his extensive research in the field of spine disorders to ensure Children’s continues to provide the highest quality spine care. Children’s Physician Group-Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine also welcomes the addition of Denise Coultes Beuret, FNP-C, Joshua Myers, FNP-C, and Tracy Ruska, CPNP-AC.

Drs. Bruce and Fletcher will see patients at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics (1400 Tullie Road NE) and in Macon at the Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex (4660 Riverside Park Boulevard). To learn more or schedule an appointment, visit


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Jennifer Burkhardt

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta


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