Tim Schrader, MD

Tim Schrader

Undergraduate: Tulane University, 1991
Medical education: Tulane University School of Medicine, MD, 1995
Residency: Tulane University School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000
Fellowship: Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001
Fellowship: Muller Foundation, Hip Reconstruction, 2004

Combining the training he received at Harvard Medical School and the Muller Foundation in Switzerland, Dr. Schrader has developed a special interest in pediatric, adolescent and young adult hip preservation and hip problems including femeroacetabular impingement and hip dysplasia. Dr. Schrader is the Medical Director of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hip Program and is one of only a handful of orthopaedic surgeons in the Southeast who performs surgical dislocations of the hip and Ganz periacetabular osteotomies.

Dr. Schrader is the only International Hip Dysplasia Institute (IHDI)-provider in Georgia. IHDI physicians are those who participate in IHDI efforts with contributions above and beyond direct patient care for the advancement of hip dysplasia advocacy, research, and/or education. In addition to surgical dislocations of the hip and periacetabular osteotomies (PAOs), Dr. Schrader also performs hip arthroscopy.

Clinic locations

Areas of focus

  • Complex hip and hip dysplasia
  • Cartilage preservation and biologic hip reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic manifestations of neuromuscular disease

Clinical interests

  • Complex hip problems, including dysplasia
  • Femoral-acetabular impingement
  • Surgical dislocation of the hip
  • Hip sports injuries

Research interests

  • Pulmonary function in children with muscular dystrophy
  • Outcomes after hip surgery in adolescents and young adults
  • Treatment of Perthes disease using core decompression and bone marrow aspirate
  • Assessing femoral head perfusion in SCFE patients


Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
  • Georgia Orthopaedics Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • International Hip Dysplasia Institute
  • International Perthes Study Group, founding member