Why Pediatric Orthopedics Matters

When it comes to growing bones, where you take your child or teen matters. Our Orthopaedics Program is the only nationally ranked pediatric program in the state and has the highest ranking in the Southeast.* This means that when it comes to things like patient safety, infection prevention and nurse staffing, as well as our reputation among other pediatric orthopedic experts in the U.S., your child will receive care from one of the country’s leading orthopedic teams.

*U.S.News and World Report 2018-2019

What We Treat

As one of the leading pediatric orthopedic programs in the country, we specialize in medical and surgical treatment for conditions and injuries of the musculoskeletal system— the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves. Specific conditions we treat include:

Neck, spine and back

Programs We Offer

Our Orthopaedics Program offers several multispecialty programs. We work closely with teams across our System to deliver coordinated care. By working with doctors, nurses and clinicians from other specialties, we are able to collaborate and help deliver specialized care and resources to patients. We are also actively involved in research projects to help improve patient outcomes.

Meet the Team

U.S. News & World Report ranks us among the top pediatric orthopedic programs in the country. Our program combines the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, making Children's a top choice for treatment of orthopaedic conditions and injuries.

Our program is led by orthopedic specialists. Our doctors and surgeons work closely with orthopedic surgeons in the community to help ensure complete, coordinated care is delivered seamlessly at our hospitals for children with orthopedic conditions. Our Orthopaedics Program is led by the following:

Physician Leadership

Children's Physician Group-Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Children’s Physician Group is the largest pediatric multispecialty physician practice in Georgia. Children’s Physician Group enables you and your family to see pediatric specialists that are part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta family. The pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine doctors, formerly of Children’s Orthopaedics of Atlanta (COA), joined our team in December 2017.

Orthopedic surgeons 


Sports medicine primary care physicians

Advanced practitioners

  • Jessica Beck, PA-C
  • Charles E. Coppinger, PA-C
  • Sarah Delk, PA-C
  • Stephanie Detamore de Jager, CPNP
  • Veronica Hill, CPNP
  • J. Brian Kelly, PA-C
  • Nancy Kralovich, PA-C
  • Keri L. Liles, PA-C
  • Rebecca Lunsford, PA-C
  • Kirsten Warnock, NP-C
  • Wallace E. Wilson, PA-C

Certified athletic trainers

Emory Orthopaedics

We are excited to announce the following Emory Orthopaedic surgeons will be joining Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as part of Children's Physician Group-Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine on Feb. 1, 2019.

Orthopedic surgeons

Community providers

Orthopedic surgeons

Hand surgeons