Why Pediatric Orthopedics Matters

When it comes to their growing bones and bodies, kids and teens need specialized orthopedic care. Where you take them matters. The Orthopedics Program at Children's is the only nationally ranked pediatric program in Georgia and the top program in the Southeast.* When you come to the pediatric orthopedic specialists at Children's, your child will be cared for by one of the country's leading pediatric orthopedic teams. Children's is the place parents trust to treat their kids' orthopedic conditions.

*U.S.News & World Report 2020-2021

What We Treat

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

Neck, spine and back

Orthopedic Programs We Offer

Our Orthopedics Program offers several multispecialty programs. 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 work closely with teams across our System to deliver coordinated care. 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 orthopedics 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 orthopedic conditions and injuries.

Orthopedic specialists lead our program. 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. The following physicians lead our Orthopedics Program:

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 who are part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta family. The pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine doctors who formerly comprised Children’s Orthopaedics of Atlanta (COA) joined our team in December 2017.

Orthopedic surgeons 


Sports medicine primary care physicians

Advanced practitioners

  • Charles E. Coppinger, PA-C
  • Denise Coultes Beuret, FNP-C
  • Sarah Delk, PA-C
  • Grace Hall, PA-C
  • Veronica Hill, CPNP
  • Jordan Hood, PA-C
  • J. Brian Kelly, PA-C
  • Jessica King, PA-C
  • Nancy Kralovich, PA-C
  • Keri L. Liles, PA-C
  • Rebecca Lunsford, PA-C
  • Nicole Mayberry, PA-C
  • Joshua Myers, FNP-C
  • Victoria Robertson, PA-C
  • Tracy Ruska, MSN, CPNP-AC, CCRN 
  • Karen Shaw, PA-C
  • Catalina Urbizo, PA-C
  • Kirsten Warnock, NP-C
  • Wallace E. Wilson, PA-C

Certified athletic trainers

Community providers

Hand surgery

Remembering Dr. David Marshall

It is with great sadness that we share Dr. David Marshall, Children’s Medical Director of Sports Medicine and Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine with Children’s Physician Group—Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, passed away suddenly Jan. 15, 2021. Dr. Marshall dedicated his career to caring for kid and teen athletes. We are deeply saddened by this news and our condolences are with his family during this difficult time. The Children’s Sports Medicine Program will continue to provide this same level of care to your children with the help of our wonderful staff of sports medicine physicians and advanced care practitioners.