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 2018-2019

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 

Orthopedist 

Sports medicine primary care physicians

Advanced practitioners

  • Jessica Beck, PA-C
  • Charles E. Coppinger, PA-C
  • Denise Coultes Beuret, FNP-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
  • Joshua Myers, FNP-C
  • Tracy Ruska, MSN, CPNP-AC, CCRN
  • Kirsten Warnock, NP-C
  • Wallace E. Wilson, PA-C

Certified athletic trainers

Community providers

Orthopedic surgeons

Hand surgery

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