Why Pediatric Orthopaedics 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 orthopaedic experts in the U.S., your child will receive care from one of the country’s leading orthopaedic teams.

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

What We Treat

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

Physician Leadership

Children's Physician Group - Orthopaedics

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 orthopaedic and sports medicine doctors, formerly of Children’s Orthopaedics of Atlanta (COA), joined our team in December 2017.

Orthopaedic 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

Community providers

Orthopaedic surgery

Hand surgery