Combining the training he received at Harvard Medical School (working with Dr. Michael Millis and Dr. Young-jo Kim) and the Müller Foundation in Switzerland (working with Professor Reinhold Ganz), Dr. Schrader developed a special interest in pediatric, adolescent and young adult hip preservation and hip problems, including femoroacetabular impingement, hip dysplasia, Perthes, SCFE, coxa vara, labral tears and snapping hips. Dr. Schrader treats patients from infancy through young adulthood.
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. In addition to surgical dislocations of the hip and periacetabular osteotomies (PAOs), Dr. Schrader also performs hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Schrader is active in several international study groups focusing on hip conditions. He was a founding member of the International Perthes Study Group. 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 education. Additionally, he is a member of the Hip HOPe Network (hip health outcomes in pediatrics network). Dr. Schrader is a consulting associate for the Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.