Tim Schrader, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon




English, German

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.

In his free time he enjoys time with his wife and kids, working in the yard, golf and the beach.


Childrens Physician Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

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Focus of Practice

  • Complex hip problems and hip dysplasia
  • Cartilage preservation and biologic hip reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic manifestations of neuromuscular disease

Areas of Interest

  • Complex hip problems, including dysplasia
  • Femoral-acetabular impingement
  • Surgical dislocation of the hip
  • Hip sports injuries
  • Ganz periacetabular osteotomie

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
  • Georgia Orthopaedics Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • International Hip Dysplasia Institute
  • International Perthes Study Group, founding member

Research Interests

Pulmonary function in children with muscular dystrophy, Outcomes after hip surgery in adolescents and young adults, Treatment of Perthes disease using core decompression and bone marrow aspirate, Assessing femoral head perfusion in SCFE patients


Matthew Battles Perthes

Matthew’s lingering hip pain after a soccer game was eventually diagnosed as Perthes disease. Facing the unknown of this rare disease, the Leahy family was relieved to meet Dr. Schrader, a renowned expert in Perthes who practiced in their hometown. A daunting two-year treatment plan would intimidate most, but 9-year-old Matthew took everything in stride, even describing his cast, braces, wheelchair and therapy as “fun.” His eternally positive attitude brought him back to doing what he loves most: playing sports.

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Moving Forward: Ryan Stuart’s FAI Story

Every true athlete wants to play at peak performance, and Ryan Stuart, an athletic and intelligent teenager from Thomasville, Ga., is no exception. Misdiagnosed at other hospitals, Ryan Stuart gets the answers and treatment he needs for femoroacetabular impingement at Children’s.

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Back in the Game: Brittany’s Hip Dysplasia Story

Brittany Watson is not one for sitting on the bench. When severe hip pain threatened to sideline the 15-year-old’s fast pitch softball career, she turned to a pediatric and adolescent hip specialist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to help her get back in the game.

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A Hereditary Injury: The Murphy Sisters' Hip Dysplasia Story

Kristina Murphy recognizes hip dysplasia early on in her daughters, with the help of Dr. Schrader and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Resident Spotlight: Shannon Marsh

Using the latest technology, Dr. Schrader was able to determine the cause of an impingement and get cross country star Shannon back on the trails.

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Less Than Two Years After Undergoing Major Surgery, Suwanee Teen Participates in Rockettes Summer Intensive

With the help of surgery and physical therapy, a Suwanee teen fulfilled her dream of training with the Rockettes.

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Meet Dr. Schrader

Tim Schrader, MD, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the Hip Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. There are only a few orthopedic surgeons in the Southeast who perform Ganz periacetabular osteotomies and Children’s Hip Program has several, including Tim Schrader, MD, who performed surgery on Mabel. Mabel underwent periacetabular osteotomies (PAOs) on both of her hips and is back to doing what she loves – singing and performing. Watch her story.

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