Krista J Childress, MD






Krista Childress, MD, joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2017. She came to Georgia from Houston, Texas, where she completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric and adolescent gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital—one of only 13 fellowship programs in her subspecialty in the U.S.

Prior to her fellowship, Dr. Childress earned a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, followed by residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Childress is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She has broad experience and interests in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, including but not limited to congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, early and delayed puberty, ovarian masses, menstrual problems, endometriosis, contraception, vulvovaginal issues, polycystic ovary syndrome, disorders of sexual development and minimally invasive surgery. She also has a special interest in pediatric fertility preservation.

Dr. Childress feels fortunate to truly love her specialty and work together as a team with her young patients and their families. She is privileged and honored to partner with Children’s to help provide excellent comprehensive gynecologic care to the pediatric and adolescent community of Georgia.

In her spare time, Dr. Childress enjoys traveling, running, hiking and rock climbing. She is also a huge country music and football fan. Although she is a Chicago, Illinois, native, she is happy to call Atlanta her home.


Childrens Physician Group - Gynecology

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 1400 Tullie Road NE 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30329
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Childrens Physician Group - Pediatric Surgery at Scottish Rite

Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital, 5461 Meridian Mark Road NE Suite 570
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Areas of Interest

  • Congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract
  • Fertility preservation
  • Menstrual problems and contraception
  • Ovarian masses
  • Puberty abnormalities
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