Dennis P Devito, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon





After his fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Devito focused his surgical career on caring for pediatric spine patients. Dr. Devito serves as the Medical Director of the Spine Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He specializes in the treatment of scoliosis and other complex spinal disorders and deformities in children, adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Devito is a leader in advanced surgical technology including the surgical use of robotics for scoliosis surgery in children and adolescents. He is also experienced with the VEPTR device used to treat complex chest wall deformities seen in congenital scoliosis and early onset scoliosis. He received the Health-Care Innovations Heroes award for his work in this area.

Dr. Devito’s other orthopaedic interests include advanced limb reconstruction and trauma. He is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and offers more than 30 years of pediatric orthopaedic surgical experience. Dr. Devito is a consulting associate for the Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

In his free time he enjoys outdoor activities like bicycling, skiing, and hiking while never hesitating to put together a gourmet meal, as I enjoy cooking; but my favorite activity is playing with my 10 grandchildren!


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5445 Meridian Mark Rd NE, Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30342
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Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Childrens at Town Center Outpatient Care Center, 605 Big Shanty Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Watkinsville, GA 30677
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Childrens at Duluth, 2270 Duluth Hwy GA 120 Suite 100
Duluth, GA 30097
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Focus of Practice

  • Spinal care
  • Limb deformity

Areas of Interest

  • Scoliosis and spinal deformities
  • Spondylolysis
  • Degenerative disc disease

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, fellow
  • North American Spine Society
  • Association for the Study and Application of the Methods of Ilizarov–N. America
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society

Research Interests

Design and development of an implant for the repair of spondylolytic defects in the lumbar spine (pars repair), Planning software to analyze and predict the three-dimensional correction of spinal deformity, Prospective data collection and outcome evaluation for the use of robotic guidance in spinal surgery, Effect of pedicle screw fixation on global spinal balance in scoliosis


Thompson's Journey With Spine Surgery

As a baseball player in eighth grade, Thompson Ritter was first diagnosed with scoliosis; later to find out it was a spinal cord tumor. After a few surgeries and many visits to Children’s neurosurgery, orthopedic and rehabilitation physicians, Thompson is now back to pitching on his high school baseball team.

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Devito helps treat complex spine disorders in children worldwide

Dr. Devito, who has dedicated his career to helping children since 1987, is the winner of the Physician Award for the 2019 Health Care Heroes Awards sponsored by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Atlanta Business Chronicle
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