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!
Focus of Practice
- Spinal care
- Limb deformity
Areas of Interest
- Scoliosis and spinal deformities
- Degenerative disc disease
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.
- 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
In the News
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
Dr. Devito shares what technology trends are on the horizon for spinal surgery based on his experience and expertise.
Becker's Spine Review