Combining the training he received at Harvard Medical School while working with Michael Millis, MD, and Young-jo Kim, MD, as well as the Müller Foundation in Switzerland while working with Professor Reinhold Ganz, Tim Schrader, MD, 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 Medical Director of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Hip Program and is one of only a handful of orthopedic 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 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 Health Outcomes in Pediatrics (HOPe) Network. Dr. Schrader is a consulting associate for the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, working in the yard, playing golf and going to the beach.
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
- Femoralacetabular impingement
- Surgical dislocation of the hip
- Hip sports injuries
- Ganz periacetabular osteotomie
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 Tim Schrader, MD, 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.
- 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 and MRI Subgroup Leader
Research & Publications
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
In the News
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.
Johns Creek Post
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.
Gwinnett Daily Post
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.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta