Diane M. Waldner, P.T., M.S.

Diane M. Waldner, P.T., M.S.

Vice President, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Services 
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Senior Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy
Emory University


Undergraduate Degree: Physical Therapy, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY 
Graduate Degree: Healthcare Administration, Boston University, Boston, MA 


  • Physical Therapy Research & Education Foundation, President
  • Georgia State Board of Workers Compensation Advisory Panel


  • American Physical Therapy Association - Section on Administration and Healthcare Policy
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Georgia Physical Therapy Association
  • Georgia Association Healthcare Executive

Prior to Diane’s position at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, she was director of Rehabilitation Services at North Fulton Regional Hospital. She also served on the Georgia Physical Therapy Licensing Board for nine years and is past President at the Georgia Physical Therapy Association.


  • Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA/Tenet Corporation, 1996
  • Service Merit Award from the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, 1994
  • Outgoing Officer Award from the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, 1991