Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta provides exceptional training in the identification, management and surgical and nonsurgical treatment of pediatric orthopaedic disorders. We are committed to training future pediatric orthopaedists that excel in their field.

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About Our Program

Our fellowship program has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1992. It offers broad exposure to all facets of pediatric orthopaedics.

Fellows participate in a full range of educational opportunities, including:

  • Didactic conferences
  • Case presentation conferences
  • Outpatient specialty clinics
  • Outpatient private practice office experience
  • An abundant volume and array of surgical procedures from all subspecialty areas of pediatric orthopaedics, trauma, inpatient care and teaching

Download our Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program brochure for more information

Current and past fellows

Current fellows

Neil Kaushal, MD
Residency: New York Medical College-Westchester Medical Center

Allison Spitzer, MD
Residency: State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center

2010-2017 fellows

Kelsey Davidson, MD
2016-2017
Shriners Hospital Chicago
Chicago, IL

Crystal Perkins, MD
2016-2017
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Krysten Bell, MD
2015-2016
St. Luke’s Healthcare
Boise, ID

Ravindar Brar, MD
2015-2016
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Oakland, CA

Jason Jagodzinski, MD
2014- 2015
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Oakland, CA

Scott Sorensen, MD
2014-2015
Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
Hershey, PA

John Faust, MD
2013-2014
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Baton Rouge, LA

Rebecca Whitesell, MD, MPH
2013-2014
Tacoma, WA

Karen Bovid, MD
2012-2013
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Brad Culotta, MD
2012-2013
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Baton Rouge, LA

Adam Handwerger, MD
2011-2012
Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic
Mobile, AL

Robert Umberhandt, MD
2011-2012
Portland, OR

Chad Aarons, MD
2010-2011
Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates
Richmond, VA

Meagan Fernandez, MD
2010-2011
Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

2000 – 2009 fellows

Jill C. Flanagan, M.D.
2009-2010
Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Drew Warnick, M.D.
2009-2010
Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates
Petersburg, FL

Craig J. Spurdle, M.D.
2008-2009
Miami Children’s Hospital
Miami, FL

Kevin S. Horowitz, M.D.
2008-2009
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX

Gaurav Jindal, M.D.
2007-2008
India

Jed R. Axelrod, M.D.
2007-2008
Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Jennifer Hooker, M.D.
2006-2007
Carolina Orthopaedics
Georgetown, SC

Ole Raustol, M.D.
2006-2007
Children’s Ortho & Sports Med
Norfolk, VA

Joseph “Tony” Gonzales, M.D.
2005-2006
New Orleans, LA

Haluk Altiok, M.D.
2005-2006
Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Chicago
Chicago, IL

Catherine Sargent, M.D.
2004-2005
Central Texas Pediatric Orthopaedics
Austin, TX

Jacques Noel, M.D.
2004-2005
Our Lady’s Chidren’s Hospital Crumlin Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Joseph Khoury, M.D.
2003-2004
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham, AL

Onix Reyes-Martinez, M.D.
2003-2004
Hospital Doctor Center, Puerto Rico
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico

Michelle Prince, M.D.
2002-2003
Central Texas Orthopaedics
Austin, TX

Shawn (Skip) Gilbert, M.D.
2002-2003
Birmingham Children's Hospital
Birmingham, AL

Keith Brookenthal, M.D.
2001-2002
Encino, CA

Richard Bowen, M.D. 2001-2002
Orthopaedic Hospital
Los Angeles, CA

1990-1999 fellows

David Kealey, M.D.      
1999-2000        
Belfast, Ireland

Brian Bixler, M.D.          
1998-1999        
KDV Orthopaedic & Rehab
York, PA

Robert Durkin, M.D.    
1998-1999        
Kapialani Medical Specialists
Honolulu, HI

Raymund Woo, M.D.  
1997-1998        
Florida Center for Pediatric Orthopaedics
Orlando, FL

Randy Cohen, M.D.      
1997-1998        
Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Mark Locke, M.D.         
1996-1997        
The Moore Orthopaedic Clinic
Columbia, SC

Robert Kay, M.D.           
1996-1997        
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Michael L. Schmitz, M.D.           
1995-1996        
Children’s Orthopaedics of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Anthony Stans, M.D.  
1995-1996        
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Stephen Renwick, M.D.              
1994-1995        
Portland, OR

Cameron Sears, M.D.
1994-1995        
Knoxville Orthopaedic Group
Knoxville, TN

Barbara Minkowitz, M.D.          
1993-1994        
Children's Orthopaedics
Morristown, NJ

Larry D. Showalter, M.D.            
1993-1994        
Boise, ID

Stephen P. England, M.D          
1992-1993        
St. Paul, MN

Stephanie Schneck-Jacob, M.D.             
1992-1993        
Pittsburgh, PA

William E. Burkhalter, Jr., M.D.               
1991-1992        
Kailuah, HI

Thomas E. Burke, M.D.              
1990-1991        
Ireland

Raymond Moran, M.D. 
1990      
Ireland

1980-1989 fellows

Stephen D. Santora, M.D.
1989-1990
Shriner's Hospital for Children--Intermountain

Michael J. Barnes, M.D.
1989
Domain Orthopaedics
Auckland, New Zealand

William C. Warner, M.D.
1988-1989
Campbell Clinic
Memphis, TN

Luis E. Munhoz de Rocha, M.D.
1988-1989
Curitiba, Brazil

David Angel, M.D.
1987-1988
Haifa, Israel

John T. Smith, M.D.
1986-1987
Salt Lake City, UT

Michael T. Busch, M.D.
1985-1986
Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

John Nelson, M.D.
1984-1985
Rye, NY

Harry Cowie, M.D.
1984-1985
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
Ireland

Scott Smith, M.D.
1984-1985

Robert Stanton, M.D.
1983-1984
Nemours Children's Clinic

James T. Bennett, M.D.
1983-1984
Tulane University

 

Contact Us

Jolie Portnoy
Email: jolie.portnoy@choa.org
Fellowship Coordinator
678-686-6818


Michael T. Busch, MD
Email: michael.busch@choa.org
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program