Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship

A Full Range of Educational Opportunities for Physicians

Orthopaedics Fellowship Brochure
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The goal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is to provide exceptional training in the identification, management and treatment of pediatric orthopaedic disorders, both operative and non-operative. 

We are committed to training future pediatric orthopedists through our fellowship program at Children’s at Scottish Rite in North Atlanta, Georgia.

Accreditation and Curriculum

Our 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

Full Curriculum 

History

Dr. Wood Lovell established the program at Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in 1975. The hospital changed their name to Scottish Rite Medical Center in 1989, and in 1998, Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center merged with Egleston Children’s Healthcare System to form Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 

Current and past fellows

Contacts

Annette Melamed
Fellowship Coordinator
678-686-6818

Michael T. Busch, M.D. 
Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship Program

Current Fellows

Jason Jagodzinski, M.D., Fellow
Residency: Loyola University Medical Center 

Scott Sorenson, M.D., Fellow
Residency: Penn State Hershey Orthopaedics

Past Fellows

  • 2010-2014

      Physician 

      Year 

      Current Location 

      John Faust, M.D.




      2013-2014



      University of Texas Health Science Center
      San Antonio, TX


      Rebecca Whitesell, M.D., M.P.H.


      2013-2014



      Tacoma, WA


      Karen Bovid, M.D. 



      2012-2013



      Western Michigan University
      Kalamazoo, MI


      Brad Culotta, M.D.

       

      2012-2013



      Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
      Baton Rouge, LA


      Adam Handwerger, M.D.

       

      2011-2012

       

      Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic
      Mobile, AL

       

      Robert Umberhandt, M.D.

       

      2011-2012

       

      Portland, OR

       

      Chad Aarons, M.D.

       

      2010-2011

       

      Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates 
      Richmond, VA

       

      Meagan Fernandez, M.D.

      2010-2011

      Geisinger Medical Center
      Danville, PA

  • 2000-2009

      Physician 

      Year

      Current Location 

      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

      Physician 

      Year

       

      Current Location 

      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

      Physician 

      Year

      Current Location 

      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

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The Children’s Orthopaedics Program is ranked among the top pediatric orthopaedic programs in the nation by U.S.News and World Report. Children's is the only pediatric hospital in the nation listed as one of Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For."