Elizabeth A Poplawski, DO

Pediatric Physiatrist


Primary Specialty

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Other Specialty

Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Phys Med & Rehab Brain Injury


Board Certification
Am Bd Phys Med & Rehab (Sub: Pediatric Rehabilitation), Am Bd Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical School:
Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of North Carolina Hospitals
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta



Dr. Poplawski joined the staff of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2013 as a pediatric physiatrist. During her time as a pediatric resident at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, she received several awards including, the TOUCH Award (translating osteopathic understanding into community health) and the President’s Award from Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation. She was nominated for student doctor of osteopathic medicine of the year and served as the educational chief of the University of North Carolina residency program. She completed her fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. During this time, she developed an interest in taking care of children with special needs.

Dr. Poplawski is board certified in osteopathic medicine and pediatric rehabilitation medicine. Her clinical focus is caring for children with disabling conditions and striving to improve their function and quality of life. She is actively involved pediatric rehabilitation, cerebral palsy and spina bifida multidisciplinary clinics. Dr. Poplawski’s research interests include spasticity intrathecal baclofen therapy and intrathecal catheter trials for dystonia and spasticity management. She has also presented at numerous conferences and has published textbook chapters on the care for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Areas of Interest

  • Developmental disabiilities
  • Intrathecal baclofen theraphy
  • Limb deficiencies
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Neuromuscular disease


Childrens Physician Group - Physiatry

Scottish Rite hospital, 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd Atlanta, GA 30342 Get Directions 404-785-5437

Childrens Physician Group - Physiatry

Center for Advanced Pediatrics, 2174 North Druid Hills Road NE 6th Floor Atlanta, GA 30329 Get Directions 404-785-5437

Research & Publications

Spasticity intrathecal baclofen therapy, intrathecal catheter trials for dystonia and spasticity management