Dr. Ronald C Childs, MD, FAAOS, FACS
Orthopedist3620 Joseph Siewick Drive Suite 100 Fairfax VA, 22033
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Ronald C. Childs, MD, FAAOS, FACS, specializes in the challenging specialty of spine surgery placing great emphasis on back and neck surgery. He welcomes patients at the OrthoVirginia offices in Fair Oaks and McLean-Tysons, Virginia. In addition to his role in private practice, which he embraced in 1993, Dr. Childs continues to be part of the Inova Health System, where he has held multiple positions over the years. He currently acts as Chief of the Orthopedic Spine Section and Medical Co-Director of the Inova Spine Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital, as well as Chairman of the Spine and Osteobiologics Committee. Dr. Childs is a former orthopedic surgeon in the US Army with over three decades of seasoned experience in his areas of clinical interest. Throughout the years, he has accrued tremendous expertise in the minimally invasive spine surgery arena, which has allowed him to successfully secure several patents in the field.
Education and Training
Howard Univ Coll of Med, Washington Dc 1983
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
- Patients' Choice Award 2018 Vitals.com
- Healthgrades Honor Roll Year Healthgrades.com
- North American Spine Society
- Old Dominion Medical Society
- Fairfax Medical Society
- Society of Lateral Access Surgeons
- Howard University1987General Surgery
- Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- North American Spine Society, the Old Dominion Medical Society, the Fairfax Medical Society, and the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons
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Get to know Spine Surgeon Dr. Ronald C. Childs, who serves patients throughout the State of Virginia.
Dr. Childs was the first spine surgeon at OrthoVirginia where he has been practicing since 1994, treating patients at the offices in Fair Oaks & McLean-Tysons. He is also the Chief of the Orthopedics Spine Section at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Medical Co-Director of the Inova Spine Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Chairman of Spine and Osteobiologics Committee, which has system-wide control of the products allowed into the Inova Health System for spine surgery. He has also been appointed Chairman of the State’s Region II of the Workers’ Compensation Peer Review Board.
With more than 130 orthopedic specialists in over 30 locations in Lynchburg, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Southwest Virginia, and Hampton Roads, OrthoVirginia is the state’s largest provider of orthopedic medicine and therapy. Their integrated offices include on-site therapy, surgery centers, and advanced imagery.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University in 1979, he attended Howard University College of Medicine and graduated in 1983. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in 1989 at Howard University Hospital and then went on active duty in the United States Army where he served three years including a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. He also completed a spine surgery fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center.
A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Childs is board certified and was re-certified in 2001 and 2011, by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also an active member of the North American Spine Society, the Old Dominion Medical Society, the Fairfax Medical Society, and the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons.
Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Dr. Childs has particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive spinal surgery and has several patents pending in that area. He was voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine (2015, 2020) & Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).
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