Specialties

Pediatric Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 2012)

At a Glance

  • 2009 Started practicing
  • 7 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Fletcher

Dr. Fletcher joined Emory in 2010 and is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in care of pediatric orthopaedic conditions including: scoliosis and kyphosis(curved spines), hip disorders including dysplasia, fractures and broken bones, neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, leg length differences, foot conditions and angular deformities of the lower limbs. Care for children with spine and hip conditions are particular areas of expertise.

With respect to spinal disorders, Dr. Fletcher takes cares of all forms and severity of pediatric spinal problems including adolescent scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, congenital scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. Dr. Fletcher’s experience in spinal care ranges from non operative methods such as Mehta casting and bracing to posterior spinal fusion and even newer technologies such as magnetic expandable growing rods (MAGEC©) and VEPTR. He has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally on his research in scoliosis and is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society education committee. His work on adolescent scoliosis has been presented as far away as Alaska and Japan and he has published multiple studies on early onset and adolescent scoliosis. He also received the 2010 T. Boone Pickens Award for Spinal Research for his research in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. His current work focuses on safe delivery of high quality post operative care following spinal surgery. Dr. Fletcher has presented this research at several national meetings and was recently nominated for best poster at the 2014 Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting for his work.

Dr. Fletcher also specializes in pediatric and young adult hip conditions including hip dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), perthes disease, avascular necrosis, and slipped capital femoral epiphysis. He is one of only a handful of surgeons in the southeast with expertise in the Ganz or periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) for hip dysplasia and the modified Dunn osteotomy for slipped capital femoral epiphysis. He takes care of children of all ages, in addition to young adults, with conditions such as hip dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). Current research in this area focuses on the development of a minimally invasive approach to surgical hip reconstruction in patients with hip dysplasia and neuromuscular conditions.

Outside of patient care and research, Dr. Fletcher has a passion for orthopaedic education and teaching. An assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Emory, Dr. Fletcher coordinates and oversees the pediatric orthopaedic education program at Emory, is director of the pediatric orthopaedic fellowship, and is a Discovery Mentor for Emory University medical school students. He is the founding physician member of the Emerging Leaders committee for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta where he also serves on the trauma improvement committee, spinal infection prevention committee, non-accidental trauma committee, and spinal surgery guiding committee. He serves on the evidenced-based medicine committee for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the education committee for the Scoliosis Research Society.

Dr. Fletcher serves as director of the Luther and Susie Harrison Center for Pediatric Orthopaedic Research, which is dedicated to advancing the understanding of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. Emory is involved in single and multicenter clinical trials involving other physicians from around the world.

My Clinical Interests

  • kyphosis
  • neuromuscular
  • scoliosis
  • spondylolisthesis
  • herniated disc
  • lumbar fusion
  • posterior lumbar interbody fus
  • spinal implants
  • spinal surgery
  • spondylosis
  • thoracic fusion
  • cerebral palsy
  • spina bifida

Academic Profile

Degree

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN , 2004

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2009

FELLOWSHIP

Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
2010

INTERNSHIP

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2005

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South NE
Ste 2000
Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 404-778-3350
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Degree

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN , 2004

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2009

FELLOWSHIP

Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX
2010

INTERNSHIP

Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN
2005