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Meet Our Team

Published On 07/11/2011

Pediatric orthopedic and spine services are provided by Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics pediatric spinal and orthopedic surgeons. A multi-disciplinary team of nurses, therapists, social workers and child life specialists work with physicians to care for children with all types of orthopedic conditions. Our physicians:

  • Hold leadership roles in Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • Publish in medical journals, lecture and train other pediatric orthopedic surgeons
  • Edit and contribute to Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, the definitive orthopedic surgery reference textbook used to train medical students
Dr. Beaty is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a professor and chief of staff at University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Beaty is a leader in the pediatric orthopedic community. Dr. Beaty has served as the president of numerous groups, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society. He is also a contributor and co-editor of Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics, largely viewed as the most trusted and widely used resource in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Beaty serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, American Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association and Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. He specializes in fractures, trauma, sports injuries, pediatric foot disorders and pediatric hip problems.
Dr. Kelly is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is an associate professor at University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Kelly has chaired and served on committees of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. His research has been published in Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics, The Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, just to name a few. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of newborn foot deformities, pediatric and adolescent spinal deformity (scoliosis), and newborn, pediatric, and adolescent hip disease.
Dr. Sawyer is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is an associate professor at University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Sawyer serves as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ national spokesperson for all-terrain vehicle safety. He has served on committees of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. Dr. Sawyer serves as a pediatric section editor for American Journal of Orthopaedics, Current Orthopaedic Practice and Orthopaedics journals. He specializes in scoliosis and spinal deformities, spine trauma, growing spine and thoracic insufficiency syndrome, leg lengthening and deformity correction, pediatric fractures and trauma.
Dr. Spence is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic surgery. He is an assistant professor at University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopedics and serves as an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Spence has contributed to multiple textbooks and is actively engaged in research that has been published in many peer-reviewed journals. He specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine, pediatric and young adult hip preservation, trauma, deformity correction, neuromuscular disorders, and spinal deformity (scoliosis).
Dr. Warner is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Warner is former chief of surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s. Active in numerous professional organizations, Dr. Warner served as the president of the Clinical Orthopaedic Society and the Tennessee Orthopaedic Society. He also has served on the trauma committee of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He has authored textbooks, presented hundreds of lectures and journal articles on innovations in pediatric orthopedics. His research has been published in Clinical Orthopaedic & Related Research, The Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He specializes in spinal tumors, scoliosis, trauma, and congenital anomalies.

Nurse Practitioners

Pediatric nurse practitioners in the division of orthopedic surgery help manage inpatient care when doctors are in surgery and participate in all Le Bonheur orthopedic clinics including a weekly nurse practitioner clinic.

Lindsey Locke, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Lindsey Locke is pediatric nurse practitioner at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Arkansas State University and then earned her Master of Science degree at The University of Texas at Arlington. Lindsey is certified with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) as a primary pediatric nurse practitioner. She is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Practitioners Society (POPS) and is actively involved in the world of pediatric orthopaedics. 

 

Leslie Rhodes, DNP, PPCNP-BC

Leslie Rhodes completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.,  and her Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at St. Louis University. Leslie is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Committee as a pediatric nurse practitioner. She is actively involved in the pediatric orthopedic world of advanced practice providers. Leslie is an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Practitioners Society and has served on multiple committees. Leslie is actively involved in research and has been published in The Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, as well as multiple nursing journals.

 

Research Coordinator

Jolecia Flournory

Jolecia coordinates the pediatric orthopedic research program including conducting physician initiated and industry sponsored clinical trials, submitting publications to journals and submitting abstracts to national and international meetings.

Clinic Coordinators

Orthopedic clinic coordinators are the primary point of contact for patients and families, answering questions about appointments and surgery scheduling. They also help facilitate clinic visits, tests and diagnostic procedures.