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Meet Our Orthopedics Team

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 and edit and contribute to Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics, the definitive orthopedic surgery reference textbook used to train medical students.

Orthopedic Surgeons

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Sheffer is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. After completing his pediatric orthopaedic fellowship at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Dr. Sheffer joined Le Bonheur/Campbell Clinic in 2017. He did his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).

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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).

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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

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Leslie Rhodes is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and serves as an active member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Practitioners Society, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners where she serves in the Pediatric Ortho Sig group and the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Leslie is actively engaged in research and has published in multiple peer reviewed journals including The Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Her specialties include neuromuscular disorders and scoliosis.

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