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Dennis Devito, MD

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Medical Director, Spine Program
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta



Dr. Dennis P. Devito joined the staff at Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta (COA) in 1991. At that time he also served as the Director of Multispeciality Clinics at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Scottish Rite. Over the next twenty years, Dr. Devito began specializing and pioneering care in the treatment of scoliosis. He now runs the COA Spine Program and specializes in the treatment of scoliosis and other complex spinal disorders and deformities in children, adolescents, and young adults. Other orthopaedic interests include advanced limb reconstruction, and trauma. Dr. Devito is board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and offers over 25 years of orthopaedic surgical experience


Current Research Interests:

  • Results of spinal fusion for treatment of high-grade spondylolisthesis
  • Effect of pedicle screw fixation on global spinal balance in scoliosis
  • Lateral condyle fractures in children


Dr. Devito's current research projects include:

  • An investigation of the indications and results of spinal fusion with instrumentation for high-grade spondylolithesis
  • Effect of pedicle screw fixation on global spinal balance in scoliosis
  • A review of the indications and results of non-operative treatment of lateral condyle fractures in children


Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA

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