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Dr. Childs has practiced orthopedic spine surgery in Northern Virginia since 1993. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Boston University in 1979, he attended Howard University College of Medicine and graduated in 1983. He completed his residency in orthopaedic 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. Dr. Childs was the first spine surgeon at OrthoVirginia where he has been practicing since 1994. He is currently the chief of the Orthopaedics Spine Section at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is Medical Co-Director of the Inova Spine Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and also 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. Dr. Childs is board certified and was re-certified in 2001 and 2011, by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He has been an active member in the North American Spine Society, the Old Dominion Medical Society, and the Fairfax Medical Society. He is also a member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgeons. Dr. Childs has particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive spinal surgery and has several patents pending in that area.
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Virginia.
Disciplinary action in another state (4/20/2015)
Action Taken: Reprimand
Summary: Dr. Ronald Clayton Childs; License # MD025907E; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has his license disciplined by the proper licensing authority of another state. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine issued the physician a public reprimand.
Disciplinary action in another state (6/24/2013)
Action Taken: Reprimand
Summary: Childs, Ronald Clayton MD: License # 036084788: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has been disciplined by the State of Virginia: ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s Illinois license and may renew effective upon payment of fees, filing of forms and completion of continuing education.