Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Inova Spine Program

Meet Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Dr. Childs is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with the Inova Spine Program.

As a medical director for the Inova Spine Program at the Inova Fairfax hospital, he brings robust experience caring for complex spine conditions, and offers world-class expertise in procedures such as minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery and artificial disc replacement.


Dr. Childs at a Glance


  • Dr. Childs is a leader in spine care; he has served as chairman of the state’s Region II of the Workers Compensation Peer Review Board.
  • He was voted a “Top Doctor” by Northern Virginia Magazine (2017).

Dr. Childs is passionate about restoring you to a high quality of life.

Dr. Childs is a member of Inova Spine Program.

Directions to our primary location in Falls Church, VA

How Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Fellowship, Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago IL
  • Residency, Howard, University, Washington D.C.
  • Medical School, Howard University, Washington D.C.


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Work Injuries


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Disc Arthoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Accolades for Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Medical Director - Inova Spine Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Voted a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine, 2015, 2017-2019

Office Information for Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Inova Fairfax Hospital 3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA 22042 Driving Directions

Primary Location

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

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