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Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Inova Neurosciences

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Meet Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

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

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 Neurosciences.

Directions to our primary location in

Falls Church, VA

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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

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Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Primary Location:

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

Additional Locations

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
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Profile last updated: May 28, 2019. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.