Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute

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 The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.

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.


  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash


  • Accident and Injury Care
  • Disc Surgery / Replacement
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Injections / Blocks
  • Interspinous Process Spacers
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery

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
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Primary Location:

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Visit Dr. Child's Bio on the Inova Spine Website

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: April 4, 2019. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.