Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoVirginia

Meet Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Dr. Childs is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with OrthoVirginia.

As OrthoVirginia’s first spine surgeon, 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 OrthoVirginia.

Directions to our primary location in

Mclean, VA

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


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • BA, Boston University
  • MD, Howard University
  • Residency, Howard University
  • Fellowship, Rush-Presbyterian- St. Luke's Medical Center


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Pediatric Spine Disorders
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Electrotherapy, e.g. TENS
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

  • "Dr. Childs is wonderful, caring and a very knowledgeable surgeon. He was recommended by a friend, now me and 2 sisters have used him for spinal fusion. I think he is the best in his field. Highly recommend him."
    — Marilyn, HealthGrades.com Review
  • "I have had lumbar surgery with Dr. Childs and find him knowledgable, caring and very experienced. He has a wonderful, confident manner. I have referred others to him."
    — Karen, HealthGrades.com Review

Accolades for Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Medical Director, Inova Spine Institute at Inova Fairfax Hospital

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • National Medical Association
  • Virginia Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Voted a “Top Doctor” Northern Virginia Magazine, 2017-2018
  • Voted a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian Magazine, 2015

Office Information for Dr. Ronald C. Childs, MD

8180 Greensboro Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
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Primary Location:

8180 Greensboro Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102


Monday: 8:30 - 4:30
Tuesday: 8:30 - 4:30
Wednesday: 8:30 - 4:30
Thursday: 8:30 - 4:30
Friday: 8:30 - 4:30

Visit Dr. Child's Profile on the OrthoVirginia Website

Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

Profile last updated: April 19, 2018. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.