Dr. Ronald C. Childs

Dr. Ronald C. Childs

Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoVirginia

Meet Dr. Ronald C. Childs

Dr. Ronald Childs is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Inova Spine Institute. Currently he serves as the Medical Director at Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Meet Dr. Childs:

  • Dr. Childs particular interest is in minimally invasive and cervical spinal surgery
  • His practice is devoted to management of spinal disorders
  • Goal is to provide state of the art care to Fairfax and surrounding communities
  • Committed to helping people recover from from back pain, so they can return to the life they enjoyed before pain
  • Dr. Childs is a member of OrthoVirginia and Medical Co-Director of The Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute.

Directions to our primary location in

Mclean, VA

How Dr. Ronald C. Childs Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • 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

  • "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

Professional Distinctions

  • Completed fellowship in Spine Surgery, Rush-Presbyterian—St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • 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

  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • 2017 “Top Doctor” Northern Virginia Magazine

Office Information for Dr. Ronald C. Childs

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

8180 Greensboro Drive
Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102

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Profile last updated: March 19, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.