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Pediatric Orthopedists

If your child needs orthopedic treatment, put your trust in the caring pediatric doctors at the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center in Atlanta. Our pediatric specialists combine an unparalleled knowledge of pediatric orthopedics with an understanding of the special needs of our younger patients and their families. Our doctors treat a variety of childhood orthopedic conditions.

Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Program is led by orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Robert Bruce and Dr. Nicholas Fletcher.

Robert W. Bruce, MD

Robert W. Bruce, Jr., MD
 

Robert W. Bruce, Jr., MD is assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at the Emory Clinic. He is board certified in pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Bruce has been a fixture in the Atlanta community for 17 years having started practicing at Emory in 1995.



Nicholas Fletcher, MD

Nicholas Fletcher, MD
 

Nicholas Fletcher, MD takes care of all pediatric orthopaedic trauma, neuromuscular disorders, leg length differences, foot conditions, and angular deformities of the lower limbs. In addition, the management of pediatric spinal and hip conditions are particular areas of expertise.



Meet our Nurse Practitioners

Densise Coultes-Beuret, FNP-C, MSN, RN


Denise Coultes-Beuret, FNP-C, MSN, RN

Denise has been a Registered Nurse since 1990 and a Certified Nurse Practitioner since 2000. She has been practicing at Emory Orthopaedics &Spine Center since 2004. Denise brings more than 22 years of pediatric experience to the practice. After graduating from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario Canada in 1990, she specialized in pediatric critical care. She was also a member of a Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team and ECMO perfusionist during this time. Denise graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with her MSN in 2000.
For the past 12 years, she has been specializing in children’s orthopedics as a nurse practitioner with a focus in Ponseti clubfoot casting, spasticity management, spine deformities and adolescent sports injuries. Denise is adjunct faculty at the Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and has also been a preceptor for Georgia State and UAB Schools of Nursing. Denise has been a member of POPS (Pediatric Orthopedic Practitioner Society) since 2008 and a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners since 2000. She presented at the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses in 2010 on Spine Deformities in the Pediatric Population.


Kathryn (Casey) Abare, CPNP-BC, MSN, RN


Kathryn (Casey) Abare, CPNP-BC, MSN, RN

Casey received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Richmond. She moved to Atlanta in 2008 to pursue her Master of Nursing degree (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program) at Emory University where she was inducted into The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. Casey joined the pediatric team at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine in January 2012. She is board certified by The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

Pediatric Orthopedic Conditions