Dr. Fletcher is associate professor of orthopaedics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and the director of quality and outcomes for the spine program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) where he has been practicing since 2010. He also leads the Harrison Center for Pediatric Orthopedic Research at Emory where his work has focused on the development of perioperative care pathways for patients with idiopathic and complex scoliosis designed to minimize variability and maximize care. His team at Emory/CHOA was responsible for the development of one of the first post operative AIS pathways which has resulted in a drastically shorter length of stay following spinal fusion without any increase in postoperative pain or complications. Currently Dr. Fletcher is focusing on bringing a similar approach to patients with severe neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy who are undergoing spinal fusion.
- Quality Leadership: Director of Spine Quality/Outcomes – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Vice-chair of POSNA Spine Quality/Safety/Value Committee
- Courses: Safety in Spine Surgery Summit
- Website: https://www.emoryhealthcare.org/physicians/f/fletcher-nicholas.html