Meet Your Team

Our physicians also are faculty members of the orthopedic department at UT Southwestern. There, they have access to and participate in research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and a greater understanding of pediatric diseases. As a result, patients who visit Children’s always receive the most current and effective orthopedic treatments available.

Physician Contacts:

Advanced Practice Providers:

  • Shellye Crawford, RN, MS, CPNP
  • Linda Grande, DNP, RN, CPNP
  • Diana Halback, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Amy Holland, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • David Kines, RN, MSN, FNPC
  • Gerad Montgomery, RN, MSN, FNPC
  • Jennifer Nance DNP, MSN, CPNP, RN
  • Bryan Reynolds, PA-C
  • Lori Thornton, RN, MS, FNPC
  • Charles Wyatt, RN, MSN, CPNP
  • Nicholas Strittmatter, RN, MSN,  FNPC
  • Brandi Pitcox, RN, MSN, PNP
  • Nathan Nolte, RN, MSN, PNP
  • Karen Heckman, PA-C
  • Shelton Jones, PA-C

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

There are currently 15 full-time midlevel providers (nurse practitioners/physician's assistants) who help support the volume of a demanding service including such duties as inpatient rounding and management of care. Their clinical responsibilities include independent inpatient and outpatient surgical/trauma care and assisting in the operating room. They also act as on-call emergency providers for day and night coverage including: fracture reductions, lacerations, infections, surgical decisions and seeing patients in the Orthopedic clinic.

These providers' expertise is heavily relied upon by the orthopedic staff surgeons in order to provide the best level of care for children.