Spine specialist Zachary Child has returned to South Lake Tahoe as a physician at Tahoe Center for Orthopedics and Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Child is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon and musculoskeletal oncologist. He is skilled in addressing back pain and finding surgical and non-surgical options that help patients reach optimal spine health.
Child grew up in South Lake Tahoe. He attended medical school at UNR and did his residency at the University of New Mexico. For his postdoctoral training, Child completed fellowships in spine surgery at Harborview Medical Center (University of Washington) as well as orthopedic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School).
Most recently, Child has played an active role in the research concerning complex spine surgery and oncology. He taught courses in orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and was on the adjunct faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research and illustrations have been published on multiple occasions.