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Cheryl Lawing

Cheryl R. Lawing, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Cheryl Lawing, M.D., started as an art major specializing in scientific illustration at the University of Georgia. Working as an illustrator made her realize how important human interaction is to her. She wanted to have a more immediate impact on people's lives, doing surgeries that change lives rather than just illustrate them. This led her to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia, an orthopedic surgery residency at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University.

Pediatric orthopedic surgery provides the great privilege of being able to positively impact others by sculpting away deformities both operatively and non-operatively. Dr. Lawing places great value in educating and counseling patients and families. She finds it a tremendously rewarding field. As a parent of two children, she has a great appreciation for the constant concern that parents experience. Dr. Lawing's goal is to provide excellent care for your child and to ease some of your worries as a parent, as you work together to manage your child's orthopedic conditions.

Pediatric Care

Specialties and Areas of Care

More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
United States of America

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
United States of America

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore , MD
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

University of South Florida
Affiliate Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2016-Present: Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • 2018-Present: Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2018-Present: Candidate Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society
  • 2017-Present: Member, Shriners Spine Study Group
Academic Works and Presentations
  • Lecture: Tampa General Hospital CME Webinar - An Overview of Scoliosis for the Primary Care Physician (3/10/2021)
  • Symposium at the ACPOC (Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics) Annual meeting - Idiopathic Toe-walking: An Evidence Based Overview (5/2/2019)
  • Lecture: Grand Rounds, USF Neurosurgery Department - Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (2/15/2019)
  • Presentation: 3rd International Symposium on Arthrogryposis - Orthopaedic Scientific Literature Has Poor Uniformity in Defining Clubfoot Relapse (9/24/2018)
  • Lecture: Hopkins General Surgery Department - Overview of Pediatric Femur and Tibia Fractures (7/12/2016)