Leigh Ann Lather, MD, FAAP

Dr. Lather is currently Attending / Consulting in Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic located on the 4th floor of the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital Clinics.  She is also involved in Clinic-based teaching, conferences and didactic lectures for Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents, Fellows, and rotating medical students.  She is a Member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section on Orthopaedics (SOOr).


Beyond Orthopaedics
“My family and I enjoy outdoor adventures and travel, dance, art, and music.  I am a huge reader- mostly fiction- and I also love working in my garden, growing herbs and vegetables for my cooking.  My secret talent is needlepoint.”


Office Locations:
Battle Building at UVA Children’s Hospital
1204 W. Main St. Charlottesville, VA
Fontaine Research Park
Clinic Location:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic
Battle Building
1204 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 800159
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Office Phone:
434.982.4215(Battle Building)
434.982.4215(Fontaine Research Park)
Clinic Phone:
Office Fax:


Associate Professor Orthopaedic Surgery


Pediatric Orthopaedic Medicine


Education: Duke University (B.S.)
University of North Carolina School of Medicine (M.D. with Honors)

Residency: Residency in Pediatrics, University of Virginia
Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Virginia

Fellowship: Fellowship in Non-Operative Pediatric Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Unversity of Virginia

Certification and Licenser

American Board of Pediatrics, Virginia

Clinical Interests

Fracture management
Medical assessment of multiple fracture history
Sports Medicine and sports injuries
Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis
Developmental Dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
Clubfoot management- Ponseti Method
Gait abnormalities
Orthopedic complications of Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromuscular conditions
Lower extremity alignment problems
Flat feet
Benign bone tumors
Consults/second opinions re: any Pediatric Orthopaedic condition