Choosing Our Orthopedics Team
Our orthopedic physicians focus on each patient's individual needs and work together with a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, orthotists and subspecialists to provide the best possible care.
Sports Medicine Team
Advance Practice Providers
Alexandra Britt grew up in South Dakota where she attended undergrad at Dakota Wesleyan University and received her Master's in Physician Assistant studies from the University of South Dakota. She moved to Texas shortly after graduating from PA School. She worked in adult pain management for a couple years before coming to work in orthopedic surgery at Cook Children's in 2020. Since starting here, she has greatly enjoyed helping children to feel better.
When not at work, she likes spending time with her husband, friends, and dogs. She enjoys the outdoors, especially the warmth Texas has to offer, live music, and watching movies.
Katy Diggs is an East Texas native. She graduated from Hendrix College in 1992 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology.
She completed the Surgical Physician Assistant Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor's of Science degree.
She joined Children's Orthopedics of Atlanta Scottish Rite from 1998-2004.
In 2005, she joined the Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Department at Cook Children's Hospital providing acute injury and fracture care to the greater Fort Worth area.Currently, she works primarily out of the Alliance location.
In 2008, she completed a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies specializing in Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.
Katy lives in Keller, TX and enjoys gardening and hiking. She has three children and loves watching them play soccer, baseball and football on weekends and evenings.
Torrie Edwards is a 2009 graduate of Baylor University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She started off her nursing career as an inpatient nurse at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas on the Hematology/Oncology unit and eventually found her way to Children's Medical Center in Dallas where she worked in the Department of Orthopedics. This is where her interest in pediatric orthopedics began and in 2011 she began her studies to become a nurse practitioner at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Torrie is a Fort Worth native and once she completed her nurse practitioner training, she headed back home to Fort Worth and began working in the department of Orthopedics at Cook Children's Medical Center in 2014.
She works directly with Dr. David Gray and sees patients at the Dodson and Southwest locations. She enjoys caring for pediatric patients and their families and watching them return to their activities.
In her free time, Torrie enjoys traveling and spending time with her dog – a very active Labrador retriever.
Amanda Fernando was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon where she studied Human Physiology and Organic Chemistry.
She attended Rutgers University for graduate level training and began practicing as a PA in 2014. She worked in orthopaedic surgery in New York City before moving to Texas and joining Cook Children's Medical Center in 2019. She works closely with Dr. Lauren LaMont in the operating room and office. Her clinical interests include trauma and spine surgery.
Amanda enjoys trying new foods. If you see her in the office and have a great restaurant recommendation, let her know about it! She is also a budding yogi, currently working on mastering scorpion pose.
Sarah Fisher graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006 with a BS in Human Biology. She started graduate school at UT Southwestern the day after college graduation and completed her Master's in Physician Assistant Studies in 2008.
She has worked as a physician assistant in orthopedics for nine years, with the majority of that time being in pediatric orthopedics. She also has several years of experience in pediatric emergency medicine.
Sarah has been a member of the Cook Children's Orthopedic Department since 2017 where she sees patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting as well as assisting in surgery. She works primarily with Dr. Kennedy and provides clinical coverage at the Hurst and Dodson locations.
She is from Lawrence, KS and moved to Texas in 2006 for graduate school where she met her husband. She has two little boys who bring lots of love, joy, and energy to her life!
Stephanie Gonzalez, PA
Camille Leitch graduated from UT Southwestern in 2016 with a Master's degree in physician assistant studies.
She is a Fort Worth native who graduated from Southwest Christian School. She then attended Texas A&M University, receiving her undergraduate degree in biology in 2012. She returned back to Fort Worth to work at Cook Children's as an emergency department scribe prior to starting physician assistant training at UT Southwestern. During her tenure as an ED scribe, Camille suffered a torn ACL and three fractures while playing soccer, sparking her interest in orthopedics.
Camille joined the Cook Children's Orthopedic team in 2017, working directly with Dr. Ronald Burke. She primarily sees patients at the Walsh, Southwest, and Dodson locations. She enjoys helping children and teens return to the activities they love to participate in.
She and her husband, Jeremy- a geologist, reside in Fort Worth with their two dogs. In their free time, they love to golf, ski, and cycle.
Anne Sheaffer graduated from TCU in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and from Baylor University in 2011 with a master's degree in Health and Human Performance/Sports Medicine. After working several years as the Head Athletic Trainer at private high school in Dallas, she returned to Barry University to earn her second master's degree in Clinical Medical Science and received her Physician Assistant certificate.
She worked in private practice general orthopedic surgery for 3 years prior to joining the Cook Orthopedic Surgery/Sports Medicine Department in January 2020. Anne works directly with Dr. John Roaten and sees patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as assists in surgery. She primarily provides clinical coverage in the Dodson and Mansfield locations.
Anne grew up in Keller, TX and currently lives in Fort Worth. She has two dogs, a German sheprador and a German shepherd mix.
Meet our athletic trainer!
Carolyn started working with Cook Children's in 2022 as an Athletic Trainer in the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine department. She received her Bachelor of Science Athletic Training degree from Texas Christian University in 2010. She went on to receive her Master's degree from the University of North Texas in 2012 in Kinesiology where she was also the Athletic Trainer for their volleyball team. Prior to coming to Cook Children's, Carolyn has worked in orthopedic clinics with all age groups where she would assist in clinic and surgery.
Carolyn has been a member of the National Athletic Training Association since 2006. She is a Certified Orthopaedic Technologist as well as an ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer. Carolyn has a passion for helping her community, especially keeping youth in the activities they love.
Carolyn lives in Weatherford, Texas with her husband and their children. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, watching sports and spending time with her family.
We're here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-4405.