Janet L. Cerrone, PA-C is a nationally certified physician assistant with over 25 years of pediatric experience. Together with Dr. Betz for the past 14 years, she has developed a specialized expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of scoliosis in children and teens.
After graduating from the University of Vermont in the 1970s, she completed a degree in PA studies at Hahnemann University in 1983, ranking in the top 10% on her national certification exam.
After three years in a suburban solo family practice, Janet L Cerrone PA-C became the first PA hired at a pediatric rehabilitation hospital looking to expand the role of physician assistants. Thirteen years later, there were eight NPs and PAs playing a crucial role in the day-to-day care of hospitalized children with special medical needs.
In 1999, she teamed up with Dr. Randal Betz at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. Together, they grew a world-renowned team of dedicated pediatric spine experts. Among these outstanding surgeons were Dr. Darryl Antonacci and Dr. Laury Cuddihy.
Growing a wealth of knowledge and experience, along with a strong passion for pediatric spinal deformity, Janet continues to devote all of her talents to providing exceptional care for her very young and teen patients with scoliosis. She views scoliosis as a “journey” with many twists and turns, needing expert guidance to help her patients and families find their own best path. With an open mind, she will listen to your concerns and ideas, and provide evidenced-based solutions. She is very knowledgeable about cutting-edge treatment options and provides emotional support every step of the way.
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With a compassionate and individualized approach that considers each child’s personality, activities and family lifestyle, she has personally supervised the fitting of over 3000 scoliosis braces. An x-ray of your child’s spine in the new back brace is part of the initial fitting process to make sure each brace is appropriate and doing its intended job. Frequent monitoring and family education to know when it is time for a new brace is important and the child’s role is emphasized. This attention to detail can make the difference between successful brace treatment in a happy child or a failed family struggle. Working closely with Dr. Betz, she understands those most likely to be successfully treated with bracing and those who may benefit from the latest growing spine treatments, such as vertebral body stapling (VBS) or Anterior Scoliosis Correction (ASC).