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Bio

Jennifer L. Ledbetter, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner,
Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Surgery

Clinical Specialty
Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Spine Deformity

Clinical Interests
Pediatric and adolescent care of orthopedic conditions, with a special interest in pediatric spine deformities including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, neuromuscular scoliosis, early onset scoliosis, syndromic scoliosis, Scheuermann’s kyphosis, spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, infantile scoliosis, juvenile scoliosis, neurogenic scoliosis and MAGEC growing rods.

Research Interests
Jennifer has research interests in fusionless surgical interventions.

Background
Jennifer received her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Drury University. She later went on to complete a degree in Nursing at Jewish Hospital College of Nursing, then a Masters of Science Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Maryville University. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Jennifer worked in numerous settings including the operating room, plastic and reconstructive surgery, anesthesia and orthopedics, managing pre-and post-operative patient care. Jennifer is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science with Special Program in Exercise Physiology, Drury University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Maryville University

Associate of Science in Nursing, Jewish Hospital College of Nursing

Graduate Degree
Family Nurse Practitioner, Masters of Science in Nursing, Maryville University

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Jennifer Ledbetter, MSN, APRN, FNP-C