The Strong4Life Team

The Strong4Life Clinic is made up of a team of medical providers, dietitians, psychologists and exercise physiologists who work with teens and their families to provide the best all-around medical care and treatment to work toward a physically active lifestyle, healthy eating habits and permanent behavior changes.

Why Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, our doctors, nurses and staff are specially trained to care for children under the age of 21. From colorful, friendly waiting rooms to equipment designed to fit young patients of all sizes, every detail is designed specifically for kids and teens.

  • Because our team is specifically trained in pediatrics and bariatrics, we understand the challenges of weight management and provide a nonjudgmental, caring environment.
  • Unlike many adult hospitals, we address life transitions that affect teens. We know life changes such as leaving home, getting a first job or going to college are exciting events. Our team can help your teen learn how to maintain healthy habits as they grow more independent of your family.
  • We cover curriculum for food and activity before and after surgery to help your family get the most benefit from the program.

Meet the team

Led by medical director and board-certified obesity-medicine pediatrician Stephanie Walsh, MD, our team works with families to provide medical management and to develop personalized physical activity, nutrition and behavior plans that are supervised and coordinated by the clinical staff to help achieve success.


Stephanie Walsh, MD

Medical Director, Child Wellness
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
View Dr. Walsh's bio


Sheethal Reddy, PhD

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
View Dr. Reddy's bio