Category: Newsletter

Staff Spotlight: Pediatric Orthopaedics Team

TOC's Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists: Dr. Steven Buckley; Jennifer Sharp, CRNP; Elizabeth Schwarze, CRNP; Dr. Michael Lawley
TOC’s Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists (l-r): Dr. Steven Buckley (29 years of experience); Jennifer Sharp, CRNP (17 years); Elizabeth Schwarze, CRNP (10 years); and Dr. Michael Lawley (10 years).

The Pediatric Orthopaedics team at TOC always strives to makes a difference in the lives of our youngest patients while bringing peace of mind to their families. Over the years, this team has supported thousands of local families through the diagnosis and treatment of their child’s specific health challenges. Their goal is to improve the patient’s quality of life by compassionately caring for their health issue. We treat orthopaedic issues specific to the growing bones of a child from infancy to adolescents such as growth plate injuries, sports injuries, fractures, clubfoot deformity, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and limb length discrepancy. 

A combined 66 years of experience

The heart of this dedicated team is made up of two fellowship trained Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Steven L. Buckley and Dr. Michael G. Lawley; and two dedicated Nurse Practitioners, Elizabeth Schwarze and Jennifer Sharp. Together they offer the only specialized pediatric orthopaedic services within 100 miles, at three north Alabama TOC locations: Huntsville, Madison & Athens. TOC is so proud of this team and the quality pediatric orthopaedic treatment they provide for our young patients. 

A community focus

The entire TOC Pediatric Team is committed to our community. When they are not serving the needs of TOC patients, all of the team members volunteer their skills with Children’s Rehabilitation Service, a statewide organization that coordinates various providers, who together build a brighter future for disabled youth and their families.

(This article originally appeared in TOC’s Spring 2019 newsletter.)

Now open: Pediatric Injury Clinic

Child with soccer ball | Pediatric Injury Clinic | TOC | Huntsville, AL

To better meet the urgent and unique needs of an adventurous child, TOC’s Pediatric Team is now offering a Pediatric Injury Clinic offering walk-in* care any weekday afternoon:

Mon-Fri 1:00-4:00, 5th Floor, Huntsville Main Location (927 Franklin St.)

* Most insurances accepted; physician referral may be required by your insurance.


TOC recognizes that even as daily life is changing, injuries still occur – even in a pandemic – and our community still needs orthopaedic care. We will continue to offer the same exceptional care, all the while ensuring the welfare and safety of our patients and employees. In light of the COVID-19 situation, TOC has taken strong measures to protect but yet remain accessible to the Tennessee Valley. Our highest priorities are to provide a safe working environment and to administer care to our patients safely.

By taking the following precautionary measures, it is our goal to maintain patients’ safety while providing the highest level of care:

TOC will continue to carry out our mission of being accessible with the safety of our employees and patients at the forefront of our minds.

Thank you for your trust, and we look forward to seeing you!