Our Staff

Meet the Scoliosis Care Team

The Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center is staffed by a multi-specialty team including fellowship-trained spine surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, physiatrists and physician assistants on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White who specialize in the care of patients with complicated spinal deformities.

At the BSW Center, our focus is on delivering quality patient care. A provider is available 24 hours a day to provide access to care in the event of an emergency and our staff is committed to serving you.

We also help you manage your treatment costs by working with your insurance company. Often, scoliosis surgery is considered an appropriate medical treatment and is generally covered by insurance. We have significant experience in managing insurance issues and are ready to help.

Among the staff members at the Baylor Scott & White Scoliosis Center are Patient Care Coordinators and the Nurse Navigator.


Nurse Practitioner

Sue Saunders, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Our clinical research coordinator and acute nurse practitioner, Sue Saunders, ACNP-BC, conducts research in accordance with federal, state and institutional guidelines. She supports spine surgery clinical research by extensive chart review, data collection, database management, statistics and analysis.

Care Coordinators

Charlotte Taylor

Charlotte Taylor has been a valued member of the Baylor Scoliosis Center for over 9 years. Her compassion and dedication to our patients is what makes her a great care coordinator. As a senior care coordinator her duties include getting patients through the surgery process as seamlessly as possible, speaking with new patients and authorizing surgeries.

Nurse Navigator

Karen Davenport

Karen Davenport has been a key member of the Baylor Scoliosis Center for over 5 years.  Karen is the nurse navigator and is your single point of contact while in the hospital who can guide you through the continuum of care. She will help you understand your diagnosis, treatment options and resources available including educating you about community resources, technologies, hospital services and support services. Lastly, she serves as an essential link between you and your health care provider.

Research Team

The Baylor Scoliosis Center is actively involved in ongoing and award-winning research focused on improving the understanding of scoliosis, its origin and treatment; and is the hub of an international outreach program. In addition to numerous awards and accolades, members of our team have to their credit many published works in peer-related medical journals. Working in conjunction with Baylor Research Institute, we’re continually developing new technology and innovative new scoliosis treatment options.