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Champ L. Baker, Jr., MD

Champ Baker, Jr., received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency through Letterman Army Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children in addition to a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Foundation.

Dr. Baker is Chairman of the Board of the Hughston Foundation and served as president of the Hughston Clinic from 1994 until 2000.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Baker has been active in many professional societies. He has also served as the team physician for numerous local and regional athletic teams.

Dr. Baker’s specialties include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is Past President of the AOSSM as well as a recipient of two prestigious awards in orthopaedics, the Robert E. Leach, M.D., “Mr. Sports Medicine” Award in 2010 and the AOSSM Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Champ Baker, Jr., received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University. He completed his residency through Letterman Army Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children in addition to a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Foundation.

Dr. Baker is Chairman of the Board of the Hughston Foundation and served as president of the Hughston Clinic from 1994 until 2000.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Baker has been active in many professional societies. He has also served as the team physician for numerous local and regional athletic teams.

Dr. Baker’s specialties include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is Past President of the AOSSM as well as a recipient of two prestigious awards in orthopaedics, the Robert E. Leach, M.D., “Mr. Sports Medicine” Award in 2010 and the AOSSM Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Interview with Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

 

WRBL News Spot with Dr. Baker about Tenex

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Champ L. Baker III, MD

Champ L. Baker III, MD, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta before going on to complete his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Prior to joining the Hughston Clinic, Dr. Baker completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and worked on the medical staff of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and Depaul University. Dr. Baker was granted the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine in 2012 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is currently the team physician for Central High School Red Devils in Phenix City, Alabama. 

Dr. Baker is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His specialties include arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine with a special interest in cartilage restoration.

 

Click here for additional information concerning Dr. Baker’s education, publications, and research.

 

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Champ L. Baker III, MD, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta before going on to complete his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Prior to joining the Hughston Clinic, Dr. Baker completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and worked on the medical staff of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and Depaul University. Dr. Baker was granted the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine in 2012 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is currently the team physician for Central High School Red Devils in Phenix City, Alabama. 

Dr. Baker is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His specialties include arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine with a special interest in cartilage restoration.

 

Click here for additional information concerning Dr. Baker’s education, publications, and research.

 

Position

Staff Physician

The Hughston Clinic

Columbus, GA

 

Education

 

Rush University Medical Center

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Chicago, IL

Fellow Sports Medicine, August 2007 to July 2008

 

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Pittsburgh, PA

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Resident, July 2002 to June 2007

 

Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine

Augusta, GA

MD:  August 1998 to May 2002

Alpha Omega Alpha

 

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

Bachelor of Arts with honors: May 1998

 

Certifications and Licensure

 

USMLE Step I: 252 (99), June 2000

USMLE Step II: 265 (99), August 2001

USMLE Step III: 245 (99), May 2003

 

State of Georgia Medical License-active

State of Alabama Medical License-active

 

Part I Examination of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2007

Part II Examination of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2010

Certification of Added Qualification Sports Medicine, November 2012

 

Publications

 

Articles

 

Brophy RH, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, MARS Group, Wright RW. Association of meniscal status, lower extremity alignment, and body mass index with chondrosis at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 2015; 43:1616-1622.

 

Fanter NJ, Kenny RM, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr.  Surgical treatment of clavicle fractures in the adolescent athlete.  Sports Health 2015; 7:137-141.

 

Matava MJ, Arciero RA, Baumgarten KM, Carey JL, DeBerardino TM, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Miller BS, Nissen CW, Taft TN, Wolf BR, Wright RW; MARS Group. Multirater agreement of the causes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure: a radiographic and video analysis of the Mars cohort. Am J Sports Med 2015; 43:310-319.

 

MARS group. Effect of graft choice on the outcome of revision anterior ligament reconstruction in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort. Am J Sports Med 2014; 42:2301-2310.

 

Karas V, Sherman S, Hussey K, Baker C 3rd, Bach B Jr, Cole B, Bush-Joseph C. Allograft reconstruction for extensor mechanism injuries. J Knee Surg 2014; 27:489-496.

 

Longacre MD, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr.  Arthroscopic management of lateral epicondylitis.  Op Tech Sports Med. 2014; 22:142-147.

 

Wright RW; MARS Group. Osteoarthritis classification scales: interobserver reliability and arthroscopic correlation. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014; 96:1145-1151.

 

Brummel JA, Baker CL 3rd, Hopkins R Baker CL Jr. Epicondylitis: Lateral. Sports Med Arthros Review 2014; 22:1-6.

 

Baker CL Jr, Baker CL 3rd. Arthroscopic treatment of lateral epicondylitis. Op Tech Orthop 2013; 23:91-97.

 

Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens TE, Feeley BT; the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group.  Differences in Mechanisms of Failure, Intraoperative Findings, and Outcomes Between Single- and Multiple-Revision ACL Reconstructions: A MARS Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med 2013; 41:1571-1578.

 

El-Gazzar Y, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Complications of elbow and wrist arthroscopy. Sports Med Arthros 2013; 21:80-88.

 

Van Hofwegen C, Baker CL 3rd, Savory CG, Baker CL Jr.  Arthroscopic bursectomy for recalcitrant trochanteric bursitis after hip arthroplasty.  J Surg Orthop Adv 2013: 22:143-147.

 

MARS Group. Radiographic findings in revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions from the Mars cohort. J Knee Surg 2013; 26:239-247.

 

Morgan JA, Dahm D, Levy B, Stuart MJ; MARS Study Group. Femoral tunnel malposition in ACL revision reconstruction. J Knee Surg 2012; 25:361-368.

 

Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K; for the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group. Association Between Previous Meniscal Surgery and the Incidence of Chondral Lesions at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.   Am J Sports Med 2012; 40: 808-814.

 

Borchers JR, Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Wright RW; on behalf of the MOON Consortium and the MARS Group. Intra-articular Findings in Primary and Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery: A Comparison of the MOON and MARS Study Groups. Am J Sports Med 2011; 39: 1889-1893.

 

MARS Group, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Dunn WR, Haas AK, Allen CR, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Lantz BB, Mann BJ, Stuart MJ.  Descriptive epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) cohort.  Am J Sports Med 2010; 38:1979-1986.

 

Verma NN, Bhatia S, Baker CL 3rd, Cole BJ, Boniquit N, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Outcomes of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in patients aged 70 years or older. Arthroscopy 2010; 26:1273-1280.

 

Baker CL Jr, Baker CL 3rd. Arthroscopic PCL reconstruction with a soft tissue system. Orthopaedics Today 2010; 30(7):6-9.

 

Van Hofwegen C, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Epicondylitis in the athlete’s elbow. Clin Sports Med 2010; 29:577-597.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Romeo AA, Baker CL Jr. Current Concepts: Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum. Am J Sports Med 2010; 38:1917-1928.

 

Conduah AH, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Clinical management of scapulothoracic bursitis and the snapping scapula. Sports Health 2010; 2:147-155.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr, Romeo AA. Osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010; 19(2 Suppl):76-82.

 

Baker CL 3rd and Romeo AA. Combined arthroscopic repair of a Type IV SLAP tear and Bankart Lesion: Technical Note.  Arthroscopy 2009; 25:1045-1050.

 

Conduah AH, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Managing joint pain in osteoarthritis: safety and efficacy of hylan GF-20.  Journal of Pain Research 2009; 2:87-98.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Mascarenhas R, Kline AJ, Chhabra A, Pombo M, Bradley JP. Arthroscopic treatment of multidirectional shoulder instability patterns in athletes: a retrospective analysis of 2 to 5 year clinical outcomes. Am J Sports Med 2009; 37:1712-1720.

 

Van Thiel GS, Baker CL 3rd, Bush-Joseph CA. A chronic posterolateral knee and patella dislocation: a case report. J Orthop Trauma 2009;23:541-545.

 

Defranco MJ, Baker CL 3rd, DaSilva JJ, Piasecki DP, Bach BR Jr. Environmental issues for team physicians. Am J Sports Med 2008; 36:2226-2237.

 

Ranawat A, Baker CL 3rd, Henry S, Harner CD. Posterolateral corner injury of the knee: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2008; 16:506-518.

 

Radkowski CA, Chhabra A, Baker CL 3rd, Tejwani SG, Bradley JP. Arthroscopic capsulolabral repair for posterior shoulder instability in throwing athletes compared with nonthrowing athletes. Am J Sports Med 2008; 36: 693-699.

 

Baker CL Jr and Baker CL 3rd. Long Term Follow Up of Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Am J Sports Med 2008; 36: 254-260.

 

Starman JS, Vanbeek C, Armfield DR, Sahasrabudhe A, Baker CL 3rd, Irrgang JJ, Fu FH.  Assessment of normal ACL double bundle anatomy in standard viewing planes by magnetic resonance imaging.  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2007; 15: 493-499.

 

Bradley JP, Baker CL 3rd, Kline AJ, Armfield DR, Chhabra A. Arthroscopic Capsulolabral Reconstruction for Posterior Instability of the Shoulder: A Prospective Study of 100 Shoulders. Am J Sports Med 2006; 34: 1061-1071.

 

 

Chapters

 

Gilbart MK, Baker CL 3rd, Harner CD. Surgical Considerations with Failed PCL Surgery.  In ElAttrache NS, Harner CD, Mirzayan R, Sekiya JK eds. Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine. Philadelphia,  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007. 429-436. 

 

Baker CL 3rd, West RV, Harner CD. Patellofemoral Realignment for Instability. In ElAttrache NS, Harner CD, Mirzayan R, Sekiya JK eds. Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007. 501-508.

 

Baker CL Jr, Baker CL 3rd. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow. In Cole BJ, Sekiya JK eds.  Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2008. 361-370.

 

Baker CL Jr, Baker CL 3rd. Neurovascular Compression Syndromes of the Shoulder. In Wilk KE, Reinold MM, and Andrews JR eds.  The Athlete’s Shoulder, 2nd Edition. New York, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier 2008. 325-335.

 

Dasilva JJ, Baker CL 3rd, Bach BR Jr. Single bundle ACL reconstruction using Patellar Tendon Grafts: Transtibial Endoscopic Hybrid Technique. In Gill TJ ed. Arthroscopic Techniques of the Knee: A Visual Guide.  Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Incorporated, 2009. 105-120.

 

Baker Cl 3rd and Baker CL Jr. Arthroscopic treatment of lateral epicondylitis. In Reider B, Terry MA, Provencher MT eds.  Operative Techniques: Sports Medicine Surgery. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2010. 347-358.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Mazzocca AD, Romeo AA. Open subpectoral biceps tenodesis. In Reider B, Terry MA, Provencher MT eds.  Operative Techniques: Sports Medicine Surgery. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2010. 221-236.

 

Baker CL Jr and Baker CL 3rd. Lateral Epicondylitis: Debridement, Repair, and Associated pathology. In Field LD, Savoie FH 3rd eds. AANA Advanced Arthroscopy: The Elbow and Wrist. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2010. 25-30.

 

Baker CL 3rd and Baker CL Jr.  Arthroscopic iliotibial band lengthening and bursectomy for recalcitrant trochanteric bursitis.  In Sekiya JK, Safran MR, Ranawat AS, Leunig M eds.  Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery. Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2011. 139-143.

 

Baker CL Jr and Baker CL 3rd.  Graft Choices for ACL Reconstruction: Hamstrings. In Lieberman JR, Berry DJ, Azar FM eds. Advanced Reconstruction: Knee. Rosemont, AAOS, 2011. 571-578.

 

 McNickle A, Baker CL 3rd, Cole BJ. Rotator Cuff Repair: Massive Tears. In David TS, Andrews JR eds. Arthroscopic Techniques of the Shoulder: A Visual Guide. Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Incorporated, 2009.

 

Baker CL 3rd and Baker CL Jr.  Arthroscopic Management of Lateral Epicondylitis.  In Johnson D, Amendola NA, Barber F, Field L, Richmond J, Sgaglione N, eds. Operative Arthroscopy 4th Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. 403-410

 

Van Hofwegen C, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Epicondylitis in Baseball Players. In  Dines JS, Altchek DW, Andrews JR, ElAttrache NS, Wilk KE, Yocum LA eds. Sports Medicine of Baseball.  Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. 261-266.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Akins J, Baker CL Jr. Open Treatment of Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis. In Flatow E, Colvin AC eds. AAOS Atlas of Essential Orthopaedic Procedures. Rosemont, AAOS, 2013. 39-42.

 

Baker CL Jr, Baker CL 3rd. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow: Repair. In Cole BJ, Sekiya JK eds.  Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition.  Philadelphia, Saunders Elsevier, 2013, 473-477.

 

Arnold J, Baker CL Jr, Baker CL 3rd. Endoscopic Iliotibial Band Lengthening. In Nho SJ, Leunig M, Larson C, Bedi A, Kelly BT eds. Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery, New York, Springer, 2015, 871-875.

 

Hopkins R, Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Epiphysiolysis and Osteochondritis. In Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. In Press.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr, Grewal B. Lateral Epicondylitis: Debridement, Repair, and associated Pathology. In Field LD, Savoie FH 3rd , Steinman S eds. AANA Advanced Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques: The Elbow and Wrist. Thorofare, NJ, SLACK Incorporated, 2016, 31-38.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Chronic Overuse Elbow Disorders. In Miller MD ed. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Sports Medicine 5. Rosemont, AAOS, 2016, 91-100.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Baker CL Jr. Surgery for Rotatory Knee Instability: Experience from the Hughston Clinic. In Rotatory Knee Instability: An Evidence Based Approach.
 

Presentations

 

Baker CL 3rd. Extensor Mechanism Disruption following Total Knee Arthroplasty. University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2004

 

Baker CL 3rd. AC Joint Injuries. University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2005.

 

Bradley JP, Baker CL 3rd, Kline AJ, Chhabra A. Arthroscopic Treatment of Multidirectional Instability of the Shoulder in Athletes. Presented at AOSSM Annual meeting, Hershey, PA, June 2006.

 

Baker CL Jr and Baker CL 3rd. Long Term Follow Up of Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Presented at University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Day, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2007

 

Baker CL Jr and Baker CL 3rd. Long Term Follow Up of Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Presented at National Orthopaedic Educational Society Annual meeting, Kohler, WI, May 2007.

 

Baker CL Jr and Baker CL 3rd. Long Term Follow Up of Arthroscopic Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis. Presented at AOSSM Annual meeting, Calgary, Alberta, July 2007.

 

Baker CL 3rd and Baker CL Jr. Overuse syndromes of the shoulder in the workplace. Presented at Occupational Nurses Quarterly Meeting, Columbus, GA March 2009.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Elbow exam in athletes: What not to miss. Presented at Southern at the SEC: Upper Extremity Injuries, Tampa, FL March 2009.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Bach BR, Cole BJ, Bush-Joseph CA. Clinical Outcomes following Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction with Allograft. Presented at ASMI/Hughston Society, Pensacola, FL June 2009.

 

Baker CL 3rd, Bach BR, Cole BJ, Bush-Joseph CA. Clinical Outcomes following Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction with Allograft. Presented at AOSSM Annual meeting, Keystone, CO July 2009.

 

Baker CL 3rd.  Treatment and surgical intervention for common shoulder injuries. Presented at Workers Compensation Conference, The Hughston Foundation,Columbus, GA November 2009.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Postoperative considerations for shoulder and knee. Presented at Smith and Nephew Endoscopy/DJO Fellowship program: The Wider Scope of Arthroscopy, Andover, MA April 2010.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Medial aspects of disability: Musculoskeletal system. Presented at Auburn University, Auburn, AL October 2010.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Posterior Shoulder Instability. Presented at Southern at the SEC, Atlanta, GA. March 2011.

 

Baker CL 3rd. The Bad Biceps. Presented at Southern at the SEC, Atlanta, GA. March 2011.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Treating Cartilage Defects of the Knee. Presented at Hughston Healthy Living Series, Columbus, GA. May 2011.

 

Baker CL 3rd.  Treatment and surgical intervention for common shoulder injuries. Presented at Workers Compensation Conference, Troy University Dothan Campus, Dothan, AL. May 2011.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Long Head of Biceps Pathology. Presented at ASMI/Hughston Society, Callaway Gardens, GA June 2011.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Superior Labrum and Long Head of Biceps Pathology. Presented at Instructional Course Lecture, AOSSM Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA July 2011.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Arthroscopic Bankart Repair. Presented at Pfizer educational sales meeting, Columbus, GA. December 2011.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Pediatric Overuse Injuries: Adult Problems in the Child Athlete. Presented at Pediatric Grand Rounds, Columbus Regional, Columbus, GA. January 2012.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Proximal Biceps Tenodesis. Presented at Southern at the SEC, New Orleans, LA. March 2012

 

Baker CL 3rd. Shoulder Rehab Principles. Presented at Southern at the SEC, New Orleans, LA. March 2012.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Anterior Arthroscopic Variants: Repair or Not? Presented at Georgia Shoulder Elbow Society, Callaway Gardens, GA April 2012.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Superior Labrum and Long Head of Biceps Pathology. Presented at Instructional Course Lecture, AOSSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD July 2012

 

Baker CL 3rd.  Treatment and surgical intervention for common shoulder injuries. Presented at Workers Compensation Conference, The Hughston Foundation, Columbus, GA November 2012.

 

Baker CL3rd. AC Separations in Athletes: How and When to Operate. Presented at Southern at the SEC, Nashville, TN. March 2013.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Posterior Shoulder Instability. Presented Peach Belt Athletic Trainers Conference, The Hughston Foundation, Columbus, GA May 2014.

 

Baker CL 3rd.  Treatment and surgical intervention for common shoulder injuries. Presented at Workers Compensation Conference, The Hughston Foundation, Columbus, GA November 2014.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Biceps Tenodesis: When and How. Presented at Southern at the SEC, Nashville, TN. March 2015.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Biceps Tenodesis: When and How. Presented at Hughston Society. Columbus, GA April 2015.

 

Baker CL 3rd.  Treatment and surgical intervention for common shoulder injuries. Presented at Workers Compensation Conference, Auburn, AL October 2015.

 

Baker CL 3rd. Meniscal repair and preservation.  Presented at Hughston Grand Rounds. Columbus, GA Nov 2015.

 

Active Clinical Research:

 

Multi Center ACL Revision Study (MARS) group member 2008-present

Acromioclavicular Joint Capsular Anatomy  Investigators Champ L Baker III MD, Augustus D Mazzocca MD, Gregory P Nicholson MD

Outcomes following arthroscopic treatment of scapulothoracic bursitis. Investigators Champ L Baker Jr MD, Champ L Baker III MD, and Erin Kawasaki DO.

Long term follow-up after extra-articular reconstruction for anterolateral rotatory instability of the knee. Investigators Champ L Baker III MD, Champ L Baker Jr MD, James R Andrews MD

Does the presence of a greater tuberosity notch on radiographs predict a rotator cuff tear? Investigators Champ L Baker III MD, Augustine H Conduah MD, Champ L Baker Jr MD

 

Posterior Tibial Slope as a potential Risk Factor in PCL Injuries

Investigators Heaton M, Baker CL 3rd

 

Long term follow-up after posterolateral corner of the knee repair. Investigators Champ L Baker Jr and Champ L Baker III

 

Honors and Awards:

 

Best Senior Resident

University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Class of 2006-2007

 

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Inducted 2001

            President 2001-2002

 

AAMC/Pfizer Caring for Community Grant award 2001

            Co-Author of grant for $30,000 for establishment of medical care for migrant        farm workers during the Vidalia onion harvest in Toombs County, Georgia.

 

Medical College of Georgia Alumni Association Merit Scholar Award 1998-2002

            Four year scholarship covering basic tuition for one member of each medical          school class based on academic merit and extracurricular activities.

 

Peacock Family Award for Outstanding Performance in Gross Anatomy Course 1998

 

Robert C Byrd Congressional Scholarship 1994-1998

 

Eagle Scout 1992

 Professional Activities:
 

Candidate Member/Member American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2007-present.

 

Education Committee American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine  member 2011-2015

 

AOSSM Representative to AAOS Board of Specialty Societies 2012-2015

 

AAOS Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Program Committee member 2013-present.

 

Reviewer Current Orthopaedic Practice 2008-2013.

Principal Reviewer American Journal of Sports Medicine 2008-present.

Reviewer Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2014-present

 

Team Physician

            Central High School 2008-present

            Nazareth Academy High School Football 2007

            Mt. Lebanon High School Football, 2004-2006

            South Fayette High School Football, 2003

            South Allegheny High School Football, 2002

 

Assistant Team Physician

            Columbus State University 2008-2014

Head Team Physician

            Columbus State University 2015-present

 

Instructor

            Integra National Sales Meeting

            Foot and Ankle reconstruction

            Ft Lauderdale, FL

            February 2006

 

            AANA Fall Meeting

            Shoulder Lab instructor

            Phoenix, AZ

            November 8, 2012

 

Chief Of Department of Surgery 2013-present

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

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Kevin J. Collins, MD

Upon graduation from the Mercer University School of Medicine, Kevin Collins completed his internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, and his residency at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport.

Dr. Collins also completed a sports medicine fellowship through the Hughston Foundation in Columbus, Georgia.

Dr. Collins practices general orthopaedics with an interest in sports medicine. He is the physician-in-charge in our Valdosta Clinic, but continues academic research in sports medicine at both Hughston Foundation and Hughston Clinic.

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Upon graduation from the Mercer University School of Medicine, Kevin Collins completed his internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, and his residency at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport.

Dr. Collins also completed a sports medicine fellowship through the Hughston Foundation in Columbus, Georgia.

Dr. Collins practices general orthopaedics with an interest in sports medicine. He is the physician-in-charge in our Valdosta Clinic, but continues academic research in sports medicine at both Hughston Foundation and Hughston Clinic.

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Patrick J. Fernicola, MD

Patrick Fernicola received his undergraduate and medical degrees respectively from Georgetown University and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

He completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, Washington.

Dr. Fernicola served in the United States Army for thirteen years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Martin Army Community Hospital. While at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Dr. Fernicola received specialty training in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at Hughston Clinic.

Dr. Fernicola is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in orthopaedic shoulder surgery, sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery.

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Patrick Fernicola received his undergraduate and medical degrees respectively from Georgetown University and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

He completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Ft. Lewis, Washington.

Dr. Fernicola served in the United States Army for thirteen years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Martin Army Community Hospital. While at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Dr. Fernicola received specialty training in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at Hughston Clinic.

Dr. Fernicola is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in orthopaedic shoulder surgery, sports medicine and adult reconstructive surgery.

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

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Fred Flandry, MD, FACS

Fred Flandry earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery through Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals.

In addition to a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Hughston Foundation, Dr. Flandry studied traumatology at major centers in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Pain Management, Dr. Flandry is associated with numerous medical organizations and holds memberships in 16 national and international specialty societies.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Flandry is deeply involved in research conducted through the Hughston Foundation.

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Fred Flandry earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery through Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals.

In addition to a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Hughston Foundation, Dr. Flandry studied traumatology at major centers in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Pain Management, Dr. Flandry is associated with numerous medical organizations and holds memberships in 16 national and international specialty societies.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Flandry is deeply involved in research conducted through the Hughston Foundation.

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Ryan M. Geringer, DO

Ryan Geringer received his medical education and training at the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then moved on to complete his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery through Michigan State University at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Geringer also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Hughston Foundation in Columbus.

He is now board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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Ryan Geringer received his medical education and training at the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then moved on to complete his internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery through Michigan State University at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Geringer also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Hughston Foundation in Columbus.

He is now board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

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James E. McGrory, MD

James McGrory attended medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed his orthopaedic training at the Mayo Clinic.

While there, he developed his expertise in total joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder. He also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute in 2011.

Prior to joining Hughston Clinic, Dr. McGrory practiced medicine with the United States Navy in addition to two years of private practice in Fort Worth, Texas.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

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James McGrory attended medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed his orthopaedic training at the Mayo Clinic.

While there, he developed his expertise in total joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder. He also completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Texas Back Institute in 2011.

Prior to joining Hughston Clinic, Dr. McGrory practiced medicine with the United States Navy in addition to two years of private practice in Fort Worth, Texas.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

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Michael M. Tucker, Jr., MD

Michael Tucker earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his internship at Methodist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis.

Prior to joining Hughston Clinic, Dr. Tucker completed a sports medicine fellowship through the Hughston Foundation and he recently completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Tucker is a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He practices general orthopaedics with an interest in sports medicine and continues academic research in sports medicine at the Hughston Foundation.

 

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Michael Tucker earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his internship at Methodist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. He completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis.

Prior to joining Hughston Clinic, Dr. Tucker completed a sports medicine fellowship through the Hughston Foundation and he recently completed a foot and ankle fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Tucker is a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He practices general orthopaedics with an interest in sports medicine and continues academic research in sports medicine at the Hughston Foundation.

 

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John I. Waldrop, MD

John Waldrop earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He did his residency at Greenville Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children where he trained in orthopaedics.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Waldrop holds memberships in many professional societies. His specialties and research interests include total joint replacement, arthroscopy and knee, hip and shoulder problems.

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John Waldrop earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He did his residency at Greenville Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children where he trained in orthopaedics.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Waldrop holds memberships in many professional societies. His specialties and research interests include total joint replacement, arthroscopy and knee, hip and shoulder problems.

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Thomas N. Bernard, Jr., MD

As soon as Thomas Bernard, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in biology from Tulane University in 1971, he was commissioned in the United States Navy and served as gunnery officer.

Returning to Tulane Medical School, Dr. Bernard earned his medical degree, interned with the United States Public Health Hospital in New Orleans and returned to perform his orthopaedic residency with the Tulane University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Bernard took postgraduate training as a spine fellow with Dr. Henry LaRocca in New Orleans and with Dr. W.H. Kirkaldy-Willis at the University of Saskatchewan.

He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and serves as a member on the editorial board of the Medical Journal Spine.

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As soon as Thomas Bernard, Jr. received his undergraduate degree in biology from Tulane University in 1971, he was commissioned in the United States Navy and served as gunnery officer.

Returning to Tulane Medical School, Dr. Bernard earned his medical degree, interned with the United States Public Health Hospital in New Orleans and returned to perform his orthopaedic residency with the Tulane University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Bernard took postgraduate training as a spine fellow with Dr. Henry LaRocca in New Orleans and with Dr. W.H. Kirkaldy-Willis at the University of Saskatchewan.

He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and serves as a member on the editorial board of the Medical Journal Spine.

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J. Kenneth Burkus, MD

J. Kenneth Burkus graduated with honors from the Yale University School of Medicine and went on to complete his orthopaedic residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Newington Children's Hospital.

Dr. Burkus completed a clinical trauma fellowship with the AO/ASIF group in Switzerland, and a spinal trauma and deformity fellowship at the Minnesota Spine Center in Minneapolis.

He is a board-certified orthopaedist and member of numerous orthopaedic societies.

Dr. Burkus has a special interest in both adult and pediatric deformities, including kyphosis and scoliosis. He also has special interest and training in adult degenerative cervical, low back conditions, spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries.

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J. Kenneth Burkus graduated with honors from the Yale University School of Medicine and went on to complete his orthopaedic residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Newington Children's Hospital.

Dr. Burkus completed a clinical trauma fellowship with the AO/ASIF group in Switzerland, and a spinal trauma and deformity fellowship at the Minnesota Spine Center in Minneapolis.

He is a board-certified orthopaedist and member of numerous orthopaedic societies.

Dr. Burkus has a special interest in both adult and pediatric deformities, including kyphosis and scoliosis. He also has special interest and training in adult degenerative cervical, low back conditions, spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries.

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Norman L. Donati, Jr., MD

Norman Donati, Jr. received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1981. His orthopaedic surgery training and specialty fellowship in foot and ankle were both completed at the Campbell Orthopaedic Clinic in Memphis.

Dr. Donati began his orthopaedic surgery career in the Orlando-Central Florida area working with the National Basketball Association’s Orlando Magic and other area sports clubs.

In 1996, Dr. Donati relocated his practice to the Hughston Clinic’s satellite office in Thomaston, Georgia, where, as a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, he practices general orthopaedics and serves as a member of numerous professional orthopaedic societies.

Dr. Donati has extensive training and a special interest in foot and ankle surgery.

 

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Norman Donati, Jr. received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1981. His orthopaedic surgery training and specialty fellowship in foot and ankle were both completed at the Campbell Orthopaedic Clinic in Memphis.

Dr. Donati began his orthopaedic surgery career in the Orlando-Central Florida area working with the National Basketball Association’s Orlando Magic and other area sports clubs.

In 1996, Dr. Donati relocated his practice to the Hughston Clinic’s satellite office in Thomaston, Georgia, where, as a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, he practices general orthopaedics and serves as a member of numerous professional orthopaedic societies.

Dr. Donati has extensive training and a special interest in foot and ankle surgery.

 

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John D. Dorchak, MD

John Dorchak earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, and the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

He completed a fellowship in spine surgery with the Department of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, his specialty is orthopaedic surgery with an emphasis in spine surgery.

Dr. Dorchak has a patent on instrumentation methods for vertebral interbody fusion, and has designed cervical and lower lumbar fusion cages as well as the associated surgical techniques. He is also one of the lead surgeons in developing the innovative surgery of total disc replacement.

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John Dorchak earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California, and the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

He completed a fellowship in spine surgery with the Department of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, his specialty is orthopaedic surgery with an emphasis in spine surgery.

Dr. Dorchak has a patent on instrumentation methods for vertebral interbody fusion, and has designed cervical and lower lumbar fusion cages as well as the associated surgical techniques. He is also one of the lead surgeons in developing the innovative surgery of total disc replacement.

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Douglas W. Pahl, MD

Douglas Pahl earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and then, completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

After completion of his distinguished army career which included three Meritorious Service Medals, Dr. Pahl elected to complete a fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at the prestigious Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. Pahl is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in orthopaedic spinal surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.

He has recently developed new spine surgery instruments to improve minimally invasive techniques. Additionally, he specializes in adult and pediatric spinal deformity, and cervical and lumbar degenerative disorders.

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Douglas Pahl earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and then, completed his internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

After completion of his distinguished army career which included three Meritorious Service Medals, Dr. Pahl elected to complete a fellowship in orthopaedic spine surgery at the prestigious Twin Cities Spine Center in Minneapolis.

Dr. Pahl is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and specializes in orthopaedic spinal surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.

He has recently developed new spine surgery instruments to improve minimally invasive techniques. Additionally, he specializes in adult and pediatric spinal deformity, and cervical and lumbar degenerative disorders.

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Garland K. Gudger, MD

Garland Gudger earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his orthopaedic residency at Greenville General Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina, and at Shriners Hospital where he trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Gudger holds memberships in numerous professional societies and was recently inducted into the LaGrange College Athletic Hall of Fame.

His clinical interests include sports medicine and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Gudger continues to perform academic research in sports medicine at both Hughston Foundation and Hughston Clinic.

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Garland Gudger earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed his orthopaedic residency at Greenville General Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina, and at Shriners Hospital where he trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Gudger holds memberships in numerous professional societies and was recently inducted into the LaGrange College Athletic Hall of Fame.

His clinical interests include sports medicine and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Gudger continues to perform academic research in sports medicine at both Hughston Foundation and Hughston Clinic.

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Kurt E. Jacobson, MD, FACS

Kurt Jacobson earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and a sports medicine fellowship at Hughston Foundation.

Dr. Jacobson is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds memberships in numerous professional medical societies.

In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Jacobson specializes in sports medicine and knee and ankle injuries. He serves as the head team physician for the Valdosta State University sports program and is involved in the athletic training and education program at Valdosta State University where he was recently inducted into the Valdosta State University Athletic Hall of Fame. He is also the head team physician for Andrew College.

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Kurt Jacobson earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and a sports medicine fellowship at Hughston Foundation.

Dr. Jacobson is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds memberships in numerous professional medical societies.

In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Jacobson specializes in sports medicine and knee and ankle injuries. He serves as the head team physician for the Valdosta State University sports program and is involved in the athletic training and education program at Valdosta State University where he was recently inducted into the Valdosta State University Athletic Hall of Fame. He is also the head team physician for Andrew College.

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David C. Rehak, MD

David Rehak earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Rehak specializes in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and upper extremity, as well as orthopaedic surgery. He is board-certified and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand awarded by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

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David Rehak earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Rehak specializes in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and upper extremity, as well as orthopaedic surgery. He is board-certified and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand awarded by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

 

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David H. MacDonald, DO, FAOAO

Dr. MacDonald graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his orthopedic residency at Michigan State University, and completed a fellowship of the hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. MacDonald is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He spent two years stationed in Okinawa, Japan serving as the sole hand and upper extremity specialist in the Western Pacific. Dr. MacDonald was honored as a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service. He then moved his practice to Midland, Texas and while there, he served as team physician for the Midland Rockhounds; a minor league affiliate of the Oakland A’s organization.

Dr. MacDonald is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Osteopathic Association, and he is pursuing active membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is licensed in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas.

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Dr. MacDonald graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his orthopedic residency at Michigan State University, and completed a fellowship of the hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. MacDonald is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He spent two years stationed in Okinawa, Japan serving as the sole hand and upper extremity specialist in the Western Pacific. Dr. MacDonald was honored as a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his service. He then moved his practice to Midland, Texas and while there, he served as team physician for the Midland Rockhounds; a minor league affiliate of the Oakland A’s organization.

Dr. MacDonald is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Osteopathic Association, and he is pursuing active membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is licensed in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas.

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J. Matthew Heaton, MD

A native of Danielsville, Georgia, Dr. Heaton received an associate degree in chemistry from Young Harris College where he attended on a baseball scholarship. Graduating with honors, he received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Heaton earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Following medical school, he completed an internship at the University of Florida-Shands Department of Surgery in Gainesville, Florida. After his internship, he completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana, where, in his last year, he served as chief resident. He then completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.

 

In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Heaton specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, knee, and hip injuries, as well as shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Heaton is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is the team orthopaedic physician for Lowndes High School Vikings and an associate team physician for Valdosta State University and Thomas University.

 

Dr. Heaton enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He is an outdoorsman, who enjoys hunting and fishing, most especially fly fishing.

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A native of Danielsville, Georgia, Dr. Heaton received an associate degree in chemistry from Young Harris College where he attended on a baseball scholarship. Graduating with honors, he received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Heaton earned his medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Following medical school, he completed an internship at the University of Florida-Shands Department of Surgery in Gainesville, Florida. After his internship, he completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, and the Shriners Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana, where, in his last year, he served as chief resident. He then completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia.

 

In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Heaton specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, knee, and hip injuries, as well as shoulder replacement surgery. Dr. Heaton is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is the team orthopaedic physician for Lowndes High School Vikings and an associate team physician for Valdosta State University and Thomas University.

 

Dr. Heaton enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He is an outdoorsman, who enjoys hunting and fishing, most especially fly fishing.

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Jared A. Brummel, DO

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Brummel received his undergraduate degree at California State University of Fullerton. He completed his graduate studies at San Diego State University where he studied public health. He graduated medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He trained in orthopaedic surgery at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the Kaiser medical system, and Children's Hospital of Orange County. Recently, he completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Foundation in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Dr. Brummel is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the American Medical Association. He is also a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopic Association of North America.

 

Dr. Brummel has a passion for sports medicine and the health of athletes. He has treated and worked on the sports medicine team for the semi-pro hockey teams, the Ontario Reign and the Columbus Cottonmouths. He has also covered high school and collegiate sports. He is currently the team orthopaedic physician for Point University and Manchester High School. 

 

In addition to General Orthopedics, Dr. Brummel specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder, knee, and hip injuries. He continues to perform and participate in academic research in sports medicine at the Hughston Foundation. Outside of work, Dr. Brummel enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife and two dogs. He is excited to take in the southern hospitality and begin his family here in the South.

 

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Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Brummel received his undergraduate degree at California State University of Fullerton. He completed his graduate studies at San Diego State University where he studied public health. He graduated medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He trained in orthopaedic surgery at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, the Kaiser medical system, and Children's Hospital of Orange County. Recently, he completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Foundation in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Dr. Brummel is board eligible in orthopaedic surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, and the American Medical Association. He is also a candidate member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopic Association of North America.

 

Dr. Brummel has a passion for sports medicine and the health of athletes. He has treated and worked on the sports medicine team for the semi-pro hockey teams, the Ontario Reign and the Columbus Cottonmouths. He has also covered high school and collegiate sports. He is currently the team orthopaedic physician for Point University and Manchester High School. 

 

In addition to General Orthopedics, Dr. Brummel specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder, knee, and hip injuries. He continues to perform and participate in academic research in sports medicine at the Hughston Foundation. Outside of work, Dr. Brummel enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife and two dogs. He is excited to take in the southern hospitality and begin his family here in the South.

 

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Jesse L. Pace, DO

Dr. Pace received his undergraduate degree in biology from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he was a James Graham Brown Scholar. He graduated medical school at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. Dr. Pace completed a traditional internship and trained in orthopaedic surgery at Doctors Hospital of Stark County in Massillon, Ohio. He completed a sports medicine research fellowship and an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama under the direction of James R. Andrews, MD.

 

In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Pace specializes in sports medicine and the arthroscopic treatment of injuries. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery by The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pace is the Associate Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Auburn University and Discipline Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus.

 

Dr. Pace currently resides in Auburn, Alabama with his wife, Candice, a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. They have a 4-year old son, Jasper, and his favorite colors are blue and orange.

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Dr. Pace received his undergraduate degree in biology from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky where he was a James Graham Brown Scholar. He graduated medical school at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. Dr. Pace completed a traditional internship and trained in orthopaedic surgery at Doctors Hospital of Stark County in Massillon, Ohio. He completed a sports medicine research fellowship and an orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama under the direction of James R. Andrews, MD.

 

In addition to general orthopaedics, Dr. Pace specializes in sports medicine and the arthroscopic treatment of injuries. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery by The American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pace is the Associate Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Auburn University and Discipline Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Auburn Campus.

 

Dr. Pace currently resides in Auburn, Alabama with his wife, Candice, a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. They have a 4-year old son, Jasper, and his favorite colors are blue and orange.

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Cameron Kersey, MD

Dr. Kersey is a board certified radiologist who specializes in musculoskeletal imaging. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, and earned his medical degree at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Kersey completed his internship and his radiology residency at Baptist Health Systems, in Birmingham, Alabama. While at Baptist Health Systems, he became Chief Resident of Radiology. Dr. Kersey was fellowship trained in musculoskeletal radiology at Emory University. Although musculoskeletal radiology is a large part of his practice, his training and experience also includes general and interventional radiology that entails angiography, IVC filter placement, biopsies, percutaneous nephrostomy, abscess drains, joint and spine injections, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and PleurX drain placement.

 

Certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology, he is a member of the American College of Radiology, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Medical Association of Georgia, and the Muscogee County Medical Society.

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Dr. Kersey is a board certified radiologist who specializes in musculoskeletal imaging. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, and earned his medical degree at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. Dr. Kersey completed his internship and his radiology residency at Baptist Health Systems, in Birmingham, Alabama. While at Baptist Health Systems, he became Chief Resident of Radiology. Dr. Kersey was fellowship trained in musculoskeletal radiology at Emory University. Although musculoskeletal radiology is a large part of his practice, his training and experience also includes general and interventional radiology that entails angiography, IVC filter placement, biopsies, percutaneous nephrostomy, abscess drains, joint and spine injections, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and PleurX drain placement.

 

Certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology, he is a member of the American College of Radiology, Society of Skeletal Radiology, Medical Association of Georgia, and the Muscogee County Medical Society.

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Rourke M. Stay, MD

Dr. Stay is a board certified radiologist who specializes in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Stay completed his internship at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania, and completed his radiology residency at the University of Virginia. He was fellowship trained in MRI at the University of California-San Diego. Dr. Stay interprets the full spectrum of radiology exams, and is proficient in non-vascular body procedures including paracentesis, thoracentesis, CT and ultrasound guided biopsy and drainage, myelograms, and arthrograms.

 

Certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology, he is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Medical Association of Georgia, and the Muscogee County Medical Society. Dr. Stay has published several articles regarding innovative imaging techniques and he presents his scientific research at national meetings and symposiums. Dr. Stay continues his research interests through the Hughston Foundation, Inc.

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Dr. Stay is a board certified radiologist who specializes in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Stay completed his internship at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pennsylvania, and completed his radiology residency at the University of Virginia. He was fellowship trained in MRI at the University of California-San Diego. Dr. Stay interprets the full spectrum of radiology exams, and is proficient in non-vascular body procedures including paracentesis, thoracentesis, CT and ultrasound guided biopsy and drainage, myelograms, and arthrograms.

 

Certified by the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiology, he is a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, Medical Association of Georgia, and the Muscogee County Medical Society. Dr. Stay has published several articles regarding innovative imaging techniques and he presents his scientific research at national meetings and symposiums. Dr. Stay continues his research interests through the Hughston Foundation, Inc.

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Randall J. Ruark, MD

Dr. Ruark is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, and he completed his pre-med coursework at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Ruark earned his medical degree and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed an adult hip and knee reconstruction mini-fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Dr. Ruark is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and other international and regional organizations.  Dr. Ruark’s research interests include periprosthetic infections, osteonecrosis of the hip, and osteoporosis.  He plans to continue his research interests through the Hughston Foundation, Inc.

 


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Dr. Ruark is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstruction. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, and he completed his pre-med coursework at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Ruark earned his medical degree and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed an adult hip and knee reconstruction mini-fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Dr. Ruark is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and other international and regional organizations.  Dr. Ruark’s research interests include periprosthetic infections, osteonecrosis of the hip, and osteoporosis.  He plans to continue his research interests through the Hughston Foundation, Inc.

 


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Jeffrey B. Burnette, MD

Jeffrey B. Burnette, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, joins Hughston Orthopaedics, the newest satellite of Hughston Clinic in Fleming Island, FL. Dr. Burnette graduated from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, in 1989, and obtained his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1993. He completed his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and from 1994 to 1996, was the General Medical Officer at the Pentagon Army Health Clinic. Dr. Burnette also did his surgical residency at Walter Reed, finishing in 2001. He then went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Burnette served as a staff orthopaedist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and then spent the following year as an orthopaedic surgeon in Iraq.  Moreover, from 2005 to 2006, Dr. Burnette was Officer In-Charge of the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic at WBAMC and, beginning in 2007, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Service.  From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Burnette practiced at Piedmont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Complex.  From 2011 to 2013, he was the Chief of Staff at Coliseum Northside Hospital, where he was also active as the Total Joint Program Champion and a member of the Board of Trustees at Coliseum Medical Centers. Additionally, in 2013-2014, he did a hip and knee total joint fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Since 2014, Dr. Burnette has practiced total joint surgery at First Coast Orthopaedics

 

 

A Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedics Surgeons, Dr. Burnette belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Southern Orthopaedic Society, and the International Hip Arthroscopy Society. 

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Jeffrey B. Burnette, MD, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, joins Hughston Orthopaedics, the newest satellite of Hughston Clinic in Fleming Island, FL. Dr. Burnette graduated from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, in 1989, and obtained his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1993. He completed his internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and from 1994 to 1996, was the General Medical Officer at the Pentagon Army Health Clinic. Dr. Burnette also did his surgical residency at Walter Reed, finishing in 2001. He then went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.

 

 

From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Burnette served as a staff orthopaedist at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and then spent the following year as an orthopaedic surgeon in Iraq.  Moreover, from 2005 to 2006, Dr. Burnette was Officer In-Charge of the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic at WBAMC and, beginning in 2007, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Service.  From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Burnette practiced at Piedmont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Complex.  From 2011 to 2013, he was the Chief of Staff at Coliseum Northside Hospital, where he was also active as the Total Joint Program Champion and a member of the Board of Trustees at Coliseum Medical Centers. Additionally, in 2013-2014, he did a hip and knee total joint fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Since 2014, Dr. Burnette has practiced total joint surgery at First Coast Orthopaedics

 

 

A Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedics Surgeons, Dr. Burnette belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Southern Orthopaedic Society, and the International Hip Arthroscopy Society. 

Experience

First Coast Orthopedics                                                                          Aug 2014-Present

Total joint surgeon

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville                                                   Aug 2013-2014

Complex Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship

Piedmont Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Complex            2008 - 2013

  • General orthopaedics
  • Sports coverage for twelve high schools
  • Sports coverage for one community college
  • On-site PT, radiology, surgery center
  • Occupational Medicine
  • EMR
  • Helped obtain JCAHO “Niche Hospital” designation beginning 2012
  • Assisted in development of blood utilization protocol, infection prevention protocol, and venous thromboembolism prevention protocol

Coliseum Northside Total Joint Program Champion     2009 - 2013

 

Chief of Staff at Coliseum Northside Hospital                     2011 - 2013

Preside over Medical Executive Committee

  • Enforce rules and regulations
  • Liaison between medical staff and administration
  • Report monthly to Board of Trustees
  • Meet monthly to approve by-law changes, credentials renewal, and direction of funds

Member of the Board of Trustees at Coliseum Medical Centers           2011- 2013

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Service, William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC)                                                                                                                                       2007 - 2008

Officer In Charge Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, WBAMC             2005 - 2006

Orthopaedic Surgeon, 745th Forward Surgical Team in Iraq   2004 - 2005

Staff Orthopaedist, WBAMC                                                              2002 - 2004

General Medical Officer, Pentagon Army Health Clinic              1994 - 1996

 

Education

UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, CA                                     2001 - 2002

Pediatric Orthopaedics Fellowship

Walter Reed Army Medical Center                                                         1996 - 2001

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Walter Reed Army Medical Center                                                         1993 -1994

Straight Surgical Internship

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC                     1989 -1993

Medical School

The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina                                 1985 -1989

BS in Biology

T. L. Hanna High School, Anderson, SC                                                  1982 -1985

High School

 

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons                                  

Diplomat American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons                    

Southern Orthopaedic Society                                                                 

International Hip Arthroscopy Society                                                

 

References

Albert Henry                                                                                                     904-269-6565

1st Coast Orthopedics                                                         

Julie Barre                                                                                                          904-269-7007

1st Coast Orthopedics

Jeff Jarrett, MD                                                                                                 478-808-9189

Middle Georgia Orthopaedics, Warner Robins, GA

 

Research and Publication

Gajewski DA, Burnette JB, Murphey MD, Temple HT.

Foot Ankle Int. 2006 Apr;27(4):240-4.

 

Burnette JB, Ebramzadeh E, Lee JL, Galanti S, Hoffer MM.

J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 Nov-Dec;24(6):738-41.

 

Polly DW Jr, Klemme WR, Cunningham BW, Burnette JB, Haggerty CJ, Oda I.

J Spinal Disord. 2000 Feb;13(1):58-62.

                    

Skills

I perform about 450 cases per year with about 50/50 adult reconstruction/sports medicine. I have been performing direct anterior total hips on the Hana table for the past 18 months as well as using some shapematch and visionaire patient specific total knee systems. I am also participating in an AANA study on knee and shoulder arthroscopy complications. I also perform 3-4 hip arthroscopies per month and am an active member in the International Hip Arthroscopy Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Julie Gladden Barré, MD, PT

Julie Gladden Barré, MD, PT, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joins Hughston Orthopaedics, the newest satellite of Hughston Clinic in Fleming Island, FL. Dr. Barré earned her undergraduate degree in physical education from Florida State University in 1990. She then went on to do post-baccalaureate work and to complete a physical therapy degree from Florida A & M University, graduating summa cum laude in 1992. For 7 years she worked as a physical therapist with high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes before earning her medical degree at Florida State University in 2005. Dr. Barré did her orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. As part of the sports medicine service in Augusta, she treated high school and college athletes in clinic, on the sidelines of Friday night football games, and at Saturday morning injury clinics. Additionally, Dr. Barré was the 2011-2012 sports medicine fellow at the Hughston Foundation where she was involved in 2 different research projects that are now being prepared for publication, “Humeral Resurfacing vs Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis” and “Repair vs Biceps Tenodesis in Type II SLAP Tears in the 35-55 Age Cohort.” Since then, Dr. Barré has been practicing at Orange Park Medical Center First Coast Orthopedics and is Chief of Orthopedics at Orange Park Medical Center. She also serves as the team physician for Orange Park High School

 

 

Dr. Barré is licensed in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Medical Association, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Clay and Duval County Medical Societies.

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Julie Gladden Barré, MD, PT, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, joins Hughston Orthopaedics, the newest satellite of Hughston Clinic in Fleming Island, FL. Dr. Barré earned her undergraduate degree in physical education from Florida State University in 1990. She then went on to do post-baccalaureate work and to complete a physical therapy degree from Florida A & M University, graduating summa cum laude in 1992. For 7 years she worked as a physical therapist with high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes before earning her medical degree at Florida State University in 2005. Dr. Barré did her orthopaedic surgery internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. As part of the sports medicine service in Augusta, she treated high school and college athletes in clinic, on the sidelines of Friday night football games, and at Saturday morning injury clinics. Additionally, Dr. Barré was the 2011-2012 sports medicine fellow at the Hughston Foundation where she was involved in 2 different research projects that are now being prepared for publication, “Humeral Resurfacing vs Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis” and “Repair vs Biceps Tenodesis in Type II SLAP Tears in the 35-55 Age Cohort.” Since then, Dr. Barré has been practicing at Orange Park Medical Center First Coast Orthopedics and is Chief of Orthopedics at Orange Park Medical Center. She also serves as the team physician for Orange Park High School

 

 

Dr. Barré is licensed in the states of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Medical Association, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Clay and Duval County Medical Societies.

 

Current Employment Position:

 

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon/ Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Orange Park Medical Center First Coast Orthopedics 10/1/2012- present

 

Chief of Orthopedics Orange Park Medical Center

 

Team Physician Orange Park High School

 

Orthopedic Clerkship Faculty for OPMC Family Practice Residency Program

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

Hughston Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship 2011-2012

 

Medical College of Georgia Orthopedic Surgery Residency 2005-2011

 

Florida State University College of Medicine                     M.D. 2005

 

Florida A & M University                  Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 1992

  

Florida State University               Bachelor of Science in Physical education 1990;

Post-Bachelor’s work 1999-2001

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons- Fellow

AOSSM Member

AANA Member

Hughston Societ Member

AMA Member

Clay County Medical society

Duval County Medical Society

 

 

 

 PROFESSIONAL/ PAST EMPLOYMENT

 

State of Florida Medical License # 113472

State of Georgia Medical License # 65730

State of Alabama Medical License # 30832

 

 

 

Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

Staff physical therapist June 1999-April 2001; Part time employment while applying to medical school; responsible for evaluation and treatment of orthopedic patients

 

Rehab Associates Thomasville, Ga

     Regional Clinic Director January1998-May 1999; Responsible to overseeing operations in 4 regional outpatient          

Physical therapy clinics.

 

Rehab Associates Thomasville, Ga

     Clinic Director September1997- January1998; Responsible for clinic development, established hand therapy and industrial rehab programs, and bolstered fledgeling athletic training program

 

Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

     Clinic Coordinator July1995-August1997; Responsible for patient care and operations of busy orthopedic clinic

 

Tallahassee Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

     Staff Physical Therapist April1993- July1995; Responsible for evaluation and treatment of orthopedic patients

 

West Texas Physical Therapy

     Staff Physical Therapist September1992- March1993; Responsible for evaluation and treatment of orthopedic patients

 

HONORS/ AWARDS/Publications

 

 

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

 

Current/future research:

 

Humeral Resurfacing vs Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis (Ongoing research at Hughston Clinic- in progress nearing publication)

 

Repair vs Biceps Tenodesis in Type II SLAP tears in the 35-55  age cohort (Ongoing research at Hughston Clinic- in progress)

 

In Vivo Animal Model for Investigating Osteoinduction and Degradation of rhBMP-2 Loaded D-Glyceraldehyde Crosslinked Gelatin-Hydroxyapatite (Resident Research Project- Ongoing Georgia Health Sciences University)

 

Florida State University College of Medicine Outstanding Student Award 5/2005

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Florida State University College of Medicine 5/2005

Outstanding Clinical Student Florida A&M University 1992

Graduated Suma cum Laude Florida A&M University 1992

Graduated cum Laude Florida State University 1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William E. Neway, III, DO

Dr. Neway is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex spine problems. Dr. Neway attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received the Joanne Pieringer, PhD, Memorial Scholarship and graduated with honors. He then completed a rotating surgery internship and trained in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As a resident, Dr. Neway developed an interest in minimally invasive spinal techniques and assisted in the first surgeries of this type performed at the university. After finishing his residency, he went on to complete a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship at Yale University. Before coming to the Hughston Clinic, Dr. Neway joined the faculty of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, a level 1 trauma facility, as assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

 

 

Dr. Neway is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has written several book chapters and published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

Dr. Neway continues to teach courses in minimally invasive techniques and stays involved in new product development and clinical trial research. His main area of interest is in applying minimally invasive techniques to complex spinal problems that have traditionally been treatable only with open spinal surgery. Dr. Neway’s other areas of interest include degenerative spine disease, spinal tumors, deformity correction, and discogenic pain.

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Dr. Neway is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex spine problems. Dr. Neway attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received the Joanne Pieringer, PhD, Memorial Scholarship and graduated with honors. He then completed a rotating surgery internship and trained in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As a resident, Dr. Neway developed an interest in minimally invasive spinal techniques and assisted in the first surgeries of this type performed at the university. After finishing his residency, he went on to complete a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship at Yale University. Before coming to the Hughston Clinic, Dr. Neway joined the faculty of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, a level 1 trauma facility, as assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

 

 

Dr. Neway is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, and American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has written several book chapters and published extensively in peer-reviewed journals.

 

 

Dr. Neway continues to teach courses in minimally invasive techniques and stays involved in new product development and clinical trial research. His main area of interest is in applying minimally invasive techniques to complex spinal problems that have traditionally been treatable only with open spinal surgery. Dr. Neway’s other areas of interest include degenerative spine disease, spinal tumors, deformity correction, and discogenic pain.

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