Chairman's Message 
 
 
 
 

Steven Kane, MDA Message from Our Chairman

The Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Atlanta Medical Center is one of the oldest and most respected programs in the country.  Originally known as the Georgia Baptist residency program, our roots are found within the work of Michael Hoke, MD who over a half a century ago began his seminal work into both teaching orthopedic surgery and providing medical care to children with musculoskeletal deformities.  Commensurate to such, he established the Scottish Rite hospital in Decatur which constituted the first pediatric orthopedic hospital of its kind in the country. Today that structure, wherein we hold our annual resident graduation banquet, stands as a reminder of our heritage and commitment to providing the best orthopedic care and training in the country.

Over the last decade the residency has grown in both size and notoriety.  Increasing from 3 residents per year to a complement of four in 2010 and the opening a state of the art cadaveric surgical learning laboratory, wherein residents can perform both research and surgical learning in all types of orthopedic surgical procedures, attests to the commitment and progressive nature of the residency education process at AMC.  Under the direction of eight nationally as well as internationally recognized division chiefs, and 40 faculty, all eight subspecialty areas of orthopedics are taught at the Atlanta Medical Center and its teaching partners throughout the metro Atlanta area.  

The research program under the direction of Dr. Tim Ganey, Ph.D.  includes projects in stem cell and biotechnology advancement allows the residency and its graduates to advance the science and practice of orthopedic surgery into the next decade and beyond.  Recent our work done in the realm of electronic residency educational programs and didactics access has been recognized by the ACGME as an important part in the future of orthopedic education.

As it has for nearly three quarters of a century, the orthopedic surgery residency program at the Georgia Baptist Hospital and the Atlanta Medical center maintains its deeply rooted historical commitment to training and graduating the finest orthopedic surgery residents in the country.   It is our goal to assure that such continues into the next progressive and exciting era of orthopedic surgery education.

Steven M. Kane, MD
Chairman/Program Director