Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program

Residents in the Orthopaedic Surgery Program at Atlanta Medical Center are exposed to all phases of adult and pediatric orthopaedics including research, the hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, sports medicine, total joint replacement, trauma, spine, rehabilitation, orthopaedic anatomy and pathology, and relevant basic sciences.

The Othopaedic Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and directed by Steven M. Kane, MD Chairman/Program Director. The Orthopaedic Residency Program Research Director is Timothy Ganey, PhD. In the fall of 2009, the program opened a learning center and surgical laboratory as a complement to our research facilities here at the Atlanta Medical Center. Research facilities at Emory University and Georgia State University are also utilized by the program. Residents are expected to present a summary of their research at the King Day Lecture Series, annually. Several recent resident projects have won state, regional, and national awards.

About the Program

The orthopaedic residency program at the Atlanta Medical Center offers interns and residents in training a comprehensive education program in all areas of orthopaedic surgery. The faculty has been carefully selected for their dedication to resident education and commitment to the standards and ideals of the program. Rotations are conducted at the Atlanta Medical Center as well as at a number of outside facilities in the Atlanta area giving the residents a complete experience in both academic and private practice orthopaedics. During their training at the Atlanta Medical Center, orthopaedic residents will rotate with a number of nationally recognized specialists and are exposed to the contemporary methods of diagnosis and treatment in the field of orthopaedic surgery.

Research Capabilities

Atlanta Medical Center is committed to meaningful research, supporting resident education with facility and faculty to guide publication of work that might change clinical practice.  The residency program is home to a cutting edge cadaveric surgical skills laboratory as well as a bio-cellular research center. 

Orthopaedic residents at Atlanta Medical Center complete one research project a year that is compiled in the King-Hancock Journal.  Full time access to the surgical skills laboratory enables residents to improve their arthroscopic surgical skills and practice surgical approaches. At the same time, the laboratory serves as an incubator for testing new ideas with our corporate sponsors, offering residents at AMC the opportunity to see products and processes during their development as well as conduct research on both anatomical and bio-cellular fields of study.  In addition to the on-campus options for development, AMC has partnered with the Emory University Orthopaedic Residency for cooperative utilization of their biomechanical research facility, with Georgia State University for access to biocellular and anatomical expertise, and with Georgia Tech for material science applications including electron microscopy, and spectroscopic characterization.


The Atlanta Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program requirements are as follows; you must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service and a minimum of three letters of recommendation are required. Atlanta Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Programs application deadline is November 15th of each year. The Orthopaedic Selection Committee schedules interview dates in December, January & February.