Athens Orthopedic Clinic

Julian P. Price, MD

Dr. Julian Price is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in less invasive and reconstructive surgery of the neck and spine.

Dr. Price is a native of Swainsboro, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia majoring in exercise and sports science.  After completion of his certification for athletic training, he attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia where he received the Merck Award for academic excellence.  Dr. Price completed his orthopaedic residency training in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  After completing his residency, he went on to Minneapolis, Minnesota to complete an orthopaedic spine and reconstructive fellowship at Twin Cities Spine Center.

Dr. Price joined Athens Orthopedic Clinic  in 2011 and sees patients in Athens, Loganville, and Greensboro.  Dr. Price resides in Oconee County with his wife, Kelly, and two sons, Grady and Sam.  He has privileges at AOC’s William B. Mulherin Ambulatory Surgery Center, Saint Mary’s Hospital, Athens Regional Medical Center, Clearview Regional Medical Center, and Eastside Medical Center.

Dr. Price is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.  He has presented research in the field of spine surgery at both the national and international level.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the GRU/UGA medical partnership campus.



Exercise and Sport Science

The University of Georgia

Athens, GA

May 2000

Medical School


Medical College of Georgia

Augusta, GA

May 2005


University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Unit/Erlanger Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident

July 2005-June 2010


Twin Cities Spine Center

Minneapolis, MN

Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Fellowship

July 2010-July 2011

Board Certification

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons

July 2013


Professional Memberships

North American Spine Society

AmericanAcademy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

National Athletic Trainers Association

American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders

Professional Appointments

Athens Orthopedic Clinic, Athens, GA , August 2011-present

Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Athens, GA, April 2012-present

Clinical Assistant Professor


Medical License, State of Georgia

Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association

Research / Publications

Alvarez RG, Price JP, Marini A, Turner NS, Kitaoka HB, Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity and Posterior Tibial Tendon

Dysfunction, In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Foot and Ankle 4, Pinzur MS et al ed., American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 215-229, 2008.

Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Minimally Invasive Surgery with Traditional Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.  Price J, Schwender J, et al

manuscript submitted


Cervical Spine Injuries in the Athlete

Podium Presentation, Georgia Sports Symposium, March 2013, Athens, GA

Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Minimally Invasive Surgery with Traditional Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Podium Presentation, North American Spine Society/Japanese Spine Society Meeting, July 2012, Kauai, HI

Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Minimally Invasive Surgery with Traditional Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Poster Presentation, American Orthopaedic Association Meeting, June 2012, Washington, DC

Pedicle Resection for Complicated Revision Lumbar Surgery

Podium Presentation, Spine IEP Meeting, November 2011, Miami, FL

Radiologic Outcomes of Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Poster Presentation, Minnesota Orthopedic Society, April 2011, Minneapolis, MN

Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures

Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, March 2010, Chattanooga, TN

Posterior Tibialis Tendon Dysfunction/Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity

Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, February 2009, Chattanooga, TN

Surgical Treatment of Solitary Bone Plasmacytoma of the Thoracic Spine

Poster Presentation, Resident Research Week,  April 2008, Chattanooga, TN

Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty

Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, February 2008, Chattanooga, TN

Lateral Decubitus Positioning for Reduction and Fixation of Intertrochanteric Femur Fractures Using a Unique Traction Device

Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting. September 2007, Memphis, TN.

Honors / Awards

Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Erlanger Hospital, 2009- 2010

American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Recipient, 2009

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma Best Orthopaedic Teaching Resident Award, 2008