Mason N. Florence, MD

M.D.

Joined 2013

Dr. Mason Florence is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Originally from the small town of LaFayette, Georgia, he attended the University of Georgia where his childhood love for the Dawgs continued.  Dr. Florence went on to pursue his M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and received his orthopedic training at the Medical College of Georgia, as well. With a special interest in foot and ankle, he pursued fellowship training in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle surgery at the University of Alabama Birmingham under the direction of Dr. John S. Gould and Associates.

Dr. Florence and his wife, Rachel, have two children, Samuel and Caroline.  He enjoys golf, skiing, and other outdoor activities with his family.

Undergraduate

College of Arts and Sciences,
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology
summa cum laude with honors
August 1998-May 2002

Medical School

School of Medicine,
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
M.D., August 2002-May 2007

Residency

Residency, Department of Orthopedics,
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
July 2008-June 2012

Fellowship

Fellowship, Division of Foot and Ankle, Department of Orthopedics,
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
August 2012-July 2013

Internship

Internship, Department of Surgery 
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
July 2007-June 2008

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Qualification
July 2015-December 2025

Professional Affiliations

Georgia Orthopedic Society
2008-Present

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
July 2008-Present

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
August 2013-Present

Research / Publications

  • Gould, John S.; Florence, Mason N. Interpositional Arthroplasty of the Great Toe Metatarsophalangeal Joint Using Autogenous Fascia Lata for Advanced Hallux Rigidus.  Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery. June 2015.; 14(2):65-68.
  • Gould JS, Naranje SM, McGwin,G,Jr., Florence M, Cheppalli S. Use of Collagen Conduits in Management of Painful Neuromas of the Foot and Ankle. Foot Ankle Int .  July 2013; vol. 34, 7: pp. 932-940.
  • Florence M, Crosby LA.  Complications After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: One Door Closes, Another Opens.  Seminars in Arthroplasty 21: 199-203, Elsevier 2010.
  • Florence, M., Reed, N., Fulcher, M.  Volar Based Corticocancellous Distal Radius Autograft for Repair of Symptomatic Unstable Scaphoid Nonunion. 

Presentations

  • Florence, M.  Idiopathic Scoliosis: Case presentation.  Frank J. Stelling Pediatric Orthopedic Conference, Augusta, GA, November 2011
  • Florence, M., Reed, N., Fulcher, M.  Volar Based Corticocancellous Distal Radius Autograft for Repair of Symptomatic Unstable Scaphoid Nonunion.  Georgia Orthopedic Society 2011 Annual Meeting, Sea Island, GA.  September 22-25, 2011
  • Florence, M.  Shoulder Pain in the Throwing Athlete: Case Presentation.  63rd Annual Elwyn Saunders Academic Symposium, Augusta, GA, June 2010
  • Florence, M, Corpe, RS.  Comparison of Cobalt and Chromium Ion Levels in Differential versus Non-Differential Hardness Metal on Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Orthopaedic Research Day Medical College of Georgia, May 2010.
  • Florence, M.  Cervical Myelopathy: Case Presentation.  12th Annual MCG Spine Conference, Augusta, GA April 2010
  • Florence, M.  Degenerative Kyphoscoliosis: Case Presentation.  12th Annual MCG Spine Conference, Augusta, GA April 2010
  • Florence, M.  Pathologic Femur Fracture: Case Presentation. Frank J. Stelling Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, Augusta, GA, November 2009
  • Florence, M.  Neuromuscular Hip Dysplasia:  Case Presentation.  Frank J. Stelling Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, Augusta, GA, November 2009
  • Florence, M.  Hip pain:  MCG Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Augusta, GA, September 2009
  • Florence, M.  Osteosarcoma in the Skeletally Immature:  Case Presentation.  62nd Elwyn Saunders Academic Symposium, Augusta, GA, June 2009

Specialized Training

STAR Total Ankle Replacement
Denver, CO
May 2013

Wright Medical Advances in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Chicago, IL
December 2012

Stryker Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Fellows Course
Denver, CO
October 2012

William F. Enneking Musculoskeletal Pathology Seminar
Gainesville, FL
May 2011

Dallas Short Course: Orthotics and Prosthetics
Dallas, TX
October 2010

Basic Microsurgery Course
Atlanta, GA
February 2010

AOSNA Spine Course:  Principles and Treatment of Spinal Disorders for Residents and Fellows
Las Vegas, NV
August 20-23, 2009

AO Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management Course for Residents
East Brunswick, NJ
September 18-21, 2008

Southeastern Fracture Symposium
Charleston, SC
January 17-20, 2008

Frank J. Stelling Pediatric Orthopedic Conference
Augusta, GA
November 2008-2011

Medical College of Georgia Orthopedic Spine Conference
Augusta, GA
March 2008-2011

Medical College of Georgia Department of Orthopedics Annual Research Day
Augusta, GA
May 2008-2011

Annual Elwyn Saunders Academic Symposium
Augusta, GA
June 2008-2011

Honors / Awards

MCG Emergency Medicine Lecture Series of the Year 2009-2010

Medical Faculty Sponsored Scholarship 2002-2006

Phi Beta Kappa 2001

Blue Key National Honor Fraternity 2001

Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society 2000

Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society 2001

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society 2002

National Order of Omega 2002

Omicron Delta Kappa Society 2001

Delta Epsilon Iota National Honor Society 2000

Neptune Dive and Ski Open Wakeboard Tournament Champion 2009

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