David I. Katz, MD

Joined 2011

Dr. David Katz is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery who specializes in the treatment of the hand, wrist and upper extremity. As a native of Richmond, Virginia, he attended the University of Virginia where he was an Echols Scholar.

After graduation, he […]

Ginger Banner, MS, OTL, CHT

Originally from Gainsville, Georgia, Ginger earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees at Brenau University.  She developed a strong interest in hand therapy early in Occupational Therapy school and focused on opportunities to advance her exposure and knowledge in this arena, winning a competitive hand therapy internship. After graduating, Ginger continued […]

Lauren Brown, OTR/L, CHT

Lauren graduated from Medical University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2007. At the start of her career as an occupational therapist, Lauren primarily worked with patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and multiple traumatic injuries in an inpatient setting. Once she […]

Jeremy Cryder, OTR/L, CHT

Jeremy is a 2007 graduate from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. He developed a love for hand therapy during his undergraduate years observing a Certified Hand Therapist in Athens. Jeremy knew he wanted to be a CHT by the beginning of […]

Michael S. Shuler, MD

Joined 2008

Dr. Shuler was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate education. He then attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for medical school. He trained in orthopedic surgery at Emory University and then spent an additional year in Seattle […]

Karin Foster, MOT, OTR/L, CHT

Karin joined the AOC team in September 2011. She earned her Specialty Certification in Hand Therapy in 2000 and received her Masters in Occupational Therapy degree from Texas Women’s University in 1993. Karin is experienced in treating multiple traumatic injuries of the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand as well as […]

Pat Monroe, OTR/L, CHT

Pat joined AOC in 2008 when hand and upper extremity surgeon Dr. Michael Shuler began his hand practice at AOC. Pat has over 25 years of experience in treating hand and upper extremity injuries. She achieved a Specialty Certification in Hand Therapy in 1993. Her career path has included working […]

Athens Orthopedic Clinic

1765 Old West Broad St. Bldg. 2, Ste. 200,
Athens, Georgia 30606

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