John R. Dorris, III, MD

Dr. Dorris is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  Dr. Dorris completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory University.  After his residency, he went to Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado to complete his fellowship.  Dr. Dorris treats shoulders, knees and hips in patients in the Athens and Royston clinic locations.


University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 1987

Medical School

Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA


Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Orthopedic Surgery


Steadman Hawkins Clinic
Vail, CO

Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Clinical Orthopedic Society
  • American Association of Sports Medicine
  • Southern Orthopedic Association
  • Georgia Orthopedic Society

Dr. Dorris and his wife, Leslie, live in Athens with their two boys.

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center
St. Mary’s Hospital
Northridge Medical Center
St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia
Athens Orthopedic Surgery Center, Athens
Athens Orthopedic Surgery Center, Loganville

Athens Orthopedic Clinic

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

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