The physicians of The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia continue to provide their expertise to patients throughout Georgia and the Southeast. The following affiliations are a testament to these long-standing relationships and a high level of care.

Caring for elbow, hand, and wrist injuries in athletes of all ages:

  • Consultants to the Sports Medicine Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Hand team physician for the Atlanta Braves (Dr. Lourie)
  • Team physician at the Marist School (Dr. Costas)
  • Team physician for Georgia Tech Athletics (Dr. Lourie)
  • Team physician for Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (Dr. Peljovich)

Expert care for patients with multiple traumatic injuries, spinal cord injuries, and brachial plexus injuries:

  • Hand and upper extremity surgery consultants at Shepherd Center (Dr. Peljovich and Dr. Gillespie)

Special expertise for young patients:

Dedication to providing the highest level of specialty care to the children of Georgia:

Complex care for injured workers throughout Georgia:

  • Workers’ compensation services provided in affiliation with multiple carriers
  • Concentra hand and upper extremity consultants (Dr. Klugman and Dr. Ratner)
  • Shepherd Center hand and upper extremity consultants (Dr. Peljovich and Dr. Gillespie)

Experienced educators and active researchers committed to the future of hand surgery:

  • Orthopedic surgery residents of the Atlanta Medical Center program observe hand surgery with our physicians
  • Chief of Hand Surgery for Atlanta Medical Center program (Dr. Lourie)
  • Faculty for a unique Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship Program in conjunction with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • One of the original surgeons involved in clinical trials for Xiaflex injections for treating Dupuytren’s disease (Dr. Costas)
  • Research with AxoGen about nerve allografts for brachial plexus/nerve reconstruction (Dr. Gillespie, Dr. Peljovich, and Dr. Ratner)
  • Participated in TOBI, a multicenter research study dedicated to brachial plexus birth palsy (Dr. Peljovich)
  • Participating in a multicenter study of symbrachydactyly
  • Active members in the Pediatric Hand Study Group, a national organization dedicated to advancing care for young patients (Dr. Peljovich, Dr. Gillespie, and Dr. Ratner)

Our physicians are also members of and have held leadership positions in many organizations dedicated to advancing hand surgery. Those organizations include: