Gary M. Lourie, M.D.

Gary M. Lourie, M.D.

  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Cerebral Palsy Reconstruction
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Oncology/Tumors of the Upper Extremity
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reconstruction (Stroke, Head Trauma)
  • Sports Medicine (Hand, Wrist, Elbow)
  • Wrist


Hand and Microvascular Surgery: Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN

Dr. Lourie is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine where he served as resident and chief resident in orthopedic surgery. He completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. After this, he completed a traveling preceptorship in Europe specializing in wrist surgery under the guidance of William B. Kleinman, M.D. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand. He currently serves as Co-Chief for the Division of Hand Surgery at the Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, where he was recently named Clinical Instructor of the Year. He also is a clinical assistant professor at the Emory School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics. In addition, he serves as a clinician in pediatric orthopedics at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite campus. Dr. Lourie has served as president of the Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand and currently is chairman of the Piedmont Orthopedic Foundation at Duke University, directing research grant awards. He has been named to the Atlanta Top Doctor list for hand surgery and recently was honored by acceptance to the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) in recognition of his contributions to orthopedic surgery. He is very active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has published close to 100 articles and book chapters. Dr. Lourie is a consultant for Auburn University, Western Carolina University, Georgia Southern, and Georgia State University. He has been an orthopedic hand surgeon for the Atlanta Braves for over 20 years and recently completed a three-year stint as head team physician. He presently continues as the hand/upper extremity surgeon for the Braves as well as the Single A, Double A, and Triple A minor league affiliates.

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    • Bachelor of Science in Zoology: Duke University, Durham, NC
    • Doctor of Medicine: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    • General Surgery Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City, NY
    • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    • Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship: Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN


    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
    • Carroll Hand Club
    • Duke Hand Club
    • Georgia Orthopaedic Society
    • Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • Indianapolis Hand Society
    • International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand
    • New Millennium Hand Club
    • Piedmont Orthopedic Society
    • Southeastern Hand Club
    • Southern Orthopaedic Association
    • The American Orthopaedic Association
    • The Atlanta Clinical Society
    • The Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association

    Team Affiliations

    • Atlanta Braves
    • Auburn University
    • Georgia Tech
    • Reinhardt University
    • Western Carolina University

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital
    • Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital
    • Northside Hospital – Atlanta
    • “Dr. Lourie was very empathetic and made me feel like he cared about my problem. He took the time to listen to my concerns and explain his recommended treatment plan. Overall I thought that I was in great hands with Dr. Lourie.”
      – Gail T.
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