Claudius Jarrett, M.D.

Emory Clinic

Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Hand Surgery (Board certified since 2014)
Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 2014)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
carpal tunnel syndrome
cartilage transplant
hand-non sx tx
hand surgery
microvascular surgery
shoulder arthoplasty
Shoulder Decompression
Shoulder Labrum Repair (SLAP)
shoulder rotator cuff sx
tendon/ligament injuries
Trigger Finger
upper extremities
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center
59 Executive Park Drive S
Atlanta, GA30329
404 778-3350
Additional Spoken Language(s):
About Dr. Jarrett

Dr. Jarrett specializes in surgical and nonsurgical management of problems of the hand, elbow, and shoulder including arthritis, tendon injuries, fractures, sports injuries, and trauma. Secondary to his specialized area of medical practice, Dr. Jarrett has published numerous basic science and clinical research articles as well as written serval book chapters. His professional experience as an orthopedic surgeon has won him many accolades and international acknowledgements. Dr. Jarrett has been ranked amongst the top health care providers both nationwide and within Emory Healthcare in “Patient Satisfaction” by Press Ganey patient polling. Dr. Jarrett not only has a busy clinical practice but also participates in grant funded research projects addressing rotator cuff injuries, shoulder arthritis, and upper extremity fractures.

Dr. Jarrett finished from Vicksburg High School in the top 1% of his class. He then attended Xavier University under a full academic merit scholarship. While in college, he was awarded the MARC academic research distinction. After graduating summa cum laude from Xavier University, he then attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, one of the top 20 medical institutions in the country. At Northwestern, he was nominated by the faculty as one of the medical students of distinction. He was also selected by his professors to serve as one of only two Histology TA for the junior medical students. After graduating from Northwestern, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at Emory University Hospitals. During his training, Dr. Jarrett received several awards for outstanding research in the field of orthopaedics.

After the completion of his Orthopaedic surgery residency, Dr. Jarrett was selected to the prestigious Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA under the tutelage of Baratz, Sotereanos, Schmidt, Hughes, Spiess, and Bragdon. Upon completion of his fellowship, he was awarded the microsurgical skills award by the staff. Dr. Jarrett remains active nationally in his specialty by regularly assisting in physician education seminars.

Dr. Jarrett treats patients at The Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center and at the Emory University Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital.

Dr. Jarrett and his wife have three beautiful daughters who keep them busy with many extracurricular activities including soccer, gymnastics, piano, violin, and their church’s children’s chorus to name a few.

Year Started Practicing: 2011
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 2011
Organizational Memberships:
Kelly Society
Major or Recent Publications:

Faucher GK, Golden ML, Sweeney KR, Hutton WC, Jarrett CD (2014) Comparison of screw trajectory on stability of oblique scaphoid fractures: a mechanical study. J Hand Surg Am 39(3)430-5

Schmidt CC, Jarrett CD, Brown BT, Degravelle M Jr., Sawardeker P, Weir DM, Latona CR, Miller MC.  (2014) Effect of lesser tuberosity osteotomy size and repair construct during total shoulder arthroplasty.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 23(1)117-27

Jarrett CD, Brown BT, Schmidt CC.  (2013)  Anatomic Distal Biceps and Triceps Tendon Repair.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 22 (4): 215-223

Schmidt CC, Jarrett CD, Brown BT.  (2015)  Management of Rotator Cuff Tears.  J Hand Surg Am. 40 (2): 399-408.

Gilling J, Smith M, Hutton W, Jarrett CD. (2015)  The Effect of Flexor Digitorum Profundus Tendon Advancement on the Surgical Repair of Jersey Fingers: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study. J Hand Surg Eu. 2015

Medical School
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL2005

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA2010

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA2010

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA2011