Specialties

Sports Medicine (Board certified since 2008)

Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 2002)

At a Glance

  • 1999 Started practicing
  • 17 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Karas

Dr. Karas is the Director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University. Dr. Karas is an internationally recognized expert in the fieldinclude sports medicine, surgery of the shoulder and knee, and arthroscopic surgery.  He has been recognized as one of America’s “Top Orthopaedic Doctors” in Men’s Health Magazine April 2007 and “Top Sports Medicine Specialists for Women” in Women’s Health MagazineAtlanta Magazine has named him “Atlanta’s Most Trusted Sports Medicine Specialist” for the past three years.

He has authored over 200 manuscripts, presentations, and instructional videos and has presented his research at numerous institutions both internationally and throughout the United States. His work has been featured in NBC television, Men’s Health Magazine, Ski Magazine, and numerous internet health services. He works closely with industries in the design of orthopaedic devices and teaches physicians throughout the world in their use.

Dr. Karas came to Emory in 2005, after serving as Chief of the Shoulder Service and team physician at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He currently serves as team physician for the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Tech Baseball and Lakeside High School, as well as a consulting team physician for Emory University and Georgia Tech athletics. He cares for patients and athletes of all levels: professional, collegiate, scholastic, and recreational.

My Clinical Interests

  • arthroscopic surgery
  • knee surgery
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • shoulder
  • sports medicine
  • ACL surgery
  • Cartilage Reconstruction/Repair
  • knee surgery-under 50
  • Shoulder Decompression
  • shoulder rotator cuff sx
  • sports concussions
  • tendon/ligament injuries
  • cartilage transplant
  • patella stablization
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair (SLAP)
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Non Op Sports Knee
  • Non Op Sports Shoulder
  • neck pain

Academic Profile

Degree

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN , 1993

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1999

FELLOWSHIP

Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO
2000

INTERNSHIP

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1995

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American College of Sports Medicine

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Shoulder and Elbow Society

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Southern Orthopaedic Association

Languages spoken

  • Greek

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 404-778-3350
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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3

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Degree

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN , 1993

Training (Residency & Fellowship)

RESIDENCY

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1999

FELLOWSHIP

Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO
2000

INTERNSHIP

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1995

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American College of Sports Medicine

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

American Shoulder and Elbow Society

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Southern Orthopaedic Association

Languages spoken

  • Greek