Specialties

Orthopaedics (Board certified since 2016)

At a Glance

  • 2014 Started practicing
  • 3 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Whitfield

Dr. Whitfield has extensive training and experience in treating all individuals who want to maximize their potential to be active, from high performing athletes to individuals who simply want their joints to keep up with their lifestyle. He believes in a patient-centered approach, tailoring his treatments both operatively and non-operatively to the individual patient’s needs. While in residency he received a Georgetown Caring Star Award, a patient-initiated award for exceptional care. He strives to provide thoughtful care with compassion and respect to every single patient.

He is specialty trained in hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow conditions and procedures. He has a particular interest in helping restore patients’ quality of life through the use of hip arthroscopy and shoulder arthroplasty. In the hip, he treats conditions such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), tendon tears, and labral tears with minimally invasive joint preservation techniques. In the shoulder, he performs arthroscopy for conditions such as shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears. He also has specialized training and experience in joint replacement surgery, including shoulder replacements (standard, reverse, and revisions), minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacements and subvastus knee replacements.

Dr. Whitfield is originally from Greensboro, NC. In 2014, Dr. Whitfield moved to the Georgia area with his wife, a Georgia native, and two children. He enjoys physical fitness, learning, service, and above all, spending quality time with his friends and family.

He earned his BS from Duke University in mathematics and economics before obtaining his medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He became proficient at treating all aspects of orthopaedic problems during his 5 years of residency training at Georgetown University. Following residency, Dr. Whitfield spent one year as a “Hawk Fellow” at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Greenville, SC, where he received specialized training in the latest and most successful, evidence-based treatments for athletic injuries on the field, in the office, and in the operating room.

My Clinical Interests

  • ACL surgery
  • ankle
  • Ankle Surgery
  • arthritis
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • compression fractures
  • elbow
  • Elbow Surgery
  • hip arthroplasty
  • hip non-surgical
  • hip replacement
  • hip surgery
  • knee/non-surgical tx
  • knee arthroplasty
  • knee-non sx tx
  • knee replacement
  • knee surgery-under 50
  • knee sx-over 50,total joint
  • orthopaedic trauma
  • osteoarthritis
  • patella stablization
  • platelet rich plasma
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • shoulder
  • shoulder arthoplasty
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair (SLAP)
  • shoulder rotator cuff sx
  • Sports Med (non-surg ortho)
  • sports medicine
  • stem cells
  • tendon/ligament injuries

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008

RESIDENCY

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC
2013

FELLOWSHIP

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville, SC
2014

Professional Memberships

2016-present Member, Georgia Orthopaedic Society

2013-present Associate Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America

2013-present Associate Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

2008-present Active Fellow Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2009-2013 Member, Washington Orthopaedic Society

Languages spoken

  • English

Major Publications

Medical Literature Participation

Reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine September 2014-present

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Whitfield BJ, Edwards SG. Hand and Wrist Trauma: Fingertip Injuries, a Review. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2012; 23(4): 264-272.

2. Argintar E, Whitfield B, Debritz J. Missed Obturator Hip Dislocation in a 19-Year-Old Man. Journal of American Orthopaedics. 2012; 41(3): E43-E45

3. Caplan JL, Whitfield B, Neviaser RJ. Subscapularis Function After Primary Tendon to Tendon Repair in Patients After Replacement Arthroplasty of the Shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009; 18:193-196.

Book Chapter and Web Based Reviews

1. Folk JW, Ferro FP, Phillippon MJ, & Whitfield BJ. Acetabular Fossa, Fermoal Fovea and the Ligamentum< Teres. MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation: A Case-Based Atlas of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Hip. Eds. Brockmeier SK & Christoforetti J. New York: Springer, 2016. 397-409

2. Whitfield BJ, Hawkins RJ. Complications Associated with RSA. Reverse Sholder Arthroplasty. Eds. Frankle M, Marberry S, Pupello D. New York: Springer. 2016

3. Whitfield BJ, Klimkiewicz, JJ. Soft Tissue Knee Injuries (Tendon and Bursae). ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review. Eds. St. Pierre P, O’Connor FG, et al. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2013.

4. Whitfield BJ. Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder. Musculoskeletal Medicine for Medical Students. 2012. Published online at http://www.orthopaedicsone.com/display/MSKMed/Calcific+tendonitis+of+the+shoulder

Poster and Podium Presentations

1. Alexandrov P, Whitfield BJ, Triantafillou K, Dziadosz D, Schulman J, Schwartzbach S. Meniscal Tears in Tibial Plateau Fractures as Predicted by Measuring Internal Depression on CT Scans. Podium Presentation at the Washington Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, May 20, 2013, Washington, DC.

2. Dekker T, Whitfield B, Gibbs D, Edwards S. Medium to Long Term Clinical Outcomes of Ulnar Shortening Osteotomies Using a Low Profile Plating System. Podium Presentation at the Washington Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, May 20, 2013, Washington, DC.

3. Whitfield BJ, Triantafillou K, Alexandrov P, Dziadosz D, Schulman J, Schwartzbach S. Meniscal Tears in Tibial Plateau Fractures as Predicted by Measuring Internal Depression on CT Scans. Podium Presentation at the Virginia Orthopaedic Society 66th Annual Meeting, May 4, 2013, Washington, DC.

4. Whitfield BJ, Triantafillou K, Alexandrov P, Schwartzbach S. Meniscal Tears in Tibial Plateau Fractures as Predicted by Measuring Internal Depression on CT Scans. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 22, 2013, Chicago, IL.

5. Whitfield BJ, Pandit S, Choyke, P. Spatial and Temporal Control of Luciferase Expression through HIFU Mediated Induction of Heat Shock Protein Promoter in Vivo. Presented at the NIH; Bethesda, MD. August 2003.

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

1567 Milstead Rd NE
Ste B
Conyers, GA 30012
  • 404-778-3350
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2008

RESIDENCY

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC
2013

FELLOWSHIP

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville, SC
2014

Professional Memberships

2016-present Member, Georgia Orthopaedic Society

2013-present Associate Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America

2013-present Associate Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

2008-present Active Fellow Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2009-2013 Member, Washington Orthopaedic Society

Languages spoken

  • English

Major Publications

Medical Literature Participation

Reviewer for The American Journal of Sports Medicine September 2014-present

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Whitfield BJ, Edwards SG. Hand and Wrist Trauma: Fingertip Injuries, a Review. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2012; 23(4): 264-272.

2. Argintar E, Whitfield B, Debritz J. Missed Obturator Hip Dislocation in a 19-Year-Old Man. Journal of American Orthopaedics. 2012; 41(3): E43-E45

3. Caplan JL, Whitfield B, Neviaser RJ. Subscapularis Function After Primary Tendon to Tendon Repair in Patients After Replacement Arthroplasty of the Shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009; 18:193-196.

Book Chapter and Web Based Reviews

1. Folk JW, Ferro FP, Phillippon MJ, & Whitfield BJ. Acetabular Fossa, Fermoal Fovea and the Ligamentum< Teres. MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation: A Case-Based Atlas of the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Hip. Eds. Brockmeier SK & Christoforetti J. New York: Springer, 2016. 397-409

2. Whitfield BJ, Hawkins RJ. Complications Associated with RSA. Reverse Sholder Arthroplasty. Eds. Frankle M, Marberry S, Pupello D. New York: Springer. 2016

3. Whitfield BJ, Klimkiewicz, JJ. Soft Tissue Knee Injuries (Tendon and Bursae). ACSM’s Sports Medicine: A Comprehensive Review. Eds. St. Pierre P, O’Connor FG, et al. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2013.

4. Whitfield BJ. Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder. Musculoskeletal Medicine for Medical Students. 2012. Published online at http://www.orthopaedicsone.com/display/MSKMed/Calcific+tendonitis+of+the+shoulder

Poster and Podium Presentations

1. Alexandrov P, Whitfield BJ, Triantafillou K, Dziadosz D, Schulman J, Schwartzbach S. Meniscal Tears in Tibial Plateau Fractures as Predicted by Measuring Internal Depression on CT Scans. Podium Presentation at the Washington Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, May 20, 2013, Washington, DC.

2. Dekker T, Whitfield B, Gibbs D, Edwards S. Medium to Long Term Clinical Outcomes of Ulnar Shortening Osteotomies Using a Low Profile Plating System. Podium Presentation at the Washington Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, May 20, 2013, Washington, DC.

3. Whitfield BJ, Triantafillou K, Alexandrov P, Dziadosz D, Schulman J, Schwartzbach S. Meniscal Tears in Tibial Plateau Fractures as Predicted by Measuring Internal Depression on CT Scans. Podium Presentation at the Virginia Orthopaedic Society 66th Annual Meeting, May 4, 2013, Washington, DC.

4. Whitfield BJ, Triantafillou K, Alexandrov P, Schwartzbach S. Meniscal Tears in Tibial Plateau Fractures as Predicted by Measuring Internal Depression on CT Scans. Podium Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 22, 2013, Chicago, IL.

5. Whitfield BJ, Pandit S, Choyke, P. Spatial and Temporal Control of Luciferase Expression through HIFU Mediated Induction of Heat Shock Protein Promoter in Vivo. Presented at the NIH; Bethesda, MD. August 2003.