John William Xerogeanes, MD

Emory Clinic

Chief of Sports Medicine; Head Team Orthopaedist & Team Physician GA Tech, Emory, Atlanta Dream

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 2001)
Sports Medicine (Board certified since 2008)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
ACL surgery
arthroscopic surgery
knee surgery
knee surgery-under 50
patella stablization
Shoulder Decompression
Shoulder Labrum Repair (SLAP)
shoulder rotator cuff sx
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Ctr
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 778-3350

Ortho/Spine Priority Line
404 778-3363
Hospital Affiliation(s):
Emory University Hospital
About Dr. Xerogeanes

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Quad Tendon ACL Surgery
  • Revision ACL Surgery
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery

As a member of many respected professional societies and organizations, Dr. Xerogeanes has published numerous research articles, chapters of textbooks and developed surgical techniques. His professional experience as an orthopedic surgeon has won him many accolades and international acknowledgements. Thus, he routinely travels internationally to lecture and educate surgeons on the most innovative and sophisticated surgical procedures. His work and opinions have been featured on all major television networks including Good Morning America, CNN and ESPN.

Dr. Xerogeanes has been recognized as one of US News & World Report’s Top Doctors with a special distinction listing him among the top 1% in the nation in his specialty.  Dr. X has been consistently ranked amongst the top health care providers within Emory Healthcare in “Patient Satisfaction” by Press Ganey patient polling. Along with recreational athletes, his patients range from past Presidents of the United States to Academy Award winning actresses to professional and Olympic athletes. He is one of only two Emory School of Medicine faculty members to be nominated and elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha, a national medical honor society founded in 1902.

Year Started Practicing: 1999
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1999
Organizational Memberships:
Alpha Omega Alpha
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
Hawkins Shoulder Society
Major or Recent Publications:

Hammond Kyle,  Xerogeanes John, Todd Dane, Anatomic, Trans-Epiphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:  Surgical Technique, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Essential Surgical Techniques, February 2013; 3(1): e3 1-11.doi

Gottschalk M, Mitchel P, Butts G,  Xerogeanes J, Surgical Site Infection:  A Comparison of Multispecialty and Single Specialty Outpatient Facilities.  Journal of Orthopaedics 10 (2013), pp. 111-114

Xerogeanes J, Mitchell P, Todd D, Romine S, Karasev P:  An Anatomic and Morphologic Evaluation of the Quadriceps Tendon Using 3D MRI Reconstruction:  Applications for ACL Autograft Choice and Procurement, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Volume 41 Issue 10 October 2013 pp. 2392 - 2399.

Karasev P, Kolesov I, Tannenbaum A, Todd D, Xerogeanes J, Interactive Medical Image Segmentaion using PDE controlof Active Contours, Accepted IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, July 2013

Recent Presentations

Simmons J, Starr M, Xerogeanes J, Prevalence of Lateral Meniscal Tears in the Young Athletic Population. AOSSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore MA, July 2012

American Journal of Orthopaedics: Emerging Techniques in Orthopaedics, Las Vegas NV, December 2013, The Use Of The Quadriceps Tendon for ACL Surgery.

Metcalf Sports Medicine Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, January 2014, The Quadriceps Tendon as an ACL Graft Option, The Lateral Meniscal Tear in the Athlete

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery: Specialty Day, New Orleans, LA,  March 2013, Topic: Return To Play After ACL Reconstruction In Division One Football Players.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery:  Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA,  March 2013,  Topic: Mechanical Properties of Quadriceps Tendon Allograft Compared to Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allograft as an Alternative Graft for ACL Reconstruction.  

ANNA Spring Meeting. April 2013, Topic: Mechanical Properties of Quadriceps Tendon Allograft Compared to Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allograft as an Alternative Graft for ACL Reconstruction.  

Best Basic Science Paper, 2004
Robert P Kelly Society

Excellence in Research Award, 1994
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Outstanding Clinical Research Award, 1990
American Federation for Clinical Research

Outstanding Clinical Research Award, 1990
University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic
Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 1992

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 1993

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 1997

Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO 1998