Specialties

Sports Medicine (Board certified since 2008)

Orthopaedics (Board certified since 2002)

At a Glance

  • 1999 Started practicing
  • 18 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, and a physician team member for the Atlanta Braves. He cares for patients and athletes of all levels: professional, collegiate, scholastic, and recreational.

My Clinical Interests

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

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
1993

INTERNSHIP

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1995

RESIDENCY

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1999

FELLOWSHIP

Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO
2000

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

Honors & Awards

"Award Winner" Designation for Instructional Video
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001

"Best Seller" Designation for Instructional Video
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2004

Aircast Pacific Rim Traveling Fellowship
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2005

Major Publications

A biomechanical comparison of Endobutton vs. suture anchor repair of distal biceps tendon injuries. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery, Vol 15, 2006,509-514.

Scapular kinematics during supraspinatus rehabilitation exercise: A comparison of full-can versus empty-can techniques. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 34, 2006,644-52.

Stress Protection Suture, Thermal Shrinkage, and Sclerosing Agents: Effects on Rat Patellar Tendon Length and Biomechanical Strength. American Journal Sports Med, Vol 33, No 11, 2005,1729-34.

The HAGL Lesion: An arthroscopic technique for repair of humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligaments. Arthroscopy, Vol 21, No. 4 (April), 2005,498-502.

The repeatability of scapular rotations across three planes of humeral elevation. Research in Sports Medicine, 2005,13:181-189.

Thermal Microdebridement does not affect the "Time Zero" Biomechanical Properties of Human Patellar Tendons . American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 32, No. 8, 2004,1946-52.

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Sports Medicine Complex

Emory Sports Medicine Complex
1968 Hawks Ln
Brookhaven, 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

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
1993

INTERNSHIP

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1995

RESIDENCY

Duke University Medical Center,Durham, NC
1999

FELLOWSHIP

Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO
2000

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

Honors & Awards

"Award Winner" Designation for Instructional Video
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001

"Best Seller" Designation for Instructional Video
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2004

Aircast Pacific Rim Traveling Fellowship
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2005

Major Publications

A biomechanical comparison of Endobutton vs. suture anchor repair of distal biceps tendon injuries. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery, Vol 15, 2006,509-514.

Scapular kinematics during supraspinatus rehabilitation exercise: A comparison of full-can versus empty-can techniques. American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 34, 2006,644-52.

Stress Protection Suture, Thermal Shrinkage, and Sclerosing Agents: Effects on Rat Patellar Tendon Length and Biomechanical Strength. American Journal Sports Med, Vol 33, No 11, 2005,1729-34.

The HAGL Lesion: An arthroscopic technique for repair of humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligaments. Arthroscopy, Vol 21, No. 4 (April), 2005,498-502.

The repeatability of scapular rotations across three planes of humeral elevation. Research in Sports Medicine, 2005,13:181-189.

Thermal Microdebridement does not affect the "Time Zero" Biomechanical Properties of Human Patellar Tendons . American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 32, No. 8, 2004,1946-52.