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Stephen M. McCollam, MD




Introduction


Stephen M. McCollam, MD, joined Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic in 1988. Dr. McCollam serves as President of POC and has been named one of the top hand orthopaedic surgeons in Atlanta in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is listed among the top 45 hand and upper extremity surgeons in the U.S.

Special Interest


Upper Extremity Surgery


Education and Training


Dr. McCollam is a New Orleans native who earned his BA (cum laude) from Tulane University in 1978 and his MD from Tulane with honors in 1982. He completed his orthopaedic training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also completed extensive training in hand and microsurgery, as evidenced by his Fellowship at Indiana University/St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. McCollam was an AO International Upper Extremity Fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He is the past Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics for Piedmont Hospital and a past member of the Board of Directors, having served for six years. He is the past president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society. Dr. McCollam is also a past President of the Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand. He served as an oral examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. In addition, Dr. McCollam serves on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is past Chairman of its Committee on Regulatory and Legislative Affairs; he also serves on the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering Board of Advisors. Over the course of the past two decades, he has served in various advisory capacities to the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, including most recently as a member of the legislative committee. His humanitarian efforts include volunteering his time at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti, which he has done since 1990.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.


Recent Recognitions


Who better to recommend a good doctor than another doctor? Each year, Atlanta Magazine asks hundreds of metro area doctors to name their most respected colleagues. Dr. McCollam has been named a top hand orthopaedic surgeons in Atlanta in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Dr. McCollam was recently recognized by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. He is listed among the top 45 hand and upper extremity surgeons in the U.S. Click here to read more.

Dr. McCollam was also honored as a “Healthcare Hero” in the October 2010 edition of Georgia Trend magazine. This distinction was awarded to him for his charitable work in Haiti following the devastating earthquake, and for his long history of dedication to the country. Click here to read the Georgia Trend article honoring Dr. McCollam as a 2010 Healthcare Hero.


Dr. McCollam Visits Capitol Hill


On Thursday, February 11, 2014, Dr. McCollam visited Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to meet with key members of the US Senate Finance Committee to discuss the results of recent AAOS study on imaging self-referral.

Click here to read more about his visit, which included meetings with Senators Cardin (D-MD), Portman (R-OH), Nelson (D-FL), Enzi (R-WY), Isakson (R-GA), Crapo (R-ID), and Grassley (R-IA). He also had lunch with Representative Shimkus (R-IL), who is on the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main committees which has jurisdiction over in-office ancillary services.


Dr. McCollam Lectures in Biomedical Engineering Department at Tulane


The Center for Anatomical and Movement Sciences (CAMS) at Tulane University is an interdepartmental initiative that originated from the remodeling and expansion of the former Human Anatomy Lab housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. CAMS’ main lab offers a unique human cadaver dissection experience to undergraduate and graduate students from the nine departments associated with the School of Science and Engineering (SSE).

Recently Dr. Steve McCollam, a new SSE Board of Advisors member, introduced a suite of Stryker surgical equipment into the anatomy lab. Dr. McCollam demonstrated several techniques to Tulane Biomedical Engineering and other SSE students during a campus visit. He is a New Orleans native who earned his BA (cum laude) from Tulane University in 1978 and his MD from Tulane with honors in 1982


Dr. McCollam Named a Patients' Choice Award Winner for 2012


Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic physician Stephen M. McCollam, M.D. was among the select few physicians honored with the 2012 Patients' Choice Award. In fact, of the nation's 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like Vitals, qualifying them for this honor.

Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor's bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients' Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.


Dr. McCollam Visits State Capitol


Dr. Stephen M. McCollam recently had the honor of visiting the State Capitol on behalf of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and speaking to both the Senate and the House, thanking them for working hard to protect the doctor/patient relationship.


Dr. McCollam with Governor Deal on August 15, 2011.


Professional Affiliations


Dr. McCollam belongs to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta Orthopaedic Society, Medical Association of Georgia, American Society for Surgery of the Hand and Georgia Orthopaedic Society. Notably, Dr. McCollam was asked to join the American Orthopaedic Association, which is a leadership organization composed of orthopaedic surgeons both nationally and internationally. He is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory School of Medicine and has been a member of the teaching faculty at Grady Hospital since 1989. Dr. McCollam serves as an orthopaedic hand consultant to Georgia State University and to the Atlanta Hawks.


Patient Education


POC offers its own multimedia patient education section consisting of several libraries to provide education information to our patients. Click here to go to our multimedia patient education page


Office Locations






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To make an appointment, please call 404-355-0743.