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Xavier A. Duralde, MD


A native of East Point, Georgia, Xavier A. Duralde, MD, joined Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic in 1993. His special interest is shoulder surgery. Dr. Duralde has been named as one of the top orthopaedic surgeons in Atlanta for six straight years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has also been named one of the top 66 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons by Becker's Orthopaedic, Spine and Pain Management Review.

Area of Special Interest

Shoulder Surgery

Education and Training

Dr. Duralde earned his AB from Harvard University in 1979 and his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983. He remained at Columbia University for his orthopaedic training and fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Dr. Duralde served his country as a Major in the United States Air Force from 1988 to 1992. While in the Air Force, he served as Chief of Surgical Services and Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing Hospital at RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England.

Dr. Duralde is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as associate adjunct professor at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Duralde has served as an orthopaedic surgeon to the Atlanta Braves since 1998 and became the Lead Orthopaedist in 2006. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association and the Major League Baseball Physicians Association. Dr. Duralde has authored many publications regarding the shoulder, including primary research papers and book chapters.

As an active member of the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic volunteer team, Dr. Duralde visits Haiti annually to offer his services at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer and outlying clinics.

Dr. Duralde is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally on various subjects of the shoulder.

Click here to view Dr. Duralde's CV.

Dr. Duralde Named 2016 Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine

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. Duralde has been named as a top orthopaedic surgeon in Atlanta for seven straight years: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Dr. Duralde Named Among Top Docs in U.S.

Dr. Duralde has been named one of the top 66 Outstanding Shoulder Surgeons by Becker's Orthopaedic, Spine and Pain Management Review. Click here for more information.

Dr. Duralde Receives Montague Boyd Award

Piedmont Atlanta recently announced that Xavier A. Duralde, M.D. is a 2013 Physician Winner of the Montague Boyd Excellence in Publishing Award.

Dr. Duralde’s article entitled, “Humeral Head Resurfacing for Glenohumeral Arthritis Associated with Dysplasia” published in the renowned American Journal of Orthopaedics impressed the Boyd Award Committee with its scholarship and contribution to medical practice and knowledge.

The Montague Boyd Excellence in Publishing Award is a writing award given annually to both physicians and other clinical staff to recognize clinical research and publishing achievements. The Sauls Memorial Library and the Montague Boyd family sponsor this award.

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

Atlanta Orthopedic

Atlanta Orthopedic

Atlanta Orthopedic

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