H. McMillan Starr, Jr., MD

Hand Surgeon & Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Atlanta & Marietta, GA

“I got an appointment on short notice to see about what turned out to be a torn bicep ligament. All of the staff were most courteous and helpful, and the facilities were clean and comfortable. Dr. Starr examined my injury very thoroughly and gave me a detailed explanation of the injury and how it would affect me. I felt quite comfortable with his diagnosis and recommendations. Overall, an excellent experience.”

Ronald S.

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Dr. Mac Starr, with Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia, welcomes patients seeking treatment for shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand conditions, through nonoperative or operative solutions.

While he has a special interest in trauma of the hand and upper extremity, including bone, tendon, and nerve repair, Dr. Starr also frequently performs minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.  This includes surgery to address overuse or sports injuries, workplace injuries, arthritis, and nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Starr believes there’s nothing more rewarding than playing an active role in helping patients achieve a full recovery from their injury or condition.

Dr. Starr received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and then continued his medical education:

  • Medical degree: Medical College of Georgia
  • Orthopedic surgery residency: Emory University, where he served as Chief Resident
  • Fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery: Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Starr’s certifications and honors include:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand
  • American Orthopaedic Association, Emerging Leader in Orthopedics
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Active Member

Dr. Starr is actively involved in professional organizations at the local, state, and national level and has been elected to leadership positions 

  • Current Chairman of Orthopaedics at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
  • Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer of Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers 
  • Member of the Southeastern Hand Society

Dr. Starr is also actively involved in medical education including:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Emory University
  • Presentations at local, regional and national meetings
  • Numerous publications in peer-reviewed literature

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