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S. Houston Payne, Jr., MD

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

“Dr. Houston Payne was very responsive to my need for corrective surgery on my right hand. I was very pleased with his professional manner and kindness.”

Dianne B.

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Houston Payne, Jr. MD, has been a member of the team at Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia, for more than 20 years. Dr. Payne specializes in complex nerve reconstruction including brachial plexus injury and in the treatment of difficult disorders of the elbow. His dedication to helping patients regain hand and arm function is fully appreciated by each person he has treated.

Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dr. Payne earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina as a Morehead Merit Scholar, then continued his medical education:

  • Medical degree: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in Memphis
  • General surgical internship and orthopaedic residency: Medical College of Georgia
  • Fellowship training in hand and microsurgery: Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Payne’s certifications include:

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

Dr. Payne received the Joseph H. Boyes Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in recognition of research completed during his fellowship.

Dr. Payne has also served as:

  • Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand, past President
  • Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, past President
  • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society, past President
  • Piedmont Hospital, past Chairman of Orthopaedics
  • Atlanta Thrashers, upper extremity physician
  • Georgia Hand, Shoulder, & Elbow, PC, current President