Program Director: John C. P. Floyd, MD, FACS

Fellowship Coordinators: Cholly Minton | email and Belinda Klein | email

University Affiliation: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Auburn University

Institutions: Piedmont Midtown Medical Center – Level 2 Trauma Center and The Hughston Foundation

Length of Fellowship: 1 year

Available Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Positions:  1

Begin Date: August 1        End Date: July 31

Stipend: $54,000 + benefits and malpractice insurance

Full-time Trauma Faculty: 2

Orthopaedic Trauma Procedures/Year: 1966

  • Acetabular/Year: 33
  • Pelvic Cases/Year: 32
  • Femur Fractures/Year: 63
  • Pilon Fractures/Year: 41

Cases?Year with ISS<=17: 264

Brief Description of Program: Our fellowship’s goal is to provide each of our fellows a comprehensive educational experience in orthopaedic trauma. We are an intimate program as our fellows work one on with the core faculty on a daily basis. The fellow will refine his or her skills in the management of the orthopaedic and polytrauma patient, including prioritizing treatment and rehabilitation. The fellow will develop surgical skills in the treatment of basic and complex fractures, acute trauma care, post traumatic reconstructions of malunions, nonunions, infections, pelvic and acetabular fractures, small wire techniques, and internal and external fixators used in reconstruction. Dr. Floyd is the pelvic and acetabular specialist. Dr. Antekeier is a Pediatric Spinal deformity specialist. They both are active in the coverage of Piedmont Columbus Midtown Medical Center (PCM) (level II that functions as de facto Level I). They both participate in the daily morning report/educational conference where new patients are discussed, treatment plans are formulated and post operative reviews and critiques are made. Drs. David Gloystein and Fred Flandry (both OTA members) participate in the call schedule. All faculty are members of the Hughston Clinic (therefore are private practice and fellowship trained in their field.) Our isolated metropolitan area provides a mix of blunt and penetrating injuries. The close proximity to Fort Moore US Army Base and Maneuver Center of Excellence, which includes the US Army Infantry and Armor Schools and home to over 70,000 soldiers and civilians, allows for unique opportunities to treat complex fractures and injuries sustained during specialized military training.

We feel that we are somewhat unique as a private practice model that is hospital based. The business of orthopaedic trauma is integrated in to our daily learning. This is influenced by the fact the Hughston Orthopaedic Trauma Service (HOTS) contracts with 8 trauma centers across the southeast. We have 17 traumatologists as our partners. Some of these are former fellows from our program. We expect that our fellows have an appropriate understanding of trauma on which they can build their experience. As part of the requirements, at least one publishable research project will be expected. The Hughston Foundation has the resources to help with this endeavor.

Fellowship Faculty:

Full Time Faculty

  • John C.P. Floyd, MD – Program Director
  • David Antekeier, MD – Assistant Director

Additional Faculty

  • Fred Flandry, MD – Sports Medicine/Trauma/General Ortho
  • James McGrory, MD – Spine/Total Joint
  • Randall Ruark, MD – Total Joint
  • David Gloystein, MD – Spine/General Ortho
  • Gil Gomez, DO – Spine/General Ortho
  • Gianni Ricci, DO – Foot & Ankle/General Ortho

Qualifications of Applicant: Applicant should have successfully completed an ACGME accredited orthopedic residency program before the academic year for which the application applies. The applicant should be board certified or board eligible and able to obtain a full unrestricted medical license in Georgia and obtain staff privileges at PCM.  If you require a U.S. Visa in order to work, we are unable to accommodate at this time.  Please do not apply.  Although, not a requirement, applicants having or obtaining medical licensure in the State of Alabama will have the added benefit of additional surgical experience with Fred Flandry, MD at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. The application process is conducted through the SF Match ( residency and fellowship matching program.

Research Opportunities: The Hughston Clinic has an established clinical research team based at the Hughston Foundation, and the HOTS fellows are required to participate and complete at least one research project during their fellowship. The fellow may have the option of continuing work on a research project that was started by a previous fellow or design a new research project of their choice suitable for publication in a trauma/orthopedic peer reviewed journal. The results of this project will be presented by the fellow to the Hughston faculty and staff at the annual Hughston Research Presentations. Staff is available to assist with the writing of an IRB submission and statistical support.

Research Award: Raymond Long, MD (Class of 2016-2017) presented his research “The Posterolateral Approach for Fixation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures” at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s national meeting held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Dr. Long’s research video was selected as a top-three finalist from a host of submissions. Video can be viewed at this link: click here.

Call responsibility as primary staff: Call is with faculty.

Any away rotations from primary institution? No away rotations.

Subspecialty training offered:

  • Pediatric Trauma: Mentored by Dr.  Antekeier
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma: Dr. Floyd (Dr.  Antekeier – lumbar pelvic)
  • Ilizarov/Post Traumatic Deformity: Mentored by Dr. Floyd
  • Spine Trauma: Coordinated with Drs. McGrory, Gloystein and Gomez

 Meeting Opportunities: Fellow is expected to attend Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Southeastern Fracture Symposium, and/or other national meetings.

Jobs taken of past 3 years trauma fellows:

  • 2018-2019 graduate – Hughston Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Osceola, FL
  • 2019-2020 graduate – Great Plains Orthopaedics, Peoria, IL
  • 2020-2021 graduate – Foot/Ankle Fellowship, New England Baptist Hosp, Boston, MA
  • 2021-2022 graduate – The Orthopedic Clinic, Daytona Beach, FL
  • 2022-2023 graduate – Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI

Licensing restrictions for International Surgeons: Must be able to obtain licensure in the State of Georgia and not require a visa

Accreditation Status: The Hughston Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship program is accredited through the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and leads to certification as an orthopedic trauma subspecialist.