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Paul J. Payne, M.D.


Non-Operative Orthopaedics

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Paul J. Payne, M.D. co-founded this practice in 1964, originally called Marietta Orthopedics. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon that specialized in sports medicine and total joint replacement.

Dr. Payne was named the 2020 Philanthropist of the Year award by the WellStar Foundation for his passion and dedication to the healthcare community! The Foundation featured an interactive, virtual celebration for their annual Gala and presented Dr. Payne with this honor. Dr. Payne's generosity has enhanced the foundation's "vision for a stronger, healthier community every day."

Philanthropist of the Year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuDyvVMcC3k&list=PLnsuySf_-KCCHQcNFMfCjk6inHCiZs9X6&index=2

Dr. Payne is very involved in the local community, the state, and abroad. He has served as President of the Marietta Metro Rotary and the Urban League Board. He has also done mission work in various parts of the world. He has written many articles that have been featured in many publications. On the national level, Dr. Payne received the prestigious Physician of the Year Award for the State of Georgia in 2006. He is the past president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and the Atlanta Orthopaedic Society. He currently serves on the WellStar Kennestone Hospital Board and is President of the WellStar Hospital Authority.

Dr. Payne received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from The Medical College of Georgia, where he also completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. He received his Undergraduate Degree from Maryville College in Tennessee and performed a General Surgery Internship at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Payne lives in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Hospital Affiliations

  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital
  • Marietta Surgical Center

Education & Training

Undergraduate Education 
Maryville College
Maryville, Tennessee

Medical School
Doctor of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Postgraduate Training
Erlanger Medical Center
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Orthopaedic Residency
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, Georgia

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons

American College of Sports Medicine

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Medical Association

Atlanta Orthopaedic Society

Cobb Medical Society

Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Medical Association of Georgia