J. Melvin Deese, M.D., has been appointed to the foot and ankle faculty
list of AOTrauma North America. AO North America is one of five regions
worldwide that comprise an international community of trauma and orthopedic
surgeons, musculoskeletal researchers, and operating room personnel dedicated
to improving patient care and outcomes related to musculoskeletal trauma.
As a faculty member of AO North America, Deese will be called upon to
help foster high quality education that promotes excellence in trauma care.
Deese is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with Summit Sports Medicine
& Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia
Health System, and has been actively involved in treating sports injuries
from professional and collegiate ranks to high school and recreational
athletes. He currently serves as the medical director of Rehabilitation
Services—Brunswick Campus, and the Health System’s Orthopaedic
& Spine Center.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Deese received his orthopaedic
residency training at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans,
La. He then completed a postgraduate fellowship in Surgery and Disorders
of the Foot and Ankle at the University of Texas, Health Science Center
in Houston. Deese is a charter member of the American Sports Medicine
Fellowship Society, a member of the Hughston Sports Medicine Society,
and co-founder of the Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery has three convenient
locations. For more information, call Brunswick at 912-466-7340, St. Simons
Island at 912-466-5570, or St. Marys at 912-576-6355.