Health System Welcomes Orthopaedic Surgeon to Summit's St. Marys Practice

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: June 22, 2009 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to welcome orthopaedic surgeon Gary Mark McClain, MD. McClain joins the St. Marys practice of Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of Southeast Georgia Health System. He will practice full-time at the St. Marys location.

McClain, who is board certified in orthopaedic surgery, earned his undergraduate degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, California. McClain previously served on the teaching staff of Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia, and is a former chief of staff and former vice chairman of the Board of Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida, where he practiced medicine since 1982.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. McClain is also a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Florida Medical Association, Florida Orthopaedic Society, Palm Beach County Orthopaedic Society, and Palm Beach County Medical Society. His specialties include minimally invasive total hip and knee replacements, partial knee replacement, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, general orthopaedic surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, diseases of the bones and joints, joint pain, and arthritis.

McClain’s start date with Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery is July 1, however, his office is now taking appointments. He will join fellow orthopaedic physicians J. Melvin Deese Jr., MD, Michael J. Sullivan, MD, Katherine L. Maurath, MD, Denny Carter, MD, Beau Sasser, MD, and Buck Cavalier, MD. The practice is located at 2040 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite 120, St. Marys. To make your appointment or for more information, call 912-729-4333.