Dr. Connor is a highly qualified OrthoCarolina doctor guiding his patients to a great solution for their problems, and the South Park location is super!

- George C.
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Fellowship Trained

  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma
 

Education

  • Oklahoma State University -- Bachelor of Science
  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center -- Internship
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center -- Residency
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York Orthopaedic Hospital -- Fellowship Shoulder Surgery
  • Mayo Clinic -- Visiting Clinician Program, Elbow Surgery
 

Bio

  • Head Team Physician for the Carolina Panthers
  • Team Physician for Hendrick Motorsports
  • Team Physician for Toyota Racing Development
  • Team Physician for the 2014 NFL Pro-Bowl
  • Team Physician for the 2006 NFL Pro-Bowl
  • Head Team Physician for the Charlotte Knights
  • Head Team Physician for Providence Day School
  • Editorial Board/Consultant for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Editorial Board/Consultant for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Editorial Board/Consultant for The American Journal of Sports Medicine

  • Professor and Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery/ Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC
  • Clinical Faculty, Trauma Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Carolinas Medical Center
  • Attending Physician, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine / Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship Program, OrthoCarolina, Charlotte, NC
  • OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI)
    • Board of Directors, 2002 – present
    • Chairman of the Board, 2002 – 2009
 

Practice

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), Recertified 1/2009 – 12/2028
  • ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 11/2007 – 12/2028
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), Part II July 16, 1998
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), Part I July 14, 1995

  • Specializes in all aspects of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Specializes in Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Knee Surgery
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Dr. Connor's expertise has been vital in the evolution of surgical techniques for things such as hamstring ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery, elbow arthroscopy, and shoulder and elbow replacement surgery

  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
    • Finance Committee 2020-Present
    • Research Committee, 2008 - present
  • The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
    • Team Physician Committee 2018-Present
  • National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS)
    • President, 2009 – 2011
    • President Elect, 2007 – 2009
    • Executive Committee, 2006 – present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association (NCOA)
  • North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
  • Mecklenburg County Medical Society (MCMS)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AOA)
  • Charlotte Sports Commission
  • The Charlotte Executive Club
 

Awards

  • Named a 2020 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2019 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2018 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2017 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2016 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2015 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Business NC Magazine’s Top Doctors 2015
  • Named a 2014 Top Doctor - Charlotte Business Journal
  • Top Doctors, US News & World Report, 2012 – 2013
  • Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2013, Charlotte Magazine, July 2013
  • Best Doctor’s in America 2013, BestDoctors.com, July 2013
  • Patient’s Choice Award 2012, AmericanRegistry.com, July 2013
  • Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2012, Charlotte Magazine, July 2012
  • Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2011, Charlotte Magazine, July 2011
  • Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2010, Charlotte Magazine, July 2010
  • Charlotte's Top Doctors 2009, Charlotte Magazine July 2009
  • Top Doctors 2009, Consumers’ Guide to Top Doctors in the Business North Carolina Magazine, 2009
  • Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2008, Charlotte Magazine, July 2008
  • Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2007, Charlotte Magazine, July 2007
  • North Carolina’s Best Doctors 2007, Business North Carolina Magazine, July 2007
  • Charlotte’s Top Doctors 2006, Charlotte Magazine, July 2006
  • America’s Top Surgeons 2006, Consumers’ Research Council of America, July 2006
  • Honorary Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, 2005
  • Physicians’ Advisory Board of North Carolina, a Congressional Appointment by Congressman Tom Reynolds, Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee, 2004 - 2005
  • Community Award of Excellence, Arthritis Foundation of the Carolinas, 2001
  • Recipient of the Basil M. Boyd, M.D. Memorial Resident Lecture Series Award, 1995.

Medical School

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Junior Year Selection, 1989
  • Vice President of Medical School Class, 1987-1990
  • Dr. Frank L. Flack and Jessie Gordon Flack Scholarship, 1988
  • Robert M. O'Neal Award for Excellence in Systemic Pathology, 1988
  • Dr. A.R. Wiley Scholarship, 1987

Undergraduate

  • All-American Men’s Tennis, Oklahoma State University, 1986
  • All-Big 8 Conference Academic Team, Oklahoma State University, 1986
  • Ike Groce Memorial Big 8 Conference Sportsmanship Award, Men's Tennis, 1986
  • National Dean's List for College Undergraduates, 1986
  • Dean's Honor Roll, Oklahoma State University, 1985-1986
  • Dean's Honor Roll, The University of Tulsa, 1983-1984
  • Outstanding Student Leader, The University of Tulsa, 1983-1984
  • University Scholar, The University of Tulsa, 1982
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Freshmen, The University of Tulsa, 1981
  • Allen B. Stowe National Junior Tennis Championship Sportsmanship Award, 1981
  • Oklahoma State High School Tennis Championships All-Decade Team, 1980’s
  • Four-time Oklahoma State High School Singles Tennis Champion (1978-1981)
 

Research

PUBLICATIONS

  • Young BL, Connor PM, Schiffern SC, Roberts KM, Hamid N. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty with and without Latissimus and Te res Major Transfer for Patients with Combined Loss of Elevation and External Rotation: A prospective, randomized investigation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 29{5}: 874-881, May 2020
  • Axibal DP, Yeatts NC, Rao AJ, Muna KR, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, Piasecki DP, Saltzman BM, Hamid N. Natural History of Patients with Acute Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture. Submitted to Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, April 2020
  • Ode GE, Larson TB, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, D' Alessandro DF. lntramedullary Fixation for Displaced Clavicle Fractures in the Adolescent Athlete. Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances {29) 2: 81-86, Summer 2020
  • Stuhlman CR, Owens CJ, Samuelson EM, Vermillion RP, Shermansky MD, King KB, Connor PM. Recurrent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in the National Football League: A Case Control Study. Orthopaedic Journal Sports Medicine, December 2019
  • Saltzman BM, Varkey DT, Trofa DP, Yeatts NC, Odum SM, Connor PM, Piasecki DP, Fleischli JE. An Update on Graft-Tunnel Mismatch in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Survey of the Experts in the Field of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Submitted to The Knee on 10/25/2019
  • Leas D, Connor PM, Schiffern SC, D' Alessandro D, Roberts KM, Hamid N. Opioid Free Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Study of a Novel Clinical Care Pathway. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 28(9):1716-1722, September 2019
  • Ode G, Odum S, Connor PM, Hamid N. Ambulatory vs Inpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Population­based Analysis of Trends, Outcomes, and Charges. Accepted for publication. J Shoulder Elbow Surg
  • Young BL, Connor PM, Schiffern SC, Roberts KM, Hamid N. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty with and without Concomitant Latissimus and Te res Major Transfer for Shoulder Pseudoparalysis with Teres Minor Dysfunction: A Prospective, Randomized Investigation. Submitted for publication {JBJS} 
  • Ford SE, Andersen JS, Macknet DM, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ, Gaston RG. Major Complications After Distal Biceps Tendon Repairs: Retrospective Cohort Analysis of 970 cases. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 27 {10): 1898-06, Oct. 2018
  • Vestermark GL, Van Doren BA, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, Piasecki DP, Hamid N. The Prevalence of Rotator Cuff Pathology in the Setting of Acute Proximal Biceps Tendon Rupture. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 27 {7}: 1258-62 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2018.01.006, February 22, 2018
  • Ode GE, Larson TB, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, D' Alessandro DF. lntramedullary fixation for displaced clavicle fractures in the adolescent athlete. Submitted for publication, Orthopaedics, 2018
  • Ruder JA, Angerame MR, Hartigan DE, Odum SM, Connor PM. Distal Clavicle Morphology: Elimination of the "A-frame" for Consistent Distal Clavicle Excision. Submitted for publication, Arthroscopy, 2018

Download or view a complete listing of Dr. Connor's research including more Publications, Book Chapters, Presentations, and Posters/Exhibits/Multimedia.

 

Team

  • RN, BSN: Lori Cassidy (704-323-3190)
  • Test/Surgery Scheduling: Kim Harrelson (704-323-3168)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant: Brittany Mills 704-323-3553
 

Affiliations

Knights Panthers Providence Day School