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


  • 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


  • Head Team Physician for the Carolina Panthers
  • Team Physician for Hendrick Motorsports
  • Team Physician for the 2014 NFL Pro-Bowl
  • Team Physician for the 2006 NFL Pro-Bowl
  • Head Team Physician for the 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



  • 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)
    • Research Committee, 2008 - present
  • The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • 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


  • Named a 2019 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2018 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2017 Top Doctor - Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2016 Top Doctor - 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
  • 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


  • 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)



  • 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. Accepted for publication Journal of Elbow and Shoulder Surgery. In Press
  • Young BL, Connor PM, Schiffern SC, Roberts KM, Hamid N. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty with and without concomitant latissimus and teres major transfer for shoulder pseudoparalysis with teres minor dysfunction: A prospective, randomized investigation. Submitted for publication (JBJS)
  • Ode G, Odum S, Connor PM, Hamid N. Ambulatory vs Inpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Population-based Analysis of Trends, Outcomes, and Charges. 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, VanDoren 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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jse.2018.01.006, February 22, 2018.
  • 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.Submitted for publication, Am J Sports Med, 2018.
  • Ode GE, Larson TB, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, D’Alessandro DF.Intramedullary 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.
  • Connor PM. Preventing ACL tears in women. WCNC.com by Kelsey Riggs NBC Charlotte, Charlotte NC, February 22, 2017
  • Connor PM. Charlotte doctors offer controversial platelet-rich plasma therapy and stem cell injections, popular with professional athletes for treatment of joint pain, arthritis and tendon injuries. The Charlotte Observer, Karen Garloch, November 25, 2016
  • Connor PM. How to Avoid Tennis Injuries this Summer. Scoopcharlotte.com by Sarah Scoop Charlotte, Charlotte NC, May 29, 2016
  • Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Peindl RD, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE: Biomechanical comparison of hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Part 2. Four tibial devices. Am J Orthop, 2015 Feb;44(2):82-5.
  • Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Peindl RD, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE:
  • Biomechanical comparison of hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Part 1. Five femoral devices. Am J Orthop, 2015 Jan;44(1):32-6.
  • Day JS, Baxter RM, Ramsey ML, Morrey BF, Connor PM, Kurtz SM, Steinbeck MJ:Characterization of wear debris in total elbow arthroplasty.J Shoulder Elbow Surg 22(7): 924-31, Jul 2013.
  • Loeffler BJ, Scannell BP, Peindl RD, Connor PM, Davis DE, Hoelscher GL, Norton HJ, Hanley Jr. EN, Gruber HE: Cell-Based Tissue Engineering Augments Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rat Supraspinatus Model.J Orthop Res 31:407-412, 2013.

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  • Test/Surgery Scheduling: Kim Harrelson (704-323-3168)
  • Medical Administrative Assistant: Brittany Mills 704-323-3553


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