Dr. Perlik is one of the most well-informed doctor's I've ever had to explain what was happen to my physical condition. He made me feel at ease to ask question about my condition and to give answers that I could understand my situation. He was most professional and courteous. I would recommend him to anyone needing an orthopedic doctor.

- Faye C.
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Fellowship Trained

  • Hand

Clinical Specialties

  • Hand



  • Bucknell University -- Bachelor of Arts
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Letterman Army Medical Center -- Internship
  • Letterman Army Medical Center -- Residency, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center -- Fellowship, Hand Surgery


Dr. Paul Perlik is noted for having assisted in the hand operation of President Ronald Reagan and has been honored several times for academic and military achievements. He spent nearly 11 years practicing hand surgery and orthopedics in the United States Army prior to coming to Charlotte and returned to active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm. After rejoining the Reserves in 2006, he deployed to Afghanistan (2007) and Iraq (2009) in support of OEF & OIF. He retired from the Army in 2011 at the rank of Colonel.

Colonel (Retired), US Army Reserves:

  • 2007 Deployment to Afghanistan
  • 2009 Deployment to Iraq


  • Member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • President of the Southeastern Hand Club


  • Named a 2011 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2010 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2009 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2008 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine
  • Named a 2007 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • *Gaston RG, Ward WA, Lewis DL, Gantt EG, Osier LK, Gaul JS, Perlik PC, Chadderdon RC, Baker DS, Boatright JR; Wrist and Radius Injury Surgery Trial (WRIST) Study Group: Reflections One Year into the 21 Center NIH-funded WRIST Study. A Primer on Conducting a Multicenter Clinical Trial. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2013 Jun;38:1194-1201. *denotes group study

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