Thomas Bradbury, Jr. M.D.

Residency Program Director

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory University School of Medicine

Phone: 404-778-3350

Fax: 404-778-7208

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

1459 Montreal Rd E
Suite 305

Tucker, GA 30084


  • Medical School, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2001
  • Internship, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2002
  • Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2006
  • Fellowship, The OrthoCarolina Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction Fellowship, Charlotte, NC, 2007


Dr. Bradbury enjoys hip and knee arthroplasty because of the consistency of success in the properly selected patient. Dr. Bradbury's professional goal is the improvement in quality of life for patients with pain secondary to hip and knee problems.

His research interests center around infections involving hip and knee replacements which are rare, but difficult problems. Dr. Bradbury is researching the success rate of current treatment methods for hip and knee replacement infections caused by resistant bacteria (MRSA). Through his research, he hopes to find better way to both prevent and treat periprosthetic hip and knee infections.

Dr. Bradbury is using a new surgical technique and procedure unique to Emory called the single incision anterior total hip arthroplasty. Dr. Bradbury has performed the surgery on a wide variety of patients, ranging in age from the early forties to the mid eighties. This exciting alternative technique for hip replacement surgery allows the surgeon to expose the hip without disturbing muscular attachments to the bones around the joint. In addition, the procedure allows easy repair of the capsule of the hip joint. This allows the hip to remain stable after surgery and prevents the need for "dislocation precautions." The approach involves a single, short incision over the front of the hip joint as opposed to the side or back of the hip. The procedure is performed on a special orthopaedic table which features independent leg spars. These spars allow the leg to be positioned so that access to the joint occurs without the need to remove muscle or tendons from the thigh bone.

Awards and Honors

  • President, Alpha Epsilon Delta, 1995 – 1996
    Premedical Society at Washington and Lee University
  • Stehle Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 1998 – 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Inducted 2000, President 2001
  • President, Medical College of Georgia Honor Council, 2000 – 2001
  • AOA- OREF – Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum, June 2005
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2005 – 2006


Manuscripts Submitted

Carlan E, Bradbury TL, Green NE, Mencio GA.  “The Efficacy of Helical Computed Tomography versus Conventional radiography of the cervical spine in pediatric trauma.  Submitted to Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics

Manuals, videos, computer programs, and other teaching aids:

Poster – “A Retrospective analysis of DVT prophylaxis
Using pneumatic foot pumps and aspirin therapy”
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery meeting,
March 2000

Poster – “Protein Biomarkers detected by MALDI Mass Spectrometry Distinguish Clinical Grades of Soft Tissue Sarcomas.”  23rd Annual VUMC Research Forum