John Louis-Ugbo, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory University School of Medicine

Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center

Phone: 404-778-3350

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center

59 Executive Park South
Suite 2000

Atlanta, GA 30329


  • Medical School, University of Ibadan, College of Medicine Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, 1991
  • Internship, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1992
  • Residency, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Atlanta, GA, 2009


Dr. Ugbo specializes in foot and ankle treatment.

Honors and Awards

  • Best graduating student, Government college, Kaduna, Nigeria, 1985
  • Best Graduating Medical Student, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1991
  • World Orthopedic Concern International Fellowship in Trauma care, 1995
  • Travel Fellow in Orthopedics; Dept. of Orthopedic surgery, Universita Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Fatimah hospital Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia, 1996
  • Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence in Emory University’s Professional Schools, 1999
  • Dean’s award for Outstanding Teaching, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2001
  • Elected into the AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha) honor medical society at Emory University as a house staff, 2007

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Clinical Anatomy
  • Textbook: Surgical Anatomy: The Embryologic and Anatomic Basis of Modern Surgery (2 volume Edition; Editor - John E. Skandalakis M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S)