Robert M. Thornsberry, M.D. earned his undergraduate degree from Davidson College where he was a three-year letterman and captain of the football team. He received his Medical Degree from The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he spent a year at the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children. Following residency, Dr. Thornsberry received a Fellowship appointment in Sports Medicine at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia under the direction of Jack Hughston, M.D.
Dr. Thornsberry is a general orthopaedic surgeon with particular interests in sports medicine, shoulder, knee, arthroscopy, and total joint arthroplasty.
Dr. Thornsberry is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Medical Association of Georgia, the Bibb County Medical Society, the Southern Orthopaedic Association, the Brower Orthopaedic Society and the Hughston Society. Dr. Thornsberry is the first orthopaedic surgeon in Central Georgia certified to perform a Robotic Assisted Surgery (MAKO) for the knee and hip. He has authored multiple book chapters and medical journal articles on knee surgery, hip surgery and orthopaedic trauma surgery.
Dr. Thornsberry enjoys spending time with family, golf, weight training, biking, fishing, team sports, and acts as team physician for Georgia Military College, Georgia College and State University, and the Macon Mayhem Professional Hockey Club. In the past, he has acted as team physician at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, and Valdosta State University.