Timothy R. Stapleton, M.D. has his primary focus in sports medicine, shoulder reconstruction, and joint replacement. He is board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and also holds a sub-specialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
For the past 15 years, Dr. Stapleton has served as the primary team physician for all Mercer University athletes. He continues to proudly serve his Alma Mater in this capacity. He has served as the Chief of Surgery and the Chief of Orthopaedics for Coliseum Northside Hosptial. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery for Mercer University School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery for the Uniformed Services University of Health Services.
He has authored papers on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy and rotator cuff repair.
Dr. Stapleton is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Georgia Orthopaedic Society, Medical Association of Georgia, Bibb County Medical Society, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Southern Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Stapleton earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Christianity at Mercer University and his Doctor of Medicine from the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He completed his internship and orthopaedic residency while serving on active duty with the United States Air Force in Florida and Texas. Dr. Stapleton continued his training accepting a sports medicine fellowship appointment at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia under the direction of Dr. Jack Hughston.
Dr. Stapleton is an Eagle Scout and served as the Assistant Scout Master of his sons' troops helping them to also achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Dr. Stapleton enjoys traveling with his family, athletics, and singing.