Timothy R. Stapleton, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine Specialist in Central GA

Dr. Stapleton 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. Dr. Stapleton has served as the primary team physician for the Mercer University athletic program. He continues to proudly serve his Alma Mater in this capacity. 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 multiple papers on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy and rotator cuff repair.



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


Hughston Clinic under the direction of Dr. Jack Hughston, Georgia


United States Air Force, Florida and Texas

Medical Degree

Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon


OrthoGeorgia Surgery Center
Medical Center Atrium Health Navicent
Piedmont Macon North Hospital
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Dr. Stapleton’s Orthopaedic Specialties

Hip Replacement and Surgery in Macon

  • Total hip joint replacement and revision
  • Fracture management
  • Arthritis
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Impingement
  • Tendon repair
  • Tendonitis
  • Joint restoration/preservation
  • Labral repair

Knee Surgery and Care

  • Total knee joint replacement and revision
  • Cartilage injuries and restoration
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy
  • Meniscus repairs
  • Fracture care

Treatment for Shoulder Conditions and Injuries

  • Total shoulder joint replacement
  • Bankart repair
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fracture care
  • Rotator cuff pathology
  • Arthritis
  • Joint restoration/preservation
  • Labral repairs

Sports Medicine Care in Central GA

  • Arthroscopy
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair
  • Meniscus tears
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Fracture care
  • Joint restoration/preservation

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Stapleton’s Advanced Practice Provider

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 Josh Mullis, FNP-C

Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2024
The Telegraph Best of 2021
Greater Macon Business of Year
Go Beyond Proffit Member
Top 100
AAAHC Accreditation
ACR Radiology Computed
ACR Radiology Magnetic
ACR Radiology Magnetic
TheOrthoForum Member
Greater Macon Business of Year