Waldo E. Floyd III, MD, FAOA

Surgery of the Hand

Orthopaedic Hand Specialist in Macon, GA

Dr. Floyd graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then trained in surgery for 2 years at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Next, he entered the orthopaedic residency program at Harvard Medical School where he remained for 4 years.  He spent 6 months doing a Microsurgical Fellowship and completed his residency training as chief resident in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  After completion of a Hand Surgery Fellowship with pioneer hand surgeons J. William Littler and Richard Eaton in New York City, Dr. Floyd returned to his central Georgia home and joined the orthopaedic surgery practice founded by his father. His practice is limited to Surgery of the Hand. He is certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery through 2029.

Dr. Floyd has held a variety of leadership positions. He has served on the Board of Councilors of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has been President of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and the Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand. He was Chief of Surgery at the Medical Center Navicent Health from 2004-2010. Dr. Floyd is Clinical Professor of Surgery (Hand) at the Mercer University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, a selective organization of specialty leaders. Dr. Floyd has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2011.

Dr. Floyd is an author of many peer reviewed articles and invited publications. For over twenty years, he has been a Consultant Reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. He is one of our five Fellowship Trained hand surgeons.



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery through 2029
Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand through 2029


Fellowship in Surgery of the Hand, Roosevelt Hospital, New York


The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
Harvard Medical School, Boston
Chief Orthopaedic Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Medical Degree

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta


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

Hand Surgery and Care in Macon

  • Surgical & non-surgical fracture care in children and adults from the elbow to the fingers
  • Reconstruction of bone, skin, tendon, nerve, and vascular injuries
  • Nerve compression disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve compression
  • Cyst and tumor removal
  • Joint reconstruction
  • Arthritis surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Sports injuries including ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (Tommy John)
  • Congenital differences

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Floyd’s Advanced Practice Provider

Leanne Mannella,

Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2020
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