Our Providers

Dr. Alonzo Sexton


Dr. Alonzo Sexton believes that the key to improving patient outcomes is by measuring real time data in order to achieve optimal results. Half of what determines an individual’s health is related to behaviors such as; exercise, smoking and diet.

One of the biggest issues plaguing the African American community is the lack of physical activity. This disparity represents an opportunity for orthopedic surgeons to improve health by encouraging and enabling more physical activity alongside healthier daily routines.

Dr. Sexton provides structured guidance to help patients achieve and maintain an active lifestyle, and has particular expertise in minimally-invasive arthroscopic treatment of shoulder, knee and elbow conditions, robotic knee resurfacing and shoulder replacements. Dr. Sexton has extensive experience in treating athletes of all levels, from recreational to professional.

He has served as the team physician for the New York Jets, the University of Georgia and Georgia State throughout a career that began in 2006.  He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery, fellowship trained in sports medicine and specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. He prides himself on serving each patient with personalized care while offering the latest treatment modalities in sports medicine. 

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Stanford University
  • Doctor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital

Certifications & Affiliations 

  • Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2022
  • Herndon Directors Institute Fellow, Class of 2021
  • Leadership Georgia, Class of 2017
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Member, Sport Sector, Physical Activity Alliance
  • Board Member, Camp Hooray
  • Board Member, Patientory, Inc.

Dr.Garrison Whitaker


Dr. Garrison Whitaker is a board-certified, fellowship-trained Hand and Microvascular surgeon who has been in practice since 2008. Dr. Whitaker takes pride in providing informed, sympathetic and compassionate surgical options and opinions for his patients.

Dr. Whitaker’s practice is split between bread-and-butter procedures and complex hand trauma. He enjoys the challenge of upper extremity injuries including, wound coverage, reconstruction and tendon transfers. He is a well-rounded and complete hand surgeon in the capable of handling almost any hand injury, always with an eclectic playlist to get his surgical team through longer cases.

Dr. Whitaker received his BA from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Howard University. While completing his fellowship in Hand surgery, Dr. Whitaker was part of a team that completed the first successful hand transplantation in the United States. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In his spare time, he is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, fraternity incorporated and has mentored young men and women in the field of medicine.

Specialties: Complex hand trauma. Endoscopic treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel, pronator teres syndrome, digit triggering, hand and wrist arthritis. Wrist arthroscopy including the treatment of Thumb CMC Osteoarthritis, Ganglion Cyst Excision, TFCC repairs and ligamentous repair. Special interest in the minimally invasive or endoscopic revision of previous open carpal tunnel release. Extensive experience with the treatment of Dupuytren's contractures.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan
  • Doctor of Medicine, Howard University
  • Residency, General Surgery, Drexel University/The Graduate Hospital
  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Union Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Louisville

Certifications & Affiliations 

  • Board Certified, Surgery
  • Board Certified, Surgery of the Hand
  • CV Roman Medical Association
  • American Medical Association