MEET OUR

TEAM

     At Emory Southern Orthopedics we work each day to bring our community the quality healthcare that it deserves. The incredible team of physicians and staff working in our office allows us to provide high level care, right here at home. 

James F. Bruce, Jr., MD

ABOUT ME

 Dr. James Bruce was born and rasied in Opelika, Alabama. He earned his BS from Auburn University and his MD from Duke University. He opened Southern Orthopedics in LaGrange, Georgia in 1982. Dr. Bruce is an active staff member of the West Georgia Health System and the Emory at LaGrange Surgery Center.

 

EXPERIENCE

Dr. Bruce’s post graduate medical training was completed at the University of Virginia Medical School and included an internship in General Surgery, a role as Assistant Resident in Orthopedic Surgery, a role as Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellowship in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine. 

CERTIFICATION

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Medical Association of Georgia, McCue Society, Troup County Medical Society, Southern Orthopedic Association, and the Southern Medical Association.

SPECIALIZATION

Dr. Bruce performs all aspects of general orthopedics and hold a special interest in knees, hands and sports medicine.

Robert R. Comerford, MD

ABOUT ME

Dr. Robert Comerford was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. He attended Chipola Junior College where he completed his pre-medical school studies. He earned his BS degree from Florida State University, and his MD from the University of Florida. He joined the Southern Orthopedics team in 1994. Dr. Comerford is an active staff member of the West Georgia Health System and the Emory at LaGrange Surgery Center. He has served as president of the Medical Staff at West Georgia Health Systems from 1994 to present, and as a State Representative of the Troup County Medical Society from 2007 to 2010.

EXPERIENCE

Dr. Comerford completed his post-graduate medical training at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. His training included an internship in General Surgery and a Residency in Orthopedic Surgery.

CERTIFICATION

Dr. Comerford obtained Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1997 and was recertified in 2006. Dr. Comerford is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Georgia Orthopaedic Society, the Medical Association of Georgia, the Troup County Medical, Society, the Southern Orthopaedic Association and the Southern Medical Association.

SPECIALIZATION

Dr. Comerford performs all aspects of general orthopedics and has a special interest in spine and sport medicine.

Daniel K. Guy, MD

ABOUT ME

Dr. Daniel Guy joined Dr. James Bruce in private Orthopedic practice in 1987. He graduated from Murray State University and then attended the University of Louisville where he obtained his MS in Anatomy and MD. He was elected to membership in the Alpha Omicron Alpha Medical Honor Society while at the University of Louisville. Dr. Guy has been on the active medical staff of West Georgia Health System since 1987 and served on its Board of Trustees from 1992-1994. He was the Chief of Surgery at West Georgia Health from1994-2004. He is on the active medical staff of the Emory Surgery Center at LaGrange and has served as Medical Director since 2000.

EXPERIENCE

Following medical school, Dr. Guy performed his Orthopedic training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where served as Chief Resident. He then completed a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland. During his training he also served in the U.S. Army Reserves beginning in 1976 and was Honorably Discharged from the Medical Corps with a rank of Captain in 1989. In 1992 Dr. Guy became a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, AAOS. He was elected to the AAOS Board of Councilors in 2010 and served as Secretary in 2015-2016. He is Chair Elect in 2016-2017 and will be the Chair of the Board of Councilors in 2017-2018. His leadership position on the Board of Councilors also places him on the AAOS Board of Directors from 2015-2018. In addition, he served on the AAOS Council on Research and Quality, Council on Education, Council on Advocacy and the Publications Committee. Dr. Guy has been a member of the Georgia Orthopedic Society since 1989. He was President of the Society in 2009 and served on its Board of Directors for 13 years.   He was a Board member of the Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgical Centers and was President of that organization in 2007. He is a member of the Troup County Medical Society and was President from 1992-1994. Dr. Guy is also a member of the Alamo Orthopedic Society, an A-O Alumnus, a charter member of the Georgia Shoulder and Elbow Society and a member of the Medical Association of Georgia.  Since 1992, he has annually served as Orthopedic Consultant to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti.

 

CERTIFICATION

Dr. Guy obtained board certification in Orthopedic Surgery from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 1990 and was re-certified in the years 2001 and 2011.

SPECIALIZATION

Dr. Guy has a special interest in Shoulder and Hip Surgery as well as Sports Medicine. He also treats all aspects of General Orthopaedics.

Brian M. Terry, MD

ABOUT ME

Dr. Brian Terry was born in Centralia, Illinois. He earned his BS  and his MS from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He joined the Southern Orthopedics team in 2001. Dr. Terry is an active member of Emory at LaGrange Surgery Center and West Georgia Health.

EXPERIENCE

 

Dr. Terry’s post graduate medical training included an internship in General Surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, an Orthopedic Residency at the St. Louis University Health Sciences Center and a Sports-Foot & Ankle Fellowship with Dr. James Andrews and the late Dr. John Gould at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

CERTIFICATION

Dr. Terry obtained Board Certification in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2000. He was re-certified by the Board of Orthopedic Surgery in 2010 and he presently participates in Maintenance of Certification. He is a member of the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the Georgia Orthopedic Society, Inc., the Medical Association of Georgia, the Troup County Medical Society, the Southern Orthopedic Association, and the Southern Medical Association.

SPECIALIZATION

Dr. Terry performs all aspects of general orthopedics and has a special interest in sports injuries of the lower extremity.

Robert A. Martin, MD

ABOUT ME

Dr. Robert Martin earned his BS from Auburn Univeristy and went on to earn his Masters of Science, Human Environmental Science Degree from the Univeristy of Alabama. He then attended medical school at the University of Alabama Birgmingham. Dr. Martin joined the team in 2015.

EXPERIENCE

 Dr. Martin spent his post graduate medical residency and fellowship time at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenville, South Carolina.

CERTIFICATION

Dr. Martin is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the CAQ Primary Care Sports Medicine Board.

SPECIALIZATION

Dr. Martin specializes in family medicine and sports medicine.

Beth W. Pendergraph, PA-C

ABOUT ME

Beth Pendergraph earned her BS in Biology/Medical Technology from Auburn University and MS in Physician Assistant Studies from South CarolinaBeth joined Emory at LaGrange-Southern Orthopedics Sports Medicine in June, 2011.  She works in tandem with the on-staff orthopedic surgeons conducting physical exams, diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering and interpreting test, and counseling on preventive health care.

CERTIFICATION

 

Beth is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). A credentialing organization dedicated to assuring the public that certified physician assistants meet established standards of knowledge and clinical skills. Beth is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.