John Klekamp, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in care of the spine.
A native of Ohio, he grew up in north Atlanta and earned his medical degree from the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. He began his residency training in internal medicine and completed orthopaedic surgery training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Klekamp received his spine fellowship training at the Emory Spine Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to joining Franklin Bone and Joint in 2004, Dr. Klekamp practiced with Piedmont Orthopaedics in Greenville, South Carolina, where he managed the spine residency training program for Greenville Memorial Hospital and later served as an adjunct instructor with Clemson University Biomechanical Engineering. During that time, he also served as a team physician for the Greenville Growl hockey team, and became a founding member of Medical Expeditions International, a nonprofit organization providing medical care to remote parts of the world. His professional interests include various approaches and treatments of the cervical spine including cervical anterior discectomy, cervical anterior disc arthroplasty, lumbar decompression and minimally-invasive cervical decompression. He has a certification by Zimmer/Biomet for surgery using the Mobi-C cervical disc arthroplasty system. Dr. Klekamp is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
(AAOS) and the North American Spine Society
. He is a father of three boys and enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with his family.
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