Dr. Spero Karas, MD

Dr. Spero Karas, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
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Age 51
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Dr. Spero Karas, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

59 Executive Park South NE Ste 3000

Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact Information

(404) 778-3350

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Karas' Experience

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Dr. Karas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Karas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Karas "Dr. Karas joined the Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center in 2005 as Director of the Emory Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. In addition to this role, he currently serves as the head team physician for the Atlanta Falcons, a consulting team physician for Georgia Tech University, Emory University, Oglethorpe University, Georgia Perimeter College, and numerous local high schools. Prior to this, he served as chief of the Shoulder Service, team physician, and director of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Karas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Karas completed a Knee, Shoulder, and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. While in Colorado, he served as an Associate Team physician for the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies professional sports teams. He is the author of more than 250 publications, presentations, and demonstrational videos. Over his career, he has trained hundreds of residents, fellows, and graduate students in subspecialty care of the shoulder, knee and sports medicine. His research has been published in numerous journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the Journal of Arthroscopy, the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Dr. Karas is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has held leadership positions in numerous societies, including the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Karas is a recognized expert in the field of shoulder surgery, knee surgery, and sports medicine, and has been awarded numerous grants for research and product development. A frequent speaker throughout the United States and internationally, his work has been featured in Ski Magazine, Men's Health, and on NBC, FOX, and CNN network television. He is also active in quality musculoskeletal research, and has been honored by his peers with nominations for numerous research awards. He actively collaborates with medical corporations by developing cutting-edge technology to improve the instruments and techniques in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Karas was selected as one of America's "Top Sports Medicine Specialists" in Men's Health Magazine. He has also been named one of the "Top Sports Medicine Doctors for Women" by Women's Health magazine, "Best Orthopaedic Surgeons in America" by Castle Connoly, and the most trusted sports specialist in Atlanta, Georgia by Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Karas is a full member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, a prestigious "invitation only" society with rigorous selection criteria. There are only five members in the state of Georgia, and only one other in Atlanta. A former collegiate athlete himself, Dr. Karas was a varsity letterman in wrestling at the University of Notre Dame. He continues to participate in sports such as golf, skiing, snowboarding, and fitness training. He also coaches little league sports, and is an active member of his church and community."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Karas "My goal is to helpfully collaborate with my patients in order to get them back to their desired activity level as quickly and safely as possible."

2  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Duke University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Karas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Karas' Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Karas to family and friends
20 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
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Dr. Karas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I've enjoyed having Dr. Karas as my orthopedist for my rotator cuff injury. While I initially didn't care for his bedside manner and found him rather gruff, I grew to appreciate his candor, knowledge and skills related to the diagnosis, surgical repair and follow-up care. I am 6 months out of...more
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Dr. Karas is amazing. He was referred to me by a friend and I could not be happier with the outcome. He's attentive, professional, and shows that he truly cares about his patients and their well-being. I have confidence in him as well as his knowledge and talent that my arm will be back to how it...more
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Dr. Karas is a wonderful doctor! He listened to my concerns and carefully explained the procedure and risks. He is very realistic about what to expect during recovery, and his staff takes great care of you! I had a hook plate and 5 screws placed in November, and underwent a second surgery a week...more
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Dr Karas is a wonderful Doctor, very competent and really a good person. He has made my shoulder pain free!
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Really liked dr. Karas he listened to what I had to say and believed what I told him
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