Georgia Joint Specialists is now Total Joint Specialists!

Thomas L Bradbury, Jr, MD

Hip and Knee Replacement Specialist & Orthopedic Surgeon located in Cumming, GA

About Dr. Thomas Bradbury, MD

 Chief of Surgery
Chief of Surgery

Born and raised in Atlanta, Dr. Bradbury attended college at Washington and Lee University where discovered his passion for the medical sciences. He was a 4-year letterman for the Generals football team and served as president of the University’s Premedical Society. He obtained his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Georgia (MCG). As a medical student, he witnessed the power of orthopedic surgery as a means of improving the quality of life for those suffering from arthritis and other painful joint conditions. There, he decided to specialize his career exclusively on hip and knee replacement surgery. At MCG, he served as president of the Honor Council, president of Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honor society), was a recipient of the Stehle Memorial Scholarship and graduated #1 in his class. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was elected to serve as Administrative Chief Resident. He did his Fellowship in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery at the highly selective OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center in Charlotte, NC. Designated as Atlanta Top Doctor in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Dr. Bradbury began his practice in Atlanta in 2007 striving for excellence in his clinical practice, his research, and as an educator. Since introducing the anterior hip replacement technique to the Atlanta market in 2009, Dr Bradbury has performed over 4000 anterior total hip replacements and a total of over 7500 hip and knee replacement procedures. He has a vast experience with outpatient hip and knee replacement surgery, narcotic sparing recovery protocols, and robotic assisted surgery.

According to Bradbury, “The most effective tool in medicine is a clear channel of communication between doctor and patient. Without it, the outcome of any treatment is happenstance.” Over the past 15 years, he has trained hundreds of medical students, over 70 orthopaedic surgery residents, and 20 Hip and Knee Replacement Fellows from across the globe. Dr. Bradbury has given over 100 invited lectures about hip and knee replacement across the country at academic medical centers and national meetings. A recognized innovator, he has broad experience with surgical implant and instrument design.

His research interests are focused on the safe and efficient delivery of hip and knee replacement procedures. He has published numerous textbook chapters and over 50 peer-reviewed articles about hip and knee replacement surgery focusing on prevention of infections, prevention of blood clots, rapid recovery protocols, patient optimization protocols, minimally invasive surgical techniques, anterior total hip replacement techniques and value-based care. 

Bradbury and his wife Julie live in Atlanta and have 3 children: Tommy, Molly and Brooks. In his spare time, he enjoys anything involving his family, flying and water skiing.