David Cearley

Elwyn A. Sanders M.D. Professor in Orthopedics

David Cearley

Elwyn A. Sanders M.D. Professor in Orthopedics

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Orthopedic

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Grew up in Texas and attended Texas Christian University as an undergraduate attaining a BA in English. Attended Texas A&M for medical school and then came to Georgia for Orthopaedic residency. Completed pediatric and oncologic orthopaedic fellowships at the University of Utah and after briefly starting my career at Texas A&M/ Scott & White hospital I returned to Augusta University where I have been practicing for the past 12 years.

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  • BP 2109A


  • BA, English Language and Literature Texas Christian University, 2014

  • MD, Medicine Texas A&M University System He, 1999


  • PHY GA Bd of Medical Examiners, 2003

  • ABOS ABOS, 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Medical College of Georgia Exemplary Teaching award 2019 MCG, 2019

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • RSUR 5003

  • SURG 5275

    Orthopedics Externship
  • SURG 5007

    Surgery Sub-I: Sub I Orthopedic Surgery
  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in SURG
  • SURG 5292

    Ortho Research

Teaching Interests

Pediatric orthopedics- general


Selected Recent Publications

  • Management of Pediatric Type 3 Supracondylar Humerus Fracture in the United States: Results of a National Survey of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013
  • Index of Suspicion, 2012
  • Stringent Patient Selection in Bulk Allografts, 2010

Research Interests

Guided growth, Clubfoot, trauma

Department Service

  • Medical Director of the MOB 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Orthopedic Executive Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Medical College of Georgia Admissions Committee 2015 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Columbia County public schools Scoliosis screenings 2014 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Augusta Sports Council 2014 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member