Donald E. Fowler, M.D.
Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship
Donald Fowler III, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon who completed his fellowship at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York. Dr. Fowler is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His specialties include Knee, Shoulder, Hand and Wrist, Elbow and Ankle Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement Surgery, General Orthopaedics and Fracture Care. Dr. Fowler can treat pediatric orthopedic conditions from age 3 and older. Dr. Fowler believes that every patient is an athlete at some level, and he has extensive experience with athletes at the professional, college, high school, and recreational levels. He remains active in research particularly in the fields of ACL reconstruction and meniscal transplantation.
Areas of Interest
- Sports Medicine
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Total Joint Replacement Surgery
- Fracture Care
- General Orthopedics
- Pediatric Orthopedics
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Hand and Wrist
- Elbow Arthroscopy
- Ankle Arthroscopy
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, 2014, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship
Residency: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2013, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
Medical Degree: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2008, Doctor of Medicine
Undergraduate Degree: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2003, Bachelor of Science, Biology and Anatomy
Memberships & Recognition
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Georgia Orthopaedic Society
- Piedmont Society
- Frank Bassett Society
- STOP Sports Injuries
- Chair of Surgery at WellStar Paulding Hospital
- Principal Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine
- Fowler DE III, Butler RJ, Oglesby W, Moorman CT III, Garrett WE Jr, Queen RM. Gender differences in lower extremity kinematics during an unanticipated side-cut. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2012; 44:625-630.
- Fowler DE III. The Bassett Society. The Duke Orthopaedic Journal. 2013; 3(1).
- Butler RJ, Fowler DE III, Wilson JD, Queen RM. Gender differences in landing mechanics vary depending on the type of landing. Clin J Sports Med. 2013; 23(1):52-57.
- Fowler DE III. Frank Bassett Society Update. The Duke Orthopaedic Journal. 2012; 2(1).
- Fowler DE III, Schweitzer KM Jr., Brimmo O, May R, Parekh SG. Incidence of wrong site surgery among foot and ankle surgeons. Lower Extremity Review. 2011 (Nov).
- Fowler DE III. Update from the Frank H Bassett Society. The Duke Orthopaedic Journal. 2011; 1(1): xxxv.
- Fowler DE III, Hart JM, Hart JA, Miller MD. Donor site giant cell reaction following backfill with synthetic bone material during osteochondral plug transfer. J Knee Surgery. 2009; 22(4): 372-374.
- Queen RM, Makihara Y, Moorman CT III, Fowler DE III, Garrett WE Jr. Kinematic analysis of the lower extremity during sprinting at maximum and sub-maximum speeds. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2007; 39(5): S474.
Dr. Fowler currently serves as a Medical Consultant and Atlanta Affiliate physician for the New York Mets Professional Baseball Team. During his sports fellowship, he was Team Physician for the New York Mets, and assisted in care for the New York Giants, New York Knicks, and Brooklyn Nets. While in residency, Dr. Fowler served as Team Physician for both the Duke University Blue Devils Basketball and Football teams.
Dr. Fowler regularly serves as a sidelines physician for many notable Atlanta sports events including the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games. He currently serves as the Co-Medical Director of the Atlanta Open ATP Tennis Tournament.
He was recently recognized by his peers as an Atlanta Magazine/Castle Connolly Top Doc as well as Best of Cobb's Best Orthopedist.
He is a principal reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Fowler is a committee member of STOP Sports Injuries, a national organization aimed at youth sports injury prevention initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM).
Dr. Fowler serves as the Team Physician for several area high schools including McEachern High School in Powder Springs, and to Paulding County and Hiram High Schools in Paulding County, Georgia. Dr. Fowler is the official sports medicine provider to the Stingray Allstars, serving the cheer teams at their Cartersville campus.
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Member of the Piedmont Clinic
Six physicians from Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta are proud to be selected as Top Doctors in their field for 2022 by Castle Connolly healthcare research company.
Five physicians from Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta are proud to be selected as Top Doctors in their field for 2021 by Castle Connolly healthcare research company.
Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physicians and staff are proud to be voted Best Orthopaedist and Best Orthopaedic Group by the local Cobb County community.
Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta physicians and staff are proud to be voted Best Orthopedic Surgeon, Best Physical Therapist, Best Orthopedic Practice and Best Physical Therapy Group by the local Cobb County community.
Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta offers telehealth virtual visits for many types of post-op and follow up care for existing patients.
OrthoAtlanta an Official Partner of the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
OrthoAtlanta is the official sports medicine provider of the 2019 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl pairing the Oklahoma Sooners vs. the LSU Tigers in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
OrthoAtlanta is the Official Sports Medicine provider for the nationally-televised 2019 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Aug. 31 pairing Duke vs. Alabama in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Catch the latest interviews with OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Donald Fowler on 3 Point Conversion Radio.
Donald E. Fowler, MD, Interview with 680 The Fan 93.7 FM Discusses 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Sponsorship
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Donald E. Fowler, III, MD, discussed the role of OrthoAtlanta as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl during a live radio interview on 680 The Fan / 93.7FM on Friday, December 28, 2018.
OrthoAtlanta is the Official Sports Medicine provider for the nationally-televised 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday, December 29 in a top-10 showdown pairing the Florida Gators vs. Michigan Wolverines at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
OrthoAtlanta Sponsors 2018 Atlanta Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis and OrthoAtlanta Physicians Named Medical Honorees
OrthoAtlanta Austell, Piedmont, Piedmont West and The Battery Atlanta proudly served as local sponsors the 2018 Jingle Bell Run 5K in Atlanta. The Physicians of OrthoAtlanta were recognized as the Medical Honoree of this year’s race/walk to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation.
Donald Fowler, MD, Interview on 3 Point Conversion Radio Discusses Are Sports Injuries Part of the Game
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Donald E. Fowler, MD, was interviewed on 3 Point Conversion Radio, as part of live radio broadcast. Dr. Fowler discussed ACL tears, particularly in professional football players.
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Donald Fowler, MD, held a live radio interview with 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM, speaking about sports injuries and treatment options ranging from conservative, non-surgical to surgical, as part of the OrthoAtlanta Battery Atlanta open house.
OrthoAtlanta opens new location at The Battery Atlanta at SunTrust Park, providing orthopedic and sports medicine care to greater Cobb County area community.
OrthoAtlanta welcomes Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs to Atlanta for 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
OrthoAtlanta, the official sports medicine partner of the AFHC, welcomes 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship teams, Alabama Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs, in lead up to Jan. 8 championship.
OrthoAtlanta is Official Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Provider to Atlanta Football Host Committee for 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship
OrthoAtlanta is the Official Orthopedic and Sports Medicine provider to the Atlanta Football Host Committee for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship to be held on Monday, January 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
OrthoAtlanta Paulding in Hiram brings Increased staffing, services and facilities to provide one-stop orthopedic and sports medicine care to Paulding county, outside Atlanta, Georgia.
Discusses Partial Rotator Cuff Tears and Treatments