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Clifton G. Meals, MD

Clifton Meals, MD completed his orthopedic training at the George Washington University Hospital and his hand surgery fellowship training at the Curtis National Hand Center.  He was recruited to Grady to provide microsurgical reconstruction of the upper limb.

Dr. Meals is interested in treating all problems affecting the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. He enjoys teaching and has developed modern educational material for students and patients. His academic interests include the novel use of clinical photography and “wide awake” hand surgery. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, reading detective fiction, and spending time with his family.


  • Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • AOA Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Curtis National Hand Center


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine
  • Residency: George Washington University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

George Wright, MD Orthopedic Faculty Member of the Year - awarded 2021.