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 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