About Charles Hartzog

Charles W. Hartzog, Jr., MD, graduated summa cum laude with an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Biology at Birmingham Southern College and received his Medical Degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, AL. He finished a transitional year internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Hartzog went on to complete a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, MS.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Medical Association, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Hartzog has a passion for sports medicine and the health of athletes. During the past 25 years, he has treated local teams, including middle school, high school, and college athletics.

Academically, Dr. Hartzog has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific research articles and textbook chapters, and he has presented at regional meetings. He has won awards for his research at the state and regional levels, and was honored among his peers for research in both medical school and residency.

Dr. Hartzog has special interests in the throwing shoulder, including labral and rotator cuff injuries, and ligamentous injuries about the knee. His interests also include sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee, cartilage restoration, limb realignment, and knee replacement.