D. Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. Emeritus

Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick was co-President of Resurgens Orthopaedics for many years and served as a hand surgeon in the St. Josephs and Roswell locations. She will be doing work for surgery groups in Georgia, will be spending time with other pursuits and lobbying for patient safety issues in surgery, especially improving teamwork and communication. She continues to do pet therapy with her Goldendoodle as well as trying to improve her golf game.

Areas Of Expertise


  • Kleinert Institute of Hand & Microsurgery, Louisville, Kentucky


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
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  • University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Medical Degree

  • University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • Medical Association of Atlanta

Hospital Affiliations

  • North Fulton Hospital
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • St. Joseph's Hospital

Additional References

  • “Dr. Kay” is married to an emergency medicine physician and has two children in graduate school and two dogs. In addition to hand surgery, she enjoys golf, travel and college sports.
  • Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick named President-elect of Georgia Orthopaedic Society, Council Member-at-large of American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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