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John R. Gleason, M.D.

John R. Gleason, M.D.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


  • AO Mini Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery; Bremen, West Germany


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
John R. Gleason, M.D.
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  • University of Mississippi Medical Center; Jackson, Mississippi

Medical Degree

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine; New Orleans, Louisiana


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society
  • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society
  • Medical Association of Georgia

Hospital Affiliations

  • Northside Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital

Major Accomplishments

Success Stories

  • Holly Irwin

    Thanks to her determination and numerous surgeries at Resurgens Orthopaedics, Irwin is gaining renown as an artist.

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Featured In National Design Magazine

    Holly Irwin Gains Recognition as a Painter After Multiple Surgeries on Her Hands We tend to take our hands for granted. Reach for this; grab that; shake hands. But when pain or injury limits the use of our hands, life can change dramatically.  For Resurgens Orthopaedics patient Holly Irwin, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) limits her ability to do the things she loves.  Diagnosed with RA and scleroderma (hardening of the skin and connective tissue) in 1993 at the age of 36, Irwin struggled with pain and limited use of her feet and hands. As the disease progressed, she left her job in marketing and returned to painting, which she had studied before “getting a... Continue Reading

  • Randee Lieppe's injury to her big toe caused her to put away her high heels and changed how she lived her life. At...

    Cartiva Synthetic Cartilage Gives an Alternative to Fusion

    Randee Lieppe's injury to her big toe caused her to put away her high heels and changed how she lived her life.  At first cortisone shots helped but she then developed arthritis and a bone spur in her big toe.  "I was miserable." Any movement in Randee’s big toe would cause excruciating pain. Her only option was fusion surgery that would have left her without motion in her toe and a long recovery. Then Dr. John Gleason told her about a new FDA approved procedure; the Cartiva implant. “It's spongy like silicon but firmer so it gives resistance. It relieves the pain, similar to a fusion, but it maintains the... Continue Reading

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Dr. Gleason was comforting. compassionate, competent and comprehensive in his treatment of the total rupture of Achilles Tendon of my left leg. He provided the first temporary plaster, and a week later operated upon my leg. The follow up was prompt and efficient. I had to contact him over phone early in the morning, and his guidance was clear, and very professional.

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

5 Stars all the way, Dr. Gleason is aces in my book, the whole staff was on point with everything that was needed for my wife's surgery, Very well maintained clean offices, staff very personable and friendly, I can honestly say without a doubt the best medical experience I have ever gone thru! No wait time, in and out, no fuss no muss!

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