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Mark W. Hanna, M.D.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee
  • Quad Sparing Total Knee Replacement
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Partial Knee Replacement/MAKOplasty
  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement


  • Total Joint Replacement and Biologic Reconstruction
  • Harvard University, Brigham and Women's Hospital;


  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Get to know Dr. Hanna

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  • Emory University; Atlanta, Georgia

Medical Degree

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, New York


Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Northside Hospital

Success Stories

  • Barclay Smith

    “He is not only a wonderful surgeon but he has a wonderful bedside manner”

    New Hip, Care from Resurgens Orthopaedics

    Well into her 60s, Barclay Smith still likes to climb mountains – the taller, the better. The East Cobb resident has a summer home in Colorado, which has 52 mountains higher than 14,000 feet, and her goal has always been to try and climb as many of them as she could. In recent years, her left hip proved a major obstacle towards that goal. A previous procedure by another practice on the joint left her with some negative side effects. She had a lot of pain and suffered from drop foot, which is a difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot. The drop foot, which caused her to trip frequently, made it impossible... Continue Reading

  • Joe Becknell

    “I can’t say enough accolades for Dr. Hanna,” Becknell said.

    Resurgens Helps Retired Tennis Pro Keep Playing for More Than 50 Years

    Joe Becknell’s love of tennis took hold more than half a century ago when a knee injury derailed his baseball career in college at Mercer University and the former pitcher took up tennis as an alternative. That love eventually manifested itself into a career as a Tennis-Pro.  Becknell retired in 2007 as Tennis Director of the Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA in Buckhead.  Tennis remains very much a part of his life as he continues to work part-time and to play recreationally during his free time in retirement.  “I wouldn’t be happy doing nothing,” Becknell said of retirement. “… I try to be active.” A lifetime of constant high... Continue Reading

  • John C. Taylor

    Taylor finished a triathlon in Florida exactly two months after knee replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics.

    At Age 90, Atlanta Resident Completes Sprint Triathlon, Heads to National Senior Games

    John C. Taylor Started Running at Age 60 And Stays Active Jogging, Swimming, and Biking For someone who didn’t start running until the age of 60, John C. Taylor has quite a collection of gold medals. Plus, he may be the only 90-year-old ever to have completed a sprint triathlon.  After finishing a triathlon in Florida exactly two months after knee replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics—Georgia’s largest orthopaedics practice—he confessed with a chuckle, “I walked, I didn’t jog,” the 5K portion of the course.  A sprint triathlon involves swimming 600 meters, biking 13.8 miles, and completing a 5K run. “I was on my... Continue Reading

  • Darwin Hobbs

    "Because of Dr. Hanna’s commitment to excellence and his willingness to share his education with me, it empowered...

    Popular Gospel Singer Now Free from Pain after Hip Replacement Surgery

    Darwin Hobbs Credits His Rapid Recovery to Surgery by Dr. Mark W. Hanna of Resurgens Orthopaedics Pain was a way of life for popular gospel singer Darwin Hobbs before hip replacement surgery this spring at Resurgens Orthopaedics — Georgia’s largest orthopaedics practice.  At 42, Hobbs, director of music, worship, and creative arts at the 16,000-member Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross, has lived with pain since he had surgery at the age of 14 to correct a slipped growth plate in his hip.  While he had been told for years he needed a hip replacement, only when he met with Dr. Mark Hanna at Resurgens did Hobbs decide to have... Continue Reading

  • Larry Castillo

    Castillo became a patient of Resurgens Orthopaedics after he moved to Atlanta in 1984.

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Continues Competitive Canoeing After Multiple Surgeries

    Larry Castillo Credits 16 Orthopaedic Surgeries With Allowing Him To Continue to Win Canoe Races At the age of 66, competitive canoe racer Laurens (Larry) Castillo counts a total of 16 surgeries since he started white water canoeing more than two decades ago. First his knees, then his shoulders, and finally his back required orthopaedic surgery. This fall, a year after hip replacement at Resurgens Orthopaedics, the Kennesaw resident won first place in the 29-mile Suwannee River canoe race in Florida and fourth place in the amateur class in the highly competitive 90-mile Adirondack Classic in New York State. In both races, he competed with men of all ages. Without the surgeries,... Continue Reading

  • Vernard Green

    Spending time in the military and winning race after race on the competitive cycling circuit taught Vernard he could...

    Military Veteran Back to an Active Life after Knee Replacement

    Determination is something that comes naturally to Vernard Green, or Vern, as he calls himself.  Spending time in the military and winning race after race on the competitive cycling circuit taught him he could do anything he put his mind to, but he admits nothing could have prepared him for his life’s greatest challenge: recovering from a total knee replacement surgery. It may sound clichéd, but Vern’s knee troubles started with an old football injury.  While playing a pickup game during his time as a Combat Corpsman, he landed a solid hit on another player. “My knee just exploded,” he says.  Vern’s medical training told him this... Continue Reading

  • Malcolm Aga

    For Malcolm Aga, athletics, adventure, and traveling were part of his lifestyle since he was a child. At age 59,...

    Conquering Mt. Everest After Hip Replacement

    For Malcolm Aga, athletics, adventure, and traveling were part of his lifestyle since he was a child.  At age 59, hip problems prevented him from crossing the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek off his bucket list. He then decided he wasn’t going to let anything stand in his way. First, a few details about the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek: Hikers land at Lukla airport in Nepal, a harrowing journey in its own right.  Often dubbed ‘the world’s most dangerous airport’ because high winds, turbulence, and rough terrain can make for an exceptionally difficult landing.  Upon landing, trekkers have time for little more than a quick stop at one of the... Continue Reading

  • Lisa Callahan

    “They replaced my hip and my daughter drove me home. I didn’t stay in the hospital; it was amazing.”

    Operation Walk and Dr. Hanna got Lisa back to her family

    To Lisa Callahan, being a valuable, dependable member of her family is everything.  When her mobility was limited by osteoarthritis pain in her hips, she felt like she had lost everything.  Now, thanks to Resurgens Orthopaedics and Operation Walk, she’s back to taking care of her grandkids again and that means the world to her. Lisa’s Reach for More Story starts in April of 2016, when she woke up one morning with severe hip pain that left her unable to walk without the aid of a cane or walker.  Although she struggled with intermittent back and knee pain in the past, she never experienced anything that limited her mobility to the same degree.  Knowing... Continue Reading

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I can’t say enough about my experience with my hip surgery. Dr Hanna and his team are genuine, knowledgeable , proactive and caring. I only met Dr Hanna twice but I immediately felt comfortable. He is smart, experienced, up on his game and genuinely concerned. I loved his sense of humor, ‘bedside manner’ and his over all personality. He took his time with me making sure I was aware of the process from start to finish. He knows his stuff. He indulged me as my nervousness made me crack silly jokes, in my typical form. Post surgery same day; I feel amazing! Dr. Hanna and the team, work as tribe, together , as they combine their knowledge creating an amazing experience for me. Highly recommend!

Resurgens Orthopaedics Varied

Dr. Hanna is amazing! We live in Alabama but he was worth the drive. He did my husbands total knee replacement in August. We went in at 6:00 am and were back at home in Alabama at 2:00. No hospital stay, in home therapy. My husband never even finished his bottle of pain medication. Six weeks later he’s back on a ladder doing home repairs. He’s scheduled to have his left knee done in December. Dr. Hanna is Georgia’s best kept secret. Also, his staff operates like a well oiled machine. They have knees and hips down pat! Why would you go anywhere else?

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