Dr. Eric Stiefel is a Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery for disorders of the shoulder, elbow, knee and hip.  He offers the most advanced surgical techniques available for management of common orthopaedic injuries and joint pains, which may affect patients of all ages and activity levels.

Dr. Stiefel is a graduate of Valdosta High School (1998) and Valdosta State University (2003).  At Valdosta State University, he was a member of the VSU Baseball team (1999-2003) and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (2003).  He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia (2007) in Augusta, Georgia.  Following medical school, he continued his medical training specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida (2007-2012) in Jacksonville, Florida.

In his final year of residency, Dr. Stiefel was selected by his colleagues to serve as administrative chief resident for the University of Florida department of orthopaedic surgery.  That year he participated in the ACGME Leadership program, and received both the Rosilie O. Saffos Scholarship for the resident-teacher of the Year for the University of Florida Medical School (2011-2012), and the Marshall Horowitz Award for the Most Outstanding Orthopaedic resident (2012).

After completing residency, Dr. Stiefel participated in the combined Mississippi Sports Medical Center and Tulane University Sports Medicine fellowship program (2012-2013), where he was mentored by renowned surgeons Larry Field, M.D. and Felix Savoie III, M.D.  Recently, the Arthroscopy Association of North America selected him as the Health Care Policy Fellow for 2013-2015, and he plans to continue his efforts advocating for patients’ access to the highest quality of musculoskeletal care.

Dr. Stiefel is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, serving as chairman of the Advocacy committee. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons where he serves on the Coding committee and Clinical Practice Guidelines committee. He is a member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and serves on the Membership and Nominating committees. He is a member of the Medical Executive committee at SGMC and serves as chief of the Orthopaedic Department.

He is married to Samantha Stiefel, and they have four children.


  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery
  • Uni-compartmental knee replacement
  • Fracture Care

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