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Stephen M. McCollam, M.D.

Stephen M. McCollam, M.D.

Upper Extremity Surgery



Stephen M. McCollam, M.D., joined Peachtree Orthopedics in 1988 and specializes in upper extremity problems. This gives him surgical expertise related to the shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist and hand. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in hand surgery.


  • Upper Extremity Surgery



Dr. McCollam is a New Orleans native who earned his B.A. (cum laude) from Tulane University in 1978 and his M.D. from Tulane with honors in 1982. He completed his orthopedic surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He also completed additional training in hand and upper extremity surgery, as evidenced by his fellowship at Indiana University/St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. McCollam received a scholarship as an AO International Upper Extremity Fellow at the University of Bern in Switzerland in 1988.

• Fellowship: Indiana University/St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, IN
• Residency: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
• Undergraduate: Tulane, University, New Orleans, LA
• Medical School: Tulane, University, New Orleans, LA


  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society Foundation
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Georgia Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Tulane School of Medicine Board of Governors
  • Journal of Hand Surgery reviewer of articles


America's Most Honored Doctors 2023

Awarded for continuous professional recognition, an accomplishment realized by the Top American Professionals. All qualifying public recognitions of excellence are certified by The American Registry and include significant mentions in the press, honors by recognized trade groups, and acclaimed recognitions by peers or clients.

American Doctor Society

American Doctor Society – selected to the 2023 Top 50 Doctors In America list.

Dr. McCollam Wins GOS Award

Dr. McCollam was awarded the 2020 F. James Funk Award from the Georgia Orthopaedic Society for his humanitarian work in Haiti. Click here to read more about this prestigious honor.

Message from a Grateful Parent

The parent of a recent patient of Dr. McCollam’s took to social media to express her gratitude for his expertise in treating her son.

Dr. McCollam Submits Winning Research Grant

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has announced that the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) has won a $25,000 matching “BOS Quality and Patient Safety Action” grant. The ASSH will match this grant, bringing the total award to $50,000. In conjunction with Rob Kamal, M.D., Stephen McCollam, M.D., co-chair of the ASSH Quality Metrics Committee, submitted the winning grant, titled “Developing Quality Measures for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

This project will help create performance measures relevant to gaps in care based on CPG recommendations with the goal of submitting these measures to CMS for use in quality reporting.

Named Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine

Chosen in 2010 as an Atlanta Magazine Top Doc. Atlanta Magazine, 63 years in print, identifies Top Docs based on research created by PRS (Professional Research Services). It is based on an online peer-review survey sent out to physicians within the Atlanta area, garnering thousands of votes honoring excellence in all fields of medicine. Inclusion in Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors is based solely upon one’s standing among peers.

Dr. McCollam Named 2022 Top Doctor by Castle Connolly

Dr. McCollam has been chosen as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2022. Castle Connolly identifies Top Doctors based on an extensive nomination process. The national physician-led research team reviews and rigorously screens all nominated physicians before selecting those regarded as the most outstanding healthcare providers in the country. Dr. McCollam has been named a top hand orthopedic surgeon in Atlanta from 2010-2022.

Dr. McCollam Chosen as Vitals "Top 10 Doctor"

“Top 10 Doctors” are chosen by the millions of patients who visit each year and are willing to share their experience and ratings. Vitals bestows doctors who consistently receive top ratings from their patients with a “Top 10 Doctors” Award.

We are pleased to announce that Dr. McCollam has been designated as a “Top 10 Doctor.”

Vitals is a doctor review site, providing comprehensive information on doctors to help patients make the best medical decisions. Patients are able to find and review doctors on Every year, hundreds of thousands of patients provide online feedback about their doctor experiences. Vitals has analyzed these patient-provided ratings in order to identify those physicians who are rated the highest by their patients and stand out for their extraordinary care.

Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, Dr. McCollam is among the top 1 percent who have received this honor from their patients.

Dr. McCollam Honored by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review

Dr. McCollam has been recognized by Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. He is listed among the top 45 hand and upper extremity surgeons in the U.S. Click here to read more.

Dr. McCollam Honored in Georgia Trend Magazine

Dr. McCollam was also honored as a “Healthcare Hero” in Georgia Trend magazine. This distinction was awarded to him for his charitable work in Haiti following the devastating earthquake, and for his long history of dedication to the country. Click here to read the Georgia Trend article honoring Dr. McCollam as a Healthcare Hero.

Dr. McCollam Visits Capitol Hill

Dr. McCollam visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to meet with key members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to discuss the results of recent AAOS study on imaging self-referral.

Click here to read more about his visit, which included meetings with Senators Cardin (D-MD), Portman (R-OH), Nelson (D-FL), Enzi (R-WY), Isakson (R-GA), Crapo (R-ID), and Grassley (R-IA). He also had lunch with Representative Shimkus (R-IL), who is on the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the main committees which has jurisdiction over in-office ancillary services.

Dr. McCollam Lectures in Biomedical Engineering Department at Tulane

The Center for Anatomical and Movement Sciences (CAMS) at Tulane University is an interdepartmental initiative that originated from the remodeling and expansion of the former human anatomy lab housed in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences. CAMS’ main lab offers a unique human cadaver dissection experience to undergraduate and graduate students from the nine departments associated with the School of Science and Engineering (SSE).

Recently Dr. Steve McCollam, a SSE Board of Advisors member, introduced a suite of Stryker surgical equipment into the anatomy lab. Dr. McCollam demonstrated several techniques to Tulane biomedical engineering and other SSE students during a campus visit. He is a New Orleans native who earned his B.A. (cum laude) from Tulane University in 1978 and his M.D. from Tulane with honors in 1982.

Dr. McCollam Named 2020 Patients' Choice Award Winner

Peachtree Orthopedics’ Stephen M. McCollam, M.D. was among the select few physicians honored with the 2020 Patients’ Choice Award. In fact, of the nation’s 870,000 active physicians and dentists, just five percent consistently received top scores from their patients on sites like, qualifying them for this honor.

Millions of patients go online each year to rate their doctors on various components of care, including accuracy of their diagnosis, the amount of time they spent with the doctor, and the doctor’s bedside manner and follow-up care. Patients’ Choice reviews these rankings and other quality measures to compile its yearly list of award winners.

Dr. McCollam Visits State Capitol

Dr. Stephen M. McCollam had the honor of visiting the State Capitol on behalf of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and speaking to both the Senate and the House, thanking them for working hard to protect the doctor/patient relationship.