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Our Doctors

Michael A Burke, M.D.

bio-burkeDr. Burke is a native of Ohio and earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. After completing his orthopaedic internship and residency at the University of Connecticut, he did a post graduate hand surgery Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Burke is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Atlanta Orthopaedic Society, the Piedmont Clinic Specialty Care Physicians and the Kleinert Society.

Dr. Burke has practiced in Georgia since 1997 and his specialties include hand and upper extremity disorders, sports medicine, and fracture care.

Dr. Burke lives in Peachtree City with his wife and four children. He enjoys fitness activities, swimming, reading, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Vinson A. Smith, M.D.

bio-smithDr. Smith is a native of Florida and earned his medical degree from the University of Florida. He completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He did a sports medicine fellowship at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa, Florida under the direction of Dr. David Leffers and Dr. Seth Gasser. 

During his sports medicine fellowship Dr. Smith served as team physician for several Hillsborough County Schools including the University of South Florida, St. Leo University, University of Tampa, and Plant High School. He also had the opportunity to cover several of the area's sporting events including the state Cross Country Championship and the Outback Bowl.

Dr. Smith is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Smith has practiced in Georgia since 2004 and he specializes in arthroscopic surgery and in sports medicine, with a focus on ACL reconstruction, and rotator cuff repair.

Dr. Smith lives in the Lake Spivey area with his wife, daughter and son. He is an avid wake boarder, enjoys fishing, and attending area sporting events.

Dr. J. Carl Sutton, III, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C)

bio-carlDr. Sutton III is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. He was born in Canada and moved to Georgia at a young age. He graduated from Mississippi State University summa cum laude with a degree in Mechanical Engineering before earning his medical degree at Medical College of Georgia. He completed his Orthopaedic residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and upon completing his Orthopaedic training, Dr. Sutton became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2016.

Following his residency, Dr. Sutton elected to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Detroit Medical Center, where he gained further expertise in arthroscopy of the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow, as well as advanced training in Shoulder and Knee joint reconstruction. During his fellowship he also served as a team physician for the Detroit Tigers (MLB), Detroit Red Wings (NHL) and Detroit Pistons (NBA), where he gained knowledge of working with elite athletes and treating their sports injuries.

Dr. Sutton is the son of the late Dr. J. Carl Sutton Jr, who founded Sutton Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in 1991.

Dr. Sutton is a member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He lives in Peachtree City with his wife and daughter. He enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

J. Carl Sutton, Jr., M.D., F.R.C.S. (C) (1940-2017)


"As founder of this practice, my goal is to offer the choice of a "full service" provider for those with orthopaedic injuries and disorders."

Dr. J. Carl Sutton, Jr. is an expert in the field of orthopaedics, who practiced in Montreal, Canada for twenty years before bringing his practice to Stockbridge, Georgia in 1991.

Dr. Sutton graduated from McGill University in Montreal with his Doctorate of Medicine in 1966. Postgraduate training from 1967 to 1971 took Dr. Sutton through his internship, a year of general surgery training and three years of specialty training in orthopaedic surgery. Prior to becoming Chief Resident in 1970 at the Montreal General and Montreal Children's Hospitals, he spent a year in England. The first six months overseas were spent at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, followed by six months at the King Edward VII Orthopaedic Hospital, Sheffield, England.

Upon completion of his orthopaedic training, Dr. Sutton became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons 1971. In this same year, he began his specialty practice as an attending orthopaedic surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital Center in Montreal. In 1981 he became Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at this same institution, a position that he held until moving to Georgia in 1991.

Currently, Dr. Sutton practices general orthopaedics and reconstructive surgery as well as treating all sports medicine injuries for adult and pediatric age groups. His area of special expertise is in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the lumbar spine. Dr. Sutton also has had a longstanding interest in the care and management of "on the job" workers’ compensation injuries and has extensive experience in performing Independent Medical Examinations.

Dr. Sutton enjoys playing golf, skiing, and spending time with his family.