Dr. Paul J. Payne is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in general and non-operative orthopaedics. Dr. Payne is currently Pinnacle's longest-serving physician, having co-founded the practice in 1964 when it was still known as Marietta Orthopedics.
Dr. Paul J. Payne has been providing orthopaedic care to patients of Pinnacle Orthopaedics for more than fifty years. His primary practice is located in Marietta, Georgia. He sees patients in the Marietta, Woodstock, and Acworth locations. Dr. Payne is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in general and non-operative orthopaedics. Dr. Payne is currently Pinnacle's longest-serving physician, having co-founded the practice in 1964 when it was still known as Marietta Orthopedics. Dr. Payne received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from The Medical College of Georgia, where he also completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency. He received his Undergraduate Degree from Maryville College in Tennessee and performed a General Surgery Internship at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dr. Payne is heavily involved in the local community, the state, and abroad. He has served as President of the Marietta Metro Rotary and the Urban League Board. He has also done mission work in various parts of the world. He has written many articles that have been featured in many publications. On the national level, Dr. Payne received the prestigious Physician of the Year Award for the State of Georgia in 2006. Dr. Payne lives in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is the past president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society and the Atlanta Orthopaedic Society. He currently serves on the WellStar Kennestone Hospital Board and is President of the WellStar Hospital Authority. EDUCATION & TRAINING Undergraduate Education Maryville College Maryville, Tennessee Medical School Doctor of Medicine Medical College of Georgia Augusta, Georgia Postgraduate Training Internship Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga, Tennessee Orthopaedic Residency Medical College of Georgia Augusta, Georgia CERTIFICATIONS American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American College of Surgeons American College of Sports Medicine American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Medical Association Atlanta Orthopaedic Society Cobb Medical Society Georgia Orthopaedic Society Medical Association of Georgia HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS WellStar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Surgical Center