Cameron T. Atkinson, MD

Originally from West Deptford, New Jersey; Dr. Cameron Atkinson specializes in hand, wrist, and upper extremities. After graduating from Princeton University in June of 2003, he received his Doctor of Medicine at Vanderbilt School of Medicine in May of 2008. Dr. Atkinson completed his Orthopedic Residency at Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedics in June of 2013 and Fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University in July of 2014.

In addition to his medical accomplishments, Dr. Atkinson is also a multi-talented athlete. As a running back for Princeton University, he excelled both on and off the field. His love of sports transitions into a lifelong passion for strength and weight training. As a proud family man, Dr. Atkinson loves retelling patients the story his favorite memory – when he asked his wife to marry him. In his free time, he enjoys sitting in his office reading historical biographies and watching his favorite television show, the medical comedy, Scrubs.

When asked about his perfect day, Dr. Atkinson envisioned, “I would be at the beach with my wife and kids.”

Education & Training

September 1999 − June 2003
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry, cum laude
Thesis: “Development and Application of a Fluorometric Assay for Prodomain-CARD Interaction.”

August 2004 − May 2008
Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University
Doctor of Medicine

July 2008 − June 2013
Vanderbilt Department of Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Resident Physician

August 2013 – July 2014
The Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University
Hand Fellow

State of Texas Issued 6/27/2014

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certificate in General Orthopedics July 2016

June 2008 – Sept 2014
Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology, Vanderbilt Orthopaedics Principal Investigator, Closed Suction Drainage after Resection of Upper and Lower Extremity Sarcomas: A Randomized Control Trial Principal investigator in prospective randomized trial comparing closed suction drainage with no drainage in the treatment of soft-tissue sarcomas. Manuscript ultimately rejected by Journal of Surgical Oncology.

June 2005 − August 2005
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Student in Vanderbilt Emphasis Program Performed a systematic review of the literature to answer the question “are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs effective in reducing pain and time lost to injury in acute ankle sprain?”

July 2003- August 2004
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Research Assistant Designed tracking database and coordinated follow-up for patients involved in the Multicenter Orthopedic Outcomes Network’s (MOON) prospective R01-funded study of outcomes two years after ACL reconstruction.

June 2011
Best Consultant Award Awarded annually to the best house staff consultant to the Emergency Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fall 2003
National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame National Scholar Athlete Selected as one of 14 finalists for the Draddy Trophy, the academic Heisman given to the top scholar athlete in college football across all divisions.

Spring 2002
2001 CoSIDA 2nd Team Academic All-American Running Back, Princeton Football

Atkinson CT, Watson J. Lunotriquetral ligament tears. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Oct;37(10):2142-4. doi: 10.1016/j. jhsa.2012.04.007.

Crosby SN, Snoddy MC, Atkinson CT, Lee DH, Weikert DR. Upper extremity myonecrosis caused by Edwardsiella tarda resulting in transhumeral amputation: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jan;38(1):129-32. doi: 10.1016/j. jhsa.2012.10.009. Epub 2012 Nov 30.

To P, Atkinson CT, Lee DH, Pappas ND. The most cited articles in hand surgery over the past 20-plus years: a modern-day reading list. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 May;38(5):983-7.

Atkinson CT, Pappas ND, Lee DH. Irreducible posterolateral elbow dislocation. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Feb;43(2):E34-6.

Atkinson CT, Budoff JE, Zelouf DS. Osteotomy of the Radius for Treatment of Kienböck Disease. In Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery 2nd Edition. Hunt TR and Kozin SH, section eds. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia. In Press

Atkinson CT, Streubel PN, Watson J. Distal Radius Fractures. In Orthopedic Traumatology: An Evidence-Based Approach. eds. Sethi MK, Jahangir AA, Obremskey WT, Springer, New York, NY, 2012. Atkinson CT, Lee DH. Proximal Phalanx Fractures. In Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Fingers. ed. Seitz WH. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, 2013.

September 2005 – May 2006

Tutor Coordinator and Tutor to Medical Students Coordinated activities and meetings between __ tutors and first-year medical students while tutoring several students in Gross Anatomy and Physiology

September 2005 – May 2006
Tutor Coordinator and Tutor to Medical Students Coordinated activities and meetings between __ tutors and first-year medical students while tutoring several students in Gross Anatomy and Physiology

American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member, 2005 – 2008
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow, 2017 – Present
Tarrant County Medical Association, 2014 – Present

Tennessee Donor Services Volunteer Speaker, January 2006 – June 2013

Speaking in a variety of venues about my personal experiences as a living organ donor and promoting organ and tissue donation.

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