About Dr. O'Grady

Dr. Christopher O’Grady, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Dr. O’Grady treats conditions of the musculoskeletal system, which result from injury and excessive use, as well as arthritis. Christopher O’Grady, MD., earned his undergraduate degree in physics at Georgetown University.

He then continued his education at Georgetown, earning his medical degree, in 1997. Dr. O’Grady completed his orthopaedic training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine on Long Island. His internship and residency were completed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After completing his residency, Dr. O’Grady was assigned to active duty at the Naval Hospital Pensacola where he proudly served as an orthopaedic surgeon for more than four years. He also served as an orthopaedic consultant for the Blue Angels while he was on active duty. Dr. O’Grady was awarded the honorable American Orthopaedic Association’s Zimmer Award for Orthopaedic Research.

Dr. O’Grady has also consulted with NASA, where he helped develop a plan to prevent shoulder injuries in astronauts. He is also an Associate-Master Instructor at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago, where he has taught courses on shoulder instability, and on the preservation of cartilage in knee injuries. Additionally, Dr. O’Grady serves as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, where he focuses on the latest advances in surgical techniques. Dr. O’Grady specializes in arthroscopic shoulder surgery, shoulder reconstruction, and shoulder replacement surgery. He also has a special interest in treating athletes of all ages and provides the same expert treatment for non-athletes. Dr. O’Grady is very involved with his three children and enjoys coaching them in several different sports. Combined, these experiences have provided Dr. O’Grady with years of experience with sports-related injuries in players ranging from children to weekend warriors to the pros.

To view Dr. O’Grady’s resume, click here.

Professional Speaking Events

New Orleans International Shoulder Symposium

I was at the New Orleans International Shoulder Symposium, a focused shoulder course covering arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Here, we discussed multiple topics on Sports Medicine using shoulder replacement as a treatment for sports-related injuries. I participated in both teaching lectures and cadaver labs.

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Exposures in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Speaking at a course titled, "exposures in total shoulder arthroplasty.” This course was co-chaired by myself and my good friend Phani Dantuluri, M.D. of Atlanta.

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update in meniscus surgery

Update in Meniscus Surgery

A talk I gave in February at a lower extremity course at Andrews Institute.

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Wave Baseball Injury Prevention Talk

Happy to have so many parents, players and coaches from Wave baseball attend my talk on injury prevention. Let's keep the kids on the field and out of my office!

Mitek Sports Medicine Fellows Forum, Chicago IL

On April 13, I had the chance to speak at the Mitek Sports Medicine Fellows Forum in Chicago, IL. I discussed Knee Arthroscopy focusing on a female basketball player’s open physes and ACL tear.

Brazilian Surgeon Meeting

Successfully dodged Hurricane Matthew in Miami and still had a great shoulder course with this fantastic group of Brazilian surgeons. It was an honor teaching shoulder surgery and learning from you all over the last several days. Safe travels back to Rio!

Feeding Frenzy CrossFit Event O'Grady Orthopaedics

Feeding Frenzy CrossFit Event

We had a great time at this event with so many local CrossFitters! Congratulations to all the competitors.

Feeding Frenzy CrossFit Event O'Grady Orthopaedics

Department of Orthopaedics at UAB

Thank you to the Department of Orthopaedics at UAB for the opportunity to give the grand rounds lecture on shoulder instability last night. Special thanks to Dr. Brent Ponce for the invite.

Atlanta Course

In Atlanta teaching a shoulder replacement course with my good friend Phani Dantuluri who always ensures that I learn as much as I teach at these courses. Thanks buddy.

Pensacola Beach Brawl

Congratulations to the athletes of the Pensacola Beach brawl. Incredible competitors! We were happy to be a part of the event!

2017 Ecuador Mission Trip

Having the opportunity and resources to be a part of this mission trip was incredibly rewarding. We were able to provide services to those that otherwise might not have had the opportunity!

BioMet Collaboration

We recently met with three BioMet surgeons from Brazil who were able to collaborate with our team about shoulder replacements! It was an honor to work with these surgeons.

Houston Shoulder Society

Dr. O'Grady was the guest lecturer and spoke on complex shoulder replacements at the Houston Shoulder Society.



Dr. O'Grady's Guide to Common Knee Injuries

This free guide was created to educate and inform about the most common knee injuries that occur.


Dr. O'Grady's Guide to Rotator Cuff Injuries

This free guide provides an overview of rotator cuff injuries and treatment options.

Crossfit Athlete Resources

Dr. O'Grady has put together an extensive library of blog posts and resources for today's Crossfit athletes.