Physicians

Our talented group of Southern Bone and Joint Specialists physicians have extensive training and experience in orthopedics. SBJ physicians are all board certified.

Michael Stonnington, M.D.

Trauma and General Orthopaedics

Michael Stonnington, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with special interests in traumatology, total joint replacement, and sports medicine. He received his undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Virginia. He then received his medical degree from Duke University and his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Florida. At the University of Florida, he had intensive training in general orthopaedics, trauma surgery, complex arthritis surgery and sports medicine.

He is the founding Co-Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Services at Forrest General Hospital – a major trauma referral hospital for the state of Mississippi. This trauma service facilitates immediate and advanced Orthopaedic surgical care for severe and life threatening traumatic injuries.

Stonnington is past president of Forrest General Hospital’s medical staff. Stonnington is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon.  He specializes in traumatology including pelvic reconstructions, total joint replacement and sports medicine.

Stonnington received his medical training at Duke University and the University of Virginia, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society, among other professional organizations.

Dr. Stonnington is continually receiving up to date and state of the art training in Trauma and General Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition, he recently authored two chapters in a major musculoskeletal textbook. He is the U.S. Orthopaedic Consultant for Futuro Braces, a division of 3M and a leading national and international soft goods and brace company. He received his Air Force Reserve Commission in 1988 and was on Active Duty at Keesler Air Force Base for three years as a staff Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Stonnington is a Lieutenant Colonel and during his Air Force career served on a forward surgical team. One of his last responsibilities in the military involved teaching battlefield surgery. Such endeavors included travel to war-torn Nepal where he taught battlefield surgery to the Royal Nepalese Army. Dr. Stonnington’s unique and varied career provides him the background, experience, and training to deliver exceptional and modern orthopaedic care to South Mississippi.

Dr. Stonnington is also certified in MAKOplasty, partial knee resurfacing procedure using the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System.

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