Stephen A Parada, MD
About Stephen A Parada, MD
Dr. Parada is a board-certified, fellowship-trained, Shoulder specialist. Dr. Parada completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in the U.S. Army at Madigan Army Medical Center and then was selected for a fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at one of the most prestigious programs, the Boston Shoulder Institute Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. During his training, he was also fortunate to spend time in France and Switzerland working with and training under the top European Shoulder Specialists. He completed his military service in the U.S. Army after serving for 12 years which included a deployment to Afghanistan. Dr. Parada then took over at AU as the Director of Shoulder Surgery, taking over the position from his long-time mentor, Dr. Lynn Crosby, who retired. Dr. Parada is one of only 10 Georgia orthopaedic surgeons in the exclusive American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons organization and the only one of those members outside of Atlanta and Columbus. He is a frequent lecturer and moderator at regional and national orthopaedic meetings and he has authored over 100 combined book chapters, journal articles and podium and poster abstracts. He is the President of the Georgia Shoulder & Elbow Society and serves on multiple committees of national organizations such as the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He performs extensive research in all matters related to the shoulder including clinical, biochemical and biomechanical studies. He is very passionate about providing care to his patients and strives to find the right plan for each person to fit their needs.
Dr. Parada treats all forms of injuries around the shoulder to include rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations, arthritis, shoulder blade issues, biceps tendon problems, fractures and all other bony and soft tissue issues around the shoulder. He takes care of shoulder injuries in patients of all ages.
Research interests include identifying new measurements of bone loss of the socket after shoulder dislocations to improve treatment plans; shoulder dislocation treatment consisting of reconstruction of the ball and socket joint with cadaver grafts; shoulder replacements; new forms of fracture fixation; infection prevention; biomechanical testing of shoulder reconstructions.
Philosophy of Care
Our philosophy of care of the shoulder team is to assist and enable you in a personalized approach so you can return to the function you want from your shoulder. This approach may include non-operative treatment or may include surgery, but that decision will be made by you as we guide you by explaining the pros and cons of each treatment option. Research Interest: measuring bone loss after dislocations to better guide treatment, shoulder dislocation treatment consisting of reconstruction of the ball and socket joint with cadaver grafts, shoulder replacements, new forms of fracture fixation, infection prevention, biomechanical testing of shoulder reconstructions
Director of Shoulder Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Certified
Education and Training
Medical School: Wright State University School of Medicine
Internship: Madigan Army Medical Center
Residency: Madigan Army Medical Center
Fellowship: Boston Shoulder Institute Fellowship at Harvard Medical School
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Dr. Parada’s Reviews
June 13, 2023
Dr Stephen Parada and his complete staff is excellent
June 6, 2023
First time to see these Dr's very impressed
May 27, 2023
Dr gave me three options I could take and his willingness of taking care of whichever one I chose. Also explained I could at anytime I could choose a different option
May 19, 2023
May 18, 2023
Appreciate all concerned in my needs.
May 17, 2023
Dr Parada and his team did an excellent job on my xxxsurgery and every follow up appointment I have had since the surgery xxx has been fantastic! I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon and team to do it. Thank y'all again!
May 9, 2023
April 29, 2023
Dr Parada is a wonderful listener and gives full attention to patients
April 29, 2023
Dr Parada is so thoughtful and attentive. He is such a wonderful and caring Physician!
April 24, 2023
Dr Parada is one of the best surgeons I have ever worked with.
April 5, 2023
Service was very good
March 10, 2023
Dr clearly understood my concerns and immediately took steps to line up f/u tx.
February 26, 2023
Kindness towards me
February 12, 2023
February 8, 2023
Dr Parada always went over the plan(s) that were needed to help me get relief for my shoulder. He even contacted and kept my back surgeon informed of these plans so everyone would be on the same page.
January 20, 2023
(MD xxx), Dr. Parada his team along with all of the staff are hero's in my observations and in my book.
January 19, 2023
Dr Parada's Knowledge of this type of surgery is probably the best in the country
December 29, 2022
Both doctors were kind and attentive. They both explained what happened and what the plan was for physical therapy.
December 20, 2022
Dr. Parada was very knowledgeable and concerned about my health concerns. He thoroughly explained all my options. He and his staff were very friendly and courteous. Visiting his office was a pleasurable experience. I'm glad that Dr. Parada Is treating me as a physician, and I would recommend him to anyone.
November 16, 2022
Dr Parada is the best, hands down!
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