Cory A Messerschmidt, MD Physician
505 Gordon Avenue
Thomasville, GA 31792
F: (855) 460-8658
Dr. Messerschmidt is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, with special training in sports medicine and arthroscopy. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of athletic injuries and conditions of the shoulder, knee, and foot/ankle. Dr. Messerschmidt grew up in Chantilly, VA. He attained his Bachelor of Science degree at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA where he graduated with high honors, followed by his medical degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, where he served as chief resident. As a resident, he received numerous awards including best in-training examination test score and best clinical science research project. He then went on to complete an additional year of specialty training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA in sports medicine. While at Emory, he helped take care of a wide variety of patients and athletes, including the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and Georgia Tech athletics (NCAA). Outside of the office, Dr. Messerschmidt enjoys spending time with his wife, Dominique, and their dog, Riley. His hobbies include running, playing golf and tennis, adding to his vinyl record collection, and grilling in the backyard. Dr. Messerschmidt's professional outlook is simple: to help patients of all ages and activity levels stay healthy and active so they can enjoy the most out of life!
College of William and Mary
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical University of South Carolina
Board Trained, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
HONORS AND AWARDS 2015, MUSC Siegling Society Research Day "Best Clinical Science Paper" 2014, MUSC Orthopaedic In-Training Examination Overall Highest Percentile 2012, MUSC Resident Teaching Award 2007, William & Mary Graduated with High Honors 2005-2007, William & Mary Dean's List 2003-2007, William & Mary James Monroe Scholar, top 7% of admitted students 2003, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital Scholarship 2003, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital Service Award, 300+ hours of service PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Peer-Reviewed Publications Messerschmidt, C., Friedman, RJ. Clinical experience with novel oral anticoagulants for thromboprophylaxis after elective hip and knee arthroplasty. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2015 Apr;35(4):771-8. Ahanchi SS, Stout CL, Dahl TJ, Carty RL, Messerschmidt CA, Panneton JM. Comparative analysis of celiac versus mesenteric artery outcomes after angioplasty and stenting. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2013 Apr;57(4):1062-6. Spiegel DR, Messerschmidt C, Morewitz J, Akintola M. A case of recurrent psychosis during sickle cell disease crisis treated successfully with ziprasidone. Clinical Schizophrenia Related Psychoses. 2013 Jan;6(4):197-201. Stout, C., Messerschmidt, C., Leake, A., Veale, W., Stokes, G., Panneton, J. Retrograde Open Mesenteric Stenting for Acute Mesenteric Ischemia is a Viable Alternative for Emergent Revascularization. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2010 Jul; 44(5): 368-371. Abstracts and/or Proceedings Karas, S., Messerschmidt, C., Surgical Indications for Partial Rotator Cuff Tear. Presented at: 10th Annual Emory Sports Medicine Symposium. Atlanta, GA. March 25-26, 2017. Karas, S., Messerschmidt, C., Surgical Indications for a SLAP Tear. Presented at: 10th Annual Emory Sports Medicine Symposium. Atlanta, GA. March 25-26, 2017. Karas, S., Messerschmidt, C., Posterior Shoulder Instability: How I Examine The Shoulder. Presented at: Orthopaedic Summit Evolving Techniques, Las Vegas, NV. December 7-10, 2016. Friedman R., Welborn, B., Messerschmidt, C., Mock, L., Butler R. Patient Assessed Functional Outcomes Comparing Bilateral Reverse And Bilateral Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Presented at: ASES 2016 Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. October 6-9, 2016. Messerschmidt, C., Netto, A., Barfield, W., Gross, C., McKibbin, W. Short Term Functional Outcomes of Gastrocnemius Recession. ePoster at: AOFAS Annual Meeting 2016. Toronto, Canada. July 20-23, 2016. Friedman R., Welborn, B., Messerschmidt, C., Mock, L., Butler R. Patient Recorded Outcome Measures Between Bilateral Reverse and Bilateral Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Presented at: 17th EFORT Congress. Geneva, Switzerland. June 1-3, 2016. Messerschmidt, C., Orthopaedic Management of Civilian Gunshot Injuries. Presented at: MUSC Orthopaedic Grand Rounds. Charleston, SC. December 22, 2015. Messerschmidt, C., Treatment of Focal Chondral Defects of the Knee. Presented at: MUSC Orthopaedic Grand Rounds. Charleston, SC. May 26, 2015. Messerschmidt, C., Netto, A., Barfield, W., McKibbin, W. Functional Outcomes of Gastrocnemius Recession for Isolated Gastrocnemius and Gastrocnemius-Soleus Contractures: Midterm Results. Presented at: Perry V Halushka MUSC Research Day. Charleston, SC. November 14, 2014. Messerschmidt, C., Barley, J., Focht, K., Barfield, W., Glaser, J. Evaluating Use of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring in Voice Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Presented at: 12th Annual Siegling Society MUSC Orthopaedic Research Day. Charleston, SC. June 13, 2014. Messerschmidt, C., Periprosthetic Fracture in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Presented at: MUSC Orthopaedic Grand Rounds. Charleston, SC. May 14, 2013. Messerschmidt, C., Treatment of Lisfranc Joint Injuries. Presented at: Carolina Association of Orthopaedic Technologists Meeting. Charleston, SC. October 3, 2012. Dahl, T., Stout, C., Veale, W., Chen, B., Day, J., Messerschmidt, C., Panneton, J. Our Experience with 140 Visceral Artery Stents: Should Celiac Artery Stenting be Abandoned? Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2010 Apr;51(4):1071. Stout, C., Messerschmidt, C., Schmieder, G., Richardson, A., Stokes, G., Panneton, J. Visceral Artery Duplex Ultrasound Velocity Criteria for Instent Stenosis Following Mesenteric Artery Stenting: Validated with Arteriography. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2009 May;49(5):S54-S55. Book Chapters Messerschmidt, C., Bowman, S., Katz, J., Friedman, R.: VTED Stratification of Risk, Who Needs Aggressive Anticoagulation in Scott WN & Insall J (eds), Surgery of the Knee. (6th edition) Churchill Livingstone, 2016 (Accepted, publication pending). Honors Thesis Messerschmidt, C. (2007). Effects of Structure on the Glass Transition Temperature of Aromatic Polyimides. (Honors Thesis, College of William and Mary, 2007).