Tamara John, MD is an Orthopaedic hand surgeon who is fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity surgery. Her practice consists of the surgical and non-surgical treatment of common hand and upper extremity conditions involving the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. She is also fellowship trained in microvascular and soft tissue hand rearrangement, so she can care for many skin, vessel, and nerve conditions of the upper extremity. Her goal is for her patients to feel heard, comforted, and for them to fully understand their condition so she can work with them, as a team, to restore their function.
Dr. John was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in Rochester, N.Y. by Caribbean parents. She grew up as a student-athlete competing in tennis tournaments nationally. Through her experiences in both academics and tennis, she developed a passion for academic excellence, mentorship, leadership, and teamwork.
Dr. John completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, playing Division I varsity tennis while majoring in biology. She then returned to her hometown to complete medical school at the University of Rochester. During her orthopaedic surgical residency at Yale University, she became extremely interested in the art of hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. John then completed her fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She is honored to have trained at institutions that not only prepared her to care for complex surgical and non-surgical hand conditions, but most importantly, saw value in genuinely listening to patients, and working collaboratively with patients in order to determine their most appropriate treatment plan.
Dr. John previously practiced in Atlanta, Georgia where she was regarded as one of the top hand surgeons in the area. She is not only known for her surgical abilities in complex upper extremity cases, but also known for her compassion, and dedication to her patients’ well-being. Dr. John has trained at esteemed academic institutions and largely builds her practice on current research and current concepts in orthopaedic surgery.
In her spare time, she still loves to play tennis and stays active in the gym. She also enjoys spending quality time with family and friends—going to different restaurants, shows, and festivals. She also works with many high school, undergraduate, and medical students, as well as residents and fellows, who are looking for guidance and preparation in their respective fields of interest.