Christopher R. Edwards, MD, '88, is an orthopaedic surgeon with the Atlanta Neurological and Spine Institute. Dr. Edwards is widely respected as one of the foremost experts in the non-operative treatment of back and neck pain, using newer techniques that were designed initially to treat high performance athletes. He is considered a leader in the field of minimally invasive spine surgical techniques and has been asked on numerous occasions to lecture, teach and demonstrate these new procedures to many of his colleagues, both here in the United States, as well as in Europe and South Africa.
Dr. Edwards is a second generation Morehouse man, having graduated from Morehouse College and the Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He credits his expertise in spine training to the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic/USC in Los Angeles where he completed his spine fellowship under the world renowned spine specialist, Dr. Robert G. Watkins.
Dr. Edwards has served as assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Morehouse School of Medicine and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Edwards is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the National Medical Association, the Georgia State Medical Association and the Atlanta Medical Association.