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John T. Mays, MD

Fast Facts

  • Medical School
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Residency
    Medical University of South Carolina
  • Certification
    Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Mays is a Louisiana native and proud alumnus of Louisiana Tech University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. This biomedical engineering background laid a solid foundation for his career as an orthopedic specialist and the innovative care he delivers.

After completing his college degree, he went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine for his medical degree, followed by an internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. But education and training are not the only things that contribute to his expertise.

A former athlete, Dr. Mays has a special interest in sports medicine and significant experience supporting not just young athletes but more experienced ones as well, including people of all ages who participate in personal sports like tennis and running for their own enjoyment and health.

With a focus on innovation, Dr. Mays is always seeking ways to improve care for his patients. One innovative technique he offers is the 3D knee which, from a comfort and appearance standpoint, has been much appreciated by patients who come to him from throughout the area for this specialized knee replacement option.

Although Dr. Mays is an experienced surgeon, he recognizes that many conditions can be treated conservatively with medications and physical therapy. He recommends surgery only if he believes it is the most reasonable option.

Dr. Mays is enthusiastic about treating patients, and patients appreciate his willingness to offer same day appointments when he has openings in his schedule.

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