Christopher A. Jarrett, M.D., OrthoAtlanta, Receives Prestigious Arthritis Foundation 2015 Hugh C. McLeod Award of Excellence

OrthoAtlanta physician, Christopher A. Jarrett, M.D., received the prestigious 2015 Hugh C. McLeod Award of Excellence from the Arthritis Foundation. Presented annually by their Southeast Region, Dr. Jarrett was recognized as the Georgia physician who best exemplifies the life and legacy of Dr. Hugh C. McLeod, III, a champion for arthritis awareness and treatment and an arthritis sufferer himself

​​​OrthoAtlanta physician, Christopher A. Jarrett, M.D., was honored to receive the 2015 Hugh C. McLeod Award of Excellence by the Arthritis Foundation on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. This award is presented annually by the Arthritis Foundation Southeast Region to a physician practicing in the state of Georgia who best exemplifies the life and legacy of Dr. Hugh C. McLeod, III, a champion for arthritis awareness and treatment and an arthritis sufferer himself.

Nominations are reviewed by a panel of medical professionals across the state. The award is bestowed upon a physician exhibiting Dr. McLeod’s spirit and qualities and who will continue to influence others to follow in his footsteps in the recognition and treatment of arthritis. Dr. Jarrett is the fourth recipient of this prestigious award since its inception in 2012.

"I will always consider myself as a foot soldier in the fight against arthritis."

Christopher A., Jarrett, M.D., OrthoAtlanta

“I am deeply honored to receive the Hugh McLeod Award of Excellence,” cited Dr. Jarrett. “I will always consider myself as a foot soldier in the fight against arthritis.” Acknowledging what he sees as a special privilege to serve patients with arthritis and speak to groups about the disease, Dr. Jarrett accepted the award “on behalf of all doctors, nurses, x-ray technicians, occupational therapists and physical therapists who work together to make arthritis patients as comfortable as possible during treatment and seek to make their lives a little bit better.”

“There is no doubt that Dr. Christopher Jarrett embodies the qualities that we look for annually as a recipient of the Hugh C. McLeod, III, M.D. Award of Excellence, established by the Arthritis Foundation in 2012. Dr. Jarrett’s passion for patient care, selflessness in caring for others, contributions to the community and the Arthritis Foundation make him an incredible choice for this year’s award,” noted Georgia Leadership Council Chair, Allen Wright. 

“On behalf of the 35 physicians and over 400 employees of OrthoAtlanta, we could not be more honored for Dr. Jarrett in being named the 2015 Hugh McLeod award recipient,” exclaimed Patricia L. Brewster, Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth Group, the management services company for OrthoAtlanta. “Dr. Jarrett exemplifies patient service, and what it means to take care of patients.” She and many OrthoAtlanta physicians and staff were present at the Arthritis Foundation gala event.

Christopher A. Jarrett, M.D. practices at the OrthoAtlanta Piedmont office and is affiliated with Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. His area of expertise includes adult reconstruction and complex joint replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder. Dr. Jarrett is fellowship trained and board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Western Africa and raised in Mississippi, Dr. Jarrett obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile and a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Jarrett, his wife, Dr. LeKeisha Jarrett, and their three sons live in Atlanta, Georgia.

About the Hugh C. McLeod Award of Excellence

The Hugh McLeod Award of Excellence was established by the Arthritis Foundation in 2012 to honor the legacy and philosophies of Hugh C. McLeod, III, M.D. and hallmarks the worth of Dr. McLeod’s passion for medicine, selflessness in caring for others and personal struggle with arthritis. The Hugh C. McLeod Award of Excellence, given in his name each year, seeks out physicians who exhibit the character and qualities of Hugh McLeod.

About Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. The Arthritis Foundation’s goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. The Foundation also publishes Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4 million readers per issue.
For additional Information: Arthritis Foundation National Office, 1330 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30309, 404.872.7100,

About OrthoAtlanta

OrthoAtlanta is one of the largest orthopaedic and sports medicine practices in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area with 13 offices, 35 physicians and more than 50 additional healthcare providers including physician assistants, physical therapists and athletic trainers dedicated to patient care. OrthoAtlanta offers convenient accessibility to a full range of musculoskeletal surgeons, specialists and patient services including on-site physical therapy, five pain management clinics, four imaging centers and two AAAHC surgical centers. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise includes sport medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, ankle and foot surgery, pain management, general orthopedics, work related injuries and acute orthopedic urgent care. 
For additional information: OrthoAtlanta, Atlanta, GA 30339, Pat Prosser, Public Relations Manager, 678-996-7254,

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