J. Reid Spears, MD
J. Reid Spears, MD

Hand & Wrist

Hand Surgeon: Upper Extremity with focus on the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

Triad Region

Greensboro | Orthopedic Clinic

Reid Spears, MD is a fellowship trained orthopedic hand surgery subspecialist at EmergeOrtho’s Greensboro location. He has a particular interest in treatment of fractures, arthritis, as well as nerve injuries & conditions of the hand, wrist, & elbow. Dr. Spears has expertise in treating patients of all ages.

Dr. Spears attended Elon University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville and graduated with the honor of Distinction In Research. Following medical school, Dr. Spears completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Florida. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in various disciplines of medicine.

Following his residency training, Dr. Spears opted to focus his career as a subspecialist of orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery. He completed an orthopedic hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery fellowship at the prestigious Brown University. During his rigorous fellowship training, he became an expert in the academic and clinical understanding of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. When treating patients, Dr. Spears believes in beginning with conservative care, however, he is exceptionally trained to intervene with surgery when needed.

Dr. Spears is very thoughtful and thorough in his approach to patient care. He believes that hand surgery requires an in depth understanding of the complex anatomy and the utmost attention to detail to obtain an excellent result. Dr. Spears expects his patients will find comfort in his dedication to offer patients specialized care.

He is motivated to come to work by the opportunity to help improve someone’s life each day. Dr. Spears is confident his patients will value their experience at EmergeOrtho, finding him as a kind and compassionate surgeon who spends the time to address their concerns while providing care in a timely manner.

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Education and Training

  • Fellowship Training: Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship – Brown University, Providence, RI 
  • Residency Training: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
  • Medical Education: Doctor of Medicine – University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 
  • Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Science, Biology – Elon University, Elon, NC

Honors and Awards

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting Scholarship – 2021
  • Orthopaedic In-Training Exam: 95th Percentile Nationally – 2019, University of Florida
  • Distinction in Research – 2016, University of Louisville Medical School
  • Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society – 2010, Elon University
  • Dean’s List 2007 – 2010, Elon University


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member

Specialties & Services

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.