John Taliaferro, MD
John Taliaferro, MD

General Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement

Triangle Region


John Taliaferro, MD joined the EmergeOrtho Wilson practice in 2021, serving as a surgeon for the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Sports Medicine, Total Joint Replacement and General Orthopedics Teams. His specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries including rotator cuff and labral repairs, AC joint injuries, ACL/knee ligamentous injuries, and meniscal tears.

Dr. Taliaferro also specializes in Total Hip and Total Knee replacements, including Partial Knee Replacements and the utilization of the Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement.

Education and Expertise

Dr. Taliaferro hails from Georgia, and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. He completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. From there, Dr. Taliaferro completed a five-year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, including training at Nemours Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic-Florida.

While in residency, he was elected to and served as an Administrative Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Taliaferro was awarded two separate fellowships, including an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at the University of Virginia, as well as an Arthroscopic and Sports Medicine fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

His most common procedures cover the following:

Total Joints:


  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repairs
  • AC Joint Repair/Reconstruction


  • Arthroscopic Knee Meniscectomy/Meniscal Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair


  • Fracture Care
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cubital Tunnel
  • Distal Biceps Injury
  • Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow



  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellow Member (AANA)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Member (AAHKS)


Dr. Taliaferro is an active participant in orthopaedic research, and has written multiple publications and book chapters, including for the Journal of Arthroplasty and Journal of Arthroscopic Techniques.

Request a consultation with Dr. Taliaferro now. Or, call us at 984.279.3653 any time to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region team member.

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