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Robert N. Satterfield, MD

Robert N. Satterfield, MD

General Orthopedics

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

Triangle Region


Dr. Satterfield is a native of Raleigh, NC where he graduated from Broughton High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wake Forest University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior before graduating summa cum laude. He completed medical school at The Medical College of Virginia (MCV/VCU) in Richmond, VA, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). He completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery also at MCV/VCU. In 2000, he joined EmergeOrtho.

Dr. Satterfield is board certified/recertified in Orthopedic Surgery and specializes in general orthopedics, sports medicine, arthroscopy, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedics Surgery, the North Carolina Orthopedic Association, the North Carolina Medical Society, and the Wilson Medical Society. He is on staff at Wilson Medical Center and Eastern Regional Surgery Center in Wilson.

Dr. Satterfield’s volunteer and community service within the community of Wilson involves being the team physician for Barton College, Fike High School, and the Wilson Tobs Baseball Team. He is also the Medical Director for the Athletic Training Education Program at Barton College. He is one of the founding members of The Carolina Sports Medicine Institute, a non-profit organization assisting the community with education and sports medicine. He serves in a teaching capacity for PAs, medical students, and high school students as a mentor. Finally, he is very active at First United Methodist Church and also mentors/tutors at Hearne Elementary School through the Hand in Hand program.

Dr. Satterfield lives in Wilson, NC with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.

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  • Undergraduate Education: Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • Medical School: Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University


  • American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society Foundation
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Association
  • Wilson County Medical Society
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

I have had excellent care from EmergeOrtho and Dr. Robert Satterfield over the years. Dr. Satterfield's professionalism and patience is always in evidence when I need his services. The entire experience at this office including check in and check out has always been exemplary. Keep up the good work.

Bruce C


I recommend Dr. Satterfield to everyone I know. He is the most caring, knowledgeable doctor that I’ve seen.

Susan D


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