Dr. Michael Paxten grew up in Roswell, Georgia. He graduated suma cum laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology in biomedical engineering.
He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and went to complete his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
After finishing residency, Dr. Paxten moved to Birmingham, Alabama, to specialize further in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.
Dr. Paxten focuses on diagnosing and treating all problems related to the different structures in the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. Common problems that he treats consist of carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, cubital tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, fractures, and nerve and tendon injuries.
Dr. Paxten and his wife Dawn reside in Rome, Georgia with their three children.
Georgia Institute of Technology: Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering, suma cum laude
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Doctor of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship; University of Alabama Birmingham; Birmingham, Alabama
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Society of Surgery of the Hand
Medical Association of Georgia
Consulting Team Physician for Hand and Wrist injuries
Enjoys spending time with his wife, Dawn and his three children.
Rome Orthopaedic Center Ambulatory Surgery Center
Floyd Medical Center
Redmond Regional Medical Center