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Ankle, Foot, Sports Medicine

Dr. Mark R. Hedrick graduated from the Honors Program at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He completed his internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of S. Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, AL. and went on to complete a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. Dr. Hedrick specializes in general orthopedic surgery and foot and ankle surgery.

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, Honors Program 1980-1984, Chairman - MCAT/DAT Tutorial 1982-1983, President - Alpha Epsilon Delta 1983-1984, Graduated - General Honors 1984
  • Doctor of Medicine: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
  • General Surgery Internship: University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama, Charles Rodning, M.D., Chairman
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama, Angus McBryde, M.D., Chairman
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery Fellowship: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Errol Bailey, M.D., Lamar Fleming, M.D., and Judith Smith, M.D.

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society


  • Mangone P, Fleming L, Fleming SS, Hedrick MR. Seiler JG, Bailey E., Treatment of Acquired Adult Planovalgus Deformities with Subtalar Fusion., Clin Ortho 341:106-112, 1997.
  • Hedrick, MR. Current Topic Review: The Plantar Aponeurosis. Foot Ankle 1996; 17:646-649.
  • Pochatko, DJ, Smith, JW Phillips, RA, Prince, BD, Hedrick, MR. Anatomic Structures at Risk: Combined Subtalar and Ankle Arthrodesis with a Retrograde Intramedullary Rod. Foot Ankle 1995; 16:542-547.
  • Hedrick, MR, McBryde, AM. Posterior Ankle Impingement. Foot Ankle 1994; 15:2-8.

Scientific Presentations

  • "Non-traumatic Lower Extremity Amputations", Interprofessional Engagement for the Lower Extremity Amputee, Aug 2, 2013
  • "Hindfoot Fusions: Indications, Surgical Techniques, and Results", Second Annual Mountain Orthopedic Update, Sep 21, 2012
  • Acute Foot Injuries. Orthopaedic Health Network's Workers' Compensation Symposium, The Renaissance Charlotte Suites Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina, 4/27/00
  • Workman's Compensation and the Foot and Ankle. Workman's Compensation Update, Damon's Restaurant, Asheville, North Carolina, 6/10/99
  • The Diabetic Foot. Diabetic Update, Mission Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, 2/6/98
  • Trauma of the Foot and Ankle, Orthopedic Fall 1997 Symposium, The Grove Park Inn Resort, Asheville, North Carolina, 11/8/97 
  • Sports Medicine of the Foot and Ankle, Mountain Area Health Education Center Family Practice Residency Program, Mission Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, 10/16/97
  • Management of the Neuropathic Foot, Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, 9/5/97
  • The Working Foot, Orthopaedic Nursing Staff, Mission/St. Joseph Health care System, Asheville, North Carolina, 8/97
  • The Diabetic Foot, Diabetes Update - Adult Medicine Nursing Staff. Mission/St. Joseph Health Care System, Asheville, North Carolina, 10/31/96, 11/14/96
  • Arthritis of the Foot, The Arthritis Foundation, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, North Carolina, 10/96
  • The Diabetic Foot, Plantar Fasciitis, Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, 6/95
  • The Diabetic Foot, The Asheville Kidney Center, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, 6/95
  • Plantar Fascia Function and Treatment of Pathology, Sixth Annual Southeastern Orthopaedic Foot Club Meeting, Point Clear, Alabama, 5/4/95
  • The Agony of the Feet, Thoms Rehabilitation Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, 3/29/95
  • The Diabetic Foot, Memorial Mission Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, 1994
  • The Diabetic Foot, Saint Joseph 's Hospital, Asheville, North Carolina, 1994
  • Anatomy, Fractures of the Midfoot and Navicular/Compartment Syndrome, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Regional Review Course 1994, Atlanta , Georgia, 9/24-25/94
  • Posterior Ankle Impingement, Harkness Society Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 4/20/97
  • Benign Periosteal Reaction of Infancy, Alabama Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Point Clear, Alabama, 4/30/93 
  • Posterior Ankle Impingement, Forum Club, Point Clear, Alabama 12/4/92 
  • Posterior Ankle Impingement. Hedrick MR, McBryde, AM. Southern Medical Association Annual Meeting, San Antonia , TX 11/11/92 . First Runner-up - Orthopaedics and Trauma Division
  • Posterior Ankle Impingement, Alabama Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Point Clear, Alabama, 5/3/92

Hospital Privileges

  • Staff Physician, Mission Hospitals Health System
  • Staff Physician, Park Ridge Hopital
  • Medical Executive Committee, Asheville Specialty Hospital

Other Interests

  • Basketball
  • Hiking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Creation Science
  • Instrumental Music
  • Medical Missions
“Dr. Hedrick was very good. Had a wonderful visit, explained everything in a manner I could understand. Highly recommend.”
– Tim C.
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