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Cynthia L. Emory, MD, MBA

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Cynthia L. Emory, MD, MBA

Cynthia L. Emory, MD, MBA

Section Chief, Orthopaedics

Professor, Orthopaedics

Comprehensive Cancer Center Hypertension and Vascular Research Center Cardiovascular Sciences Ctr Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Physician Rating

4.8 out of 5

123 Ratings

Contact Information

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  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Medical Association

  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

  • American Orthopaedic Association

  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association

  • North America Musculoskeletal Tumor Society

  • North Carolina Orthopedic Association

  • Southern Orthopedic Association

  • NPI: 1700082005

Clinical Interests

  • Sarcoma, Metastatic Disease, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Musculoskeletal Oncology

Education & Training

  • BS

    2000 - University of Georgia

  • MD

    2004 - Medical College of Georgia

  • MBA

    2017 - Wake Forest University

  • Residency

    2009 - Orthopaedic Surgery: Wake Forest University School of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals

  • Fellowship

    2010 - Orthopaedic Oncology: University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery


Research Contact Information

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Research Interests

  • Muscle, Skeletal, Osteosarcoma, Sarcoma, Experimental, Spasm, Sarcoma

Recent Publications

  • Complications and Costs Are Not Increased After Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With a History of Prostate Cancer.
    Rosas S, Tipton S, Luo TD, Plate JF, Willey JS, Emory CL. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Dec; 34(12):2968-2971.
  • Atypical "Sclerosing" Osteoblastic Neoplasm: A Tumor of Intermediate Biological Potential Between Usual Osteoblastoma and Conventional Osteosarcoma.
    McHugh KE, Reith JD, Lucas DR, Emory CL, Mesko NW, Kilpatrick SE. Am. J. Surg. Pathol. 2019 05; 43(5):610-617.
  • Systemic Change for Value-Based Care in Orthopaedic Trauma.
    Rosas S, Gwam CU, Emory CL, Pilson HT, Halvorson JJ, Carroll EA. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 05; 33(5):e207-e208.
  • The Who, What, and Where of Primary TKAs: An Analysis of HCUP Data from 2009 to 2015.
    Gwam C, Rosas S, Sullivan R, Luo TD, Emory CL, Plate JF. J Knee Surg. 2020 Apr; 33(4):378-386.
  • Systemic Change for Value-Based Care in Orthopedic Trauma.
    Rosas S, Gwam C, Emory CL, Pilson HT, HalvorsSon JJ, Carroll EA. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Feb;
  • Pearls: Giving and Receiving Feedback.
    Emory CL. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2019 01; 477(1):35-36.
  • Diagnostic Imaging and Management of Common Intra-articular and Peri-articular Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumorlike Conditions of the Knee.
    Evenski AJ, Stensby JD, Rosas S, Emory CL. J Knee Surg. 2019 Apr; 32(4):322-330.
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: Review of Current Literature, Evaluation, and Treatment Options.
    Montgomery C, Couch C, Emory CL, Nicholas R. J Knee Surg. 2019 Apr; 32(4):331-336.
  • Malignant Bone Tumors of the Knee: How to Identify and Treat.
    Voskuil R, Evenski AJ, Montgomery C, Emory CL. J Knee Surg. 2019 Apr; 32(4):305-314.
  • The Impact of Medical Comorbidities on Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Reimbursements.
    Sabeh KG, Rosas S, Buller LT, Freiberg AA, Emory CL, Roche MW. J Knee Surg. 2019 Jun; 32(6):475-482.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 6/28/2018

    I am appreciative of the quality of care and compassion I receive. It's comforting to be with such good people.

  • 6/15/2018

    On this visit *Dr. Emory released me for her care after 18 years of surviving sarcoma after 3 months in this hospital in 2000. Thank you, Lord-

  • 6/4/2018

    Super Doctor

  • 4/10/2018

    *Dr. Emory has excellent people skills.

  • 4/4/2018

    Dr. Emory is knowledgeable, compassionate, caring and an outstanding doctor in every way.

  • 3/31/2018

    Dr. Emory has been great from day 1 of beginning treatment for sarcoma.

  • 2/2/2018

    Very good.

  • 1/2/2018

    everything was very good have nothing to bad to say about doctors or staff.

  • 12/27/2017

    Dr Emory is a wonderful surgeon

  • 11/20/2017

    Dr. Emory is one of the treasures of WFBMC.

  • 11/14/2017

    #1. She was always friendly. #3. She listened. #4-5. Always. #6. Always good. #7. She would explain everything in detail. #8. As much time as I needed. #9. I would not want anyone else. #10. I talk with everyone about her. She is great.

  • 10/24/2017

    Dr. Cynthia Emory is an exemplary doctor and surgeon, outstanding in every way.

  • 10/17/2017

    I have complete confidence in Dr Emory and the rest of the team. I understand that my surgery will be minor and it does not need a lot of explanation, however, we felt rushed by the doctor, and her nurse, and as we left, we felt we could have asked more questions. Everyone treated us well, and we are satisfied that we are getting the best care available.


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