Cynthia L. Emory

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Cynthia L. Emory

Cynthia L. Emory

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Physician Rating

4.8 out of 5

127 Ratings

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  • Department: 336-716-8200

  • Fax: 336-716-8018


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg

  • NA Musculoskeletal Tumor Soc

  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn

  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Soc

  • Southern Orthopedic Assn

  • Am Medical Assn

  • Am Orthopaedic Assn

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

  • Eastern Orthopaedic Assn

  • NPI: 1700082005

Clinical Interests

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

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    2000 - University of Georgia

  • M.D.

    2004 - Medical College of Georgia

  • M.B.A.

    2017 - Wake Forest University

  • Residency

    2009 - Orthopaedic Surgery: WFUSM Affiliated Hsps

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery


Research Contact Information

  • Academic: 336-716-3952

  • Department: 336-716-8200

  • Fax: 336-716-8018

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Disseminated cryptococcal osteomyelitis to the hand in an immunosuppressed lymphoma patient Chen WA, Emory CL, Graves BR.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2018;43(3):291.e1-e6.
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy diagnosis of primary clear cell chondrosarcoma: a case report McHugh KE, Emory CL, Parks GE, Kilpatrick SE.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2018;46(2):165-169.
  • Nutritional markers may identify patients with greater risk of re-admission after geriatric hip fractures Stone AV, Jinnah A, Wells BJ, Atkinson H, Miller AN, Futrell WM, Lenoir K, Emory CL.. Int Orthop. 2018;42(2):231-238.
  • History of breast cancer increases 90-day pulmonary embolism rates and reimbursements after total hip arthroplasty: a national matched-pair analysis Rosas S, Marquez-Lara A, Bracey DN, Kurowicki J, Roche MW, Emory CL.. J Arthroplast. 2018;33(3):893-896.
  • Previous history of breast cancer increases rates of pulmonary embolism and costs after total knee arthroplasty: an evaluation of 185,114 matched patients Rosas S, Luo TD, Jinnah AH, Marquez-Lara A, Roche MW, Emory CL.. J Knee Surg. 2018;():.
  • 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. 2018;():.
  • CORR insights: developing an evidence-based followup schedule for bone sarcomas based on local recurrence and metastatic progression [commentary] Emory CL.. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017;475(3):839-841.
  • Bundled payments in total joint arthroplasty and spine surgery Sullivan R, Jarvis LD, O'Gara T, Langfitt M, Emory C.. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2017;10(2):218-223.
  • Implementation of a postgraduate orthopaedic physician assistant fellowship for improved specialty training Miller AN, Weiss JL, Hill VJ Jr, Lindaman KJ, Emory CL.. JBJS J Orthop Physician Assist. 2017;5(4):e31.
  • Hemiarthroplasty for fractures of metastatic bone disease have different outcomes compared to fractures without metastasis: a matched-pair analysis Rosas S, Marquez-Lara A, Jinnah AH, Roche MW, Willey JS, Gwam C, Emory CL.. Surg Technol Int. 2017;31():339-345.
  • Angiotensin-(1-7) attenuates skeletal muscle fibrosis and stiffening in a mouse model of extremity sarcoma radiation therapy Willey JS, Bracey DN, Gallagher PE, Tallant EA, Wiggins WF, Callahan MF, Smith TL, Emory CL.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016;98(1):48-55.
  • Hidradenocarcinoma presenting as soft tissue mass: case report with cytomorphologic description, histologic correlation, and differential diagnosis Jinnah AH, Emory CL, Mai NH, Bergman S, Salih ZT.. Diagn Cytopathol. 2016;44(5):438-441.
  • Erdheim Chester Disease presenting as bone pain with a lytic lesion: case history and review of the literature Jinnah AH, Qasem SA, Emory CL.. J Solid Tumors. 2016;6(1):87-90.
  • An orthopedic-hospitalist comanaged hip fracture service reduces inpatient length of stay Bracey DN, Kiymaz TC, Holst DC, Hamid KS, Plate JF, Summers EC, Emory CL, Jinnah RH.. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2016;7(4):171-177.
  • Establishing a fracture liaison service: an orthopaedic approach Miller AN, Lake AF, Emory CL.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015;97(8):675-681.
  • Randomized comparison of volar locking plates and intramedullary nails for unstable distal radius fractures Plate JF, Gaffney DL, Emory CL, Mannava S, Smith BP, Koman LA, Wiesler ER, Li Z.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2015;40(6):1095-1101.
  • The endogenous peptide angiotensin-(1-7) prevents radiation-induced muscle fibrosis: an in vivo murine model [abstract] Bracey DN, Willey JS, Tallant EA, Gallagher PE, Wiggins WF, Callahan MF, Smith TL, Emory CL.. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2014 March 15-18; New Orleans (LA). 2014;():.
  • The endogenous peptide angiotensin-(1-7) prevents radiation-induced muscle fibrosis: an in vivo murine model [abstract] Bracey D, Willey JS, Tallant EA, Gallagher PD [sic] [Gallagher PE], Smith TL, Callahan MF, Emory CL.. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;87(2 Suppl):S167.
  • Angiotensin-(1-7) prevents radiation-induced muscle fibosis: an in vivo murine model [abstract] Bracey DN, Willey JS, Tallant EA, Gallagher PE, Smith TL, Callahan MF, Emory CL.. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southern Orthopedic Association; 2013 July 30-August 2; Palm Beach (FL). 2013;():.
  • Early complications of high-dose-rate brachytherapy in soft tissue sarcoma: a comparison with traditional external-beam radiotherapy Emory CL, Montgomery CO, Potter BK, Keisch ME, Conway SA.. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012;470(3):751-758.
  • Femoral stress fractures associated with long-term bisphosphonate treatment Ward WG Sr, Carter CJ, Wilson SC, Emory CL.. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012;470(3):759-765.
  • Successful treatment of intramuscular venous malformation with image-guided radiofrequency ablation [letter] Childs DD, Emory CL.. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2012;23(10):1391-1393.

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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.

  • 6/4/2018

    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.

  • 8/18/2017

    *Dr. Emory was outstanding!

  • 7/30/2017

    I consider Dr. Emory to be exceptional. She is very cordial but professional in her demeanor and positive in her outlook.


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