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Dr. Jernigan2019

Edward W. Jernigan, III, MD

Specializing In

Hand, Upper Extremity & General Orthopedics

Dr. Jernigan is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow. His clinical interests include hand, forearm, and elbow fractures and soft tissue trauma including tendon and neurovascular injuries, inflammatory and osteoarthritis, compression neuropathies, wrist disorders, elbow instability, elbow arthroplasty, and management of post amputation neuromas.

Dr. Jernigan began his academic career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest distinction and received the Department of Chemistry Merck Index Award. He continued at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive his medical degree, and during this time he was elected a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Jernigan also completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  After residency, Dr. Jernigan completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, ranked by US News and World Report as the #1 orthopaedic hospital.

Dr. Jernigan has authored over 20 peer-reviewed research abstracts, articles, and book chapters on hand, wrist and elbow pathology in some of the top journals in orthopaedic surgery, including the Journal of Hand Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He has presented numerous scientific studies at various national orthopaedic conferences. In medical school, he was selected into the Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholars Program, a two year program which included a dedicated basic science research year in an NIH-funded lab. He served as a coordinating council member of the Student Health Action Coalition, a student led organization at UNC providing interdisciplinary service opportunities including medical care at a local, free health clinic.  During residency, Dr. Jernigan was awarded the Resident Research Presentation Award by the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Hand Breakout Session. He has participated in multiple medical mission trips.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jernigan, please call 919-781-5600.

Medical School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (General Surgery)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Hospital for Special Surgery (Hand & Upper Extremity)

Board Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Assistant — Erica
(919) 781-5600 Ext. 5207

Administrative Assistant — April
Office: 919-863-6864
Fax: 919-863-6821
Email: acreel@raleighortho.com

Surgery Coordinator — Jenna
(919) 863-6934

Test Coordinator — Sabrina
(919) 863-1412

Professional Organizations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Howard Holderness Distinguished Medical Scholars Program
  • Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society
  • Foreign Language and Areas (FLAS) Fellowship
  • John B. Gram Research Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa