Chad S. Altmyer, M.D.
Chad S. Altmyer, M.D.
For almost 20 years, Dr. Altmyer has taken care of student-athletes with a wide range of injuries and continues to serve on the team of orthopedic doctors and sports medicine specialists at Mississippi State University. Whether it is a rotator cuff tear, ACL tear, broken wrist or sprained ankle, athletes choose Dr. Altmyer to help them recover and return to the sport they love. As a decorated former college athlete, Dr. Altmyer knows what it takes to get a player back on the field.
Whether younger or older, Dr. Altmyer works with each patient to carefully put together a treatment plan that includes non-operative treatment for some orthopedic injuries and minimally invasive surgery for more severe orthopedic injuries and conditions. Throughout the recovery process, Dr. Altmyer partners with our team of physical therapists to help his patients safely regain their motion and strength. He believes this surgeon-therapist partnership gives his patients the best opportunity for a rapid recovery.
As a Campbell Clinic fellowship trained Foot and Ankle surgeon, Dr. Altmyer gained tremendous expertise in caring for patients with sprained and broken ankles, foot fractures and torn Achilles’ tendons. He knows which of these foot and ankle injuries can heal with a walking boot or cast and which of these foot and ankle injuries require foot and ankle surgery to heal properly. Together, the patient and Dr. Altmyer create the treatment plan so that patients can get back on their feet quickly.
For patients with painful hip arthritis or knee arthritis, Dr. Altmyer helps alleviate pain with total hip replacements or total knee replacement surgery. These total joint surgeries help patients return to an active lifestyle.
Dr. Altmyer is a native of Laurel, Mississippi, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi College with a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. He completed medical school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and his orthopaedic residency at the University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He then spent an extra year completing his fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery with the Campbell Clinic foot and ankle team in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Altmyer is both Board Certified in orthopedic surgery and Subspecialty Certified in orthopaedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Altmyer serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Mississippi College. When Dr. Altmyer isn’t taking care of patients, he is spending time his wife and three children. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he looks for opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors with them.
- Undergraduate: B.S. 1994, Mississippi College
- Medical School: M.D. 1998, University of Mississippi Medical Center
- Internship: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Department of General Surgery
- Residency: University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Orthopaedic Surgery July 1998-June 2003
- Fellowship: Campbell Clinic Foot and Ankle, August 2003-December 2003
- Part I July 2003
- Part II July 2006
- Board Certification AAOS July 28, 2006
- Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine November 2007
- Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Mississippi State University since 2004
- Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for National Champions: East Mississippi Community College Lions
- Sport Medicine Director for all of the local high schools
- Provided Sports Medicine care for Mississippi University for Women Athletes
- Served as Chief of Surgery at Baptist Hospital
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
- Mississippi Orthopaedic Association
- American Medical Association
- Mississippi State Medical Association
- Director and Board of Trustee for Mississippi College
Areas of Interest:
- Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Knee, and Ankle
- Arthritis Surgery including joint replacement of the Hip, Knee, and Shoulder Fractures and Skeletal Trauma
- Surgery of the Foot and Ankle