Baptist Memorial Hospital—Golden Triangle welcomes new orthopedic surgeon Jim Hurt, III, MD to its medical staff. He practices at the Columbus Orthopedic Clinic at 670 Leigh Drive. The phone number is 662-328-1012.

A Clinton native, Hurt comes to Columbus from Jackson where he was on staff at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Hurt has also served as a team physician for the Mississippi Braves AA professional baseball team, Jackson State University, Tougaloo College, and several Jackson-area high school athletic programs.

Hurt earned his bachelor’s degree in biology magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, in 2007.

Hurt completed his first two years of orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Florida – Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida and his final three years at Tulane University in New Orleans where he was selected chief resident. his last year. Hurt completed a fellowship at the Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Jackson. He also earned an MBA from Millsaps College in 2021.

Hurt is dual board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is currently an orthopedic surgeon on the Mississippi State University team, Eastern Mississippi Community College, Mississippi Women’s University, and several local high school and college athletic programs. Hurt is currently president of the Mississippi Orthopedic Society and chairman of the board of the Mississippi Baptist Children’s Village.

He and his wife Christy, who is a board-certified dermatologist, have four children and currently live in Starkville. His wife will open a third branch of her clinic, Magnolia Dermatology, in Starkville.

“We are delighted to have Dr. Hurt join our medical staff and team of highly qualified orthopedic surgeons. His love for treating a wide range of orthopedic issues; years of experience teaching junior doctors in medical school and residency; along with his vast expertise in treating sports injuries in adults and youth, will greatly benefit our patients,” said Paul Cade, Administrator of the Baptist Golden Triangle.

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