Erlanger’s Dr. Venkat Ganapathy was recently chosen to be an associate editor of a national publication. (Photo: Contributed)

The American Orthopedic Association recently named an Erlanger Health Systems surgeon the associate editor of a national publication, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Dr. Venkat Ganapathy is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating spinal deformities and fractures, neck and back problems, degenerative condition, and spine tumors and infections.

He is also an assistant professor and director of orthopedic spine surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga; a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and a member of the North American Spine Society, the Canadian Orthopedic Association, the American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders and AOSpine.


“I’m honored to be selected for an associate editor position on the Spine panel for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery…” Ganapathy said in a prepared statement. “I look forward to helping develop relevant, informative content for those in my field.”

The publication is a national, biweekly, peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of orthopedic surgery.

The opportunity to be an associate editor is only open to those in the American Orthopedic Association Emerging Leaders program. The position is given out based on the candidate’s experience and contribution to their respective fields.

Ganapathy’s role on the Spine Panel will be focused on developing educational spine-related material and continuing medical education material for the publication. His three-year term begins in June.