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EmergeOrtho–Triangle Region Welcomes John Taliaferro, MD

Triangle Region / 25 Oct 2021
by EmergeOrtho
EmergeOrtho–Triangle Region Welcomes John Taliaferro, MD

EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Welcomes John Taliaferro, MD

WILSON, NC.—EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region welcomes Dr. John Taliaferro to the joint replacement surgery team, with subspecialties in hip & knee replacements, including the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries including rotator cuff and labral repairs, AC joint injuries, ACL/knee ligamentous injuries, and meniscal tears. Dr. Taliaferro joined us on September 1, 2021 at our Wilson location.

Dr. Taliaferro is from Georgia and is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. He completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia. From there, Dr. Taliaferro completed a five-year residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, including training at Nemours Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic-Florida.

Dr. Taliaferro was awarded two separate fellowships, including an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at the University of Virginia, as well as an Arthroscopic and Sports Medicine fellowship at Orthopaedic Research of Virginia.

“Getting patients back to their former selves is something I really prioritize,” Dr. Taliaferro says. “By joining the EmergeOrtho––Triangle Region team, I can continue to provide the patient-centered care that means so much to me.”

In addition to being an accomplished orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Taliaferro is an active participant in orthopaedic research, and has written multiple publications and book chapters in Journal of Arthroplasty and Journal of Arthroscopic Techniques

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Taliaferro to the team at the Wilson office of EmergeOrtho,” says B. Todd Smith, M.D. “He brings additional expertise and training in sports medicine and total joint replacement.”

His most common procedures cover the following:

Total Joints:


  • Arthroscopic Knee Meniscectomy/Meniscal Repair
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Repair

To learn more about Dr. John Taliaferro, visit the EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region website.

About EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region

Since 1952, EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region has been providing comprehensive subspecialty orthopedic care to address a diverse variety of injuries and conditions. Our Triangle area practices consist of 16 locations covering 10 counties, including 12 Urgent Care clinics located in Apex, Brier Creek, Burlington, Durham, Dunn, Oxford, Southpoint, Smithfield, Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Wilson.

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As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and occupational therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.

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