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Mayo Clinic, Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction Fellowship


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Medical College of Georgia


Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA Magna cum Laude
Bachelor of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand


American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Southern Orthopaedic Association
Georgia Orthopaedic Society

Honors and Awards

  • American Shoulder & Elbow Society: Richard Hawkins, MD Research Award (2019); 1st author
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society: Thomas E. Whitesides, MD Award – 1st Place Research Abstract (2016)
  • Richmond County Medical Society – James Lyle Research Award – 2nd Place (2016)
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society – Thomas E. Whitesides, MD Award – 2nd Place Research Abstract (2015)
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society – 2nd Place Research Abstract: Thomas E. Whitesides, MD Award (2011); co-author
  • Monroe Levine Orthopaedic Research Award – Medical College of Georgia (2018)
  • AOA Medical Honor Society


  • Kennon; Justin; Songy, Chad; Bartels, Doug; Statz, Joseph; Cofield, Robert; Sperling, John; Sanchez-Sotelo, Joaquin. “Primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty: how did medialized and glenoid-based lateralized style prostheses compare at 10 years?” Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2020; S1058-2746(19)30768-2.
  • Kennon; Justin; Songy, Chad; Marigi, Erick; Visscher, Sue; Larson, Dirk; Borah, Bijan; Schleck, Cathy; Cofield, Robert; 1 Sanchez-Sotelo, Joaquin; Sperling, John. “Cost analysis and complication profile of primary shoulder arthroplasty at a high-volume institution” Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2020; S1058-2746(19)30838-9.
  • Kennon; Justin; Songy, Chad; Bernard, Chris; Sanchez-Sotelo, Joaquin; O’Driscoll, Shawn; Camp, Christopher. “Is Allograft Reconstruction of the Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow a Viable Option for Non-Elite Athletes: Long Term Outcomes at a Mean of 8 Years” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. May 2020.
  • Kennon, Justin; Lee, Julia; Songy, Chad; Shukla, Dave; Cofield, Robert; Sanchez-Sotelo, Joaquin; Sperling, John. “The Effect of Patient Reported Metal Allergies on the Outcomes of Shoulder Arthroplasty”. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2019 Aug 16. pii: S1058-2746(19)30421-5
  • Kennon, J.C., Awad, M.E., Chutkan, N., Devine, J., Fulzele, S. Current insights on use of growth factors as therapy for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration. Biomolecular Concepts. Volume 9, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 43-52
  • Kennon, Justin; Lu, Caroline; McGee-Lawrence, Meghan; Crosby, Lynn “Scapula Fracture Incidence in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Using Screws Above or Below Metaglene Central Cage: Clinical & Biomechanical Outcomes” Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery – 2017 Jan 26.
  • Kennon, Justin; Smith, Jeffrey; Crosby, Lynn “Core Decompression and Arthroplasty Outcomes for Atraumatic Osteonecrosis of the Humeral Head” Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery. 2016 Apr 13. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.01.022.
  • Kennon, Justin; Bohsali, Kamal; Ogden, John A.; Ogden III, John; Ganey, Tim “Adolescent Hip Dislocation Combined with Proximal Femoral Fracture and Epiphysiolysis” Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2016 Apr-May; 36(3):253-61. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000433.
  • Kennon, Justin; Lu, Caroline; Crosby, Lynn “Assuring Success in Primary Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Pearls and Pitfalls to Make Your Next Case a Success” Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2016 Aug 2.
  • Kennon, Justin; Crosby, Lynn “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Massive Cuff Tears in Patients <65 Years: An Age-old Dilemma” Seminars in Arthroplasty. 2014 Dec; 25(4): 262-7.
  • Kennon, Justin; Ganey, Tim; Gaston, Glenn; Ogden, John A. “Continued Growth After Limited Central Physeal Bridging” Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2013 Dec; 33(8): 857-61. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e31829c008b.
  • Land, Charles; Kennon, Justin; Rosenblum, William. “Intraoperative Use of External Fixator Attachments for Reduction of Lower Extremity Fractures and Dislocations: Sweet ‘T’ & Cherry ‘π’” The American Journal of Orthopedics. Accepted for Publication Jan 20, 2017.
  • Chutkan, Norman; Kennon, Justin; Finney, Bert; Ahmad, Saif; Fulzele, Sadanand “Effects of DNA Demethylation on Human Intervertebral Disc Cells: Pilot Study” Global Spine Journal. 2012; 02 – P89. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1319963.
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