Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine
Dr. Derrick Burgess is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialist in Sports Medicine and shoulder surgery. Dr. Burgess is Co-Captain with his wife Myeasha, pediatric dentist, in building a winning team with their three beautiful children.
It was in high school that Dr. Burgess, a Muscle Shoals, Alabama native, realized his interest in orthopaedics. After suffering an injury in football, Burgess discovered a mentor that would be a catalyst for his pursuit in medicine. He embodies the same passion to impact other young people to "Dream Big" to achieve their wildest desires.
After high school, he continued his education at Xavier University of Louisiana as a biology pre-med major. After graduating summa cum laude, Dr. Burgess attended Howard University in Washington, DC for both his medical school training and orthopaedic surgery residency. He subsequently completed his sports medicine specialty training under world-renowned surgeon Dr. Frank Noyes at Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center. There, he trained extensively in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder, ligament reconstruction, cartilage transplantation, meniscal transplantation, osteotomies and shoulder replacement, including the reverse ball and socket arthroplasty. He served as associate team physician for the Cincinnati Bengals as well as team physician for Milford High School. Dr. Burgess is a Fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He is currently South Central Sports Medicine medical director in Laurel, Mississippi. He participates in providing world class care for his patients and athletes in South Mississippi. Dr. Burgess is a top motivational speaker and shares his talents to inspire others to achieve their goals despite the obstacles in their way.