David Pope, after graduating from medical school in Georgia and doing research as a postdoctoral fellow in Iowa, completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine followed by a Sports Medicine fellowship in New York. David and his wife, as new empty nesters of three children, have moved to the area to join Asheville Orthopaedic Associates and Mission Health after 20 years of private practice in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he specialized in sports medicine, advanced arthroscopy of the knee and shoulder, and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Pope will serve as an orthopedic specialist for the communities of Spruce Pine, Burnsville, and the surrounding areas. He, having grown up in Atlanta, Georgia, and his wife in Buncombe County, considers this a move home and will enjoy experiencing life, family, and friends in the beautiful North Carolina mountains.
Education & Training
Medical School: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
Residencies: General Surgery, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, Georgia
Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Fellowships: NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Sports Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York