Five Resurgens Orthopaedics Physicians Named Top Doctors in Atlanta by Lifestyles Magazine

May 18, 2011

Drs. Ryan Chen, Kenneth Kress, Michele Perez, Todd Sacks, and Christopher Walsh Selected as Top Docs by Peers

Drs. Ryan Chen, Kenneth Kress, Michele Perez, Todd Sacks, and Christopher Walsh of Resurgens Orthopaedics — Georgia's largest orthopaedic practice — were recently named Top Doctors in Metro Atlanta by Lifestyles Magazine. This list is compiled based on fellow physicians’ recommendations. 

Dr. Chen was named a Top Doctor for sports medicine, Drs. Kress and Sacks were named for orthopedic surgery, Dr. Perez was named for rehabilitation/physical medicine, and Dr. Walsh was named for hand surgery.   

Drs. Kress and Walsh return to the list for 2011 after having also been included in the 2010 Top Doctors list.

 Resurgens co-president Dr. Kay Kirkpatrick said the practice is “exceptionally honored to have five doctors on this year’s Top Doctors list. All of our physicians take pride in giving patients the highest quality of care, and it’s fulfilling to have that commitment to excellence recognized by other physicians.”

 Lifestyles magazine surveyed doctors in Coweta, Fayette, Clayton, Henry, Carroll, and Douglas counties, and the cities of Vinings, Smyrna, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Marietta, Roswell, and Alpharetta, asking them to select a single local Top Doctor in each of more than 35 specialties. The results were published in the May/June 2011 issue of the magazine.

 Dr. Chen practices in the Resurgens Canton office (15 Reinhardt College Parkway, Suite 102, 678-505-4455), the Marietta office (61 Whitcher Street, Suite 1100, 770-422-3290), and the Towne Lake office in Woodstock (2230 Towne Lake Parkway, Building 300, Suite 100, 770-592-4424). He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed his residency at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is board eligible through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a fellowship at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Noyes Knee Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Health Volunteers Overseas.

Dr. Kress practices at the Resurgens St. Joseph’s office in Atlanta (5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 900; 404-874-9999). He earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency at The Hospital for Special Surgery (Cornell University). He completed the Dr. John C. Garrett Fellowship in Sports Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Southern Medical Association, Southern Orthopaedic Association, Medical Association of Atlanta, Medical Association of Georgia, and Atlanta Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Perez practices in the Resurgens Canton office (15 Reinhardt College Parkway, Suite 102, 678-505-4455), the Chastain office in Kennesaw (270 Chastain Road, 770-421-8005), and the Towne Lake office in Woodstock (2230 Towne Lake Parkway, Building 300, Suite 100, 770-592-4424). She completed her medical degree at

Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans and her residency at Emory University in Atlanta.

She is board certified by the American Board Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and she is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Dr. Sacks practices at the Resurgens Austell office (2041 Mesa Valley Way, Suite 100, 770-944-1100), the Douglasville office (6001 Professional Parkway Suite 1040 Douglas Physicians Center II, 770-949-7400), and the West Cobb office (3698 Largent Way, Suite 103, Marietta, 678-354-2883). He completed his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and his residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, the Medical Association of Georgia and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Walsh practices at the Resurgens offices in Fayetteville (1336 Highway 54 W, Building 500; 770-461-1238) and Morrow (6635 Lake Drive; 770-968-1323). He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and the Cleveland Combined Hand Fellowship and Allen Orthopaedic Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition, Dr Walsh has a certificate of added qualification in hand surgery.

Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia’s largest orthopaedic practice, has 21 offices and six surgery centers throughout metro Atlanta. With 98 physicians, Resurgens provides specialized expertise and broad experience in the areas of sports medicine, joint replacement, neck and back surgery, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, non-operative spine care, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, epidural steroid injection, general orthopaedics, and trauma care. Resurgens provides comprehensive musculoskeletal care in a single location, from injury diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation services.  

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