Diane E.S. Payne, MD, MPT
Orthopedic Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Microvascular Surgery
Diane E. S. Payne is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgery whose specialties include upper extremity trauma and musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity. She is fellowship trained in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery.
Dr. Payne graduated from Miami University with a BA in Microbiology, and then went on to receive her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Emory University. Dr. Payne practiced as a physical therapist for several years before returning to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she earned her MD. She completed her residency training at Duke University School of Medicine and went on to complete the prestigious Duke University fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery. She subsequently received her Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Payne currently maintains her medical license in both Georgia and Hawaii, and has staff privileges at Emory University Hospital, Midtown.
Dr. Payne is committed to providing each of her patients with individual attention and considers her patients to be part of the team. Dr. Payne incorporates her background as a physical therapist and works in partnership with the therapy team to achieve the best outcome for each patient. She has consistently received superior satisfaction scores from patients throughout her career and often develops a close relationship with her patients.
Prior to joining AOI, Dr. Payne developed an orthopedic clinic for North Hawaii Community Hospital in Waimea, Hawaii where she worked with professional surfers, rodeo champions and world class triathletes.
After several years in Hawaii, Dr. Payne returned to the mainland with her family, and joined the Emory University School of Medicine, where she had academic appointments with the Department of Orthopedic surgery and the Division of Plastic surgery as an Associate Professor of Hand and Microvascular Surgery. Dr. Payne was appointed Director of Hand Trauma at Grady Memorial Hospital, where she created the hand surgery service line for Emory Healthcare and Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Payne spent her clinical time at Grady, providing trauma care for catastrophic upper extremity injuries, and was instrumental in developing a structured microsurgical hand call system for Grady, allowing the hospital to achieve American College of Surgeons Level 1 trauma accreditation status.
Dr. Payne has published several journal articles, book chapters, is featured in several pod casts and has given multiple local, regional, national and international presentations as well as served as invited faculty for many surgical courses. Dr. Payne is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery and the Orthopedic Trauma Association. Dr. Payne has served on multiple national committees within the AAOS as well as within the ASSH. Dr. Payne is also an active board member of the Duke Piedmont Society and the Duke Hand Club, and reviews articles for HAND as well as Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Payne is an invited member of the Southeastern Hand Society, and the Southeastern Fracture Consortium.
In additional to participation in these national organizations, Dr. Payne founded and developed the Artemis Society for Women in Hand Surgery, a group for women hand surgeons in orthopedic and plastic surgery to promote and support women in hand surgery.
In addition to being an active surgeon, Dr. Payne is busy with her husband and 2 sons. She is an active triathlete and enjoys tennis, golf, hiking, gardening and is currently learning to play the guitar.
- Gaskill T, Payne DE, Brigman B. “Cryptococcal Abscess Imitating a Soft-Tissue Sarcoma in an Immunocompetent Host”. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2010;92:1890-3.
- Payne DE, Wray H, Zura B, Ruch DR. “Outcomes of Intramedullary Fixation of Clavicular Fractures”. Journal of Orthopedics, 2011; Jun;40(6):E99-104.
- Payne DE, Kaufman A, Leversedge F, Richard M. “Vascular Perfusion of a Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle Turnover Pedicle Flap for Posterior Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study”. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2011;36(2):246-51.
- Levin P, Moon D, Payne DE. Overlapping and Concurrent Surgery: A Professional and Ethical Analysis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2017, Dec 6;99(23):2045-2050.
- Ghareeb PA, Daly CA, Payne DE. Current Trends in the Management of Ballistic Fracture of the Hand and Wrist: Experiences of a High-Volume Level I Trauma Center. Hand. 2017 March 1.
- Ghareeb PA, Neustein TM, Fang RC, Payne DE. Indocyanine Green Angiography: A helpful tool for intraoperative assessment of upper extremity perfusion. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 2017 Sep; 21(3):101-106.
- Zhang D, Pistorio AL, Payne DE, Lifchez SD. Promoting Gender Equity in the #MeToo Era. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2020 Dec; 45(12): 1167-1172. https://www.jhandsurg.org/article/S0363-5023(20)30399-3/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email
- Maxwell D, Desai K, Cheng, A, Payne DE. “Initial Experience with Multifilament Stainless Steel Flexor Tendon Repair in Traumatic Upper Extremity Injuries. Journal of Orthopedic Surgical Advances, Duke University, 2019.
Manuscripts Submitted and under review:
- Maxwell D, Desai K, Fang R, Cheng, A, Payne DE. Initial Experience with Multifilament Stainless Steel Flexor Tendon Repair in Traumatic Upper Extremity Injuries. PRS.
- Eberlin, K, Friedrich J, Payne DE, …Levin LS. Hand Trauma Network in the United States: ASSH Member perspective over the last decade. Journal of Hand Surgery.
- Reitz A, Schwimmer H, Hawk S, Hanna T, Payne DE. Utilizing a Combined Hospital and Criminal Justic Database to Identify Risk Factors for Repeat-Firearm Injury or Violent-Crime Arrest among Firearm Victims. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
- Payne DE, Richard M. Vascular evaluation of the upper extremity. Musculoskeletal Examination of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand: Making the Complex Simple 2012. Culp RW, Jacoby S ed. Slack Incorporated. Pages 311-326
- Emory MSK E-Lecture series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjQgPPrQR2g&feature=youtu.be
- 2019 Allard-Phillips E, Coleman C, Hobson S. Co-host. “Episode 6: Diane Payne, MPT, MD.” WISER Podcast. 2019 Feb 20. https://wiserpodcast.com/2019/02/20/episode-6-diane-payne-mpt-md/
- 2019 Allard-Phillips E, Coleman C, Hobson S. Co-host. “Episode 7: Dr. Payne and Gun Violence in Atlanta.” WISER Podcast. 2019 Feb 20. https://wiserpodcast.com/2019/02/20/episode-7-dr-payne-and-gun-violence-in-atlanta/
- NPR 2019 Hagen, Lisa. A Decades Old Approach to Prevent Gunshot Wounds Is Catching On In Hospitals Around the U.S. 2019 Jan 15. https://www.wabe.org/a-decades-old-approach-to-prevent-gunshot-wounds-is-catching-on-in-hospitals-around-the-u-s/
Lectureships, Seminar Invitations, and Visiting Professorships:
a.National and International:
- “When the Foot Hits the Ground, Everything Changes”, Course Instructor, 1996.
- “Healing Trauma: A Funder’s Approach to Addressing Violence”, Atlanta, Georgia, 11/7/2017.
- “PIVOT: Atlanta”; American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia, 11/17/18.
- “PIVOT: Atlanta – An Orthopedist Approach to Fire-arm Violence”, Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Annual Meeting, 5/8/2018.
- “PONTiS: A New Method for Tendon Repair”, Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Annual Meeting, 5/9/2019.
- “Bones and Muscles, what is their Function?”, Parker School, Kamuela, HI, 2011.
- “Orthopedics as a Career Choice”, Parker School, Kamuela, HI, 2012.
- “Arthritis: What is it, and What can we do about it?”, Earl Bokken Foundation, Kamuela, HI, 2013.
- “PIVOT: Atlanta – An Orthopedist Approach to Fire-arm Violence”, Southeastern Hand Society Annual Meeting, 4/27/2019.
- “PIVOT: Atlanta – An Orthopedist Approach to Fire-arm Violence”, Georgia Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, 9/20/2019.
a.National and International:
- Strategic Police Initiatives Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 10/2018, “PIVOT: Atlanta”.
- M.I.A.M.I. Women’s Leadership Symposium, 3/2019.
- Association of Medicine and Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 10/2019, “Firearm Violence”.
- Instructional Course Director: American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, 2019, “Disaster Distal Radius Fractures: How to Survive and Maintain Your Sanity”.
- Upper Extremity Trauma Symposium faculty, Trimed Annual Conference, 1/2020, “Ballistic Upper Extremity Fracture Management”.
- ASSH Fellows course faculty, 2020, “Stabilizing wrist and forearm trauma”.
- ASSH Annual meeting, Symposium presentation, 2020. “No Girls Allowed: The Challenges We Face as Women in Hand Surgery”.
- Southern Orthopedic Society, 7/2014. “Scapholunate Injury in the Athlete: The Athlete’s Hand”.
- Trimed Regional Upper Extremity Cadaver Lab, 5/2015. “New Options for Olecranon and Forearm Fractures”.
- Axogen Regional Advances in Nerve Repair course and Cadaver Lab, 8/2017. “Median, Ulnar and Radial Nerve Injury”.
- Trimed Regional Upper Extremity Cadaver Lab, 3/2018, “Distal Humerus Fractures”; “Proximal Ulnar Fractures”; “Fracture Specific Implants”.
- Demystify Hand Surgery, Annual Meeting, 2019, “Muscle and Tendon Mechanics”.
- Southeastern Fracture Society, Annual Meeting, 2020, “Upper Extremity Fracture Management”, Session Moderator.
- “Do We have an Ethical Responsibility to be Involved in the Gun Violence Debate?”, Emory University, Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, 12/17.
- “Do We have an Ethical Responsibility to be Involved in the Gun Violence Debate?”, Emory University, Department of General Surgery Grand Rounds, 6/6/18.
- “PIVOT: Atlanta, where are we now?”, Grady Memorial Hospital, Ethics Grand Rounds, Atlanta, Georgia, 1/4/2018.
- IDEAL Faculty Seminar, Grady Memorial Hospital: “Gun Violence”, 2019
- “Upper Extremity Trauma”, Emory University, Department of Radiology Grand Rounds, 2020.
a.National and International:
- “Initial Experience with Multifilament Stainless Steel Flexor Tendon Repair in Traumatic Upper Extremity Injuries”; American Association for Hand Surgery, Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California, 2/1/2019, (ORAL: Karan Desai, MD).
- “Preliminary Clinical Results of a Novel Tendon repair System”, American Association for Hand Surgery, Annual Meeting, Waikoloa, Hawaii, 1/11/17, (POSTER).
- “Healing Trauma: A Funder’s Approach to Addressing Violence”, American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 11/7/17, (POSTER).
- “Preliminary Clinical Results of a Novel Tendon Repair System”, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, (POSTER).
- “Triangulation of Clinical, Radiology, and Justice Systems Data to Understand the Risk of Recurrent Firearm Violence”. American College of Radiology, Washington DC, 2020, (ORAL: Hannah Tarek, MD). Certificate of Merit Award for Scientific Oral Presentation.