Dr. George Ballantyne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington & Lee University, where he was voted Academic All American in football. He received his medical degree and completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Ballantyne has a special interest in joint surgery and performed six months of extensive study at Emory University. Dr. Ballantyne is a member of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society, Atlanta Orthopaedic Society, Medical Association of Georgia, Foot & Ankle Society, and the Southern Orthopaedic Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Ballantyne comes from a family of well-known physicians. His father, Dr. Alando J. Ballantyne, was the first resident at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX, and his medical career is now honored by the Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Ballantyne is on staff at Piedmont Newnan Hospital and Piedmont Fayette Hospital and has served as both Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Newnan Hospital. He chose orthopaedic medicine as a way to continue his association with sports and especially enjoys working with local athletes and providing coverage at all the area high school games. Dr. Ballantyne and his wife, Missy, have lived in Newnan since 1988. They have four children and one grandchild. Dr. Ballantyne stays busy attending his youngest child's sporting events and visiting his grandson. He enjoys gardening, golf, and traveling.