Medical Degree 

Medical College of Georgia,
Augusta, GA 2005-2009



University of Kentucky,
Department of Orthopaedics

Lexington, KY 2009-2014,
Chief Resident 2013-2014



Christine M Kleinert Institute
for Hand and Microsurgery
& University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 2014-2015





  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Candidate Member


  • Diversity Committee Member,
    American Society for Surgey
    of the Hand, 2014-2017


  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons


  • Ruth Jackson Society





  • Spending time with family & friends


  • Exercising


  • Cooking


  • Traveling


  • Violinist


Dr. Dempsey is a board eligible orthopaedic hand surgeon who recently completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the world renowned Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, KY. Prior to that, she completed her orthopaedic training at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.   She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 2009 and prior to that she earned a BS in microbiology with a minor in German from the University of Georgia.  Dr. Dempsey has professional affiliations with the American Association for Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society.  She is on the Diversity Committee within the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.


Family & Personal Life

Dr. Dempsey is an Atlanta native, and she was born at DeKalb Medical Center.  She grew up in Stone Mountain and attended Chamblee High School. She is married and has a son and two dogs.  In her spare time (of which there is very little) she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, exercising and playing the violin. 




Dr. Dempsey has extensive research experience and has produced many published papers and research presentations.  


Download Research PDF—Complete list of her research accomplishments.





  • Adrian E Flatt Scholarship Recipient, ASSH 2015


  • Adrian E Flatt Scholarship Recipient, ASSH 2014 


  • Lead Tour Guide, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Admissions Office, Interviews for Class of 2011


  • Dean’s Summer Student Research Fellow, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, 2006


  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Research Participation Program, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA, 2011.





  • Trauma/Fractures of the hand and upper extremity


  • Arthritic conditions


  • Tendon transfers


  • Vascular conditions of the Hand


  • Peripheral Nerve Compression (Carpal/Cubital Tunnel)





  • Dekalb Medical Center – Decatur and Hillandale

Amanda L. Dempsey, M.D.  |  Orthopedic Hand Surgeon

Dr. Amanda Dempsey joined the practice in September of 2015.  She has specialty training in hand and microsurgery of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.  Dr. Dempsey treats a variety of injuries and conditions of the hand and upper extremity including trauma, fractures, amputations, arthritis, peripheral nerve compression, as well as vascular conditions. 

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