GEORGIA ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY’S
F. JAMES FUNK, JR., M.D.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF THE YEAR AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER OF THE 2021 F. JAMES FUNK, JR., M.D.
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE OF THE YEAR - LELAND C. MCCLUSKEY, M.D.
Dr. Leland C. McCluskey, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute, specializes in foot and ankle surgery as well as general orthopaedic surgery. He is the former Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery for St. Francis Hospital. Hailing from Columbus, Dr. McCluskey is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Medical College of Georgia, where he received a number of honors. He completed his residency at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, then spent a year in the orthopaedic foot and ankle fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Upon returning to Columbus, Dr. McCluskey joined the Hughston Clinic, where he was a partner for nearly 10 years.During that time, Dr. McCluskey also served as staff member or consultant at Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital, The Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, and Crisp Regional Hospital. In 2001, along with his brother, Dr. George McCluskey, he became one of the founders of McCluskey Orthopaedic Surgery, which became part of the St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute in 2006.
He is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, the North American Foot and Ankle Association, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association, among others. In 2012, he was president of the Georgia Orthopaedic Society.
Dr. McCluskey has delivered more than 50 lectures and research presentations, regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has also authored chapters in four leading orthopaedics textbooks and 14 scientific articles. His commitment to continuing education has been ongoing since he began practicing medicine.
Another strong and ongoing commitment has been to charitable work. Dr. McCluskey has served for many years as a medical missionary with World Medical Mission, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. Each year since 2004, he has donated between two and four weeks of his time to this cause, working in Kenya, Honduras, Haiti, Nepal and Ecuador.
Previous winners for the F. James Funk, M.D. award are:
Senator Preston Smith (2005)
Frank Kelly, M.D. (2006)
Skoot Dimon, M.D. (2007)
George Wright, M.D. (2008)
Thomas E. Whitesides. M.D. (2009)
Senator Greg Goggans (2010)
Edward Loughlin, M.D. (2011)
Robert Wells, M.D. (2012)
John C. Garrett, M.D. (2013)
James W. Scott, M.D. (2014)
Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (2015)
Howard A. McMahan M.D.(2016)
Major General Ret. USAF (2016)
David F. Apple, Jr., M.D. (2017)
Senator Kay Kirkpatrick, M.D. (2018)
Charles N. Hubbard, M.D. (2019)
Stephen M. McCollam, M.D. (2020)
Leland C. McCluskey, M.D. (2021)