Rory C. Farris, M.D.


Rory C. Farris, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who practices general orthopaedics and has a special interest in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery, particularly arthroscopic and shoulder replacement surgery and sports-related knee injuries.

Dr. Farris earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, where he received numerous academic awards and scholarships and graduated at the top of his class. He remained at UAB to complete his orthopaedic surgery training. While at UAB, Dr. Farris was involved in clinical research and published several articles in major orthopaedic journals. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a surgeon, but in high school, after sustaining a sports-related knee injury that required surgery, his interest in orthopaedic surgery was sparked.

A native of Samson, Alabama, Dr. Farris joined Southern Bone & Joint Specialists in 2009 and he and his wife Liz live in Enterprise with their two children, Samuel and Anna Catherine. During his time away from work, Dr. Farris enjoys fly fishing, bird hunting, and attending his children’s sporting events. He is also an active member of First Baptist Church of Enterprise and is a member of the Destiny Worship Center.

Medical Degree:
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Orthopaedic Surgery Internship:
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Alabama Orthopaedic Society
  • Coffee County Medical Association
  • Geneva County Medical Association

Major Publications:

  • Stannard JP, Brown SL, Farris RC, Mcgwin G, Volgas DA. The posterolateral corner of the knee: repair versus reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33(6):881-8.

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