Kelly Homlar, MD

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Kelly Homlar, MD

Adult Orthopaedic Oncology
Pediatric Orthopaedic Oncology
Orthopaedics
Joint Replacement

Dr. Homlar is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in orthopaedic oncology and joint replacement. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN and stayed for a fellowship in orthopaedic oncology. She returned to the Medical College of Georgia in 2012 to join the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Her practice is focused on the treatment of bone and soft tissue sarcomas, metastatic disease and adult joint reconstruction. Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that arises in bones and connective tissues (such as muscle, fat, nerve, blood vessels) that requires multidisciplinary care at a center with experience and expertise in sarcoma treatment. This multidisciplinary team includes orthopaedic oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, musculoskeletal radiologists, pathologists, surgical oncologists, plastic surgeons, vascular surgeons, among others. Surgical treatment of a sarcoma aims to remove the cancer while preserving as much limb function as possible. Surgical treatment of metastatic disease (cancer that has spread to bone) and pathologic fractures (breaks in bone weakened by cancer) aims to decrease pain and improve quality of life. Treatment of bone sarcomas oftentimes involves complex joint replacement, and Dr. Homlar has extensive experience with joint replacement in the setting of cancer, but also with the more common causes for joint degeneration (osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthropathies, osteonecrosis, trauma, and previous infection).

  • Clinical Interests

    Bone sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma, benign bone tumors, benign soft tissue masses, tumor-like conditions, metastatic bone disease, pathologic fractures, limb salvage/limb preservation, musculoskeletal infections, osteomyelitis, Hip replacement, knee replacement

  • Other Info

    Member: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Georgia Orthopaedic Society (GOS), President 2021-2022 American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

  • Specialties

    Adult Orthopaedic Oncology

    Pediatric Orthopaedic Oncology

    Orthopaedics

    Joint Replacement

Positions

Associate Professor

Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Quality, Safety and Service

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Certified, 2014

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Internship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Oncology

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Dr. Homlar’s Reviews

January 13, 2024

I always recommend this group of doctors.

December 11, 2023

Excellent

November 4, 2023

Clinic waiting area needs updating. It is old and dingy

October 28, 2023

Dr.Homlar and her staff are top of the line with exceptional treatment from a hip replacement several years ago to my current knee replacement.I would recommend her or any other physicians in her office for any care needed.

October 28, 2023

Discussed less invasive procedures, prescribed anti-inflammatory, requested PT consult instead of rushing me to have surgery. A nice change.

September 23, 2023

We always recommend AU Healthcare

September 19, 2023

Received excellent detailed information and had very "frank" conversation regarding this surgical procedure.

September 5, 2023

I am so grateful to have found Dr. Homler. She is excellent at what she does & I would highly recommend her to anyone I know!

July 22, 2023

Absolutely great surgeon

July 22, 2023

Very professional went well

June 24, 2023

I have recommended her to several people. Great surgeon.

June 3, 2023

Dr Homlar is great...a real people person & speaks in terms you can understand. This is my xxx surgery w/her...the other being many years ago. If I ever had to go through another ortho surgery, I would request her.

May 27, 2023

Dr. Homlar is the best. She practices patient- and family-centered care!

May 27, 2023

Was able to complete more than originally discussed and did not give any less care than the best.

May 13, 2023

Good.

May 8, 2023

Dr. Homlar is an awesome surgeon. I think her schedule needs to be amended so that patients are not tortured with the long waits!

February 11, 2023

Dr Homlor is the Best and very good at what she does .......

January 11, 2023

Very attentive and kind

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