Douglas G. Nuelle, BS 1969, graduated with honors from Washington University School of Medicine, served a surgical internship at Washington University, followed by a two-year stint in the US Navy and a residency at the Willis C. Campbell Clinic in Memphis, TN., prior to establishing a successful 20-year practice in Port Charlotte, Florida, where he was President of Charlotte Orthopedic Clinic. His career includes being the first in the world to perform arthroscopic surgery of the Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ). He also holds patents on devices relating to TMJ treatment and developed another device to assist surgeons in quantifying the soft tissue tension during total knee anthroplasty. He conducts lectures on joint replacement and TMJ. In January 2000 he moved to the mountains of North Georgia where he is the only orthopedic surgeon without a radius of 30 miles. He is currently Chief of Orthopedics at the Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge, Georgia.