Herbert Gates III, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgery & Hand Surgery

Specialties: Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgery

Dr. Gates treats patients with general orthopaedic problems and specialized upper extremity disorders. His areas of interest include: Hand Injuries, Hand and Wrist Arthritis, Stem Cell Therapy, Sports Medicine, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Dupuytren’s Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Reconstructive Microsurgery.


  • Fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Reconstructive Microsurgery Duke University Medical Center, 1985-92
  • Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994, 2005, 2015
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, 1995, 2005, 2015
  • Graduate, University of Virginia School of Medicine - Ranked No. l in the Class of 1985
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Undergraduate, Duke University, 1980, B.A. Music
  • Principal Percussionist, Duke University Wind Symphony
  • Recipient: James Riddle Duke Scholarship for Music Performance, 1977-80


  • Duke University Medical Center General and Thoracic Surgery, 1985-87
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987-90
  • Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, 1990-91
  • Hand Fellowship, 1991-92

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • Duke Hand Club
  • Florida Medical Society
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
  • Florida Hand Society

Contact Dr. Gates


The Gates Hand Center, ORTHOCOLLIER Office


Kathleen Gates