John K. Drake, M.D.

Dr. Drake, who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, founded Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 1981. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is one of Mississippi’s most experienced surgeons in the area of total joint replacement and is a former president of the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society. He completed an AO Fellowship at the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland in 1980 and a trauma fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1981

SPECIALTY:  Orthopaedic Surgery



  • Ocean Springs Hospital
  • Biloxi Regional Medical Center
  • Singing River Hospital
  • Cedar Lake Surgery Center


  • College-University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
  • Medical School-University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
  • Internship-Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency-University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
  • Fellowship-Recipient of AO Fellowship-University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Recipient of Trauma Fellowship-University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Memorial Hospital


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilor for
    State of Mississippi, 1999 to Present
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Medical Association, AO/ASIF Fellowship Alumni Association
  • Health Volunteers Overseas/Orthopaedics Overseas,
    Board of Directors, 2001
  • Mississippi Orthopaedic Society, Secretary-Treasurer April 1994-April 1996, President Elect April 1996-April 1997 and President April 1997-April 1998
  • Mississippi State Medical Association
  • Singing River Medical Society
  • University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • University of Texas Alumni Association
  • Wilderness Medical Society

CERTIFICATIONS:  American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

PUBLICATIONS:  Drake, J.K. and Meyers, M.D.: “Intracapsular Pressure and Hemarthrosis Following Femoral Neck Fracture”CORR 182:172-176, Jan-Feb 1984


  • Knee & Hip Arthroplasty Workshop “ Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Acetabular Replacements” October, 2000, The Pelican, Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Knee & Hip Arthroplasty Workshop “Acetabular Options in Hip Replacement” October, 1999, Venice, Louisiana
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Science Writers Seminar “Bringing Orthopaedics to Croatia and the World” 1993,
    New York City, New York
  • AO/ASIF Continuing Education Program for Operating Room Personnel Course Indications for Plating Large Bones - Principles of Application, DCP, LC - DCP” 1993, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Mississippi Association of Diabetes Education Advanced Professional Diabetes Seminar “The Diabetic Foot” 1992, Jackson, Mississippi
  • AO/ASIF Course: "Operative Treatment of Fractures with External Fixation; Management of Tibia After Fixator Application” 1990, Mobile, Alabama
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons “Plating of Diaphyseal Fractures of the Radius and Ulna” 1988
  • AO/ASIF Basic Course Faculty 1987 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • AO/ASIF Continuing Orthopaedic Education for Operating Room Personnel Course “Lag Screw Principle and Technique and Principle of Plate Application” 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons “Intracapsular Pressures in Femoral Neck Fractures” 1982
  • AO/ASIF Basic Course “Operative Treatment of Fractures and Non-Unions; Plating: Clinical Application to Forearm Fractures” 1981, Dallas, Texas

INTERESTS: Health Volunteers Overseas

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228-230-BONE (2663) or 1-800-588-0365

Ocean Springs Office • Phone: 228-875-1849 
Biloxi Office • Phone: 228-392-9355 
Pascagoula Office • Phone: 228-762-3664 
Gulfport Office • Phone: 228-679-3001 
Lucedale Office • Phone: 228-230-2663




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