T. Jordan Polander, MD

Dr. Polander is an orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder injuries.  From knee ligaments and meniscus, to rotator cuffs and total shoulders replacements, Dr. Polander treats a wide range of orthopaedic conditions.



  • Louisiana State University

Masters Degree

  • Mississippi College, Biology

Medical School

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Orthopaedic Residency

  • University of New Mexico

Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship

  • University of Colorado, Boulder

CERTIFICATIONS: Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine • Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America • Member of the Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Dr. Jordan Polander was born and raised in Louisiana. He attended Louisiana State University for undergrad, then earned a Master’s Degree in Biology from Mississippi College and later went on to obtain his medical degree from Louisiana State University. During medical school, he discovered his love for orthopaedic surgery. He found that he connected with these patients and naturally excelled in this field. During his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of New Mexico, where he trained in general orthopaedics and trauma, he also had the opportunity to do an international knee rotation at Lyon Croix-Rousse Hospital in France. Here he had the opportunity to work and train with world renowned surgeons in this field.

After his residency, he completed a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Colorado. While in Colorado, he had the opportunity to serve as a team physician to professional sports teams, such as the Colorado Mammoths, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche and Rapids teams.

Dr. Polander is a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Southwestern Orthopedic Trauma Association, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

He is a valuable addition to the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia with experience in general and trauma orthopaedics as well as specializing in sports medicine and Total Shoulder Replacements. He is looking forward to being a part of our community and helping patients get back to the activities that they love.


Q – Why did you choose to be a physician?
A -Some of my earliest and best memories growing up were when I would tag along to hospital rounds and home visits with my father, who’s a physical therapist. Watching him care for his patients really cultivated my love for medicine and serving people.
Q – Why did you choose orthopaedics?
A – I chose orthopaedics because of the connection I feel to orthopaedic patients and their injuries. Having experienced many of these injuries myself, I enjoy being able to help my patients return to the sports and activities they love.
Q – What made you choose the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia?
A – My wife and I really wanted to get back to Southern culture and food that we’ve been missing during my training out west. Southern Georgia and the community in Jesup reminded us of our home towns. The area really supports our hobbies of fishing, hunting and water sports. The other providers at BJISG also share the same compassion and patient-focused philosophy in treating patients, and this was important to me.
Below are animated videos showing some of Dr. Polander’s specialty procedures.