About

Mary Lloyd Ireland received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis. She completed fellowships in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, Columbus, Ga.

Dr. Ireland is board certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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    Meet Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland, Orthopaedic Surgeon at UK HealthCare
  • Awards & Recognitions

    Best Doctors in America

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Training & Education

Degree

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis

Residency

University of California Medical Center, Irvine

Fellowship

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, Columbus, Ga.

Certifications and Special Training

National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Ratings & Reviews

4.88 out of 5
10 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • Patient Review

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    May 18th 2022
    While Doctor seemed sympathic, she doesnt know why the mild arthritis in my knees is causing such problems.

    Patient Review

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    April 20th 2022
    Dr Ireland and her resident were absolutely terrific. I was thoroughly impressed with the care the entire team provided, but especially that of Dr Ireland and her resident. 10/10

    Patient Review

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    February 23rd 2022
    Dr. Ireland is a fantastic surgeon who is equally knowledgeable and friendly. She always goes above and beyond with her professionalism and her bedside manner. She tells it like it is in a courteous and respectful way. I can tell she really cares about her patients - probably because she is a great athlete herself and understands not only the physical aspects, but also the mental aspects of what her patients are going through. Dr. Ireland is a top-notch doctor. UK is fortunate to have her. Others should learn from her.

    Patient Review

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    February 23rd 2022
    I have already been recommending Dr. Ireland to others.

    Patient Review

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    January 5th 2022
    Great job.
    • Patient Review

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      December 22nd 2021
      Concern or worries: seemed to simply be pleased that I was better after the surgery even though to me, my expectations of how I would rehab was different than my current level of functioning. Decision Making; This is really N/A since this is post op. Discussion of proposed treatments: She really just ran through the same options for other treatments that I had already heard Likelihood of recommending: I know her surgical skills are quite good, so sure I probably would recommend her.
    • Patient Review

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      September 29th 2021
      I'd recommend Dr. Ireland to anyone.
    • Patient Review

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      September 29th 2021
      Medical services were excellent. Ability to use My Chart was terrible.
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      September 22nd 2021
      Highly recommend and feel the entire staff did an awesome job of helping me. Thank you!
    • Patient Review

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      August 25th 2021
      Dr. Ireland is very professional and also very personable.