Dr. Jarrett is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in upper extremity surgery and has an expertise in shoulder replacement, shoulder reconstructive surgery, rotator cuff surgery, tendon ruptures, nerve injuries, arm fractures, and hand surgery.

Secondary to his specialized area of medical practice, Dr. Jarrett has published numerous basic science and clinical research articles as well as written several book chapters. His professional experience as an orthopedic surgeon has won him many accolades and international acknowledgments. Dr. Jarrett has been ranked amongst the top health care providers nationwide in “Patient Satisfaction” by Press Ganey patient polling. Dr. Jarrett not only has a busy clinical practice but also participates in grant-funded research projects addressing rotator cuff injuries, shoulder arthritis, and upper extremity fractures.

Dr. Jarrett finished from Vicksburg High School in the top 1% of his class. He then attended Xavier University under a full academic merit scholarship. While in college, he was awarded the MARC academic research distinction. After graduating summa cum laude from Xavier University, he then attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, one of the top 20 medical institutions in the country. At Northwestern, he was nominated by the faculty as one of the medical students of distinction. He was also selected by his professors to serve as one of only two Histology TA for the junior medical students. After graduating from Northwestern, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at Emory University Hospitals.

During his training, Dr. Jarrett received several awards for outstanding research in the field of orthopaedics.

After the completion of his Orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Jarrett was selected to the prestigious Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA under the tutelage of Baratz, Sotereanos, Schmidt, Hughes, Spiess, and Bragdon. Upon completion of his fellowship, he was awarded the microsurgical skills award by the staff. In 2020, Dr. Jarrett was presented an award for the “First NanoScope Shoulder Arthroscopy in Eastern North Carolina”, where he was thanked for being a pioneer in his field of Orthopedics and consistently improving the standard of care for his patients. Dr. Jarrett remains active nationally in his specialty by regularly assisting in physician education seminars.

Dr. Jarrett treats patients at Wilmington Health in and around Wilmington, NC.

Dr. Jarrett and his wife have three beautiful daughters who keep them busy with many extracurricular activities including soccer, gymnastics, piano, violin, and their church’s children’s chorus to name a few.

Meet Dr. Claude Jarrett

Professional Associations

Dr Jarrett is certified by and/or associated with the following Orthopedic associations:

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

North Carolina Orthopaedic Society

Board Member – New Hanover Medical Society

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jarrett specializes in surgical and nonsurgical management of problems of the hand, elbow, and shoulder including arthritis, tendon injuries, fractures, sports injuries, and trauma.  

Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction surveys help us identify areas of improvement to work toward providing you with the best healthcare in the area. Patient satisfaction, along with increasing the quality of care delivered and reducing healthcare costs, are the three organizational objectives we focus on each and every day.

How does Claude Jarrett compare?

  • How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed? 

    4.64 out of 5
  • How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.86 out of 5
  • Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.89 out of 5
  • When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results?

    4.69 out of 5


"Dr Jarrett is a Rockstar! He did such a great job repairing a fractured arm that I am clear and going back to work ahead of schedule. Gentle and kind man that I will always request in orthopedic needs."


"Dr. Jarrett is gentle, listens to all your questions, caring. My thumb surgery was perfect & I feel much better. Dr. Jarrett made sure I had proper pain meds & I really didn't have much pain. His surgical team was top notch & so is his office staff. I am 100% satisfied with Dr. Jarrett & I highly recommend him"


"Dr. Claude Jarrett was amazing!! He is very, very polite, soft spoken and excellent bed side manners! He's very knowledgeable and spoke to my daughter who is 11 on everything that was going on and explained everything to her as well. He was amazing with my Daughter!! I will always recommend him! We were able to be seen same day, my daughter was x-rayed and cast on same day as a work in!"


"In November of 2023 I almost severed my palm and thumb with a power 8" radial saw. I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and because the injury was so severe. was told I needed a hand surgeon. Dr. Jarrett operated on me and was absolutely incredible. His concern, care, and the repair of my hand was beyond anything I ever expected. I never could imagine that my hand could look and work again as it does now. Dr Jarrett is an amazing surgeon in addition to a compassionate, and caring person. The epitome of what a Dr. should be. I highly recommend him."

Nick C.

"Dr. C. Jarrett is a highly-skilled internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon. In December of 2023, I was diagnosed with avascular necrosis on my right shoulder. Soon after my diagnosis, I began to search for the best surgeon available and Dr. Jarrett was the man; nationally recognized with many accomplishments in surgical procedure. I met with him and was immediately impressed by his knowledge and humble nature. He gave me the straight facts concerning my condition and offered his best opinion, which was complete shoulder replacement surgery. The surgery took place late January 2024 and today (Late April 2024) I feel like a new man almost ready to do anything. The terrible pain I endured for so long is gone. Thanks so much Dr. Jarrett. "

Anthony D.