Deceased Information


    Dr. Rick K. St. Pierre

  • AGE



    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (After Sunset)


    Wednesday, August 04, 2021


    09:00 AM





    The funeral will be livestreamed via Zoom. Click HERE to view the funeral live.

    Meeting ID: 880 0384 9984

    Passcode: 535509

    Rick K. St. Pierre, MD, 68, of Alpharetta, passed away peacefully at home on July 28, 2021. He was born in South Bend, Indiana, on February 16, 1953.

    Dr. St. Pierre was a talented orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Duke University in 1975 and from Emory University School of Medicine in 1979. He also completed Surgical Fellowships under Dr. Richard Caspari and Dr. James Andrews, specializing in Arthroscopic Surgical procedures and Sports Medicine.

    He was the founder of the Atlanta Center For Athletes in 1985, and in 2000 he founded the North Atlanta Orthopaedic Surgery Center.
    Dr. St. Pierre was a well-known and well-respected orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He was the pioneer of arthroscopic shoulder surgery in Atlanta and a design contributor in the development of the ACL knee brace used for decades in the treatment of knee injuries.

    During his stellar career, Dr. St. Pierre treated a long list of professional athletes and weekend warriors. He served as the physician for many events and professional organizations including, Women's Professional Tennis and Basketball, Men's Professional Soccer, Professional Baseball, and Professional Football, Olympic games in 1996, Collegiate Teams, and exceptional High School Athletic Programs in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties. In addition, his dedication to the industrial athlete and those who served their communities, including General Motors, UPS, local fire and police departments, etc. was noteworthy. His love as an orthopedic surgeon was in his ability to return each injured patient to his or her pre-injury condition and activities.

    Among his remarkable accomplishments, he continuously contributed to the orthopedics world by publishing a significant number of papers and orthopedic textbooks and giving related presentations internationally.

    His legacy of being a self-made individual, a superior and talented surgeon, and his endless generosity will carry on and will be remembered by many.

    Rick K. St. Pierre, MD, is survived by a wife Michelle, daughters Ashley and Laura, and son Tyler, a mother Thelma, brothers Dennis and Kenneth, Jr. and was pre-deceased by his father, Kenneth.

    A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery in Sandy Springs. The family will host a private celebration of life reception in the evening, for family and friends, for more information contact the family. Funeral arrangements by Dressler's Funeral Home, 770-451-4999.

Send A Message to the Family (Scroll down to see comments)

Dr. Rick K. St. Pierre

Your photo will display once approved by Dressler''s.

Supported file formats - .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .bmp, .png, .pdf formats.

Yes     No


Please click here for a printer friendly version.

  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Sophia

    We have already issued Deutsche Bank €1b sblc on euroclear screen for reassignment to any interested applicant. Please contact me for details. Skype: live:.cid.ce6288f74ce1a8f8 Regards

    September 01, 2021 , 09:50 PM

  • Michael Silverman

    My wife and I got to sit with Rick at your book signing a few years ago. He was quite funny that evening and a pleasure to talk to. My deepest condolences Michelle.

    August 10, 2021 , 01:47 PM

  • Abby Greer

    I am so sorry for the loss of Dr Rick K St Pierre. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends at this very difficult time.

    August 04, 2021 , 02:12 PM

  • Mira Binenbaum

    Please accept our sincerest condolences. We are thinking of you. mira and the Binenbaum family ?

    August 04, 2021 , 12:50 PM

  • ??? ??

    August 04, 2021 , 12:46 PM

  • Fred Woestmann

    Our deepest condolences to the St. Pierre family. I have known Dr. St.Pierre since 1986 and was fortunate enough to work with him from 1989 to 2012. He was an exceptional physician, a visionary businessman and a personal friend. We are so saddened to hear of his loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    August 04, 2021 , 11:48 AM

  • Joe Hale

    I am so sorry for the family’s lost. I worked for Rick from 1987-2005. I have lots of great memories of those years, some of my best were with Rick,Dr Bill,and Fred and our families.

    July 31, 2021 , 12:53 PM

  • Linda K. LeBlanc

    May Rick Rest In Peace. My prayers and condolences for his family. I have so many memories of my Friday s into evenings working in the PACU taking care of his patients following their surgeries for 10 years. Also, working as an RN at Atlanta Center for Athletes from 1994 to 2003 I shared many personal and professional memories. Rest with the angels!

    July 30, 2021 , 10:57 PM

  • Fay Ray

    So sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. It was enjoyable working for Dr. St. Pierre for 12 years. We had a great team.

    July 30, 2021 , 10:58 PM

  • Tom Tate

    It was my privilege and pleasure to serve as Rick's personal attorney, but I also considered Rick and Michelle as my good friends. Rick helped so many people over the course of his stellar career, it is a shame he is gone from us much too soon.

    July 30, 2021 , 06:58 PM

  • Carrie Soles

    My sincere condolences to the family. I worked for him for 11 years at ACA. He was always kind to me and a very generous man. Great memories! I am sad to hear of his passing! Sincerely, Carrie Soles, RN

    July 30, 2021 , 04:02 PM

  • Wendy Sumrell

    My deepest condolences for the loss of Dr St Pierre. He was very instrumental in my career and was an excellent mentor. I will forever cherish my time with him at Atlanta Center for Athletes and all that I learned from him. May you find peace knowing that he made an impact on many in his life.

    July 30, 2021 , 02:37 PM

  • Sandra Almand

    Dr. St. Pierre was a most talented and extraordinarily gifted person. I am a former employee of his practice. I am saddened at his passing. My sincere condolences to Michelle and his son and two daughters.

    July 30, 2021 , 01:02 PM

  • David Morse

    I didn't know Dr. St. Pierre personally, but I purchased supplies that he used in surgery at Dunwoody Medical Center, and once watched him perform surgery. I know that he was uncompromising in the quality he required of the hospital for his surgery, and I know that his patients spoke glowingly of the results they received from him. May his memory be for a blessing.

    July 29, 2021 , 08:21 PM

    Private Comments:

Please enter your PIN to view PRIVATE entries (family only)

EULOGY (audio):

Please enter your PIN to display eulogy link (Family Only)