Educational Programming

Emory Sports Medicine Athletic Training Residency (2014-2019)

Completion Rate: 100%

Employment Rate: 96% (within physician practice setting)

Residency Year
Number of Residents
Completion Rate
 Employment Rate

Employment within Physician Practice Setting

2018-2019
5
100%
100%
100%
2017-2018
5
100%
100%
100%
2016-2017
5
100%
100%
100%
2015-2016
5
100%
100%
80%
2014-2015
5
100%
100%
100%

Meet the Team

Program Director

J'nai Pittman, MSED, LAT, ATC, OTC – Clinic Lead at Emory Sports Medicine, supporting 7 sports medicine physicians and 9 full-time Athletic Trainers. J’nai completed the Athletic Training Residency program in the class of 2014-15, after which time, she was hired by Emory Sports Medicine to support Dr. Michael Gottschalk, a hand and upper extremity surgeon. She remained in that position for 2 years before being promoted to Clinic Lead of our Sports Medicine clinic in Smyrna, GA. J’nai serves as clinical staff supervisor, preceptor to the residents, as well as maintains CAATE accreditation.

 

Athletic Trainer Preceptors

Brian Baer, MA, LAT, ATC, OTC – Athletic Trainer to Dr. Sam Labib, Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle specializations in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Megan East, MA, LAT, ATC, OTC – Athletic Trainer to Dr. Kyle Hammond, fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedic surgeon. Megan completed the Athletic Training Residency Program in the Class of 2012-13, after which time she was hired by Emory Sports Medicine to support Dr. Hammond full time. She has remained a part of the residency program while working at Emory, further developing the didactic learning program, as well as working alongside former residency program directors to achieve accreditation by CAATE.

Regina Hash, MS, LAT, ATC, OTC – Athletic Trainer to Dr. John Xerogeanes, fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedic surgeon. Regina completed the Emory Athletic Training Residency Program in the class of 2014-15.

Brooke Torres, MS, LAT, ATC, OTC – Athletic trainer to Dr. Spero Karas, fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedic surgeon. Brooke completed the Emory Athletic Training Residency Program in the Class of 2018-19.

 

Physician Preceptors

Sameh (Sam) A. Labib, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine, knee, foot and ankle surgery

Spero G. Karas, MD
Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Specialty: Sports Medicine, knee, shoulder and elbow reconstruction

John "X" Xerogeanes, MD
Chief, Sports Medicine Service
Specialty: Sports Medicine, shoulder and knee reconstruction

Physician Mentors

Orthopaedic Surgeons
Kyle Hammond, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine, hip, knee and shoulder surgery

Non-Operative Sports Medicine Physicians

Edward Jackson, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine at Grady Hospital

Neeru Jayanthi, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Family Medicine), MSK ultrasound, sports medicine injuries, Tennis Medicine, pediatric / youth sports medicine

Lee Kneer, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PM&R), MSK ultrasound, sports medicine injuries


Amadeus Mason, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Family Practice) MSK Ultrasound, orthobiologics


Ken Mautner, MD -
Director, PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PM&R), hips, pelvis, low back, concussions, MSK Ultrasound, orthobiologics


Brandon Mines, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Family Practice), sports medicine injuries


Jeff Webb, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Adult and Pediatrics), concussion management