Department of Orthopaedics


The Emory University Sports Medicine Center provides the environment and facilities for acquiring knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, and attitudes essential to the practice sports medicine. The program director, supporting faculty and staff, and the administration are fully committed to the educational program.

Research Faculty

Emory University Department of Orthopaedics Clinical Research Group
Emory University Department of Rehabilitation
Opportunities to engage in ongoing and original research are also available with the Department of Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

Hicham Drissi, PhD

 Vice Chair for Research
 Specialty: Cellular Biology

Nick Willett, PhD

Research Professor
Specialty:Biomedical Engineering

Michael Gottschalk, MD

Director of Clinical Research
Specialty: Hand & Upper Extremity

Clinical Experience


Team Coverage / Coverage Experience

Program Research and Scholarly Activity

Research Personnel and Facilities

The Emory Department of Orthopaedics has numerous opportunities for orthopaedic research. The sports medicine fellow will be expected to take advantage of these resources to design, implement and complete his/her research hypothesis.


The Emory Department of Orthopaedics has one biomechanics laboratory for research purposes. The Emory Sports Medicine Fellow will have his/her own workspace, phone, and desktop computer.


The Emory Sports Medicine Fellow will have access to a well maintained library in our conference room as well as the Emory Health Sciences Library.

Sports Medicine Experience

Our staff provides coverage for numerous local colleges, including Emory University, Georgia Tech, Oglethorpe University, Agnes Scott College, and Georgia Perimeter College. In addition, we provide coverage for several area high schools. This clinical volume provides an extensive opportunity for diagnosing and treating sports medicine pathology during the fellowship.

Application Process

The application deadline is September 15 and interviews will be conducted in October/November. Apply online through ERAS.



The Emory PM&R Sports Medicine Fellow will receive a salary commensurate with PGY level (changes yearly). A comprehensive health insurance, malpractice and benefits package is also provided. The fellow will receive two weeks of paid vacation during the year, with no more than one week to be taken consecutively. The fellow will travel to two conferences per year, in addition to any conference in which he/she is the presenting author of a paper.