Primary Care Sports Medicine (PCSM) Fellowship

Fellowship Director: Ken Mautner, MD -
Associate Fellowship Director: Neeru Jayanthu, MD -

Number of Positions: 3 (at least 1 guranteed to be PM&R)

The Emory University Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is an accredited graduate medical educational (ACGME) program designed to take place after completion of an accredited residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, or Pediatrics. The program will offer 12 months of education beginning on August 1st and ending July 30th of the following year. The program will offer a broad based sports education in diagnosing and treating non-operative sports conditions, including extensive use of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as ultrasound guided interventions, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. There will also be significant amount of experience with sideline coverage of multiple sports including high school, college and professional teams. In addition there will be weekly visits to the training room to treat athletes in their own environment. Fellows will attend the annual meeting for the American Medical Association for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) as well as at least one other national meeting such as the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR).

Current Fellows

Eziamaka Obunadike, MD Rajiv Verma, DO Torrance Laury, MD
Eziamaka Obunadike, MD Rajiv Verma, DO Torrance Laury, MD

Institutional Resources

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.


  • Emory Sports Medicine Complex
  • Emory Healthcare Orthopaedics & Spine Center
  • Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at Executive Park
  • Emory University Orthopedic and Spine Hospital
  • Emory Center for Rehabilatation Medicine


Non-Operative Sports Medicine Physicians

Ken Mautner, MD - Fellowship Director
Director, PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PM&R), Tendinopathy, MSK Ultrasound, Orthobiologics

Neeru Jayanthi, MD- Associate Fellowship Director
Speciality: Sports Medicine (Family Practice), Youth Athletes, Tennis Medicine

Lee Kneer, MD
Speciality: Sports Medicine (PM&R), Running Medicine, Soccer Medicine, MSK Ultrasound

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

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

Oluseun A. Olufade, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PM&R), low back, Soccer Medicine, MSK Ultrasound, PRP injections

Jeff Webb, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Pediatrics), Concussions

Specialty: Sports Medicine (Pediatrics), Female Health


Orthopaedic Surgeons

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

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

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

Scott Maughon, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine, elbow, knee and shoulder surgery

Mathew Pombo, MD
Specialty: Sports Medicine, knee and shoulder surgery

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

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
    Speciality:Biomedical Engineering

    Michael Gottschalk, MD
    Director of Clinical Research
    Speciality: Hand & Upper Extremity

Educational Goals

Clinical Experience

  • Understand the nature and variety of injuries occurring in athletics.
  • Understand the biomechanics of athletic injuries and their prevention.
  • Develop and understanding and treatment strategy for athletic injuries.
  • Develop the educational and organization skills to become a team physician.
  • Be able to diagnose and treat complex injuries and pathology about the knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle and elbow.
  • Be able to understand the pathophysiology of Low back and Pelvis/ hip injuries among athletes and come up with an appropriate, patient centered treatment plan.
  • Become proficent in the use of diagnostic and interventional muskuloskeletal ultrasound, including platelet rich plasma and stem cell injections.
  • Grand Rounds once per week


  • Sports Medicine Journal Club and lecture series
  • PM&R resident sports medicine lecture series
  • PCSM Lecture series
  • Research Conference
  • Orthopedics/ Sports Medicine Grand Rounds
  • American Medical Association for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) Annual Meeting
  • Annual Emory Sports Medicine Symposium

Practical/ Coverage Experience

  • Local high school coverage once per week (Football)
  • Emory University, Agnes Scott College and Georgia Tech athletic team coverage
  • High School/Collegiate training room experience
  • Pro Sports involvement (Falcons, Hawks, Braves, Dream)

Program Research and Scholarly Activity

  • Active participation with staff and residents in clinic and conferences.
  • Give sports medicine lectures in sports medicine conference.
  • Assist in leading resident run PM&R Sports Medicine lecture series.
  • Assist in sports medicine journal club once per month.
  • Participate in appropriate conferences on a regular basis.
  • Design and implement at least one research project for presentation at a national meeting and submit for publication in a peer-review journal.
  • Upon the Fellow's arrival August 1, an outline of research topics will be discussed with him/her. He/she will select the project(s) in which he/she is interested or submit a modification of one for approval. In instances when the fellow has a well-outlined research idea, this project may be implemented during his/her fellowship year. The fellow will select a research mentor among the sports medicine faculty and adjunct faculty.

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.


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.

Emory University and the City of Atlanta

A vibrant, multicultural metro area of more than 4 million people, Atlanta has much to offer the prospective fellow. Museums, professional sports and fine dining/shopping abound in this diverse community. Numerous lakes are within easy driving distance. The Great Smoky Mountains are within a 2.5 hour drive and the Atlantic Ocean is 4.5 hours away. US News and World Report's 2018 rankings named Emory University #21 in the "Top Tier" category among national universities.

Application Process

Deadline is September 15

Interviews will be conducted in October/November

Apply online through ERAS

Fellowship Director
Ken Mautner, MD
 1968 Hawks Lane
 Brookhaven, GA 30329

Fellowship Coordinators

Miki DeJean, Emory University School of Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
57 Executive Park South
Suite 160-3
Atlanta, GA 30329

Teresa Ellis, Administrative Assitant to Dr. Mautner