Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Fellowship

The Emory University PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is an accredited graduate medical program designed to take place after completion of an accredited Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency. The program will offer 12 months of education beginning on July 1st and ending June 30th of the following year. The program will offer a broad based sports education in diagnosing and treating non-operative sports conditions, including the use of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound as well as ultrasound guided interventions, such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. There will also be significant amount of experience with sideline coverage of multiple sports as well as 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) and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR). Fellows may also get to attend a national fellowship research meeting, introduction to MSK ultrasound meeting, as well as SEACSM, and Emory’s own Sports Medicine Symposium. In addition, Fellows can have training in interventional spine procedures and electromyography should they desire additional exposure.

Institutional Resources

The Emory University Sports Medicine Center is conjunction with the department of PM&R and Orthoprpedics 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 Healthcare Orthopaedics & Spine Center
  • Emory Ambulatory Surgery Center at Executive Park
  • Emory University Orthopedic and Spine Hospital
  • Emory Center for Rehabilatation Medicine

Program Personnel

Non-Operative Sports Medicine

Ken Mautner, MD
Emory University Department of PM&R and Orthopaedics
Director, PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Specialty: Sports Medicine (PM&R), hips, pelvis, low back, concussions, MSK Ultrasound, PRP injections

Brandon Mines, MD
Emory University Department of Orthopaedics
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Family Practice), sports medicine injuries 

Jeff Webb, MD
Emory University Department of Orthopaedics
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Pediatrics)

Amadeus Mason, MD
Emory University Department of Orthopaedics
Specialty: Sports Medicine (Family Practice) MSK Ultrasound, PRP

Orthopaedic Sports Surgeons

Spero G. Karas, MD
Emory University Department of Orthopaedics
Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Specialty: Sports Medicine, knee, shoulder and elbow reconstruction

Sameh A. Labib, MD
Emory University Department of Orthopaedics
Specialty: Sports Medicine, knee, foot and ankle surgery

John W. Xerogeanes, MD
Emory University Department of Orthopaedics
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).

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, 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 injections
  • Grand Rounds once per week


  • Sports Medicine Journal Club and lecture series (2-3/month)
  • PM&R resident lecture series
  • PM&R monthly resident sports medicine lecture series
  • 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

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 July 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&RSports Medicine Fellow will receive a salary commensurate with a PGY-5 level (over $50,000/year, 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 conference 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 2006 rankings named Emory University #20 in the "Top Tier" category among national universities.

Application Process:

Deadline is September 1, 2012-- Interviews will be conducted in October/November

Please download and fully complete the AMSSM universal sports medicine application from the web site below. You can send or email the downloaded application.

Fellowship Director
Ken Mautner, MD
59 Executive Park Drive South, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30329

Feel free to call or email with any additional questions you might have.

Fellowship Coordinator
Teresa Ellis
Office: 404-778-7142
Cell: 404-778-3835