Specialties

Sports Medicine (Board certified since 2003)

Family Practice (Board certified since 2001)

At a Glance

  • 2001 Started practicing
  • 16 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 1 HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

About Dr. Jayanthi

Dr. Jayanthi leads Emory's Tennis Medicine program and is considered one of the country’s leading experts on youth sports health, injuries, and sports training patterns, as well as an international leader in tennis medicine. He is currently the President of the International Society for Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS) and a certified USPTA teaching professional. He has also been a volunteer ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) physician for 15 years, serves as a medical advisor for the WTA (Woman’s Tennis Association) Player Development Panel, and is on the commission for the International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA). He has been selected to the board of directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) twice, and serves as a Consultant for the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program, and Mom’s Team. Dr. Jayanthi has won multiple AMSSM Foundation Research Grants for his collaborative research on early sports specialized training and overuse injury in young athletes. He previously was the medical director of primary care sports medicine at Loyola University Chicago for 12 years where he was voted a “Top Doctor” in the Chicagoland Suburbs prior to being recruited to Emory.

He has been a course director nearly 30 times and has been an invited speaker over 150 times to local, regional conferences as well as at national academy conferences, international Sports Medicine, Tennis Medicine, USTA, USPTA, and PTR conferences. He has regularly helped with medical care at the NFL Combines, Chicago Marathon, Division 1 NCAA athletics, and numerous high schools. He has numerous publications, book chapters, and is a reviewer of several sports medicine journals and is an active teaching faculty at Emory University. Dr. Jayanthi, has been featured and/or appeared on ESPN, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post WGN news Sports Radio, WGN-TV news “Medical Watch,”, ABC news, CBS national radio, WGN and CLTV “Living Healthy” TV show, XM radio, and numerous other media outlets for his innovative research findings on junior tennis players and elite young athletes.

My Clinical Interests

  • ankle
  • Ankle Fracture
  • arthritis
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • compression fractures
  • Concussion
  • elbow
  • foot
  • hip non-surgical
  • knee-non sx tx
  • knee surgery
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • neck pain
  • Non Op Ortho Ankle
  • Non Op Ortho Elbow
  • Non Op Ortho Hand
  • Non Op Ortho Hip
  • Non Op Ortho Knee
  • Non Op Ortho Shoulder
  • Non Op Ortho Wrist
  • Non Op Sports Ankle
  • Non Op Sports Elbow
  • Non Op Sports Foot
  • Non Op Sports Hand
  • Non Op Sports Hip
  • Non Op Sports Knee
  • Non Op Sports Shoulder
  • Non Op Sports Wrist
  • osteoarthritis
  • platelet rich plasma
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • shoulder
  • sports concussions
  • Sports Med (non-surg ortho)
  • sports medicine
  • tendon/ligament injuries

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
1998

RESIDENCY

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2001

FELLOWSHIP

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
2003

Professional Memberships

International Society for Tennis and Medicine Science (STMS), President

American Academy of Pediatrics Council of Sports Medicine Fitness (COSMF), Consultant

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), Board of Directors

United States Professional Teaching Association (USPTA)

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Major Publications

Jayanthi NA, LaBella C, Fischer D, Pasulka J, Dugas LR, “Sports Specialized Intensive Training and the Risk of  Injury in Young Athletes:  A Clinical Case-Control Study”, American Journal of Sports Medicine 2015, Vol 43, No. 4:794-801.

John P. DiFiori, MD, Holly J. Benjamin, MD, Joel Brenner, MD, MPH, Andrew Gregory, MD, Neeru Jayanthi, MD, Greg L. Landry, MD, and Anthony Luke, MD, MPH, Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports: A Position Statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Clin J Sport Med 2014;24:3–20.

Jayanthi NA, Feller E, Smith A, “Junior Competitive Tennis:  Ideal Training and Tournament Recommendations”, J Med Sci Tennis, 2013 18(2); 30-36.

Jayanthi, NA, Esser S, “Racket Sports”, review manuscript, Current Sports Med Reports, 2013; 12: 329-336.

Jayanthi, NA, O’Boyle, J, Durazo, R, “Risk Factors for Medical Withdrawals in USTA Junior National Players”.  Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach May 2009 vol. 1 no. 3 231-235.

Jayanthi, NA, “Epicondylitis”, Topic Review for Up To Date, 2008 – current (on-line international reference available to physicians with global access).

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

6335 Hospital Pkwy
Ste 302
Johns Creek, GA 30097
  • 404-778-3350
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2

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

59 Executive Park South NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
  • 404-778-3350
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1 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

6325 Hospital Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
1998

RESIDENCY

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
2001

FELLOWSHIP

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
2003

Professional Memberships

International Society for Tennis and Medicine Science (STMS), President

American Academy of Pediatrics Council of Sports Medicine Fitness (COSMF), Consultant

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), Board of Directors

United States Professional Teaching Association (USPTA)

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Major Publications

Jayanthi NA, LaBella C, Fischer D, Pasulka J, Dugas LR, “Sports Specialized Intensive Training and the Risk of  Injury in Young Athletes:  A Clinical Case-Control Study”, American Journal of Sports Medicine 2015, Vol 43, No. 4:794-801.

John P. DiFiori, MD, Holly J. Benjamin, MD, Joel Brenner, MD, MPH, Andrew Gregory, MD, Neeru Jayanthi, MD, Greg L. Landry, MD, and Anthony Luke, MD, MPH, Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Youth Sports: A Position Statement from the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Clin J Sport Med 2014;24:3–20.

Jayanthi NA, Feller E, Smith A, “Junior Competitive Tennis:  Ideal Training and Tournament Recommendations”, J Med Sci Tennis, 2013 18(2); 30-36.

Jayanthi, NA, Esser S, “Racket Sports”, review manuscript, Current Sports Med Reports, 2013; 12: 329-336.

Jayanthi, NA, O’Boyle, J, Durazo, R, “Risk Factors for Medical Withdrawals in USTA Junior National Players”.  Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach May 2009 vol. 1 no. 3 231-235.

Jayanthi, NA, “Epicondylitis”, Topic Review for Up To Date, 2008 – current (on-line international reference available to physicians with global access).