Specialties

Sports Medicine (Board certified since 2013)

Orthopaedics (Board certified since 2010)

At a Glance

  • 2007 Started practicing
  • 10 Years experience
  • 1 OFFICE LOCATION
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Pombo

Dr. Pombo is the Director of Emory’s Soccer Medicine Program and is considered one of the leading experts on youth and adult sports injuries, surgery of the shoulder and knee, sports medicine and the aging athlete, and is well known as a national/international leader in the field of soccer medicine. Dr. Pombo is internationally recognized as a FIFA diplomat certifying him as a specialist in soccer medicine and soccer injuries. Dr. Pombo currently serves as a pool physician for the US Soccer Federation. He is the head team physician for several Atlanta area high schools and is a consultant for several soccer clubs in the Atlanta area. Dr. Pombo enjoys taking care of athletes of all ages and keeping them engaged in an active lifestyle.

Dr. Pombo has numerous research publications, book chapters, and presentations in the field of sports medicine, shoulder, and knee surgery. Some of Dr. Pombo’s research highlights include describing the anatomic placement of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and the technique for “anatomic double bundle ACL surgery: where are we today”. The publication was awarded as one of the top 20 cited articles in the last 10 years in the Journal of Arthroscopy. Dr. Pombo has also written one of the original articles describing the technique for proximal hamstring repair in the United States. Dr. Pombo has been recognized as one of “Atlanta’s Top Doctors” and his work and opinions have been featured on several major television networks including CBS, ABC, CNN, and ESPN.

Dr. Pombo is a native of Atlanta and graduated from Duluth High School and attended Georgia Tech. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia as one of the youngest members of his medical school class after enrolling early. Dr. Pombo is also one of the youngest members inducted to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society. Dr. Pombo completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Wake Forest University, where he was awarded the annual David Pollack Sr. outstanding resident award and the annual top orthopaedic in-training exam award multiple times. Dr. Pombo completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center, where he served as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, The University of Pittsburgh athletics, Duquesne University athletics, and the Pittsburgh ballet.

Areas of Clinical Expertise in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Sports Medicine:

  • ACL Repair and Reconstruction
  • Revision ACL Surgery
  • Multi-ligament knee injuries
  • Knee Cartilage and Meniscus Injuries
  • Patella Dislocations/Instability
  • Shoulder Dislocations/Instability and Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Proximal Hamstring Avulsions
  • Aging Athletes and joint preservation
  • Exercise Induced Compartment syndrome
  • Sports Concussions
  • Patient Specific Knee Replacement in Active populations

When not at work, Dr. Pombo enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys; as well as pursuing his second career at racetracks across North America as a professional racecar driver.

My Clinical Interests

  • ACL surgery
  • ankle
  • arthroscopic surgery
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cartilage Reconstruction/Repair
  • elbow
  • Elbow (Sports) Surgery
  • foot
  • Hand Surgery
  • knee arthroplasty
  • knee replacement
  • knee surgery
  • Non Op Sports Elbow
  • Non Op Sports Knee
  • Non Op Sports Shoulder
  • Non Op Sports Wrist
  • plantar fasciotomy
  • platelet rich plasma
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • shoulder
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • sports medicine
  • total joint replacement
  • trigger point injection
  • wrist

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

RESIDENCY

Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

FELLOWSHIP

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Memberships

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

Frank E Pollock, MD Academic Excellence Award
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 2006

Academic Achievement Award
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 2007

Locations & Appointments

1 Office Location(s)

1

6335 Hospital Pkwy
Ste 302
Johns Creek, GA 30097

  • 404-778-3350
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

2

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

6325 Hospital Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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3

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

RESIDENCY

Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC

FELLOWSHIP

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Memberships

Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Languages spoken

  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

Frank E Pollock, MD Academic Excellence Award
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 2006

Academic Achievement Award
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 2007