Dr. Kyle Hammond unveiled as Atlanta Falcons head team physician

Written by Alan Condon | May 07, 2019 | Print  |

Orthopedic surgeon at Emory Sports Medicine Center in North Druid Hills, Ga., Kyle Hammond, MD, has been named head team physician for the Atlanta Falcons.

Dr. Hammons has served as an associate physician for the NFL team over the past three years and will continue to fulfill his role as the primary care sports medicine specialist.

He serves as the head orthopedic surgeon for the Atlanta Hawks and associate team physician for the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Tech, Emory University and several high schools, all based in Atlanta.

Dr. Hammond earned his medical degree at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga., and completed his orthopedic surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta where he was awarded the Outstanding Resident award.

His research on the anterior cruciate ligament won first place at the Annual Southern Orthopaedic Association and Georgia Orthopaedic meetings. Dr. Hammond also helped develop an ACL surgical technique that is safe to perform in youth athletes with open growth plates.

"Kyle will be the point person representing a team of over 15 talented Emory surgeons and non-surgical sports physicians who will help continue to support all of the sports medicine needs of the Falcons organization as well as serve as a conduit to the full musculoskeletal team and the entire Emory Healthcare system," said Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center director Scott D. Boden, MD. 

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