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OrthoAtlanta Peter Symbas MD Chief Medical Officer of Atlanta United MLS Soccer Team

ATLANTA, GA, August 21, 2018 - (Newswire)

OrthoAtlanta is proud to serve Atlanta’s Major League Soccer (MLS) team, Atlanta United FC, and Atlanta United 2 providing medical care, including orthopedic and sports medicine care. OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Peter J. Symbas, M.D., serves as Chief Medical Officer for Atlanta United FC. Jeffrey P. Smith, M.D., OrthoAtlanta foot and ankle surgeon, provides orthopedic and sports medicine care to Atlanta United 2. OrthoAtlanta physicians serve Atlanta’s professional soccer teams in collaboration with the Piedmont Healthcare role as the Official Adult Healthcare Partner of Atlanta United. OrthoAtlanta Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists is one of the largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practices in Atlanta with 39 physicians and 14 offices across the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.

As Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta United FC, OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Peter J. Symbas, M.D., oversees a consortium of orthopedic and sports medicine physicians that provide medical services as needed to the Atlanta United players, coaches and staff during all home games. Dr. Symbas said, “Soccer has been my passion since youth, driving me to pursue a career in sports medicine. I am extremely proud to serve as the chief medical officer for Atlanta United, coordinating a team of physicians committed to providing the highest-level of orthopedic care to its players on the field.” Dr. Symbas is well prepared for this role, having previously served as the team physician for the Atlanta Silverbacks professional soccer team and Pace Academy, a preparatory school in Atlanta. He played competitive soccer at the collegiate level serving as captain of the nationally ranked Emory University men’s soccer team. Dr. Symbas sees patients at OrthoAtlanta offices including Piedmont West, Marietta and Kennesaw. Dr. Symbas is the Chief of Orthopaedics for the Piedmont Clinic. He has also served as the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics for Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

“Orthopedics and sports medicine expertise is vital to the performance of our players,” said Atlanta United president Darren Eales. “We value the proven sports injury expertise and team leadership that OrthoAtlanta’s Dr. Peter Symbas brings to our soccer club as Chief Medical Officer.”

OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Jeffrey P. Smith, M.D., serves on the Atlanta United 2 medical team as a Foot & Ankle Specialist. Fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Smith serves patients at OrthoAtlanta offices in Johns Creek and Gwinnett.

View the complete press release, OrthoAtlanta's Peter J. Symbas, MD, is Chief Medical Officer, Atlanta United FC and Jeffrey Smith, MD, Serves Atlanta United 2.

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