Peter J. Symbas, M.D.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
- Memberships & Recognition
- Community Involvement
- Hospital Affiliations
Peter Symbas, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, with an additional subspecialty certification in sports medicine. Dr. Symbas is Fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder disorders at The Hughston Clinic. His specialty is orthopedic surgery with a special interest in sports medicine, general orthopaedics, total joint replacement, shoulder disorders, arthritic reconstruction, robotic custom knee surgery, and fracture care.
Areas of Interest
- Sports Medicine
- Shoulder Disorders
- Total Joint Replacement
- Fracture Care
- General Orthopedics
- Hip Surgery
- Knee Surgery
- Shoulder Surgery
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Fellowship: The Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA, Sports Medicine Fellowship 2002
Residency: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 2001
Internship: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA, Surgery Internship 1997
Medical Degree: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA 1996, Doctor of Medicine
Post-Baccalaureate: Emory University, Atlanta GA, 1991
Undergraduate Degree: Emory University, Atlanta, GA 1990, Bachelor of Psychology
Memberships & Recognition
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
- American Medical Society
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Georgia Orthopaedic Society
- Hughston Society
- Medical Association of Georgia
- Robert P. Kelley Research Society
- Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics for Piedmont Atlanta Hospital (2016-2018)
- Mercer University, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Symbas is an Atlanta native who graduated from The Westminster Schools. During his time at Emory University, he was captain of the nationally ranked collegiate soccer team and went on to play semi-professional soccer. His special interest and expertise in sports medicine has kept him involved with many local and professional organizations. Dr. Symbas currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Atlanta United FC, Atlanta's professional soccer team. He previously served as the team physician for Atlanta’s past professional soccer team, the Atlanta Silverbacks, as well as Pace Academy. He has served as assistant team physician for the Emory University Men’s soccer team, assistant medical director for the LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship, and sideline physician for both the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Dr. Symbas is the Chief of Orthopaedics for the Piedmont Clinic. He has also previously served as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics for Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.
A dedicated medical professional who is also known for donating his time and medical talents to those in need, Dr. Symbas has participated in orthopedic medical missions in some of the most impoverished parts of the world. In 2017, he participated in a medical mission in Haiti. In May 2018, Dr. Symbas participated in a week-long orthopedic medical mission trip in Honduras for the non-profit One World Surgery. As part of an Atlanta-based team of five orthopedic surgeons and 32 additional medical staff, the team accomplished a first-of-its kind orthopedic surgical effort at Holy Family Surgery Center providing 37 total knee replacements in three days.
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Member of the Piedmont Clinic
Piedmont Orthopedics | OrthoAtlanta offers telehealth virtual visits for many types of post-op and follow up care for existing patients.
OrthoAtlanta Marietta provides expanded orthopedic and sports medicine care to residents in Marietta, Kennesaw, Canton, Holly Springs and Jasper.
OrthoAtlanta physicians, Peter Symbas, MD, and Jeffrey Smith, MD, serve Atlanta’s professional soccer teams in collaboration with the Piedmont Healthcare role as the Official Adult Healthcare Partner of Atlanta United.
Dr. Peter Symbas and Dr. Jeffrey Smith, OrthoAtlanta, provide orthopedic and sports medicine care to Atlanta United FC and Atlanta United 2 in collaboration with the Piedmont Healthcare role as Official Adult Healthcare Partner of Atlanta United
OrthoAtlanta surgeons, Michael J. Behr, MD and Peter J. Symbas, MD, participated in an Atlanta-based orthopedic medical mission trip to Honduras where they provided total knee replacement to an impoverished population.