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Saadiq F. El-Amin III

Saadiq El-Amin, MD, PhD is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder and regenerative medicine as well as providing sports medicine care and coverage of athletic events.

He is the CEO/Owner of El-Amin Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute, currently on Fox 5 Play to Win as a medical expert, a Professor of Regenerative Medicine at Georgia Gwinnett College and Medical Director at the Concussion Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center.

He earned his medical school degree (MD), a master’s degree in medical science (MMS) and a PhD in molecular and cell biology from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He furthered his training and education by completing a fellowship in Shoulder and Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. While there, he served as the Assistant Team Doctor for the New York Knicks and for the St. John’s University under the guidance of Dr. Answorth Allen and Dr. Lisa Callahan.

Dr. El-Amin served as the Team Physician for UIS-Springfield Athletics and was the Director of Shoulder and Sports Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He was also the Team Orthopedic Physician for the Springfield Foxes Semi-Pro Football Team, Quincy University and Robert Morris College. He also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Electrical and Computer/Biomedical Engineering and Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU.

Since his arrival in Atlanta, Dr. El-Amin has served as the Team Physician for the Atlanta Silverbacks. He is currently the Team Physician for North Gwinnett High School and Lanier High School.

Dr. El-Amin participates with several medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society, and National Medical Association.  Dr. El-Amin founded the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Advanced Biomaterials while at SIU.  His research interests include the area of tissue engineering where he designs ligaments for ACL, elbow and shoulder reconstruction.  He has multiple publications and patents in these areas.  Dr. El-Amin has over 40 publications in medical journals, a book chapter, has given approximately 50 presentations, and is the recipient of multiple research grants. In 2017, Dr. El-Amin was named “Top Orthopaedic Surgeon” by the Leading Physicians of the World.  In 2018, El-Amin Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute was voted Best of Gwinnett.   He is an avid sports fan and the proud father of three beautiful daughters.