Atlanta Orthopedic Doctor Peter Symbas Named Official Physician for Atlanta Silverbacks

Dr. Symbas, an Atlanta orthopedic doctor with Southern Orthopaedic Specialists, will be the Official Sports Medicine Provider and Team Physician for the Silverbacks for the 2011 season.
By: Caity Cogdell
April 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Peter Symbas, an Atlanta orthopedic doctor with Southern Orthopaedic Specialists, was recently named the Official Sports Medicine Provider and Team Physician for the Atlanta Silverbacks, an Atlanta soccer organization. Southern Orthopaedics Specialists, an official partner of the Silverbacks, is a full service Atlanta orthopedics practice specializing in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Symbas, an Atlanta native, has a relevant background in soccer, experience that will be valuable as his work as an Atlanta orthopedic doctor for the Silverbacks. Symbas was a captain of Emory University’s national ranked soccer team; he received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory and completed his orthopedic residency at The Emory School of Medicine.

With a focus on the treatment of recreational, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, Dr. Symbas completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at The Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia. This led him to serve as the consulting team physician for Stockbridge High School and Pace Academy as well as the Assistant Medical Director for the LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship in Atlanta.

Kitchi Joyce, Director of Administrative Services for Southern Orthopaedic Specialists, said of the partnership, “Dr. Symbas is a perfect fit for the Atlanta Silverbacks. Not only does he have extensive experience working with athletes and athletic injuries, but he has a passion for the game of soccer. We believe Dr. Symbas will be an outstanding asset to the Atlanta Silverbacks.”

The Atlanta Silverbacks are a part of the USFL, which is a professional men’s soccer league with nine teams in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. This year marks the inaugural season for the Atlanta Silverbacks and the USFL, though the league was originally founded in 1968 before ending play in 1984.

Dr. Symbas will be working with the team throughout the 2011 season, which officially began on April 9 with the regular season opener.

For more information on Southern Orthopaedic Specialists and its full Atlanta orthopedic services, visit

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About Southern Orthopaedic Specialists:

Southern Orthopaedic Specialists is a full service Atlanta orthopaedic practice helping patients to recover from injury or illness. With multiple locations around the Atlanta area, Southern Orthopaedic Specialists offers comprehensive orthopaedic care, including cartilage restoration, pediatrics, shoulder, knee, hand, foot and ankle, spine, sports medicine, trauma and total joint care. With years of research, training and experience, the medical staff at Southern Orthopaedic Specialists is dedicated to helping patients perform - and live life - at their best.

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