Sports Medicine | Male | 43 years old
5788 Roswell Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328
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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
PHILLIP R. LANGER, M.D. is double Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Langer successfully completed Three Fellowships: Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy, Complex Orthopedic Trauma, Hip Arthroscopy. He completed a Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Fellowship under the guidance of F. Harlan Selesnick, M.D – Head Team Physician NBA Miami Heat – and an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. In addition, Dr. Langer completed an Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellowship in Arthroscopic Hip Surgery with Marc Phillipon, MD. – recognized worldwide as a pioneer of hip arthroscopy. Dr. Langer is himself acknowledged as an expert in shoulder, hip, and knee surgery – since 2006 repeatedly chosen by his peers to teach shoulder, hip, and knee surgery at the national/international level by the Arthroscopy Association of North America amongst other entities. Dr. Langer has a special interest in hip problems – performing minimally invasive techniques to treat various hip problems in young, active patients. He was the Associate Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon of the NBA Miami Heat 2007-2008. For three years, 2008-2011, he was the Assistant Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon for the NHL Atlanta Thrashers and NFL Atlanta Falcons. Dr. Langer has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, an Active Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and a member of the prestigious University of Minnesota Wangensteen Surgical Society. He is the Medical Director of the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Graduated in 2001
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