Notre Dame Academy is pleased to announce our partnership with Children's Sports Medicine and Emory Orthopedics!
- Children's is providing ND Academy with a full-time certified athletic trainer.
- Emory Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has dedicated to ND Academy our team physicians.
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum.
Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid, and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences.
Amanda Clements MS, ATC, LAT Is entering her third year as the Head Athletic Trainer for Notre Dame Academy. Coach Clements is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer. She is also certified in CPR/AED for professional rescuers and healthcare providers. Coach Clements obtained her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine at Georgia State University May 2015 while working at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School as the graduate assistant athletic trainer. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Georgia College and State University May 2013. While at GCSU, her clinical rotations included Oconee Regional Orthopedics, Twin Lakes Physical Therapy, Atlanta Medical Center, First Presbyterian Day School , and Georgia Military College. She is a current member of National Athletic Trainers’ Association, Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association, and Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Dr. Oluseun Olufade grew up in Union, New Jersey, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Rutgers University and medical school training at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ. He completed residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Dr. Olufade finished a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Crozer-Keystone Health System, PA.
His curiosity for learning, desire for optimal performance of athletes and love of working with his hands, lead Dr. Olufade into the field of sports medicine. He is honored to have the opportunity to impact people’s lives daily in a meaningful way by getting them back to what they love to do; whether it’s a high school football player, college soccer player, a middle aged golfer or a master triathlon athlete.
As an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Olufade employs a comprehensive approach in the treatment of sports related injuries, musculoskeletal medicine and spinal/hip disorders by integrating physical therapy, orthotic prescription and minimally invasive procedures. He also specializes in sports related concussions, tendon diseases and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.
Dr. Olufade performs procedures such as fluoroscopic-guided spine injections and ultrasound guided peripheral joint injections. He has authored multiple book chapters and presented at a variety of national conferences.
Dr. Olufade thrives by maintaining balance in his life. Daily exercise and a healthy lifestyle keeps Dr. Olufade focused, as well as support from his family and friends, keeps him grounded to tackle life’s challenges with a positive attitude and a smile. He enjoys community service projects and mentoring. Dr. Olufade has held many leadership roles, including Chief Resident, Vice-President of Resident Physician Council of AAPM&R, President of his medical school class and Editor of the PM&R Newsletter. Currently, Dr. Olufade is a board member of Johns Creek Healthcare Association.
Dr. Kyle Hammond spent his childhood in Johns Creek, GA and graduated from Chattahoochee High School before attending the University of Georgia. Dr. Hammond graduated with honors in Microbiology from UGA, and then attended the Medical College of Georgia and graduated with honors, obtaining his medical degree. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Hammond completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency at Emory University. While in his training, Dr. Hammond received the "Outstanding Resident Award", and was twice the 1st runner-up in the Kelly Society’s Annual Research Award. In 2011 and 2012, Dr. Hammond’s research on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL Surgery) won the 1stplace Award for Research at the Annual Southern Orthopaedic Association and Georgia Orthopaedic Association meetings. He also worked as a Resident Team Physician for Georgia Tech, Emory, and Oglethorpe University Athletics.
After the completion of his Orthopaedic Surgical Training, Dr. Hammond was selected to the ‘world-renowned’ Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery, and Concussion Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Hammond was the Associate Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for both the Duquesne University Football team and the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Basketball team. He also worked as a Team Physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the University of Pittsburgh athletics, Robert Morris College athletics, as well as the Pittsburgh Ballet. At the completion of his time in Pittsburgh, Dr. Hammond moved on to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, New York to work alongside the renowned, Dr. Brian Kelly and learn his techniques in the field of hip arthroscopy.
Dr. Hammond will be seeing patients at Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center, as well as Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Hammond has a special interest in the overhead/throwing athlete, ligament injuries to the knee, Tommy John surgery, joint preservation surgery, and is one of the few fellowship trained hip arthroscopists and concussion specialists in Georgia.
Dr. Hammond and his family are excited to have returned home. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Angie and their twin boys, Chase and Knox. When he’s not busy with family and work, Dr. Hammond enjoys working-out, golf, tennis, baseball and football.