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Sports Medicine

Notre Dame Academy is pleased to announce our partnership with Emory Orthopedics!

  • Emory Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has dedicated to ND Academy our team physicians.

Athletic Trainers

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.

Meet the Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Olufade

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Dr. Oluseun Olufade is an Asst. Prof. Department of Orthopedics at Emory School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Dr. Olufade attended medical school at Robert Wood Johnson medical school/Rutgers Medical School. He did his residency and post graduate training at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia and Crozer Keystone Healthcare System, Pennsylvania. He practices sports medicine and spine care at Johns Creek with specialty in various kinds of sports medicine injuries ranging from pediatrics to professional athletes and master athletes. He enjoys regenerative medicine (Stem cell and PRP), non-surgical treatment of orthopedic injuries and preventative sports medicine. He is involved in research in regenerative medicine and has presented in regional and national conferences. He has worked with professional teams including US soccer, Philadelphia Union, Atlanta United and Atlanta Hawks. He is currently the head team physician for Atlanta Silverbacks, Northview and Notre Dame Academy High School. He is also a team physician for Emory University.

Dr. Hammond

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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.

Madison Highland

Madison is a board certified and licensed athletic trainer. She is also certified in CPR/AED for professional rescuers and healthcare providers. Madison obtained her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology at University of North Georgia in May 2019 while working at Mitchell County High School as the graduate assistant athletic trainer. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Georgia Southern University in May 2017. While at GSU, her clinical rotations included Optim Orthopedics, GSU football, softball, and tennis teams, Metter High School and Statesboro High School. She is a current member of National Athletic Trainers’ Association.