Dr. Courtney Gleason

Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Courtney Gleason is a non-operative sports medicine physician at Emory University in the Department of Orthopedics. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences
from the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree from the University of South Carolina. She completed three years of an orthopedic surgery residency before moving to Atlanta and completing a pediatric residency at Emory. She did a non-operative sports medicine fellowship at Harvard at Boston Children’s Hospital. Before joining the faculty at Emory, she was an attending physician at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and was one of the team physicians for Brown athletics. At Emory, she is the director for Emory’s Female Athlete Program. She is the head team physician for Agnes Scott College and a team physician for the Atlanta Dream.

She also serves as a physician for the Atlanta Ballet. While training in Boston she worked as a company physician for the Boston Ballet and in Providence worked with the dancers from Festival Ballet. She has traveled internationally with US soccer and has served at a crew chief for the Peachtree Road Race
for the last three years. She enjoys treating athletes of all ages, sports, and skill level. Special interests include working with dancers and aesthetic athletes and runners. She is particularly interested in bone health, bone stress injuries, overuse injuries, and the concept of relative energy deficiency in sport. She has a special interest in understanding female
athlete attrition in sports and working with and for female athletes to optimize performance, minimize injury risk, and keep them active and playing the sports they love.

She is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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