Being an athlete or active adult is about pushing your body, your mind and your emotions farther than you ever thought possible. It means constantly striving to perfect your sport, your body, your mental focus, and your lifestyle. It means learning from others who are faster, stronger, and more skilled than you are. And, sometimes, it means learning from failure or recovering from injury.
Oluseun Olufade, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board-certified in physical medicine and Rehabilitation, sports medicine, and interventional spine care.Dr. Olufade practices sports medicine and spine care with a special interest in youth sports, active adult, regenerative medicine and orthobiologics. His approach is focused on the non-surgical treatment of sports and orthopedic injuries, including ultrasound and fluoroscopic-guided procedures and the use of stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). He treats adolescents and adults, and his patients range from middle school students to professional athletes. He is involved in research in regenerative medicine and has presented at numerous regional and national conferences.
Dr. Olufade is currently a physician for several athletic teams and organizations, including: U.S. Soccer, Atlanta Hawks and Emory University. He has a FIFA medical diplomat and served as team physician for Major League soccer teams, Philadelphia Union, Atlanta United (Major League Soccer). He is also actively involved in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), where he serves as chair for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) curriculum subcommittee and co-chair for the Diversity Mentoring Program.
Dr. Olufade received his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey and went on to attend the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He did his residency and post-graduate training at Temple University Hospital and Keystone Healthcare System in Pennsylvania.
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