Medical Game Plan

Atlanta’s go-to mobile medical team that specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine


About Harris Patel

Harris Patel, PA, ATC, started off his career as an Athletic Trainer in 1998. He has since returned to Emory University to become a Physician Assistant. As a member of several accredited associations, Harris has earned a reputation both locally and nationally and shares his in-depth knowledge of sports medicine to help his patients recover in the most comprehensive manner.  He is known for his friendly demeanor, targeted assessments and expertise to get you back in the game.

Throughout his tenure, Harris has provided care for world-renowned athletes including the University of Georgia’s football and track & field teams as well as the University of Alabama’s football and softball teams. Additionally, he has worked with the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets, and has been a part of the medical staff for numerous championships and competitions. 

In 2007, Harris was elected by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in 2008 to be a member of the medical staff for the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Since then, he has traveled to the last three Olympic Games and will travel to Tokyo, Japan for the 2020 games.  He has traveled all around the world on various World Championship Teams providing sports medicine care to renowned athletes.  Most recently, Harris has been working with the US Men’s National Soccer and NBA Event Medical teams to provide assistance to the organizations.   

Locally, Harris has served as Norcross High School’s Director of Sports Medicine since 2009 and under his care, they have won 7 championships across their varsity teams. 

Harris’s drive for competition and prioritization of health keeps the patient in mind. Through preventative, ongoing, and rehabilitation care he can empathetically work with athletes on a comprehensive plan to get them back in the game as soon as possible. 


  • Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant, Emory University 
  • Master of Arts in Higher Education-Athletic Administration, The University of Alabama
  • Bachelor of Science in Education—Exercise Science/Athletic Training, University of Georgia


  • USA Track and Field
  • United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee
  • Georgia High School Association
  • US Men’s National Soccer 
  • NBA Event Medical
  • Overtime Elite Basketball 

Professional Experience

World Championships, Athletic Trainer

  • USA Track and Field | Doha, Qatar, July 2019
  • USA Track and Field | Yokohama, May 2019
  • USA Track and Field | London, England, July 2018
  • USA Track and Field | Portland, Oregon, March 2016
  • USA Track and Field | Nassau, Bahamas, May 2014, 2015, 2017
  • USA Track and Field | Daegu, Korea, August 2011
  • USA Track and Field | Berlin, Germany, August 2009
  • USA Track and Field | Pan-American Games | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | July 2007
  • USA Track and Field | Helsinki, Finland, August 2005
  • USA Track and Field | Sherbrooke, Canada, August 2003

Summer Olympic Games, Athletic Trainer

  • XXXII Olympic Games | Tokyo, Japan | August 2020
  • XXXI Olympic Games | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | August 2016
  • XXX Olympic Games | London, England | August 2012
  • XXIX Olympic Games | Beijing, China | August 2008

Youth, Collegiate, & Professional Teams, Athletic Trainer

  • Norcross High School | Director of Sports Medicine | 2009 – Present
    • 2013 Football State Championship Team  
    • 2013 Boys & Girls Basketball State Championship Team
    • 2012 Football State Championship Team
    • 2011 Boys & Girls Basketball State Championship Team
    • 2010 Girls Basketball State Championship Team
  • The University of Georgia | Football | 2002-2006
  • NFL | New York Jets | Football  2000-2001
  • The University of Alabama | Football | 1998-1999
  • NFL | Indianapolis Colts | Football | 1998

In The News


Gwinnett native Harris Patel working fourth straight Olympics as member of medical staff






Collecting Relationships: Atlanta-based Olympic trainer Harris Patel speaks on his experiences


Norcross grad Harris Patel of Sports Medicine South named to medical staff for fourth Olympics