Saadiq El-Amin, MD, PhD

Saadiq El-Amin, MD, PhD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, shoulder and regenerative medicine. He is the CEO/Owner of the Dr. El-Amin Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Institute, currently on Fox 5 Play to Win as a medical expert, a Professor of Regenerative Medicine at Georgia Gwinnett College and Medical Director at the Concussion Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center.

He earned his medical school degree (MD), a masters degree in medical science (MMS)  and a PhD in molecular and cell biology from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his orthopaedic surgery training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He furthered his training and education by completing  a fellowship in Shoulder and Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. While there, he served as the Assistant Team Doctor for the New York Knicks and for the St. Johns University under the guidance of Dr. Answorth Allen and Dr. Lisa Callahan. Most recently, Dr. El-Amin served as the Team Physician for UIS-Springfield Athletics and was the Director of Shoulder and Sports Medicine for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU). He was also the Team Orthopedic Physician for the Springfield Foxes Semi-Pro Football Team, Quincy University and Robert Morris College. He has also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Electrical and Computer/Biomedical Engineering and Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at SIU. He is currently the Head Team Physician for the Atlanta Silverbacks Professional Soccer Team.

Dr. El-Amin is a member of several medical societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research Society, and National Medical Association. Dr. El-Amin founded the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Advanced Biomaterials while at SIU and multiple biotech companies. He has served on several medical/biotech boards. His research interests include the area of tissue engineering where he designs biomaterials and ligaments for ACL, elbow and shoulder reconstruction and stem cell technology for medical applications. He has multiple publications and patents in these areas. Dr. El-Amin has over 40 publications in medical journals, book chapters, has given over 50 presentations both nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of multiple research grants. In 2017, Dr. El-Amin was recently named “ Top Orthopaedic Surgeon”  by the leading physicians of the world. He is also the proud father of three beautiful girls.