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Northside Hospital is Proud to be the Exclusive Health Care Provider for Georgia Impact WPSL


The Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network is a comprehensive program based entirely around the needs of athletes of all ages. Our multidisciplinary sports medicine providers, trained in pediatric and adult care, work together to customize plans of care for each individual based on his or her needs. The Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network offers services that encompass the entire continuum of care, focusing on keeping our athletes healthy and active, with services that facilitate optimal performance.

Through preventive care, nutrition counseling, and corrective exercise, we help educate you to prevent injuries. If an injury or illness does occur, our experts use the latest in evidence-based medicine, strengthening, and rehab techniques. If needed, minimally-invasive surgery focuses on safely returning you to your sport as quickly as possible.

Under the careful direction of experienced sports medicine physicians, patients are guided through our multidisciplinary team of specialists, who treat more than just injuries, but rather athletes as a whole.

Concierge Care

For your convenience, the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network offers a concierge line to make it as easy as possible for you to receive care for non-emergent injuries. You will have prompt, easy access to the gold standard of orthopedic care, receiving comprehensive services to treat and rehabilitate sports injuries.

Call 770-852-7535, and leave a message including a brief description, the sports league, the athlete’s name, and a callback number, and you will receive a call the morning of the next business day to quickly be seen by one of our sports medicine specialists.

Learn more about our concierge care.

Dr. Daniel Nicholson
Sports Medicine Director

Dr. Dan Nicholson is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in sports medicine. He specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive procedures of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee. He is especially interested in preventing and treating ACL injuries, cartilage restoration procedures, and robotic-assisted partial and total knee replacements.

Dr. Nicholson is passionate about building strong, personable relationships with his patients that helps to optimize both surgical and nonsurgical outcomes and provide an overall improved quality of life. While completing a sports medicine fellowship in Houston, Texas, Dr. Nicholson served as an associate team physician for the Houston Texans, Astros, Rockets and Dynamo professional sports teams and the University of Houston Athletic Department.


Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

  • Residency, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

  • Internship, Department of General Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

  • Bachelor of Science with Honors, Exercise and Sports Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


Certifications & Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 

  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

  • Member, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Services Offered

  • Sports Medicine for all ages

  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee

  • Knee Ligament, Meniscus, and Cartilage Injuries

  • Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff and Labrum Tears

  • Tendon and Muscle Injuries/Tears 

  • Surgical and Nonsurgical treatment of arthritis

  • Shoulder replacement

  • Robotic-assisted partial and total knee replacement

  • Platelet-rich plasma injections and applications

  • Fracture Care


Special Interests

  • Sports Medicine

  • Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Procedures

  • ACL Injuries and Cartilage Restoration

  • Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Orthobiologics: PRP, Stem Cells

  • Robotic-Assisted Partial and Total Knee Replacement



Northside Provider Directory Details

View Dr. Daniel Nicholson's profile in the Northside Hospital Physician Directory

Areas of Expertise

Our team of providers and specialists includes:

  • Cardiology

  • Certified Athletic Trainers

  • Dermatology

  • Emergency Medicine

  • ENT

  • Imaging

  • Neurology

  • Urgent Care

  • Neuropsychology

  • Nutrition

  • Opthalmology

  • Orthopedic Spine

  • Orthopedic Surgery

  • Primary Care Sports Medicine

  • Rehabilitation

  • Sleep Medicine

Meet Our Staff

Team Physicians

Matt Simmons, MD

Lead Team Physician
/Medical Director
Northside Hospital Sports
Medicine Network


Travis Jones, DPM

Foot and Ankle Specialist
Northside Hospital Sports
Medicine Network


Stephen Rodes, MD

Lead Orthopedic Surgeon
Northside Hospital Sports
Medicine Network


Jimmy Jiang, MD

Hand / Upper Extremity Specialist

Northside Hospital Sports
Medicine Network


Brian Seng, DO

Total Joint Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeon
Arthritis and Total
Joint Specialists


Steven Spitz, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
/ Spine Specialist
Northside Hospital Sports
Medicine Network

Concussion Specialist


Daniel Charek, PhD

Northside Hospital
Sports Medicine Network

Associate Team Physicians


Kayla Nicole Miller, MD

Family Medicine

Medical Associates of North GA

Courtney French, MD
Ear, Nose and Throat
Southern ENT


Lauren Cicinelli, MS, RD, CSSD

Sports Nutritionist

Northside​ Sports Network

RamalWeragoda, MD
Northside Heart

Madhavi Jordan, MD

General Surgeon
Northside Cherokee
Surgical Associates

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