Myers Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Ched Garten to the practice. Dr. Garten has been in the Atlanta area for the past 6 years and has recently joined the Myers Sports Medicine team. He begins seeing patients on August 1, 2011.
As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Garten, manages both nonoperative orthopaedic and sports medicine injuries. His clinical interests include acute injuries and overuse injuries among athletes of all levels and all sports, exercised-induced medical injuries and illnesses, sports and orthopaedic injuries, and the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosing injuries and guided procedures (such as Platelet Rich Plasma injections).
Dr. Garten completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Tennessee with a major in biology and a minor in biochemistry in 1997. He graduated summa cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. His education continued at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine where he graduated in 2001.
Upon graduation of medical school, Dr. Garten completed a family medicine residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and North Carolina Baptist Hospital. During his time in Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Garten served as team physician for minor league hockey and baseball teams as well as numerous other high school and collegiate events. He served as Chief Resident during his final year and was name the Family Medicine Resident Clinical Teacher of the Year 2003-2004.
Dr. Garten continued his sub-specialization training as a primary care sports medicine fellow in Birmingham, AL at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the direction of Tracy R. Ray M.D., James R. Andrews M.D., and Lawrence J. Lemak, M.D. As a fellow, he trained in the care of athletes ranging from adolescent to elite professional level. Upon completion of his fellowship in 2005, Dr. Garten was inducted as a member of the American Sports Medicine Institute Fellowship Society.
Dr. Garten previously served as the head primary care physician for the NFL Atlanta Falcons from 2005-2010 and associate team physician for the NHL Atlanta Thrashers from 2005-2011. He also provides sports medicine coverage for many local and national events. Dr. Garten teaches other physicians and medical professionals about the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound at national conferences. He also has lectured on the subject at various meetings around the country including the NFL Team Physicians Society Annual Scientific Symposium at the NFL Scouting Combine. Dr. Garten is participating physician in the Team Doctors Preferred Access Network. Dr. Garten also serves as the Medical Director for Total Pain Solutions Pharmacy.
Dr. Garten is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. His memberships in various medical organizations and societies have included the NFL Team Physicians Society, the NHL Team Physicians Society, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Practice, and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Garten grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee before attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. During his time away from work, he enjoys physical fitness, traveling, and spending time with his son Charlie.