Gary A. Levengood, M.D
Gary A. Levengood, M.D., is the Founder and President of Sports Medicine South, LLC. Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Levengood completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at The Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Georgia, where he specialized in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine. He also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Dr. Levengood’s interest in sports medicine began as an active participant and coach. A former professional soccer player with the Georgia Generals ASL, he holds a United States Soccer Federation B coaching license and has coached at the youth, amateur and collegiate levels. Dr. Gary Levengood’s involvement with sports medicine has been as Team Physician for professional teams: Georgia Force, Arena Football (2005 – current), Atlanta Silverbacks Professional Soccer Club (2000 – 2007). He has served as the Medical Director for the Georgia State Soccer Association’s Olympic Development program and traveled internationally with the U-17 national men’s soccer team as their team physician. He supports the local high school community by serving as Team Physician for Brookwood High School, Norcross High School, Mountain View High School, Providence Christian Academy, Central Gwinnett High School, Hebron Christian Academy, Duluth High School, Atlanta Fire United, and Georgia Gwinnett College. Dr. Levengood also serves as the Medical Director of the Gwinnett Gymnastics Center and the AFUSA Soccer Club.
Harris Patel, PA-C, ATC
Harris Patel, PA-C, ATC, of Sports Medicine South is a board Certified Physician Assistant and a Certified Athletic Trainer. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Patel has provided care to the University of Georgia’s football and track & field teams as well as the University of Alabama’s football and softball teams. In addition, he has worked with the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Jets as an athletic trainer. He has also been a part of the medical staff for major events such as the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) World Championships, the NFL Invitational Camp (Scouting Combines), and multiple college football championship bowl games. Currently, Harris is the Director of Sports Medicine for Gwinnett County’s Norcross High School and continues to serve many local athletes and teams to get Beyond Better.
Harris was selected by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in 2008 to be a member of the medical staff for the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He also served on the medical team in Daegu, South Korea for the 2011 Track and Field World Championships. Recently, Harris was again chosen to serve on the USOC medical staff for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.