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Letha Y. Griffin, MD


Dr. "Etty" Griffin is one of the senior partners at Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic. She has a keen interest in arthroscopic surgery as well as evaluation and management of acute injuries in sports medicine.

She has been a longtime team physician for the Georgia State University athletes but over the years has also cared for athletes from Agnes Scott College, the Atlanta Glory, the University of Michigan women’s teams, the Washington Huskies, as well as athletes from a number of the Atlanta high schools and dancers from various dance companies in Atlanta.

She served as a venue chairman for the 1996 Olympics and was on the Medical Organizing Committees for the 1996 Olympic games.

Special Interest

She is not only interested in athletic injuries sustained by sport-active adults, but also enjoys seeing children with sport injuries ages 8 through teenage years.

She has cared for athletes in a variety of sports including volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball, skiing, wrestling, skateboarding, snowboarding, gymnastics, swimming, fencing, and dance including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, Irish, folk, and ballroom dancing.

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Education and Training

Dr. Griffin earned her BS, MSC, PhD, and MD (all with summa cum laude honors), from The Ohio State University. She is Board Certified in Orthopaedics and holds a special qualification in Sports Medicine.

Prior to coming to the Atlanta area, she was an assistant team physician for the University of Washington Huskies and prior to that the University of Michigan Wolverines. Currently, she is a member of the Athletic Board of Georgia State University and on the Board of Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta but has also served on boards of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Orthopaedic Research and Educational Foundation (OREF), the Board of Certification of the National Athletic Trainers Association. She has been the Chairman of the Publications Committee for both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and has participated in a variety of other committee assignments for these organizations including recently being a member of the Communications Cabinet of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

She has written numerous articles on sports medicine issues and injuries and has a special interest in ACL Injuries, patellofemoral issues and cartilage restoring techniques. She has edited numerous books including several on ACL injuries in addition to the Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care and Athletic Training and Sports Medicine.

Letha "Etty" Griffin's CV [ PDF ]

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

  • Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (ABJS)

  • Atlanta Orthopaedic Society (AOS)

Articles by Dr. Griffin

"Light at the End of the Tunnel: ACL Recovery Not As Treacherous As Before"

"AAOS: Training that Targets Biomechanical Deficits Reduces ACL Injuries in Female Soccer Players"

"The Famous ACL: Women at greater risk for knee injuries"

"Don't Run Into Trouble"

Patient Education

POC offers its own multimedia patient education section consisting of several libraries to provide education information to our patients. Click here to go to our multimedia patient education page.

You may also find out Patient Resources links helpful as well.

Office Locations

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To make an appointment, please call 404-355-0743.