Northside Staff

Sports Medicine Staff

Athletic Trainers

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical, diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. They serve on the front line of our sport medicine team, ensuring your athlete gets the highest quality of care on campus, as well as appropriate and timely referrals to our sport medicine physicians and physical therapists as needed.

James Wombles, ATC Head Athletic Trainer Email
Kirby Bertram, ATC Associate Athletic Trainer Email

Team Physicians

Matthew Simmons, MD

Matt Simmons, MD


Lead Team Physician/ Medical Director Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network
Stephen Rodes, MD

Stephen Rodes, MD


Lead Orthopedic Surgeon Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network

Joel Pranckun, DO


Orthopedic Surgeon Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network
Jimmy Jiang, MD

Jimmy Jiang, MD


Hand/Upper Extremity Specialist Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network
Travis Jones, DPM

Travis Jones, DPM


Foot and Ankle Specialist Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network
Brian Seng, DO

Brian Seng, DO


Total Joint Orthopedic Surgeon Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists
Charles Cha, MD

Charles Cha, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon/Spine Specialist Georgia Bone and Joint Surgeons, PC
Phone: 770-386-5221

Associate Team Health Care Providers

Our multidisciplinary team of sports medicine physicians use the latest treatment modalities to safely return athletes to their sport as soon as possible. We offer a variety of specialists, including primary care sports medicine, orthopedics, rehabilitation and nutrition, among many others to ensure that athletes receive the best possible care for their specific needs, and are able to return to peak performance.

Madhavi Jordan, MD General Surgeon Northside Cherokee Surgical Associates
Kirk Hewling, MD Family Medicine Towne Lake Primary Care
Daniel Charek, PhD Concussion Specialist Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Network
Ramal Weragoda, MD Cardiologist Northside Heart – Canton
Saima Khurram, MD Neurologist Premier Neurological Care
Thomas Eye Group Opthalmology Thomas Eye Group
Goodman Dermatology Dermatology Goodman Dermatology
Courtney French, MD Ear, Nose and Throat Southern ENT Specialists