Phillip Langer, MD., MS.
Medical Director Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine


  • Fellowship in Level 1 Trauma
  • Fellowship in Hip Arthroscopy
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee +/- Ankle injuries
  • Joint Preservation & Cartilage Repair/Reconstruction


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Diplomate 
  • Elected Fellow/Member: AAOS; AOSSM; AANA; Wangensteen Surgical Society
  • ABOS Double Board Certified Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

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PHILLIP R. LANGER, M.D. is double Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Langer successfully completed Three Fellowships: Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy, Complex Orthopedic Trauma, Hip Arthroscopy. He completed a Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Fellowship under the guidance of F. Harlan Selesnick, M.D – Head Team Physician NBA Miami Heat – and an Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. In addition, Dr. Langer completed an Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellowship in Arthroscopic Hip Surgery with Marc Phillipon, MD. – recognized worldwide as a pioneer of hip arthroscopy. Dr. Langer is himself acknowledged as an expert in shoulder, hip, and knee surgery – since 2006 repeatedly chosen by his peers to teach shoulder, hip, and knee surgery at the national/international level by the Arthroscopy Association of North America amongst other entities. Dr. Langer has a special interest in hip problems – performing minimally invasive techniques to treat various hip problems in young, active patients. He was the Associate Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon of the NBA Miami Heat 2007-2008. For three years, 2008-2011, he was the Assistant Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon for the NHL Atlanta Thrashers and NFL Atlanta Falcons. Dr. Langer has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, an Active Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and a member of the prestigious University of Minnesota Wangensteen Surgical Society. He is the Medical Director of the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Common problems treated:

  • SHOULDER: Fractures. Dislocations/Separations. Rotator Cuff Repair. Labral Repair. Instability. Biceps Ruptures/Tendonitis.
  • ELBOW: Fractures. Dislocation.Tommy John Surgery (UCL Reconstruction). Tennis Elbow. Biceps Ruptures.
  • HIP: Hip Arthroscopy – Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI). Labral Tears. Snapping Hip. Cartilage Disorders.
  • KNEE: Fractures. Ligament (ACL, PCL) Reconstruction. Cartilage Repair/Restoration. Total/Partial Replacement. Tendon Repair. Realignment Osteotomy.
  • ANKLE: Fractures. Tendon/Ligament Repair. Instability. Cartilage Repair/Restoration.
  • BIOLOGICS: PRP, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cells, amongst others.


DR. LANGER earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, where he graduated cum laude in 1996.

DR. LANGER received his Master of Science Degree in 1997 in Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He earned his Medical Degree in 2001 from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

DR. LANGER is sub-specialty trained in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, and Orthopedic Trauma having completed three Fellowships following his residency training at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. In 2007, he completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, one of the busiest Level I Trauma Centers in the country. Subsequently, in 2007 he completed a Fellowship in Arthroscopic Hip Surgery sponsored by the Arthroscopy Association of North America with Marc Phillipon, MD. – Internationally recognized as a pioneer of hip arthroscopy. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, he completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at the Miami Sports Medicine Program at Doctor’s Hospital, Miami, Florida in 2008 under the direction of F. Harlan Selesnick, M.D – Head Team Physician NBA Miami Heat.

DR. LANGER has more than 15 publications and 25 national and international presentations on various topics in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery such as Tommy John elbow ligament surgery (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction), catastrophic neck injuries in contact sport athletes, snowboarder ankle fractures, knee ligament injuries in athletes, and the treatment of cartilage injuries. He has been selected by the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine to serve as a symposium Chair on the treatment of complex knee injuries in the athlete. Additionally several times each year he serves as an instructor in shoulder, hip and knee surgery at the national/international level for the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

DR. LANGER has served as an Associate Team Physician of the Miami Heat NBA Basketball Team, Providence Bruins AHL Hockey Team, Miami Jai Lai, Dania Jai Lai, Sony Ericsson WTA Tennis Tour, and Brown University Collegiate Sports Teams. In addition he has provided sports medicine coverage for the AVP Beach Volleyball Tour, Toronto Blue Jays MLB Baseball Team, and numerous high school football teams. His memberships include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine.

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Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

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The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.

Comanika M.

Everyone was friendly, hospitable and very professional. It was a very positive experience. We worked together for a common goal, getting me better!

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Mariana D.

Ortho Sport and Spine is a great place to get treated at. The staff is nice and caring. They make you feel like you're their #1 priority and that's great. Great fast service. I highly recommend this facility.

Fredrick S.

Everything was great didn’t have to wait a long time . Everyone was great . As I went to the procedure I told them I was afraid of needles and they went about making the whole visit relaxing for me THANKS !!!!!!!!

Scott D.

This place treated my broken hand after a car accident and they are the very best! Lovely office, attentive staff,responsive doctors and everything was right there on site for X-rays and procedures. Got state of the art custom fitted splint that made life easy and they put my mind at ease.

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