By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

GMCGwinnett Medical Center-Duluth’s Concussion Institute names medical director
Dr. Saadiq El-Amin will serve in director capacity

Lawrenceville, Ga. (June 8, 2017) – Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC)-Duluth recently announced that Dr. Saadiq El-Amin will serve as medical director of the Concussion Institute. El-Amin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in the shoulder and the upper extremity.

 “Dr. El-Amin brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice and complements our existing strengths within the Concussion Institute,” said Nish Patel, vice president of operations, GMC-Duluth. “He has an intimate understanding of the challenges athletes face, which will only benefit our patients.”

Most recently, Dr. El-Amin served as the team physician for University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) Athletics and was the director of shoulder and sports medicine for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He was the Team Orthopedic Physician for the Springfield Foxes Semi-Pro Football Team, Quincy University and Robert Morris College.

Additionally, he served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Department of Electrical and Computer/Biomedical Engineering and Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at UIS.

El-Amin earned both his medical school degree and a PhD in molecular and cell biology from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He received his orthopedic surgery training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, Va. He furthered his training and education by completing a fellowship in Shoulder and Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City from 2009-2010. During that time, he served as the assistant team doctor for the New York Knicks and for St. Johns University under the guidance of Dr. Answorth Allen and Dr. Lisa Callahan. 

Dr. El-Amin founded the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Advanced Biomaterials while at UIS. His research interests include the area of tissue engineering where he designs ligaments for ACL, elbow and shoulder reconstruction.  He has multiple patents in these areas. He has also studied athletes’ return to play after sustaining a concussion. 

Dr. El-Amin has published and presented extensively and is the recipient of multiple research grants.

About Gwinnett Health System
Gwinnett Health System (GHS) is the parent company of Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Group and Sequent Health Physician Partners.  GHS employs 5,000 associates and has 800 affiliated physicians serving more than 600,000 patients annually.  Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Additional facilities include: the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, the Gwinnett Extended Care Center, Glancy Rehabilitation Center, outpatient health centers and surgical centers, imaging centers and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy facilities. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.