Mathew Pombo, MD

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Mathew Pombo, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

About Dr. Mathew Pombo

Dr. Mathew Pombo is an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in youth and adult sports injuries, surgery of the shoulder and knee, sports medicine and the aging athlete. He is well known as a national/international leader in the field of soccer medicine. As a FIFA diplomat, Dr. Pombo is certified as a specialist in soccer medicine and injuries. His affiliations range from serving as a pool physician for the U.S. Soccer Federation to head team physician for several Atlanta area high schools and soccer clubs.

Dr. Pombo enjoys taking care of athletes of all ages and keeping them engaged in an active lifestyle no matter what sport or activity. A native of Atlanta and a graduate of Georgia Tech, he attended Medical College of Georgia only to graduate as one of the youngest members of his medical school class.

When not at work, Dr. Pombo enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. Many of his patients also enjoy watching him succeed in his second career as a professional racecar driver where he can be found driving at racetracks across North America.

Services Offered

  • Pediatric/Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, and ankle
  • ACL Surgery
  • Knee Ligament, Cartilage, and Meniscus Injuries
  • Patella Dislocation/Subluxation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Proximal Hamstring Avulsions
  • Tendon injuries/tears
  • Aging Athletes
  • Exercise Induced Compartment syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia Fellow, Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Bowman Grey Center for Medical Education, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Intern, General Surgery, Bowman Grey Center for Medical Education, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Bioengineering Major, Mechanical Engineering Minor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Diplomat, FIFA
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • Former Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • Former Director, Emory Soccer Medicine Program
  • Former Co-Director, Emory Sports Concussion Program

Awards & Honors

  • OITE High Score Award, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (95th percentile or above), 2007
  • Academic Achievement Award, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 2006
  • Frank E. Pollock, M.D. Academic Excellence Award, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, 2004