Elan Jack Golan, MD


Elan Golan, MD


Elan Jack Golan, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. His particular areas of clinical interest include athletic shoulder injuries, ACL injuries, knee instability, hip preservation, and arthroscopy of the shoulder, hip and knee.

Dr. Golan has co-authored numerous research studies regarding the diagnosis, treatment and outcome of sports-related injuries. He serves as an editor for several peer-reviewed sports medicine publications, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has also contributed to multiple textbooks in the field of orthopedic sports medicine.

As a part of his training, Dr. Golan served as an assistant team doctor for the NFL and NHL teams the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also previously served as a team doctor for Duquesne University Football and the University of Pittsburgh’s soccer and gymnastics teams. His philosophy of care is to ensure that his patients fully understand their individual injuries so he can work with them to formulate the best possible treatment plan.

Dr. Golan grew up playing sports in Gwinnett County and is excited to serve this community. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and maintaining an active lifestyle through running, cycling and skiing.


Services Offered

  • Arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder and knee
  • Primary and revision ACL reconstruction
  • Shoulder impingement, rotator cuff disease and replacement
  • Hip preservation and hip arthroscopy
  • Cartilage restoration and biologic therapies (PRP)
  • Hamstring and groin injuries
  • Athletic shoulder injuries

Education & Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC
  • Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, UPMC/University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Certifications & Affiliations

  • Board Certifications: Board Eligible
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s List & Presidential Scholar, Honors Graduate – University of Georgia
  • Honors Graduate – George Washington School of Medicine
  • Research Fellow in Orthopedics/Chief Resident – Maimonides Medical Center
  • Administrative Fellow – University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Fellowship

Hospital Privileges

  • Northside Hospital Atlanta
  • Northside Hospital Gwinnett
  • Northside Hospital Duluth
  • Northside Hospital Gwinnett Advanced Surgery Center