Dr. Kellie K. Middleton is a Georgia native who grew up in Norcross. She was a three-sport standout athlete (softball, basketball and track and field) at Marist High School and the oldest of four siblings who also graduated from Marist. She continued her education at the University of Notre Dame while playing NCAA division I softball and double majoring in biology and psychology. She graduated early from Notre Dame and earned her Masters of Public Health from the University of Georgia focusing on health policy in Management.
While at UGA, Kellie continued her athletic career due to a medical redshirt and early graduation. She was a two-time NCAA All-American and was drafted second pick, first round into the National Professional Fastpitch league by the Akron Racers. While playing professional softball, Kellie worked for a public policy firm in Berkeley, CA before attending Medical School at the University of Pittsburgh. While in medical school, Dr. Middleton conducted research in surgical education and sports injuries, specifically anterior cruciate ligament tears under the mentorship of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Chairman of the department of orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Freddie H. Fu. Dr. Middleton has extensive experience in traumatology and adult reconstructive surgery. As a resident, Dr. Middleton covered the Woodland Hills High School football team for 5 years. She graduated residency as the Chief Administrative Fellow with over 20 publications, numerous podium presentations and book chapters, and public speaking engagements.
Dr. Middleton completed fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the number one orthopaedic hospital in the US, specializing Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine Institute. As a fellow, she covered the NBA team the New York Knicks and the WNBA team the New York Liberty. Dr. Middleton is proud to be a member of the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine team lead by director, Dr. Vonda Wright. She specializes in shoulder, elbow, knee injuries while also treating general sports and orthopaedic injuries.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Middleton enjoys working out, spending time with her family, traveling, meditation and photography.