Raj Pandya, M.D.
Founder and President
Dr. Raj Pandya is Founder and President of the Atlanta Orthopaedic Institute, and prior to that, the Atlanta Knee and Shoulder Clinic. He is a surgeon, inventor and entrepreneur whose breadth of experience spans from healthcare to technology. Dr. Pandya specializes in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery. He is Chairman, Founder and CEO of Unicore Health www.unicorehealth.com, and Founder and Chairman of Evolution Orthopedics. He serves as Medical Director and Consultant to global companies and healthcare ventures, and as Team Physician to professional, Olympic and collegiate athletic programs.
As Founder of Unicore Health, Dr. Pandya developed a patented business technology platform that integrates fact-based data sets in multiple verticals including occupational and environmental medicine, biotechnology and healthcare informatics for data warehousing, data mining, and real-time communication. The company’s solutions transform physical disabilities into work capabilities, and define best practice protocols for injury, disease and risk management. These include applications for injured employee’s to return to work, soldiers to find gainful employment, and athletes to return to play. Dr. Pandya has developed innovative medical devices and applications for advanced minimally invasive musculoskeletal surgery as Founder of Evolution Orthopedics.
He has served as Medical Advisor for Neurotech, and National Speaker/Consultant to a number of global pharmaceutical corporations including Pfizer, Janssen, Fering and Transdermal Therapeutics. He conducts a number of clinical trials and serves on numerous advisory boards. He is a noted lecturer in medicine and entrepreneurship. He is on the teaching faculty of Atlanta Medical Center, and Morehouse School of Medicine. His interests include cartilage repair and regeneration, meniscal transplantation, business technology and medicine. He is involved in local and international and charitable projects, including the American Diabetes Association and the Chattahoochee River Keepers.
Dr. Pandya has served as Team Physician for the Georgia Force of the Arena Football League, Team Physician for the US National and Olympic Handball Teams, Physician for the Sugar Bowl, Physician for the SEC Championship Game, Physician for the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Physician for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, Orthopedic Consultant for the NFL Europe, Team Physician for Life University, Physician for the US Indoor Track and Field Championships and Medical Director of the Georgia Games. He was also Physician for movies and televison series including “We Are Marshal,” “Million Dollar Arm,” and “Necessary roughness.”
Dr. Pandya graduated with honors from the accelerated BS/MD program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and was selected to the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies. He has completed both the Swiss AO Trauma Fellowship, and a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. William Clancy at the world-renowned American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham.