Melissa Smith MS, LAT, ATC
Melissa Smith graduated from the University of Florida undergraduate BS Athletic Training program in 2010. She graduated from Georgia State with a Masters in Sports Medicine in 2012. She is also a graduate of the Emory Athletic Training Residency program. She has worked in private practice and at Emory with a total joints surgeon, working in clinic and first assisting in the OR. She transitioned to leadership at Emory in 2018.
She is the current Athletic Training Manager at Emory Healthcare, responsible for 65 staff athletic trainers and 6 athletic trainer site leads. Melissa is most passionate about continuing to progress the profession in the hospital setting, and working with nursing leadership to advocate for AT advancement.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys gardening, biking and spending time with family.