Taylor B. Cates, MD, FAAOS
Dr. Cates spent his entire childhood in Collierville, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis. He attended Truman State University on full athletic scholarship where he was named Academic All American and All Conference performer as a defensive end on the varsity football team. After graduation, he attended medical school at the University of Tennessee where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Cates continued his orthopaedic training at Atlanta Medical Center. While a resident, Dr. Cates won the “Thomas E. Whitesides” research award for the best paper among Georgia residents.
Following successful completion of residency, Dr. Cates continued his training at the Atlanta Sports Medicine and Cartilage Reconstruction fellowship under the mentorship of Scott D. Gillogly. This year of advanced training focused on cutting edge arthroscopic techniques, cartilage reconstruction, and less invasive surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Cates acted as an associate team physician to the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Thrashers, gaining valuable experience in the care of elite athletes.
Dr. Cates subscribes to a personal philosophy based on an individualized approach to patient care. Taking time to listen to patients and understanding their complaints is at the heart of this method. Dr. Cates’s focus is directed at resolving patient's problems using the least invasive methods available.
Dr. Cates and his wife, Baylee, have two children and live in Carrollton.
University of Tennessee
Internship & Residency
Atlanta Medical Center
Atlanta Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopic Association of North America
Alpha Omega Alpha
Special Procedures & Techniques