Sameh (Sam) A Labib, MD

Sameh (Sam) 
Emory Clinic

Head Team Physician, Oglethorpe University; Consultant, GA Tech

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Emory Athletics

Emory Healthcare Network Physician
Sports Medicine (Board certified since 2008)
Orthopaedic Surgery (Board certified since 2006)
Areas of Clinical Interest:
ACL surgery
arthroscopic surgery
Cartilage Reconstruction/Repair
cartilage transplant
knee arthroplasty
knee surgery
knee surgery-under 50
lower extremity reconstruction
patella stablization
plantar fasciotomy
platelet rich plasma
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Ther
sports medicine
tendon/ligament injuries
Office(s) Locations:
Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Ctr
59 Executive Park South
Atlanta, GA 30329
404 778-3350

Ortho/Spine Priority Line
404 778-3363
Additional Spoken Language(s):
About Dr. Labib

Dr. Labib has a particular interest in problems and procedures of the knee, ankle, and foot. He is the head team physician for the athletic programs at Oglethorpe University, Spelman College, and Georgia Perimeter College. He is also an orthopaedic consultant to Georgia Tech and Emory University.

He has lectured both nationally and internationally at many orthopedic meetings. His research has been published in several journals, including Arthroscopy, Foot and Ankle International and the American Journal of Orthopedics as well as numerous video presentations and book chapters. Dr Labib is Board Certified in orthopedic surgery with additional subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine Surgery. For the past 3 years, Dr. Labib has been nominated by his peers as one of “America’s Top Doctors” as tracked by

Year Started Practicing: 1991
Year Started Practicing at Emory: 1999
Organizational Memberships:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (
American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham (
Member, Georgia Orthopaedic Association
Past President, Georgia Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
Major or Recent Publications:

5. Faber K, Amendola A, Willits K, Miniaci A, Labib SA, Fowler P: “Leg Compartment Pressure During Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction.” The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery,Vol 15, No 6: p607-612, 2000.

Hatch GF, Labib SA, Rolf RH, Hutton WC. Role of the Peroneal Tendons and Superior Peroneal Retinaculum as Static Stabilizers of the Ankle. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2007 Winter,16(4):187-9.

Johnson J, Labib SA: “ Intra-Medullary Screw Fixation of the Fifth Metatarsal: An Anatomic Study and Improved Technique.” Foot & Ankle International, Vol. 25,page 274-277.

Labib SA, Gould JS, Rodrigues F, Lyman S: “The heel pain triad (HPT); The combination of plantar fasciitis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and tarsal tunnel syndrome." Foot & Ankle International, page 212-221, March 2002.

Labib SA, Gould JS: Orthopedic Board Review Hyperguide, 2000.,Sports Medicine: Achilles tendonitis.

Labib SA, Hage WD, Sutton K, Hutton WC: The Effect of Ankle Position on the Tension in the Achilles Tendon Before and After Operative Repair: A Biomechanical Cadaver Study. Foot & Ankle International. Vol. 28,April 2007.

Labib SA, Hage WD: A Simple Technique for Trans-Patellar Fixation of Quadriceps Tendon Rupture. Tips and Techniques/ Orthopedics Vol.24-8,p.743-745, August 2001.

Labib SA, Wilczinski M, Sweitzer B: Two-layer Repair of a Chronic Patellar Tendon Rupture:A Novel Technique and Literature Review. American J Ortho,2009.

Sexton A., Labib SA: Osteochondral lesions of the talus: current opinions on diagnosis and management. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 2007,18:166–171.

America’s Top Doctors
by 2007,2008,2009

Best Doctors in Atlanta
Atlanta Magazine, August 2001

Best Foot and Ankle Paper
Kelly Orthopaedic Society, Emory University 2000

Eugene Rogala Best Resident Research Award
McGill 1999
Medical School
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt 1980

Royal Victoria Hospital, Quebec, Canada 1986

Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada 1991

Royal Victoria Hospital, Quebec, Canada 1987
University Hospital, London, Canada 1992
American Sports Medical Institute, Birmingham, AL 1999