Atlanta, GA,
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Jared Potter, M.D., Joins Shepherd Center’s Medical Staff

Dr. Potter will care for patients with brain injuries

Jared Potter

Shepherd Center recently announced that Jared Potter, M.D., has joined its team of highly specialized physicians caring for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions.

Dr. Potter will provide care in Shepherd Center’s Complex Concussion Clinic, Multi-Specialty Clinic, and at the Stroke Center of Excellence at the Piedmont Hospital Marcus Heart and Vascular Center. He will also be providing inpatient consultations throughout Piedmont Hospital Atlanta.

 “With his high level of education and training, Dr. Potter is uniquely suited to join our medical staff in caring for patients and families with the most complex injuries and illnesses,” said Michael Yochelson, M.D., MBA, chief medical officer at Shepherd Center. “We’re excited to have him as part of our team, providing care that leads to patient outcomes far exceeding national averages.”

 Dr. Potter obtained his medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He continued at the University of Kentucky, completing his post-graduate training in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). He also completed a brain injury medicine fellowship at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in New York. 

With an interest in medical education, Dr. Potter served as a resident and fellow medical educator and a member of the departmental Resident Research Committee during residency. He also served on the departmental Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Staff Advisory Group.  

 “Shepherd Center is a premier rehabilitation hospital, and among the best in the country,” Dr. Potter said. “I am incredibly proud to be here, and to work together with my colleagues to make a difference for our patients, their families, and the community.” 

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.