Dr. Brandon Mines
Deputy Director, Community Outreach
Brandon A. Mines M.D., a proud Morehouse alum, is a board-certified family medicine and sports medicine physician. For three years he served in the role of team physician for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, before being elevated to Head Team Medical Physician for the next eight years. During his tenure, he was one of only two African Americans holding the position in the entire NFL.
Currently, Dr. Mines serves as the Head Team Physician for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, and as an Associate Team Physician for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. In addition to his sideline duties, Dr. Mines was one of the 12 valued members of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee, and was also a founding member the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative. He is also the co-head team physician for the prestigious NBA preparatory league, Overtime Elite (OTE). He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at Emory University School of Medicine, where he has focused his clinical interest on sports injuries, concussion management, and ultrasound imaging. Dr. Mines’ publishing includes the chapter, "Sports-Related Concussions in Children” in the “Routledge Handbook of Coaching Children in Sport” by Martin Tomes and Ruth Jeans, released at the end of 2022.
In addition to overseeing all of LEWIS’ local community and law enforcement outreach in the Atlanta area, Dr. Mines serves as a Member of 100 Black Men of America (Dekalb County chapter), where he is an influential mentor for middle and high school students in the community (including 100 Black Men of Dekalb’s Leadership Academy), He also acts as a supervising physician for various local high school and soccer clubs. It is important to Dr. Mines to foster a network of like-minded professionals and activists who share his dedication to giving back and improving the lives of those in our surrounding communities.