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Crownover, James, MD

Sports Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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Faculty Title

  • Assistant Professor

Medical Degree

  • Medical College of Georgia


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Institute


  • University of Tennessee Medical Center


  • English

Board Info

  • American Board of Sports Medicine - Certified

Dr. James Crownover is a sports medicine physician who is board certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. He specializes in sports medicine injuries, concussions and musculoskeletal problems. He grew up in Northeast Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate education with degrees in biology and psychology. He completed his medical school training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He then went on to the University of Pittsburgh for residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation where he was named the neurorehabilitation resident of the year related to his interest and work in traumatic brain injury and concussion. He then completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. After residency he worked at a busy practice in the Marrietta area seeing pediatric and young adult athletes with musculoskeletal sports injuries and concussions for about 2 years prior to starting here at Augusta University. Dr. Crownover has provided medical coverage for Tennessee Wesleyan College, the Knoxville Ice Bears, and several Pittsburgh, Knoxville, and Marietta area high school athletics. He has also provided medical coverage to 2 National Cheersport competitions in Atlanta, Marine Corp Marathon, the Pittsburgh Marathon, Gold Gloves Boxing, and wheelchair athletics. He has written multiple peer-reviewed publications and given presentations at national meetings. He has also co-authored a textbook chapter in the area of traumatic brain injury and concussion. He is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In his free time, Dr. Crownover enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, exercising, jiu jitsu and fishing.
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