Clinical Staff //
Our clinical staff represents a collection of highly experienced clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the bones and joints.
Tom Millikin P.A.
Tom Millikin joined the University Orthopaedics team in 2010 as the PA assisting doctor Branch in clinic and surgery. Tom is a valuable asset to the practice with his extensive experience in the field of orthopedics.
Tom Millikin is a retired military officer who served 21+ years on AD service in the U.S. Army travelling the globe. One of the highlights of Toms’ military career was his assignment to the White House Medical Unit in Washington, D.C. where he served as a Physician Assistant responsible for providing direct medical and emergency care to both the President and Vice President of the United States and their families. Additionally, Tom was responsible for directing, coordinating and advancing medical facilities for “the principals” travel, working in concert with the US Secret Service, Joint Military Services and various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Upon retirement in 1994, he moved to Atlanta and began working in the private orthopedic surgical practice setting as a Certified Physician Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery. Despite having grown up in Central Virginia, he and his family which includes four grandchildren, have now made Georgia their home and considers this his final “permanent assignment.”
Tom loves to spend time with his family, particularly the grand kids and enjoys outdoor activities such as the game of golf. He feels that he is one of the most fortunate individuals on the planet, having had the great privilege and honor to have served in two of the most distinguished and time-honored professions ever; that of a professional soldier serving God and country and a health care professional providing care for those in need. “I love this profession and look forward to coming to work every day – true story” he writes.
Gina Shipman ATC
Originally from Missouri, Gina obtained her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Culver-Stockton College. She moved to Atlanta in 2007 to pursue her Master’s of Science in Sports Medicine from Georgia State University. While attending GSU, Gina worked as a Graduate Research Assistant with Emory University Athletics. During her time at Emory she served as ATC to Emory Athletics and volunteered with United States Soccer Federation, USA Judo and Atlanta Track Club. Following grad school, Gina worked with high school athletes through Gwinnett Medical Center, providing acute care for athletic events. Gina transitioned into the clinic setting in 2011 with Optimum Health Rehabilitation and Wellness, focusing on injuries of the hip, spine, and extremities. She continued to care for athletes in the clinic when she joined Ankle and Foot Centers of Georgia in 2012. There she narrowed focus to injuries and disorders of the foot and lower extremity. She joined University Orthopaedics in 2015 as Certified Athletic Trainer to Dr. Amanda Dempsey.
Gina lives in Loganville, GA with her family and miniature dachshund, Ella. She enjoys playing Alta Mixed Doubles Tennis and biking in her free time.