Our Neurologist – Dr. Athni

Our Neurologist – Dr. Athni


  • Dr. Athni grew up in New York, and received most of his post-high school education and medical training in Houston, Texas.
  • He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Civil Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
  • He then received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine, also in Houston, Texas, graduating with Honors.
  • This was followed by his Internal Medicine and Neurology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine.
  • While in Macon, Dr. Athni has also obtained his MBA (Masters of Business Administration) at Mercer University.

Board Certifications:

  • Dr. Athni is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • The practice is limited to Neurology, and we do NOT provide Psychiatric services.

Added Certifications:

  • Deep Brain Certification (DBS)
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Therapeutic Botulinum Toxin Injections (Botox and Xeomin)

Work Summary:

  • After his formal education and training, Dr. Athni initially worked as an educator and instructor in Houston at Baylor College of Medicine medical school.
  • He then worked for an HMO in Dallas, Texas, before becoming the Medical Director for Neurology of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia.

Current Practice:

  • Dr. Athni has been in Macon, Georgia since mid-1995. He is an independent physician and is not employed or managed by any outside agency or hospital.

Hospital and University Affiliations:

  • Affiliated with the Coliseum Health System, with consulting privileges at Macon Northside Hospital
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Georgia
  • President of the Georgia Neurological Society


  • “Myotonic Dystrophy & Triplet Repeats” in Resident and Staff Physician, 3/95
  • “Neuro-Anatomy” in Neurology Secrets, ’93, ’97, ’01, ’05, ’10 editor: Loren Rolak, MD

Military Experience:

  • Captain in U.S. Air Force Reserves, Medical Corps – Honorable Discharge

Current Academic Position:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Georgia Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Department of Family Medicine,┬áMercer University, Macon, GA