Dr. Petty earned his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University where he played Division I basketball for the NC State Wolfpack. He completed medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and went on to complete a family medicine residency at the University of South Alabama followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis. He obtained additional training at the Mayo Clinic and The Orthobiologic Institute.
Dr. Petty is credentialed in the management of sports concussions and is a Certified ImPACT Consultant for the management and neurocognitive testing of athletes. He co-authored an article on the Sideline Management of Concussions in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of American Clinical Review Articles. Dr. Petty is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine and the American Academy of Family Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.