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119 Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Team Physicians for Professional Football

Written by  Laura Miller | Thursday, 22 December 2011 11:16
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Here are 119 orthopedic and sports medicine physicians who serve as team physicians for National Football League teams in the 2011-2012 season. Information was not available for all team physicians.


Arizona Cardinals


Doug Freedberg, MD. Dr. Freedberg is a physician with the Arizona Sports Medicine Center in Scottsdale. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Freeberg's professional interest includes knee and shoulder surgery, specifically golf and throwing injuries. In addition to his practice, he serves as a team physician for several local high schools and serves as a mentor for medical students. He also works with the Oakland Athletics, LPGA and PGA tours.

Gary Waslewski, MD. Dr. Waslewski is a physician with Arizona Sports Medicine Center in Phoenix. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Waslewski's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. His professional interests include arthroscopic procedures for rotator cuff tears as well as ACL reconstructions and cartilage defects. He has an expertise in performing ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. In addition to his work with the Cardinals, Dr. Waslewski is team physician for the Phoenix Coyotes professional hockey team and several area high schools.

Amit Saharasrabudhe, MD. Dr. Sahasrabudhe is an orthopedic surgeon with Southwest Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic in Gilbert, Ariz. He has a professional interest in arthroscopy of the hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle. He also focuses on minimally invasive surgical technique as well as computer-assisted total hip and total knee replacement. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Sahasrabudhe is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America. During his career, he has published several articles in professional journals on topics such as hip fracture and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Dr. Sahasrabudhe earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh. His additional training includes fellowships in sports medicine at the Taos (N.M.) Orthopaedic Institute and in arthroscopy under Pascal Christel, MD, in Paris.


Atlanta Falcons


Spero Karas, MD. Dr. Karas is head team physician of the Atlanta Falcons. He is an orthopedic surgeon with Emory Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Atlanta and has served as director of the Emory Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program since 2005. During his career, Dr. Karas authored more than 150 professional publications, presentations and demonstrational videos on knee, shoulder and sports medicine topics. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Karas earned his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder care at the former Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Sameh Labib, MD.
Dr. Labib is the director of the foot and ankle service at Emory Healthcare, as well as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include ACL surgery, cartilage repair surgery, foot care and treatment for sports injuries. In addition to his work with the Falcons, Dr. Labib is an orthopedic consultant to Georgia Tech and Emory University athletic teams. During his career, he has published research in several professional journals, including the American Journal of Orthopedics. Dr. Labib earned his medical degree at Ain-Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, and completed his residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and in foot and ankle surgery at Alabama Sports Medicine in Birmingham.

Jeffrey Webb, MD. Dr. Webb is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. He serves as a primary care sports medicine and concussion specialist for the Atlanta Falcons and works with several other teams, including Emory University and the Atlanta Dekalb International Olympic Training Center. He has a professional interest in treating knee injuries, growth plate injuries, pediatric sports medicine and stress fractures. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Webb is active in the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Webb earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His additional training includes a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the America Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.

Baltimore Ravens


Leigh Ann Curl, MD
. Dr. Curl is a physician at MedStar Sports Health and the first female head team orthopedic surgeon for a professional football team, the Baltimore Ravens. She was also the first female orthopedist in the ACC when she worked for the University of Maryland. Her professional interests include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilization, ACL repair and cartilage transplant. Dr. Curl earned her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University, where she was also the only female to pursue a residency in sports medicine at the time. Her additional training includes a fellowship in shoulder and knee surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Andrew Tucker, MD
. Dr. Tucker is chief of sports medicine at Union Memorial Sports Medicine in Lutherville, Md. He earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield and completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham. Dr. Tucker completed a further internship at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Salem, N.C. He is a diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians and has published several articles related to sports medicine. He has a professional interest in upper and lower extremity injury treatment and care for sports-related concussions. His previous team affiliations include the Cleveland Browns. In addition to his work as head team physician for the Ravens, Dr. Tucker is affiliated with Coppin State University and Loyola College, both in Baltimore.

Richard Hinton, MD
. Dr. Hinton is an orthopedic surgeon with Greater Chesapeake Orthopaedic Associations in Baltimore. In addition to his work with the Ravens, Dr. Hinton is the head team physician for Loyola College of Maryland and Morgan State University, both in Baltimore. He is a member of several professional societies, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Hinton earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. His additional training includes a fellowship in adolescent orthopedics at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and in sports medicine at Union Memorial.

Richard Levine, MD. Dr. Levine is an orthopedic surgeon at Greater Chesapeake Orthopaedic Associates in Baltimore. He has a professional interest in arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, arthritis care and sports medicine. In addition to his responsibilities as head team physician for the Ravens, Dr. Levine serves as a team physician for the College of Notre Dame and Baltimore Blast professional indoor soccer league. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Levine earned his medical degree at State University of New York-Downstate in Brooklyn and completed his residency at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School in Newark. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Les Matthews, MD. Dr. Matthews is the chairman of orthopedic surgery, chief of orthopedic surgery and director of the orthopedic residency training program at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. He is a member of several professional societies, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Matthews earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed an MBA at Loyola College in Chicago. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and his fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Buffalo Bills


John Marzo, MD. Dr. Marzo is a physician with University Sports Medicine in Amherst, N.Y. He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and completed a master's degree in anatomy at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Marzo completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at SUNY Buffalo and a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery with Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Among his professional interests, Dr. Marzo cites sports medicine and shoulder arthroscopy. In addition to his practice, Dr. Marzo teaches anatomy and serves as director of the arthroscopy lab at University Sports Medicine. He is currently the medical director for the Bills and has worked as a team physician for the Buffalo Sabres professional hockey team, World University Games and the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.

Leslie Bisson, MD. Dr. Bisson is a physician with University Sports Medicine in Amherst, N.Y. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Bisson completed additional training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. In addition to his practice, Dr. Bisson serves as clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Sports Medicine at Buffalo (N.Y). In addition to his work with the Bills, he serves as medical director and orthopedic surgeon for the Buffalo Sabres professional hockey team.

Andrew Cappuccino, MD. Dr. Cappuccino is a physician with Buffalo Spine Surgery in Lockport, N.Y. He earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Medicine and completed a spine surgery fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University Scoliosis and spine Center in Baltimore. Dr. Cappuccino has published several articles about spine surgery techniques and presented his research around the world. He is a member of the Cervical Spine Research Society, North American Spine Society, Spinal Arthroplasty Society and a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Recently, he was named head of the surgeon advisory board for Lanx.

Carolina Panthers


Patrick M. Connor, MD.
Dr. Connor is the head team physician for the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team and Joe Gibbs Racing. He is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. His additional responsibilities include serving as an editorial board member and consultant for professional journals, including the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. In his practice, Dr. Connor focuses on arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery, all aspects of shoulder care and shoulder surgery. During his career he has served as president of the NFL Physician's Society and a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has published his research in journals such as the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Dr. Connor earned his medical degree at the Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in shoulder surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Robert B. Anderson, MD.
Dr. Anderson is a founding member of the Foot & Ankle Institute at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. He serves as a team physician for the Carolina Panthers and a medical consultant to the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens and Major League Umpires. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Anderson is a past president of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and member of the American Orthopaedic Association. Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. His additional training includes a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin.

Craig Brigham, MD.
Dr. Brigham is a spine surgeon at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, N.C. He has a professional interest in scoliosis correction, adult deformity and minimally invasive spine surgery. During his career, he has been chief of spine teaching services with the Carolinas Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency program. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Brigham is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, Cervical Spine Research Society and American Orthopaedic Association. He earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in orthopedic spine surgery at State University of New York in Albany.

Chicago Bears


Adam W. Bennett, MD.
Dr. Bennett is a physician with NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, where he also completed his residency in family medicine. Dr. Bennett's additional training includes a primary care sports medicine fellowship with Northwestern University. He has a professional interest in treatment for overuse injuries and injury prevention. In addition to his practice, Dr. Bennett has authored several publications and serves as assistant professor at Northwestern. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and American Academy of Family Practice. In addition to his work with the Bears, Dr. Bennett is affiliated with the U.S. Soccer men's and women's national teams. He has previous associations with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Mark K. Bowen, MD.
Dr. Bowen is a physician with NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Bowen's additional training includes a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Among his professional interests, Dr. Bowen cites ACL reconstruction, treatment of meniscal tears and total shoulder replacement. He has been named one of the best doctors in America by Woodward/White and received the James K. Stack Teaching Award for his work as a professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He has previously been affiliated with the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs, New York Giants and the Big Ten Conference.

Gordon W. Nuber, MD.
Dr. Nuber is a physician with the NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, and completed his residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the National Athletic Health Institute in Inglewood, Calif. Dr. Nuber has a professional interest in performing ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repairs. In addition to his practice, Dr. Nuber has published several articles about sports medicine and is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He has previously served as team physician for the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs and the Big Ten Conference.

Michael Corcoran, MD.
Dr. Corocoran serves as the director of OAK Sports Medicine at OAK Orthopedics in Bradley, Ill., team physician for US Soccer and an orthopedic consultant for the Chicago Bears. He earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri in Columbia. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has also served as the president of the Kankakee County Medical Society.

Srdjan Mirkovic, MD.
Dr. Mirkovic is a spine consultant for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire professional soccer team. He practices with NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Ill. He has a professional interest in spine arthroplasty, fusion and minimally invasive surgical technique. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Mirkovic is a member of the North American Spine Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. During his career he has published several articles in journals such as Spine and Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Dr. Mirkovic earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D. C., and completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals in Houston. His additional training includes a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California in San Diego.

Gary Sharpiro, MD.
Dr. Sharpiro is a physician with the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from Health Science Center at Syracuse (N.Y.) and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He additionally received training through a spine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and training in the thoracoscopic approach to deformity surgery at Children's Hospital San Diego. Dr. Sharpiro has received the Lewis Clark Wagner Award for resident research and is appointed to the Foundation for Orthopaedics and Complex Spine. His area of professional interest includes IME and workers compensation cases. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Cincinnati Bengals


Robert S. Heidt, Jr. MD.
Dr. Heidt is a physician with Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Cincinnati. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he also completed his orthopedic residency. Dr. Heidt's additional training includes a knee and sports medicine fellowship at Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., a sports medicine fellowship at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles and an internship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He has served as past president of the NFL Physician's Society and is a member of many organizations, including Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and International Society of Knee. In addition to serving as the Bengals' team physician, Dr. Heidt is affiliated with area high school teams and serves as assistant volunteer professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Marc Galloway, MD. Dr. Galloway is a consultant to the Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL Player's association. He practices at Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center. In his practice Dr. Galloway focuses on athletic injuries, arthroscopic surgery and soft tissue reconstructive procedures of the knee and shoulder. During his career he has been the director of musculoskeletal sports medicine and team orthopedic surgeon for Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Dr. Galloway also focuses on research and has received National Institute of Health funding to develop bioengineered implants for treating tendon injuries and improving tendon healing. He earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and completed his residency at Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. His additional training includes a fellowship at Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center.

Kevin Reilly, MD. Dr. Reilly is a general orthopedic surgeon and team physician and consultant for the Cincinnati Bengals. He practices at Wellington Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Cincinnati and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association and NFL Physician's Society. Dr. Reilly earned his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Cincinnati.

Cleveland Browns


Marc Schickendantz, MD.
Dr. Schickendantz is the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns and director of orthopedic services for the Cleveland Indians. He is also the program director and a clinical instructor for orthopedic surgery for the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. He has a professional interest in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. During his career, he has been a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Mid American Orthopedic Association. Dr. Schickendantz earned his medical degree at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. His additional training includes a fellowship in shoulder surgery and sports medicine at the former Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Thomas Anderson, MD. Dr. Anderson is an assistant team physician for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Barons professional hockey team. He also works with the Cleveland Ballet and Cleveland Indians. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America. In his practice at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Anderson focuses on performing several procedures, including rotator cuff repair, knee arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction. Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinic in Madison. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dallas Cowboys


Daniel E. Cooper, MD.
Dr. Cooper practices orthopedic sports medicine in Dallas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cooper's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has a professional interest in minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques for knee and shoulder surgery. Dr. Cooper is also experienced in treating complex knee ligament injuries involving the anterior and posterior cruciate and collateral ligaments. In addition to his work as head team physician for the Cowboys, Dr. Cooper has served as a team physician for the Dallas Stars.

Mark Muller, MD. Dr. Muller is a physician with The Carrell Clinic in Dallas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Muller's additional training includes serving in the USAF Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field (Fla.) Air Force Base and a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has expertise in techniques for knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle arthroscopy. Dr. Muller is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and a fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his work with the Cowboys, Dr. Muller is a team physician wit the Dallas Stars.

Andrew B. Dossett, MD. Dr. Dossett is a spine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars professional hockey team. He practices with The Carrell Clinic in Dallas and is a member of several professional organizations, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and North American Spine Society. During his career, Dr. Dossett has authored several articles on lumbar spine fusions, neck injuries in athletes and injuries in the cervical and lumbar spine. Dr. Dossett earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in spine surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.

Denver Broncos


Theodore Schlegel, MD. Dr. Schlegel is a physician and fellowship director at Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Dr. Schlegel's additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at the former Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. In addition to his practice, Dr. Schlegel is a clinical assistant professor in orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colo. He has published several articles and serves as consulting reviewer for American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Schlegel has developed FDA-approved technology to assist in minimally invasive rotator cuff repairs. Dr. Schlegel also serves as the associate team physician for the Colorado Rockies.

Martin Boublik, MD. Dr. Boublik is a physician with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Boublik's additional training includes a fellowship in clinical trauma at Massachusetts General Hospital and a sports medicine fellowship at the former Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. Among his clinical interests, Dr. Boublik's areas of interest include treatment of athletic injuries of the knee and shoulder. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Medical Association. In addition to his work with the Broncos, Dr. Boublik serves as a consultant for the U.S. Ski Team and team physician for the Colorado Rockies.

Detroit Lions


David Collon, MD.
Dr. Collon practices with Michigan Orthopaedic Institute in Southfield. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed a general surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. His additional training includes an internship and orthopedic residency at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and served as a medical officer in the United States Navy. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Collon previously served as the chairman of the orthopedic department and medical director of the bone and joint laboratory at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to his work with the Lions, Dr. Collon has been the team physician for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings.

Kyle Anderson, MD. Dr. Anderson is an orthopedic surgeon with Michigan Orthopaedic Institute in Southfield. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Anderson's additional training includes a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His professional interests include arthroscopic surgery and shoulder reconstruction. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Mid-American Orthopaedic Association. In addition to his work as head team physician with the Lions, Dr. Anderson has served as team physician for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Redwings.

Terrence R. Lock, MD. Dr. Lock is an orthopedic surgeon with a professional interest in sports medicine with Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. In his practice, he treats patients with ACL injuries, arthritis and joint pain, among other conditions. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Lock participates in research on several sports medicine topics and has published in journals such as American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Lock earned his medical degree at Wayne States University in Detroit, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Vasilios Moutzouros, MD. Dr. Moutzouros is an orthopedic surgeon at Henry Ford Health System in Dearborn, Mich., with a professional interest in sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Moutzouros serves patients with ACL injuries, bursitis, arthritis and frozen shoulder, among other conditions. Dr. Moutzouros earned his medical degree at Loyola University in Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at Cleveland Clinic.

Green Bay Packers


Patrick McKenzie, MD. Dr. McKenzie practices orthopedics at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay (Wis.). He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed a fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. McKenzie has a professional interest in arthroscopic surgery and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work as medical director and orthopedic surgeon for the Packers, Dr. McKenzie serves as an orthopedic physician for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans teams. He is currently the president of the NFL Team Physician's Society.

Daniel J. Linehan, MD.
Dr. Linehan focuses on all aspects of orthopedic surgery in his practic. He has been practicing at Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay since 1994 and is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Linehan earned his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he also completed his residency.

James R. Spears, MD. Dr. Spears is an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay (Wis.), where he has practiced since 1997. He previously practiced at Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic in Winter Park, Fla., where he served as team physician for the Orlando Magic. Dr. Spears earned his medical degree at the University of Florida School of Medicine in Gainesville, Fla., and completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. His additional training includes a fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.

Houston Texans


Walter Lowe, MD. Dr. Lowe is the chairman of the department of orthopedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center and head of orthopedic surgery at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and LBJ General Hospital, all located in Houston. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and completed his residency at Tarrant County Affiliated Hospitals in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Lowe's additional training includes a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles and an internship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Among his professional interests, Dr. Lowe cites ACL reconstruction, SLAP lesion treatment and Tennis Elbow solutions. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and fellow with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Texans, Dr. Lowe is affiliated with the University of Houston and the Houston Rockets.

David Lintner, MD.
Dr. Lintner is the chief of sports medicine at The Methodist Hospital System in Houston. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Lintner is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is a past president of the Major League Baseball Team Physician's Association. Among his professional interests, Dr. Lintner includes arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He has given several lectures and published several articles on his subjects of interest. In addition to working with the Texans, Dr. Lintner serves as the head team physician for the Houston Dynamo and Houston Astros.

Steven Flores, MD. Dr. Flores is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a special interest in treating shoulder, knee and elbow injuries using minimally invasive techniques. In addition to his work with the Texas, Dr. Flores provides medical care for the Houston Rockets and local high schools. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  Dr. Flores earned his medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Baylor Sports Medicine Institute.

Kevin Varner, MD. Dr. Varner is the director of orthopedic services at the Institute for Lower Extremity Reconstruction in Houston. He has a professional interest in foot and ankle care. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Varner is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Harris County Medical Society. Dr. Varner earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery.

Indianapolis Colts


Arthur C. Rettig, MD. Dr. Rettig is a sports medicine physician with Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists in Indianapolis. He earned his medical degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Rettig's additional training includes fellowships in sports medicine at Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial Hospital and at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis. Among his professional interests, Dr. Rettig cites treatment for hand, wrist, elbow and knee injuries. In 2003, Dr. Rettig received the Jerry "Hawk" Rhea Award from the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society for outstanding service to NFL players. Dr. Rettig is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, American Association of Hand Surgery and International Arthroscopy Association.

Gary Misamore, MD. Dr. Misamore is a sports medicine physician with Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists in Indianapolis. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Misamore's additional training includes a fellowship in shoulder disorders at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Misamore previously served as team physician for Butler University and for local high school teams. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Tom Klootwyk, MD. Dr. Klootwyk is a physician with Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists in Indianapolis. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at The State University of New York at Syracuse. Dr. Klootwyk's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship with an emphasis on knee injury treatment at Methodist Sports Medicine. Among his professional interests, Dr. Klootwyk cites knee reconstruction and arthroscopic knee surgery and he has published multiple articles on knee surgery. Dr. Klootwyk is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and International Cartilage Repair Society.

Henry Feuer, MD, FACS. Dr. Feuer is a physician with Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists in Indianapolis, focusing on sports medicine and concussion management. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and completed his residency in neurosurgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Feuer's additional training includes an internship with Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Feuer has served as the clinical associate professor of neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington, as well as on the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund board. In addition to his work with the Colts, Dr. Feuer has been affiliated with Purdue University in Hammond, Ind., and the Indianapolis 500.

Doug Robertson, MD.
Dr. Robertson is a physician with Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists in Indianapolis. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington and completed his orthopedic residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Methodist Sports Medicine. He is a member of the Indiana State Medical Association, Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has worked with the Colts for more than 20 years and served as a team physician during the team's most recent Super Bowl victory. Dr. Robertson currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and as a committee member of the NFL subcommittee on mild traumatic brain injury.

Pat Kersey, MD.
Dr. Kersey is a physician with Methodist Sports Medicine/The Orthopedic Specialists, focusing on sports medicine and internal medicine. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School in Bloomington and his residency at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Kersey also completed a fellowship at Methodist Sports Medicine. He has served in the United States Navy in Newport, R.I., and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his practice, Dr. Kersey has served as a clinical assistant professor at Indiana University and Indiana State University. He has served on the governor's council for fitness and sport.

David Porter, MD.
Dr. Porter is an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in foot and ankle injuries and sports medicine at Methodist Sports Medicine. In addition to his responsibilities with the Colts, Dr. Porter provides medical care for athletes at Purdue University in Hammond, Ind., and Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports medicine and American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. During his career he has also published articles on sports injuries in professional journals. Dr. Porter earned his medical degree at Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. His additional training includes a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Foundation for Orthopedic, Athletic and Reconstructive Research in Houston.

Jacksonville Jaguars


Carlos R. Tandron, MD.
Dr. Tandron is a founding member and orthopedic surgeon with the Jacksonville (Fla.) Orthopaedic Institute. He earned his medical degree from Emory University Medical School in Atlanta, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tandron's areas of expertise include knee and shoulder arthroscopic reconstruction, joint replacement surgery and sports medicine. He also performs carticel re-implantation, ACL reconstructions and rotator cuff repairs. In addition to his work with the Jaguars, Dr. Tandron is a team physician for Jacksonville University and Florida Community College in Tallahassee.

Steven M. Crenshaw, MD.
Dr. Crenshaw is a physician with Jacksonville (Fla.) Orthopaedic Institute. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. Dr. Crenshaw has served as chief of orthopedic surgery service at Darnell Army Hospital in Fort Hood, Texas, and currently serves as the chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at Baptist Center for Joint Replacement in Jacksonville. His areas of expertise include sports medicine and adult reconstruction with a professional interest in cartilage restoration surgery, carticel biopsy and arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction. In addition to his work with the Jaguars, Dr. Crenshaw is affiliated with Jacksonville University Athletics.

Kevin M. Kaplan, MD.
Dr. Kaplan is physician with Jacksonville (Fla.) Orthopaedic Institute. He earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. His additional training includes research in orthopedic trauma surgery at Harborview Hospital in Seattle and a sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Kaplan's areas of interest include ACL reconstruction, treatment of cartilage injuries and elbow arthroscopy. He is affiliated with American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his work with the Jaguars, Dr. Kaplan is a physician for several local college and high school teams.

Bruce Steinberg, MD.
Dr. Steinberg is a physician with Jacksonville (Fla.) Orthopaedic Institute. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Steinberg has a professional interest in joint replacement surgery and arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist. In addition to his practice, he performs research on compartment syndrome and currently holds five patents. He teaches advanced arthroscopic techniques at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Hiram Carrasquillo, MD
. Dr. Carrasquillo is an orthopedic surgeon at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute with a professional interest in foot and ankle surgery. His practice focuses on providing treatment for several conditions, including foot arthritis, ankle instability and bunions. Dr. Carrascquillo earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and completed his residency in foot and ankle surgery in Cincinnati.

William G. Pujadas, MD.
Dr. Pujadas is an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine at Jacksonville (Fla.) Orthopaedic Institute. His practice focuses on total joint surgery, reconstructive procedures, rotator cuff repair and spine care. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Pujadas is a member of the NFL Physician's Association and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree at the University of Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School in Mexico, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Florida Jacksonville Hospital Education Program.  

Kansas City Chiefs


Jon Browne, MD.
Dr. Browne is a member of the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City (Mo.). He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Browne's additional training includes a fellowship in knee surgery and orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Oregon in Eugene. In addition to his practice, Dr. Browne is the program director of the orthopedic sports medicine fellowship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Cris Barnthouse, MD. Dr. Barnthouse is a physician with the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic of Kansas City (Mo). He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City (Kan.), where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Barnthouse's additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at the Harvard School of Medicine in Boston. He is the co-director of the orthopedic sports medicine fellowship program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

James Voos, MD. Dr. Voos is an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic if Kansas City (Mo.). His practice focuses on hip, knee, elbow and shoulder care. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Voos is focused on researching hip arthroscopy, ACL biomechanics and shoulder surgery. Dr. Voos earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at HSS, where he served as an assistant team physician for the New York Giants.

Miami Dolphins


George L. Caldwell, Jr., MD.
Dr. Caldwell is the co-medical director of sports medicine at Broward Health Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University, Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Caldwell's additional training includes a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh and a fellowship with the International Shoulder and Trauma program in Friborg, Switzerland. Dr. Caldwell serves on the NFL Physician's Society executive committee and formerly on the Florida Sports Foundation board of directors. He is the head team physician for the Dolphins and serves as team physician for the Florida Marlins and Baltimore Orioles as well as team physician for several local schools.

Dominic Carreira, MD.
Dr. Carreira is an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His practice focuses on providing foot and ankle care, performing hip arthroscopy and treating sports medicine patients. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Carreira's research focuses on arthroscopic technique and outcomes for orthopedic surgery. He is a member of American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Carreira earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center, both in Chicago. His additional training includes fellowships in foot and ankle care at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction in Baltimore and under Pierce Scranton, MD, in Seattle. He also completed a sports medicine and hip arthroscopy fellowship at the former Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Erol Yoldas, MD.
Dr. Yoldas is an orthopedic surgeon at Broward Health in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He has a professional interest in sports medicine and has published articles in professional journals. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and NFL Team Physician's Society. Dr. Yoldas earned his medical degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at the former Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Michael J. Pagnani, MD.
Dr. Pagnani is a physician with Nashville (Tenn.) Knee & Shoulder. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he also completed a fellowship in sports medicine. Dr. Pagnani has a professional interest in knee and shoulder surgery and is a consultant for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and American Journal of Sports Medicine. He is affiliated with American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and was named Tennessee Sports Medicine Person of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society. In addition to his work with the Dolphins, Dr. Pagnani is a team physician for Tennessee State University.

Minnesota Vikings


Joel Boyd, MD.
Dr. Boyd is a physician with TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minn. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Boyd's additional training includes an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Western Ontario in London and Ontario, Canada. His professional interests include knee trauma, hamstring injuries, multiple ligament injuries and total joint arthroplasty. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the NHL Team Physician Society. In addition to his work as head team physician for the Minnesota Vikings, Dr. Boyd is a team physician for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Swarm.

Gary Fetzer, MD.
Dr. Fetzer is an orthopedic surgeon at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minn. He has a professional interest in shoulder, knee, sports medicine and ankle care. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Fetzer is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine. He has also published his research on subjects like ACL reconstruction. Dr. Fetzer earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City and completed his residency at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at TRIA Orthopaedic Center.

David Olson, MD.
Dr. Olson is an assistant professor and associate director of the sports medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In addition to providing care for the Minnesota Vikings, he provides care for the University of Minnesota Gophers and Minneapolis Community and Technical College. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed the Allina Family Practice Residency. His additional training includes a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Notre Dame (Ind.) University.

New England Patriots


Thomas Gill, MD.
Dr. Gill is the chief of sports medicine service at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the former Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. Dr. Gill's areas of interest include treatment for knee and shoulder injuries and joint preservation surgery for arthritis. He is also active in studying knee joint biomechanics and tissue engineering techniques for cartilage repair. He is affiliated with American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his position as medical director for the Patriots, Dr. Gill is associated with the Boston Bruins.

Pete Asnis, MD.
Dr. Asnis is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to his responsibilities with the Patriots, Dr. Asnis is the head team physician for the Boston Bruins and team physician for the Boston Red Sox. He has a professional interest in knee and shoulder sports injuries. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Asnis earned his medical degree at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and completed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery, both in New York City.

Eric Berkson, MD. Dr. Berkson is a physician with Orthopedic Surgery of Quincy (Mass.). He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Berkson has a professional interest in treating sports medicine injuries, cartilage restoration procedures and rotator cuff repair. His current research interests include a biomechanics of pitching project with the Boston Red Sox, pediatric shoulder care, ACL injuries and minimally invasive total joint replacement. In addition to his work with the Patriots, Dr. Berkson is also a team physician for the Boston Red Sox.

Luke S. Oh, MD. Dr. Oh is a physician with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Oh's additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an elbow and shoulder surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His areas of interest include UCL reconstruction, ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair. He is affiliated with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Patriots, Dr. Oh is also affiliated with the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and New England Revolution.

New Orleans Saints


Deryk Jones, MD.
Dr. Jones is the head of the sports medicine and cartilage restoration in the department of orthopedic surgery at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree from Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine and completed an internship in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Harvard Medical School in Boston and a sports medicine fellowship at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America. He holds two patents for thyroid-derived chrondrocyte and has published several professional articles.

Misty Suri, MD. Dr. Suri is a physician at Ochsner Clinic Foundation's sports medicine department in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Dr. Suri's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, S.C. His professional interests include cartilage surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff and ACL reconstruction. He is a candidate member of American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Saints, he has been affiliated with the Colorado Rockies and New Orleans Hornets.

Tim Finney, MD.
Dr. Finney is a physician with Southern Orthopaedic Specialists in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and completed a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Sports Medicine West in Salt Lake City. Dr. Finney's professional interests include pathology of the shoulder and knee. He has received the NFL Team Physician Society's Outstanding Team Physician of the Year Award and served with the U.S. Olympic team physicians in 1996. In addition to his practice, he is a clinical professor at Louisiana State University.

New York Giants


Russell Warren, MD. Dr. Warren is a surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He earned his medical degree from State University of New York at Syracuse and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Warren's additional training includes a shoulder surgery fellowship at Columbia (N.Y.) Presbyterian Medical Center. Among his clinical interests, Dr. Warren cites rotator cuff disease, ligament reconstruction and joint replacement. He is a recipient of the Charles S. Neer Award for shoulder research and has been inducted to the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Hall of Fame.

Scott Rodeo, MD.
Dr. Rodeo is a clinician-scientist in the department of orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Rodeo's professional interests include sports medicine, and he has an expertise in complex knee reconstruction, treatment of shoulder instability and rotator cuff tendon repair. In addition to his work at HSS, Dr. Rodeo is a professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell. He has received the excellence in research award from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Robert Hotchkiss, MD. Dr. Hotchkiss is medical director of clinical research, director of research in the Hand and Upper Extremity Service and director of translational and external initiatives at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has a professional interest in hand, wrist and elbow care. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hotchkiss focuses on research. His clinical trials include the removal of volar plates after distal radius fractures. Dr. Hotchkiss earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he also completed his residency. His additional training includes a fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

Bryan T. Kelly, MD.
Dr. Kelly is the co-director of the Center for Hip Preservation at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His research interests include the development of a clinical outcomes registry, biomechanical studies evaluating clinical patterns in femoroacetabular impingement and techniques in labral refixation. In addition to his work with the Giants, Dr. Kelly serves as an associate team physician for the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team and team consultant for the New Jersey Nets. Dr. Kelly earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at HSS and additional training in hip sports injuries at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Roger Hartl, MD.
Dr. Hartl is the chief of spinal surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He earned his medical degree at the University of Munich (Germany) School of Medicine and a fellowship in neurocritical care at the Charite Hospital of the Humboldt University in Berlin. His additional training includes a neurosurgery residency at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Hartl has a professional interest in complex spine surgery and his research focuses on the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury.

New York Jets


Kenneth Montgomery, MD. Dr. Montgomery is an orthopedic surgeon at Tri-Count Orthopedics in Morristown, N.J. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His additional training includes a hand and upper extremity fellowship at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Montgomery's professional interests include arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery. In addition to his work as head team physician for the Jets, he is affiliated with the New York Islanders and the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.

Elliott Hershman, MD.
Dr. Hershman is tan orthopedic surgeon with Manhattan Orthopaedics. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester (N.Y.), and completed training in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hershman is the chairman of the NFL injury and safety panel. He is also the vice-chairman of the orthopedic surgery department at Lenox Hospital in New York City. Among his professional interests, he cites treatment for ACL injury and lateral and medial meniscus tears. In addition to his work as team orthopedist for the Jets, Dr. Hershman is affiliated with the New York Islanders.

Andrew Willis, MD.
Dr. Willis is partner and director of sports medicine research and education with Tri-County Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Morristown, N.J. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a hand and elbow surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He has a professional interest in advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, ligament reconstruction and cartilage restoration procedures. In addition to his work with the Jets, Dr. Willis is affiliated with Drew University in Madison and other local teams.

Damion Martins, MD.
Dr. Martins has served as a medical consultant for the Jets since 2002 and is currently the director of internal medicine. He is a board certified sports medicine and internal medicine specialist. He has pervious experience providing medical care for the Baltimore Ravens. He is a member of the NFL and NHL Team Physician Societies. Beyond his team responsibilities, Dr. Martins is the director of sports performance at Atlantic Health in Morristown, N.J., and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Martins earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where he also completed his residency. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Oakland Raiders


Warren King, MD. Dr. King is a physician with Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Foundation's sports medicine department. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he also completed his residency at the university's Los Angeles County Medical Center. Dr. King's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He has a professional interest in performing ACL reconstructions and minimally invasive single compartment joint replacement. In addition to his work with the Raiders, Dr. King is a team orthopedic physician for the Golden State Warriors. He has past affiliations with the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Warren Strudwick, MD.
Dr. Strudwick is a physician with Bay Area Orthopaedic Sports & Spine in Emeryville, Calif. He earned his medical degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and his master's degree from Stanford (Calif.) University. He has a professional interest in knee, elbow and shoulder injuries. Dr. Strudwick is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American College of Sports Medicine. His past work with athletic teams includes affiliations with the Golden State Warriors, U.S. Olympic Boxing team, University of California at Berkley and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In addition to his work with the Raiders, Dr. Strudwick serves as team physician for the U.S. Track and Field Team.

Frederic G. Nicola, MD.
Dr. Nicola is director of the Knee and Hip Institute at DISC Sports and Spine Center in Marina del Rey, Calif. He has been a team physician with the Raiders since 1983 and maintains an active role in providing game-day and training camp coverage. He is also a member of the NFL Team Physician’s Society and has worked as a team physician during two Super Bowls and Pro Bowls. His additional experienced includes providing care as a Ringside Boxing Physician for the California State Atlantic Commission. He has a professional interest in cartilage preservation and minimally invasive surgical technique. Dr. Nicola earned his medical degree at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and completed his residency and fellowship at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Kendrick E. Lee, MD.
Dr. Lee is a physician with Webster Orthopedics in Oakland, Calif., and has a professional interest in hand surgery. He earned his medical degree from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's additional training includes a hand surgery fellowship with the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. He has a special interest in peripheral nerve surgery, bone and joint reconstruction and pediatric hand disorders. Dr. Lee has published several articles on hand surgery and is affiliated with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition to his work as consultant with the Raiders, Dr. Lee is a consultant for the Oakland A's.

Philadelphia Eagles


Peter DeLuca, MD.
Dr. DeLuca is a sports medicine physician with the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. DeLuca's additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopic Association of North America. In addition to his role as head team physician for the Eagles, Dr. DeLuca is the head team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Paul Marchetto, MD.
Dr. Marchetto is a physician with the Rothman Institute, based in Philadelphia. He earned his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Marchetto's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Eagles, Dr. Marchetto is head team physician for Rutgers University athletics.

Matthew Pepe, MD.
Dr. Pepe is an orthopedic sports medicine physician with Rothman Institute in Philadelphia and director of sports medicine at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. He serves as an assistant team orthopedic physician with the Eagles and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Pepe earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Pennsylvania Medical Center. His additional training includes a research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania McKay Laboratory and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.


Pittsburgh Steelers


James P. Bradley, MD.
Dr. Bradley practices at Burke & Bradley Orthopedics and is affiliated with the UPMC center for sports medicine in Pittsburgh. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. Dr. Bradley's additional training includes a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Bradley has a professional interest in sports medicine.

Joseph Maroon, MD.
Dr. Maroon is a neurosurgeon, vice chairman and professor of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he also completed his residency. His additional neurosurgical training includes time at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Oxford University in England and the University of Vermont in Burlington. Dr. Maroon co-developed the ImPACT test for concussion screening and has served as consultant to several professional and college athletes. He is a member of American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine and Research Society of Neurological Surgeons. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Maroon serves on the editorial board for The Physician and Sportsmedicine as well as Neurological Research.

Robin West, MD.
Dr. West is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery in the division of sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is an assistant team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers and has previous affiliations with University of Pittsburgh athletic teams. She has a variety of research interests, including concussion symptoms in the female athlete, ACL tunnel placement and lateral meniscus root tears associated with ACL tears. Dr. West earned her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where she also completed her residency in orthopedic surgery. Her additional training includes a fellowship in shoulder and sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

San Diego Chargers


David Chao, MD.
Dr. Chao practices orthopedic surgery in San Diego. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He is the founder and president of the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation and a board member of the San Diego International Sports Council. He is a member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his work as head team physician for the Chargers, Dr. Chao is the chief medical officer for ESPN's X Games and a team physician for the USA Sevens rugby team.

Jerry Hizon, MD.
Dr. Hizon is co-founder and medical director for OUCH Sports Medicine Center in Temecula, Calif. He has served as a team physician for the Chargers since 1999 and was chosen as a sideline physician for the 2003 Super Bowl between Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has also served as a medical provider for the Pro Bowl. In 2009, Dr. Hizon received the Sports Medicine Champion award from the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation. He is a member of American College of Sports Medicine and NFL Physician’s Society. Dr. Hizon earned his medical degree at the University of California in San Diego and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. His additional training includes a sports medicine qualification through UCSD.

Tal David, MD.
Dr. David practices orthopedic surgery in San Diego. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed an orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and NFL Team Physician’s Society. In addition to his practice, he serves on the board of editors of Orthopedics. Dr. David an orthopedic consultant for the PGA and AVP Tours.

San Francisco 49ers


Dan Garza, MD.
Dr. Garza is a clinical assistant professor at Stanford (Calif.) School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Stanford University, where he also completed his residency and a fellowship in hand surgery. His clinical interests include treating trauma in athletes and overuse injuries. Dr. Garza's research interests include biomechanical analysis of the effects of modified landing techniques on cruciate and collateral ligaments. He is currently leading a study about the biomechanics of football players involving the 49ers players.

Timothy McAdams, MD.
Dr. McAdams is a physician with Stanford (Calif.) School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. McAdams' additional training includes a traveling fellowship with the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as a fellowship with the Santa Monica (Calif.) Orthopaedic Group. His professional interests include knee, shoulder and elbow arthroscopy as well as treatment for hand and upper extremity injuries. Among his current research topics, Dr. McAdams cites MRI evaluation of SLAP lesions and biomechanical comparison of techniques for elbow reconstruction. In addition to his work with the 49ers, Dr. McAdams is affiliated with the Stanford men's basketball team.

Gary Fanton, MD.
Dr. Fanton is a physician with Stanford (Calif.) Hospitals & Clinics. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic. His additional training includes a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Dr. Fanton has a professional interest in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, including rotator cuff tears and cartilage injuries. He was co-founder and board member of Oratec Interventions, a medical device company for minimally invasive spine and joint procedures purchased by Smith & Nephew. Dr. Fanton also co-founded the SOAR Clinic in Redwood City, Calif. In addition to his work with the 49ers, Dr. Fanton is affiliated with the Ballet San Jose of Silicon Valley professional ballet company.

William Maloney, MD.
Dr. Maloney is a physician at Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and completed his residency at Stanford (Calif.) University Medical Center. Dr. Maloney's additional training includes a fellowship with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His clinical interests include total hip and knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement and revision replacement. He recently earned a spot on the AAHKS President's Honor Roll, Gold Level from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and was recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for his volunteer work.

Seattle Seahawks


Stan Herring, MD.
Dr. Herring is a clinical professor in the department of rehabilitative medicine, orthopedics, sports medicine and neurosurgery at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He is also the medical director of spine care at UW Medicine and co-director of the Seattle Sports Concussion Program. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed his residency at the UW department of rehabilitation medicine. He has a professional interest in non-operative musculoskeletal and sports medicine, specifically spine disorders and sports concussion. In addition to his work with the Seahawks, Dr. Herring is team physician for the Seattle Mariners.

Elias Edward Khalfayan, MD.
Dr. Khalfayan is an orthopedic surgeon with OPA Ortho and serves as a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, both in Seattle. His clinical interests include sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He serves as head team physician for the Seahawks, a position he has held since 1996. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Khalfayan serves ad a reviewer for American Journal of Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Calif. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine with The Graduate Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Jonathan Drezner, MD.
Dr. Drezner is a family physician with a special interest in sports medicine. He has a clinical focus on medical and musculoskeletal problems associated with sports and exercise. He practices with Hall Health Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he serves as an associate professor in the department of family medicine. Dr. Drezner is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and NFL Team Physician's Society. He earned his medical degree at the University of California in Los Angeles and completed his residency at Tacoma (Wash.) Family Medicine. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Washington.

Michael K. McAdam, MD.
Dr. McAdam is an orthopedic sports medicine physician with OPA Ortho in Seattle. He serves as team physician for the Seahawks and a consultant for the United States Men's National Rugby Team. He is a member of several professional societies, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and NFL Team Physician's Society. His practice focuses on shoulder and knee arthroscopy as well as fracture management and general orthopedics. Dr. McAdam earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Center.

Ashwin Rao, MD.
Dr. Rao is a family physician with a special interest in sports medicine. He practices at Hall Health Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he also serves as a clinical assistant professor in the department of family medicine. Dr. Rao focuses his practice on the management of medical and musculoskeletal problems related to sports and exercise. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Rao earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and completed his residency and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Washington.

St. Louis Rams


Robert Brophy, MD.
Dr. Brophy is a physician and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Brophy's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at HSS. He has a clinical interest in arthroscopic treatment of cartilage injuries, soccer related injuries and shoulder injuries. He has been listed among America's best doctors for the past two years by Best Doctors, Inc. During his career, he has written several journal articles based on his orthopedic research.

Mark Halstead, MD.
Dr. Halstead is a physician and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, where he also completed his residency in pediatrics. His additional training includes a fellowship with Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Halstead's clinical interests includes treating pediatric and adolescent sports injuries, managing concussions and treating throwing injuries. In addition to his practice, Dr. Halstead has published articles on youth sports medicine.

Matt Matava, MD.
Dr. Matava is an orthopedic surgeon and associate professor with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta. Dr. Matava's additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center. His areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, sports-related injuries in children and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Matava has published several articles on knee surgery.

Rick W. Wright, MD.
Dr. Wright is an orthopedic physician and associate professor with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Wright's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center. His professional interests include treating orthopedic knee ligament injuries and shoulder rotator cuff disease. Dr. Wright has been the recipient of the Albert Key Award for resident research by the Mid-American Orthopedic Association.

Mike Chicoine, MD.
Dr. Chicoine is a neurosurgeon and assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgery residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Chicoine's additional training includes a fellowship with Skull Base Neurosurgery at Good Samaritan Hospital & University of Cincinnati. His areas of interest include cranial base surgery and degenerative disease of cervical and lumbar spine.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Kevin Elder, MD.
Dr. Elder is a physician with HealthPoint Medical Group in Tampa, Fla. He earned his medical degree from the Medical University of Ohio/University of Toledo and completed a family practice residency and sports medicine fellowship at Bayfort Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. Dr. Elder has a professional interest in treatment of overuse injuries and non-operative orthopedic sports medicine problems. In addition to his practice, Dr. Elder is affiliate assistant professor of family medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

John Zvijac, MD.
Dr. Zvijac is a founding partner of UHZ Sports Medicine Institute in Coral Gables, Fla. He has been head team physician for the Buccaneers since 1998 and serves as an assistant team physician for the Florida Panthers. His practice focuses on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He previously served as chief of staff and chief of surgery at Doctors Hospital. Dr. Zvijac is a member of several professional organizations, including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Arthroscopy Association of North America. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Zvijac conducts research in shoulder reconstruction, cartilage repair and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Zvijac earned his medical degree at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine. His additional training includes a sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at Andrews Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.

Chet Janecki, MD.
Dr. Janecki is an orthopedic surgeon in Tampa, Fla., where he focuses his practice on shoulder reconstruction and repair. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

Dan Lamar, MD.
Dr. Lamar is an orthopedic surgeon with Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine | Rehabilitation in Bradenton, Fla. His clinical practice focuses on sports medicine, total joint replacement and cartilage rejuvenation. In addition to the Buccaneers, Dr. Lamar is a team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the U.S. Soccer Team. He has previous experience as an assistant clinical professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. Dr. Lamar earned his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His additional training includes a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Miami.

Tennessee Titans


Thomas Byrd, MD.
Dr. Byrd, of Nashville (Tenn.) Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, practices sports medicine with an emphasis on less invasive surgical techniques. He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and completed training at the University of Louisville (Ky.). Dr. Byrd's additional training includes a sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery fellowship under James Andrews, MD, in Birmingham, Ala. In addition to his work with the Titans, Dr. Byrd has served as a physician for the U.S. Olympic team and is a consultant for several other professional teams. He has authored several publications on arthroscopic surgery and is active in clinical research. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Burton F. Elrod, MD.
Dr. Elrod is a physician with Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Nashville, Tenn. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Elrod continued his studies in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. His professional interests include arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder and elbow. He is the head team physician for the Titans as well as the team physician for D1 Sports Therapy/Training in Tennessee. In addition to his practice, Dr. Elrod has published several articles and served as a master clinical instructor for Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, International Society for Sports Medicine and NFLTeam Physician's Society.

Washington Redskins


James Andrews, MD.
Dr. Andrews is the founder of Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his orthopedic residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Andrews' additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and at the University of Lyon in France. He is nationally recognized as a leader in sports medicine for his work with professional athletes from around the country. He is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Andrews is a past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and has served on the board of directors for the Arthroscopy Association of North America and International Knee Society. In addition to his work with the Redskins, Dr. Andrews is the medical director for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Christopher Annunziata, MD.
Dr. Annunziata is an associate clinical professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a practice partner at Commonwealth Orthopaedics. In addition to his work with the Redskins, Dr. Annunziata serves as team physician for DC United professional soccer team. He is a member of the NFL Team Physician's Society, American Arthroscopy Association of North American and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Annunziata earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Center.

D. Andrew Parker, MD.
Dr. Parker has a professional interest in hip arthroscopy and cartilage restoration. He practices at Commonwealth Orthopaedics in Arlington, Va. He serves as a team physician for the Redskins as well as DC United professional soccer team. During his career, he has cared for athletes on the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks and Houston Astros. He is a fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr. Parker earned his medical degree at the University of Louisville (Ky.) and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. His additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine at Baylor Sports Medicine Institute in Houston.

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