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68 Physicians for MLB Teams

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Monday, 02 August 2010 16:13
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Baseball is a highly active sport where athletes can easily suffer ACL, elbow and ankle injuries. As a result, major league teams often add orthopedic physicians to their roster. These physicians treat our favorite players' minor and major injuries to make sure they are in top condition for their next big game.

Orthopedic physician information was not available for all teams.


Arizona Diamondbacks


Michael Lee, MD. Dr. Lee practices orthopedics with North Scottsdale Orthopaedic in Phoenix. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson.

Atlanta Braves


Joe Chandler, MD. Dr. Chandler practices with Resurgens Orthopedics in Atlanta. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Yale University and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Society as well as the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Chandler has served as the chairman of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board.

Xavier Duralde, MD. Dr. Duralde practices at Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic in Atlanta,. He earned his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York where he also completed a fellowship in elbow and shoulder surgery. He has authored many publications regarding the shoulder and is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and the Major League Baseball Physicians Association.

Boston Red Sox


Thomas J. Gill, MD. Dr. Gill serves as chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Sports Medical Service. His clinical research interests include knee and shoulder injuries with a particular interest in knee joint biomechanics. Dr. Gill also serves as medical director the Red Sox as well as medical director for the New England Patriots and is a team physician for the Boston Bruins. Dr. Gill serves as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Chicago Cubs


Stephen Adams, MD. Dr. Adams is a professor of medicine and emergency medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He earned his medical degree at Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency at McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University. Dr. Adams serves as the chief of the sports medicine division and chief emeritus of the emergency medicine division at Feinberg. He is the head team physician for the Cubs.

Stephen Gryzlo, MD.
Dr. Gryzlo is affiliated with the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine department of orthopedic surgery. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed his residency at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University. Dr. Gryzlo's clinical interests include ligament injuries, knee problems, shoulder and elbow reconstruction and sports medicine.

Michael Schafer, MD.
Dr. Schafer practices with the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in Chicago. He earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City and completed his residency at McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Schafer's clinical interests include spine disorders, spinal reconstruction and sports medicine. He is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is the associate editor for Spine as well as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Chicago White Sox


Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD.
Dr. Bush-Joseph is a professor and physician with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has a focus in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency at Rush. He serves as a member of the American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery sports medicine examination committee. In addition to serving with the White Sox, Dr. Bush-Joseph serves as an associate team physician for the Chicago Bulls. He is an elected member of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board.

Bernard R. Bach Jr., MD. Dr. Bach has a focus in sports medicine, knee and shoulder at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency at Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. Dr. Bach has been director of sports medicine at Rush since 1986 and has published over 375 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters. Additionally, Dr. Bach previously served as president for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Gregory P. Nicholson, MD.
Dr. Nicholson, a physician with Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago, has a focus in shoulder and elbow surgery. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at University Hospital of Cleveland. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his work with the White Sox, he serves as a team physician for the Chicago Bulls. Currently, Dr. Nicholson serves as associate professor at Rush University Medical Center.

Kathleen M. Weber, MD.
Dr. Weber is the director of primary care/sports medicine and women's sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Weber received her medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed her internship and residency at Rush as well. She has an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal issues. In addition to serving as team physician for the White Sox, she is a team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Force Women's Football.

Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA.
Dr. Cole, a physician with Midwest Orthopedics at Rush in Chicago, is head of the orthopedics master's program as well as section head of the cartilage research program and cartilage restoration center at Rush. He earned his degree from the University of Chicago and completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Cole serves on the Board of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a team physician for the Chicago Bulls. Additionally, Dr. Cole is a professor in the department of orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center.

Anthony A. Romero, MD. Dr. Romero is a physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush with a special interest in sports medicine, elbow, shoulder and elbow. Dr. Romero earned his medical degree from the Saint Louis School of Medicine and completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a fellow of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society as well as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Romero serves as an associate professor and director of the shoulder and elbow section at Rush University Medical Center.

Lowell Scott Weil, DPM, FACFAS. Dr. Weil is a podiatrist with Weil Foot & Ankle Institute in Chicago. He earned his medical degree at the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago and completed residency at Kern Hospital in Warren, Miss. Dr. Weil is a fellow with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons as well as the American College of Foot Orthopedics. He is the editor-in-chief, emeritus, of the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Weil has previously been the team podiatrist and consultant for the Chicago Bears.

Cincinnati Reds


Timothy Kremcheck, MD. Dr. Kremcheck practices with Beacon Orhtopaedics & Sports Medicine in Sharonville, Ohio. He earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency at Tufts University in Boston, Mass. Dr. Kremcheck's special interests include arthroscopic shoulder and knee repair as well as total joint reconstructions and replacements. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Sports Medicine Institute. He also serves as team consultant for the Washington Nationals.

Cleveland Indians


Mark Schickendantz, MD.
Dr. Schickendantz is on staff in the department of orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic main campus, Lutheran Hospital and Marymount Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. He is a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association and has published several articles and book chapters. Dr. Schickendantz is also the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns.

Kim Stearns, MD. Dr. Stearns is an orthopedic surgeon with Ohio City Orthopaedics. He attended the Northwestern Ohio University College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as consultant for the World Wrestling Entertainment.

Zenos Vangelos, DO. Dr. Vangelos is affiliated with Physician Offices at Horizon in Brook Park, Ohio. His practice is musculosckeletal based. Dr. Vangelos earned his medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Brentwood Hospital. Dr. Vangelos is certified in sports medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners and is a member of the Association of Major League Physicians. In addition to his work with the Indians, he serves as a consulting physician for the U.S. Triathlon and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Jim Williams, MD. Dr. Williams is a member of the Cleveland Clinic's section of sports medicine. He is also the director of Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery at Euclid Hospital and the director of the cartilage restoration center at Euclid. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to his work with the Indians, he serves as the team physician at John Carroll University and a consultant for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tom Graham, MD. Dr. Graham is a member of the Cleveland Clinic's department of orthopedic surgery. He completed his medical degree at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and his residency in orthopedic surgery with the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. Graham has a special interest in surgery of the hand and upper extremity, complex elbow disorders and fracture reconstruction. He serves as the hand surgery consultant for all professional Cleveland sports teams as well as the Cleveland Symphony and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Colorado Rockies


Tom Noonan, MD. Dr. Noonan is a physician with Steadman Hawkins and serves as the medical director for the Rockies. He earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Noonan has a special interest in shoulder, elbow and knee disorders and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine as well as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Detroit Tigers


Stephen Lemos, MD. Dr. Lemos is a physician at the Michigan Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital. He has served as chair at the Lahey Clinic in Boston. Dr. Lemos earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Vermont. He has published several articles with publications including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Lemos is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Wilderness Medical Society. In addition to his work with the Tigers, Dr. Lemos has worked with the LA Dodgers, LA Lakers, Anaheim Ducks and LA Kings.

Florida Marlins


Lee Kaplan, MD. Dr. Kaplan is the chief of UHealth Sports Medicine, a division of the department of orthopedics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from George Washington University and completed his residency with the University of Miami/Jackson in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kaplan is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has written many articles on sports medicine and articular cartilage.

Houston Astros


Thomas Mehlhoff, MD. Dr. Mehlhoff practices with the Fondren Orthopedic Group in Houston. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed a fellowship with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Mehlhoff serves as chairman of the ethics committee for the Texas Orthopedic Hospital and is a member of the Association of Major League Baseball Team Physicians.

David Lintner, MD.
Dr. Lintner is an orthopedic sports medicine specialist in Houston and has served as the president of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. 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 as well as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to working with the Astros, Dr. Lintner serves as the head team physician for the Houston Dynamo major league soccer team.

Kansas City Royals


Stephen Joyce, MD. Dr. Joyce practices with the Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic in Kansas City, Mo. He earned his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Joyce is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Thomas Phillips, MD.
Dr. Phillips practices with Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic. He graduated from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City as well as fellowships in orthopedic pathology and hand surgery. Dr. Phillips is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Missouri State Orthopaedic Association. He is also an assistant clinical professor with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Charles Rhodes, MD. Dr. Rhodes practices with Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic and is the president of the group. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery there as well. Dr. Rhodes is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association and the Missouri Orthopaedic Association. He is an assistant clinical professor in orthopedic surgery at the University of Missouri Kansas City and the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Lance Snyder, MD.
Dr. Snyder practices with the Dickson-Diveley Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas College of Medicine. Dr. Snyder completed fellowships in both spine surgery and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Association.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim


Lewis Yocum, MD. Dr. Yocum practices at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, which is based in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has a special interest in sports medicine as well as arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Yocum is a diplomate for the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery as well as a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Orr Limpisvasti, MD. Dr. Limpisvasti is a physician with Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his residency at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Dr. Limpisvasti is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Angels, Dr. Limpisvasti is also affiliated with the LA Kings NHL team.

Minnesota Twins


John A. Steubs, MD.
Dr. Steubs practices with TRIA orthopedics. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Steubs is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Dr. Steubs has a special interest in arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and knee as well as sports-related ankle injuries.

Dan Buss, MD. Dr. Buss practices orthopedics with Shoulder & Sports Medicine in Minneapolis. He completed his degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School and his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Buss is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Los Angeles Dodgers


Neal ElAttrache, MD. Dr. ElAttrache is a physician at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his residency. Dr. ElAttrache is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has authored 32 textbooks and 60 journal publications. In addition to his work with the Dodgers, he serves as orthopedic consultant to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, St. Louis Rams, LA Lakers and LA Kings.

Milwaukee Brewers


William Raasch, MD. Dr. Raasch is a professor of orthopedic surgery and director of the sports medicine division at Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed his residency at the university's hospitals. Dr. Raasch's clinical interests include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle and hip. In addition to his work with the Brewers, Dr. Raasch serves as the company physician for the Milwaukee Ballet Company.

Craig Young, MD.
Dr. Young is a professor of orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Young has received fellowship awards from both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition to serving with the Brewers, Dr. Young is team physician for the US National Snowboard Team.

New York Mets


Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD. Dr. Coleman practices at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He earned his medical degree at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Among other organizations, Dr. Struan is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to his work with the Mets, Dr. Struan serves as a consulting physician for the PGA tour and the association of tennis professionals.

Andrew D. Pearle, MD.
Dr. Pearle practices with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He earned his medical degree at Stanford Medical School and completed training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Pearle is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His clinical interests include arthroscopic and computer aided surgery of the shoulder, knee and ankle.

Michelle Carlson, MD.
Dr. Carlson is a physician with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. She earned her medical degree from Cornell University School of Medicine. Dr. Carlson has won many awards for her work, including the Lewis Clark Wagner Research Award and "Best Doctors in New York," New York magazine. She is the director and founder of the Children Adolescent Hand program at HSS.

New York Yankees


Christopher Ahmad, MD.
Dr. Ahmad practices with Columbia Orthopedics in New York. He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Ahmad serves as the chief of adolescent and pediatric sports medicine as well as the director of biomechanics research at the center for orthopedic research. His special interests include treating shoulder instability and labral tears, ACL injuries and Tommy John surgery. He is a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association and the American Society for Sports Medicine.

Oakland Athletics


John Frazier, MD. Dr. Frazier practices with the Webster Orthopaedic Medical Group and has published work on gait analysis, patellar realignment and osteomyelitis in children. He earned his medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery with the University of California, Irvine. He completed  a fellowship in Linkoping, Sweden to study knee arthroscopy and knee ligament reconstruction.

Lewis Yocum, MD.
Dr. Yocum practices at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago. He has a special interest in Sports medicine as well as arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Dr. Yocum is a diplomate for the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Orthopadic Surgery as well as a fellow with the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orhtopadic Surgeons.

Thomas Peatman, MD. Dr. Peatman practices with the Webster Orthopaedic Medical Group with a primary focus in sports medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine, and completed his surgical internship and orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Peatman is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and serves in the U.S. Navy.

Philadelphia Phillies


Michael Ciccotti, MD.
Dr. Ciccotti is a physician with the Rothman Institute in Pennsylvania and serves as the director of the sports medicine division. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School. Dr. Ciccotti is a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association and serves on the board of directors for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Phillies, Dr. Ciccotti is orthopedic consultant to the US Women's National Soccer Team, Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Marc I. Harwood, MD. Dr. Harwood is a non-surgical sports medicine physician with Philadelphia's Rothman Institute. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Harwood is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the MLB Team Physicians Association.

Peter C. Vitanzo, MD.
Dr. Vitanzo is a non-surgical sports medicine physician with Philadelphia's Rothman Institute. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at Duke University Meical Center. Dr. Vitanzo is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Pittsburgh Pirates


Patrick DeMeo, MD.
Dr. DeMeo is a physician with the West Penn Allegheny Health System. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. DeMeo currently serves as chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery at Allegheny General Hospital and is the Pirates' medical director.

Edward Snell, MD.
Dr. Snell is the director of primary sports medicine fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine and completed his residency at Mararet's Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh. He serves as the president of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association and is the Pirates' head physician.

Dennis Phillips, MD. Dr. Phillips is the director of arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery at Allegheny General Hospital. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at the Louisiana State University Hospital. Dr. Phillips is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Additionally, he serves as an assistant professor in orthopedic surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine

Robert Schilken, MD.
Dr. Schilken is an instructor in orthopedic surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh, completed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and earned a fellowship at the Hershey Medical Center, Penn State University.

Seattle Mariners


Mitchel Storey, DO.
Dr. Storey is affiliated with The Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle. He earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed internships at Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Penn., as well as The Sports Medicine Clinic. Dr. Storey's special interests include non-surgical treatment of sports injuries and throwing injuries. He is a founding member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and has been the president of the American Osteopathic Association for Sports Medicine.

E. Edward Khalfayan, MD.
Dr. Khalfayan practices with Opa Ortho and is the medical director for the Seattle Mariners. He earned his medical degree at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Calif. Dr. Khalfayan is a fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition to practicing with the Mariners, Dr. Khalfayan serves as the Seattle Seahawks head team physician.

San Diego Padres


Heinz Hoenecke, MD.
Dr. Hoenecke practices with the Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University's science center. Among other organizations, Dr. Hoenecke is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is head team physician for the Padres and serves as team physician for many other San Diego sports clubs.

Walter A. Thomas, MD.
Dr. Thomas is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in California with a focus on sports medicine. He earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University, where he completed his residency. Dr. Thomas has professional interest in arthroscopy of all joints. In addition to his work with the Padres, Dr. Thomas is associated with the Team USA Waterpolo and several San Diego State teams.

Jan Fronek, MD.
Dr. Fronek is a member of the Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla, Calif. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed his residency at the UCSD School of Medicine. Dr. Fronek also completed a sports medicine fellowship with the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. In addition to working with the Padres, Dr. Fronek is a team physician of the US Pro Ski Tour.

San Francisco Giants


Michael Dillingham, MD.
Dr. Dillingham practices with Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates in Redwood City, Calif. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Dillingham serves as an adjunct clinical professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Stanford. He is a former team physician for the San Francisco 49ers.

St. Louis Cardinals


Rick Wright, MD. Dr. Wright sees patients at the Orthopedic Surgery Center in St. Louis and Washington University Orthopedics in Chesterfield, Mo. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Wright's area of interest is arthroscopy, and he has published several books and articles on the subject.

Michael J. Milne, MD.
Dr. Milne is a physician with The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis and is a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed a sports medicine fellowship at Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vali, Colo. Dr. Milne is affiliates with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In the past he has served as a team physician with the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and US Ski Team.

Tampa Bay Rays


James Andrews, MD. Dr. Andrews practices at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. He has authored several scientific articles and books. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Tulane Medical School. Dr. Andrews serves on the medical and safety advisory committee of USA Baseball and on the board of Little League Baseball. In addition to the Rays, he serves as the senior orthopedic consultant for the Washington Redskins and is co-medical director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

Michael Reilly, MD.
Dr. Reilly is the director of the center for knee, shoulder and hip at Broward Orthopaedic Specialists. He earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed an internship ant the University of Utah. He has authored several publications and is an assistant clinical professor for the University of Florida residency training program. Dr. Reilly also serves as a team physician for the United States Swimming Team.

Koco Eaton, MD.
Dr. Eaton practices at Eaton Orthpaedics. He earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School and completed his residency at Memorial Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Eaton completed a sports medicine fellowship in Birmingham and has received a patent for knee surgery utilizing minimally invasive incisions. Among his other accomplishments, Dr. Eaton has written many orthopedic articles and currently is a faculty member at the University of South Florida.

Texas Rangers


Keith Meister, MD. Dr. Meister is the director of Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. He earned his medical degree from the Boston University Combined BA/MD Program and completed his residency at the Boston University Medical Center. He has completed efellowships in sports medicine, hand surgery and knee surgery. Dr. Meister is a member of the American Orthopaedics Society for Sports Medicine and the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Society. He is the head team physician for the Texas Rangers and has served as head team physician with the Dallas Stars.

Toronto Blue Jays


Allan Gross, MD. Dr. Gross is head of the orthopedic surgery division at Mount Sinai Hospital is this the one in NY?. He received his medical degree from the University of Toronto. Dr. Gross has a special interest in reconstruction of the lower extremity and has published on the use of the allograft bone in revision arthoplasty of the hip and knee. Currently, Dr. Gross holds a full professorship in the department of surgery at the University of Toronto.

Steven Mirabello, MD. Dr. Mirabello practices with Florida Sports Orthopaedic & Spine Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed an internship in the UCLA training program. Dr. Mirabello has published several articles on shoulder surgery. Among his many affiliations, Dr. Mirabello is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of The American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society. He serves as a consulting physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and is an associate member of the Association of Major League Baseball Team Physicians.

Jason Smith, MD.
Dr. Smith is on the surgical team at Rouge Valley Centenary in Toronto. He completed his medical residency in sports orthopedic surgery at the American Sports Medical Institute. In addition to his experience with the Blue Jays, he has worked with members of the Washington Redskins and several college athletes.

John Theodoropoulos, MD. Dr. Theodoropoulos is a physician affiliated with the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital. He earned his medical degree at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and completed his residency at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Theodoropoulos is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine as well as the Canadian Orthopedic Association. He has an interest in sports medicine and arthroscopy.

Glenn Copeland, MD. Dr. Copeland is a podiatrist with Mount Sinai's sports clinic. He earned his degree from the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. He is the former CEO of Cleveland Clinic Canada.

Washington Nationals


Wiemi Douoguih, MD.
Dr. Douoguih practices orthopedics at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Douoguih areas of interest include the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. In addition to his work with the Nationals, Dr. Douoguih is affiliated with the U.S. Judo team, University of Maryland athletics and the Baltimore Ravens.

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