22 power players in sports medicine


Here are 22 power players in the field of sports medicine that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:

Note: this list is not exhaustive. If you would like to be included in future lists, please contact aickes@beckershealthcare.com.

Martha Murray, MD

Martha Murray, MD, is the co-developer of the Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair — known as BEAR — technique, which is the first FDA-approved medical technology that enables healing of a torn ACL.

Neal ElAttrache, MD

Dr. ElAttrache recently performed successful knee surgery on Charles Omenihu, a defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs. He currently serves as head team physician for the Los Angeles Rams, another NFL team, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the city's MLB franchise.

Richard Weiler, MD, PhD

Dr. Weiler, a sports medicine, exercise and musculoskeletal specialist, joined AI Nexus Healthcare's advisory board. He is also a fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and on the board of the Institute of Sports & Exercise Medicine.

Brian Cole, MD

Dr. Cole was appointed acting chair of orthopedic surgery at Rush University in Chicago. He currently serves as head team physician for the NBA's Chicago Bulls and co-team physician for the MLB's Chicago White Sox. 

Patrick McKenzie, MD

Dr. McKenzie recently joined the care team at Green Bay, Wis.-based Prevea Health. He is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who currently serves as head physician for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.

Louis Almekinders, MD

Dr. Almekinders, a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon at Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health, recently performed his first procedure using the BEAR implant for ACL surgery, which is the first FDA-approved medical technology that enables healing of a torn ACL.

Dylan Rogers, DO

Dr. Rogers, a primary care sports medicine physician, joined the staff of Las Vegas-based Crovetti Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He has previously served as an assistant team physician for the NFL's Detroit Lions and NBA's Detroit Pistons.

Samara Friedman, MD

Anna Katsman, MD

Sarah Stelma, MD

Alexandra D'Agostini, MD

This team of physicians will lead the Morristown, N.J.-based Pediatric Orthopedic Center's recently relaunched center for female athletes, which will consist of 50% orthopedic surgeons and specialize in providing care for young female athletes.

Mark Kelley, MD

Dr. Kelley rejoined the care team at Laurium, Mich.-based Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital & Clinics. He specializes in sports medicine, total and partial joint replacements, orthopedic emergencies and fractures.

Kristina Quirolgico, MD

Dr. Quirolgico joined Memphis, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic, where she treats patients as a physiatrist focused on sports medicine and primary care.

Michael Monaco, MD

Dr. Monaco serves as the head team physician and an internal medicine specialist for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs, in addition to practicing internal medicine at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kan.

J. Paul Schroeppel, MD

Dr. Schroeppel serves as the head team orthopedic surgeon for the Chiefs and a sports medicine and arthroscopy specialist at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City.

Timothy McAdams, MD

In addition to his role as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine and arthroscopy specialist at Stanford (Calif.) Medicine, Dr. McAdams serves as the head team physician and orthopedic surgeon for the San Francisco 49ers, who faced the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.

Mary Mulcahey, MD 

Dr. Mulcahey, a sports medicine specialist, was named division director of sports medicine at Loyola Medicine in Maywood, Ill. She previously directed the women's sports medicine program at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

Keith Meister, MD

Dr. Meister, director of sports medicine at the Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery in Arlington, recently performed shoulder surgery on Kendall Graveman, a pitcher for the Houston Astros, in Dallas.

Jeffrey Dugas, MD

Dr. Dugas serves as associate medical director of World Wrestling Entertainment, in addition to providing sports medicine assistance for the Birmingham Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox; USA Cheer; and the Alabama Ballet.

Dharmesh Vyas, MD, PhD

Dr. Vyas is the head team physician for the Pittsburgh Penguins and recently performed laparoscopic knee surgery on the NHL team's forward Matt Nieto.

Brett Gingold, MD

Adam Lindsay, MD

Sports medicine surgeons Drs. Gingold and Lindsay joined the care team at Bend, Ore.-based the Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care from Bend-based Desert Orthopedics.

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