Meet the spine, orthopedic surgeons behind the 2023 Super Bowl


The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will face off Feb. 12 in Super Bowl LVII.

Behind these, and other NFL teams, are spine and orthopedic surgeons overseeing care of the players.

Multiple spine and orthopedic surgeons are on the Eagles' team, including Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, who is the team's spine consultant. Arsh Dhanota, MD, is chief medical officer and the Eagles' head team physician, and Matthew Pepe, MD, is head orthopedic surgeon. Christopher Dodson, MD, is associate head orthopedic surgeon, and Paul Marchetto, MD; John Salvo, MD, and Ari Gries, DO, are on the Eagles' physician roster.

Orthopedic surgeons J. Paul Schroeppel, MD; Lucas Thompson, MD, and Scott Mullen, MD, are on the physician team for the Chiefs. Michael Monaco, MD, is the Chiefs' head team physician, and Jean-Phillipe Darche, MD, is also on staff; both are family medicine specialists. 

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