58 Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physicians for Professional Basketball Teams

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Here is a list of orthopedic and sports medicine physicians who serve as team physicians to National Basketball Association teams. Information was not available for all physicians and teams.

Atlanta Hawks


Michael Bernot, MD. Dr. Bernot is a physician with Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic in Atlanta. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and completed further orthopedic training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Berno also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Christ Hospital Bone and Joint Institute in Cincinnati. In addition to his practice, Dr. Bernot is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Atlanta Orthopaedic Society. He has previously been affiliated with the World Championship Figure Skating competition and the Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team.

Boston Celtics


Brian McKeon, MD. Dr. McKeon is a physician with Boston Sports & Shoulder Center. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency at the University of Connecticut integrated residency program in Storrs. Dr. McKeon also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the New England Baptist Hospital in Roxbury Crossing, Mass. In addition to his practice, Dr. McKeon participates in clinical trials on articular cartilage. He is the head physician and chief medical officer for the Celtics and serves as an assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International College of Repair Society.

Charlotte Bobcats


Glenn Perry, MD. Dr. Perry is founder of Perry Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Charlotte, N.C. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. He has a professional interest in arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery and sports-related injuries. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Perry has served as president of the NBA Team Physicians Society for five years and is a diplomat for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to his work with the Bobcats, Dr. Perry has been affiliated with the WNBA Charlotte Sting, Charlotte Knights and USA Olympic basketball teams.

Chicago Bulls


Brian J. Cole, MD.
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.

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 University in Boston. Dr. Bach has been director of sports medicine at Rush since 1986 and has published over 375 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Bach previously served as president for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD.
Dr. Bush-Joseph is a professor and physician with Rush University Medical Center in Chicago with 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 Orthopaedic Surgery sports medicine examination committee. In addition to serving with the Bulls, Dr. Bush-Joseph serves as an associate team physician for the Chicago White Sox. He is an elected member of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board.

John Fernandez, MD.
Dr. Fernandez is a physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from Northeastern College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio, and completed his residency at Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Fernandez also completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has a professional interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. In addition to his practice, Dr. Fernandez conducts research on hand and wrist mechanics as well as elbow tendon repair.

George Holmes, MD.
Dr. Holmes is a physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, N.J., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holmes also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Merritt Hospital in Oakland, Calif. In addition to his practice, Dr. Holmes has been on the editorial board of Foot and Ankle International for more than 20 years and regularly lectures nationally and internationally. He has previously worked with the Joffrey Ballet, Boston Ballet and the Sacramento Kings.

Simon Lee, MD.
Dr. Lee is a physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed his residency at the University of Illinois Medical Center. Dr. Lee also completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at Carolinas Medical Center with Miller Orthopaedic Clinic in Charlotte, N.C. He has a professional interest in performing soft tissue and bone reconstructive surgery and treating fractures in the foot and ankle. In addition to his practice, Dr. Lee is an associate editor of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society's journal and is continuously involved in clinical studies. Dr. Lee is also affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his work with the Bulls, Dr. Lee serves as consultant for several dance teams in Chicago.

Gregory P. Nicholson, MD.
Dr. Nicholson, a physician with Midwest Orthopaedics 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 Bulls, he serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox. Dr. Nicholson currently serves as associate professor at Rush University Medical Center.

Anthony A. Romeo, MD.
Dr. Romeo is a physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush with a special interest in sports medicine, elbow and shoulder surgery. Dr. Romeo 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. Romeo serves as an associate professor and director of the shoulder and elbow section at Rush University Medical Center. He is also a team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

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 Bulls, she is a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Force women's football team.

Nikhil Verma, MD.
Dr. Verma is a physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his orthopedic residency at the Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Verma also completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Verma's professional interests include arthroscopic shoulder surgery, cartilage restoration and elbow ligament reconstruction. In addition to his practice, Dr. Verma has developed sports medicine implants and conducts sports medicine research. Dr. Verma is also a team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

Cleveland Cavaliers


Jim Williams, MD. Dr. Williams is a physician with the Cleveland Clinic as well as chief of surgery and director of the cartilage restoration center at Euclid (Ohio) Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) School of Medicine and Dentistry and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Dr. Williams also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. He has a professional interest in cartilage repair and transplantation, knee and shoulder arthroscopy and rotator cuff tears. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Cavaliers, Dr. Williams is affiliated with the Cleveland Indians.

Dallas Mavericks


Tarek Souryal, MD. Dr. Souryal is a founder and medical director with the Texas Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Group in University Park. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Souryal also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at The Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbus, Ga. His professional interests include treatment for ACL injuries. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine and a past president of the Texas Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Mavericks, Dr. Souryal is also a team physician for the Dallas Texans arena football league, Dallas Burn Major League Soccer team and the Dallas Freeze of the Central Hockey League.

Denver Nuggets


Steve Traina, MD. Dr. Traina is an orthopedic physician with Orthopedic Associates in Denver. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Traina also completed a fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He has a professional interest in shoulder and knee surgery as well as sports medicine. In the past, Dr. Traina has been affiliated with the Denver Broncos and multiple high school football teams.

Detroit Pistons


Stephen E. Lemos, MD. Dr. Lemos is a physician with Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit. He earned his medical degree at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Dr. Lemos also completed a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. Among his clinical interests, Dr. Lemos cites treatment for bone sparing shoulder replacement, reverse total shoulder replacement and surgery for elbow disorders. His research interests include biomechanics and articular cartilage regeneration and repair. In addition to his work with the Pistons, Dr. Lemos is a team physician for the Detroit Tigers.

Golden State Warriors


Frank Chen, MD. Dr. Chen is a physician with the Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Foundation. He earned his medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, R.I., and completed his residency at the Hospital of Joint Disease in New York City. Dr. Chen also completed a sports medicine, shoulder and elbow reconstruction surgery fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has a professional interest in treating shoulder and elbow instability and arthritis as well as ligament and meniscus injuries. In addition to his work with the Warriors, Dr. Chen has been affiliated with several local high school and college teams.

Warren King, MD. Dr. King is a physician with the Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Foundation. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, where he also completed his residency. Dr. King completed an arthroscopic surgery fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He has a professional interest in performing complex ligament reconstructions in professional and amateur athletes. He is trained in minimally invasive single compartment joint replacement and cartilage and bone reconstructions. In addition to his work with the Warriors, Dr. King is also affiliated with the Oakland Raiders, U.S. Soccer and U.S. Rugby.

Houston Rockets


Walter Lowe, MD. Dr. Lowe is affiliated with the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute 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 also completed a fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lowe serves as chairman and professor of the department of orthopedic surgery at the University of Texas. He has a professional interest in diagnosing and treating a wide range of sports medicine disorders. Dr. Lowe is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Sports Medicine and the NFL Team Physician's Society.

Hussein A. Elkousy, MD.
Dr. Elkousy is a physician with Fondren Orthopedic Group in Houston. He earned his medical degree from Duke University Medical School in Durham, N.C., where he also completed his orthopedic residency. Dr. Elkousy's additional training includes a sports medicine and shoulder fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He has a professional interest in knee and shoulder surgery, specifically arthroscopic surgery. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Elkousy has given several presentations and published professional articles on his sports medicine research. Dr. Elkousy is also a team physician for Texas Southern University and has previously been affiliated with Duke University and the University of Pittsburgh teams.

Indiana Pacers


Scott A. Lintner, MD.
Dr. Lintner is a physician with OrthoIndy in Indianapolis. He earned his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. Dr. Lintner also completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Lintner has written several articles that have been published in professional journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and serves as a team physician for the Indiana Fever.

Timothy A. Hupfer, MD.
Dr. Hupfer is a physician with OrthoIndy 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. Hupfer also completed fellowships in adult reconstruction at the Cleveland Clinic and in orthopedic trauma in Bern, Switzerland. He has a professional interest in knee, shoulder and hip reconstruction as well as total joint replacement. Dr. Hupfer is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Mark R. Stevens, MD.
Dr. Stevens is a physician with OrthoIndy in Indianapolis. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus and completed his orthopedic residency in Greenville, S.C. Dr. Stevens is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and the Indiana Orthopaedic Society. In addition to his work with the Pacers, Dr. Stevens is an orthopedic consultant to DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.

Los Angeles Clippers


Steven Shimoyama, MD. Dr. Shimoyama is a privately practicing physician in Marina Del Rey, Calif. He earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles and completed additional training at the Los Angeles County Medical Center in orthopedic surgery. He has a professional interest in treating degenerative conditions in the bones and joints.

Los Angeles Lakers


Frank Jobe, MD. Dr. Jobe is co-founder of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree at Loma Linda (Calif.) University and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Los Angeles Count Hospital. He is affiliated with several organizations and is a founding member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and the International Society of the Knee. He has won several awards for his research, including the Charles S. Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for his work with UCL reconstruction, a procedure he developed. In addition to his work with the Lakers, Dr. Jobe is an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Ronald Kvitne, MD.
Dr. Kvitne is a physician with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the University of California in San Francisco and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Kvitne also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. In addition to his practice, Dr. Kvitne serves on the faculty of the University of Southern California and has published in several professional journals. He is also affiliated with the Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Steve Lombardo, MD.
Dr. Lombardo is a physician with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Lombardo also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the International Arthroscopy Association. Dr. Lombardo has also served as a past president of the National Hockey League Team Physician's Society and the National Basketball Association Team Physician Society. In addition to his work with the Lakers, Dr. Lombardo is also a team physician for the Los Angeles Sparks professional women's basketball team.

Daniel Kharrazi, MD.
Dr. Kharrazi is a physician with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the University of California in San Francisco and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard in Boston. Dr. Kharrazi also completed a fellowship in sports medicine and a knee reconstruction fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the California Orthopedic Association. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Kharrazzi has published several articles and given presentations on his sports medicine research. Beyond his work with the Lakers, Dr. Kharrazi is an orthopedic consultant for the Los Angeles Sparks professional women's basketball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

James Tibone, MD. Dr. Tibone is a physician with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, Calif. Dr. Tibone also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe. He is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Tibone has authored several professional publications and delivers lectures on his research. In addition to his work with the Lakers, Dr. Tibone serves as an associate orthopedic consultant with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Ronald Glousman, MD.
Dr. Glousman is a physician with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree at the University of California in Los Angeles and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Glousman also completed a sports medicine fellowship with Kerlan-Jobe. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Glousman serves on the faculty at University of Southern California. He also serves as orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Neal S. ElAttrache, MD.
Dr. ElAttrache is a physician with the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree in the University of Pittsburg, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. ElAttrache completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Kerlan-Jobe. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Shoulder and Elbow Society and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Lakers, he is affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Rams.

Memphis Grizzlies


Fred Azar, MD.
Dr. Azar is chief of staff at Campbell Clinic. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans and completed his residency at UT-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Azar completed additional fellowships in sports medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala., as well as leadership fellows programs at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Azar is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and AAOS Now. In addition to his work with the Grizzlies, Dr. Azar is also affiliated with the University of Memphis athletic program.

Miami Heat


Harlan Selesnick, MD. Dr. Selesnick is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Miami. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Michael Reese Hospital Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Selesnick completed additional sports medicine training at the Temple University Center for Sports Medicine Science in Philadelphia. He is a member of several professional associations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine and the American Society of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Selesnick has served as a past president of the NBA Team Physician's Society and has been associated with world championship basketball teams. In addition to his practice, Dr. Selesnick conducts extensive research on arthroscopy and sports medicine and has written articles for several professional journals.

Allan Herskowitz, MD.
Dr. Herkowitz is the director of the Neuromuscular Treatment Institute in Miami. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y. Dr. Herskowitz is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Neurology. In addition to his practice, Dr. Herskowitz is the chief of neurology at Baptist Health System and has published several articles with professional journals.

Jim Losito, DPM. Dr. Losito is a podiatrist with Barry University in Miami. He earned his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residency at Veterans Affairs Hospital, both in San Francisco. Dr. Losito also completed a fellowship at the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Florida Podiatric Medical Association. In addition to his practice, Dr. Losito is a professor of podiatric biomechanics and orthopedics and the podiatric sports medicine fellowship director at Barry University in Miami. He is a member of the journal review committee for the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and has published his own research in several journals.

Milwaukee Bucks


Michael Gordon, MD. Dr. Gordon is a physician with the Milwaukee Orthopaedic Group. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Gordon also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Boston's New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gordon currently serves as a clinical instructor in orthopedic surgery for the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, both in Milwaukee. In addition to his practice, he regularly researches ACL and knee joint injuries. He has presented at several national conferences and published several articles based on his research. In addition to his work with the Bucks, Dr. Gordon is affiliated with local high schools and Marquette University.

Minnesota Timberwolves


Sheldon Burns, MD.
Dr. Burns is a physician with Edina (Minn.) Family Physicians. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Burns serves as medical director for the Institute for Athletic Medicine in Minnesota and has served as deputy medical commissioner of the International Olympic Committee. He has been named a top doctor by the Twin Cities Parent Magazine twice. In addition to his position as medical director for the Timberwolves, Dr. Burns is affiliated with the Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Vikings.

David A. Fischer, MD. Dr. Fischer is a physician with TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Minneapolis. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Fischer's professional interests include total knee arthroplasty and multiple ligament injuries. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Association and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In addition to his work with the Timberwolves, Dr. Fischer is a former team physician for the Minnesota Vikings and the 1992 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team.

New Orleans Hornets


Misty Suri, MD.
Dr. Suri is a physician with Ochsner in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Dr. Suri also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in Greenville, S.C. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Suri has completed several research projects and was granted a traveling fellowship with Richard Hawkins, MD, founder of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. His primary research focuses on cartilage repair and healing. Dr. Suri is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Scott Montgomery, MD. Dr. Montgomery is a physician with Ochsner in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Tulane University. Dr. Montgomery also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Montgomery has conducted extensive research on posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and knee dislocations. He is affiliated with the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He serves as a consultant reviewer for the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Matthew McQueen, MD.
Dr. McQueen is a physician with Ochsner in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Naval Aviation Medicine Institute in Pensacola, Fla. Dr. McQueen also completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Clinic Sports Medicine in Columbus, Ga. He was a volunteer physician at the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics and is affiliated with several local universities.

New Jersey Nets


Riley J. Williams, III, MD.
Dr. Williams is a physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he serves as the director of the hospital's cartilage repair institute. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Williams also completed a sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His research interests include cartilage repair and transplantation, arthroscopic shoulder repair and stabilization and ACL ligament reconstruction. In addition to his practice, Dr. Williams is an associate professor at Weill Medical College in New York City. Dr. Williams is a team physician for the New York Red Bulls professional soccer team and has previously been affiliated with the New York Mets and New York Giants.

Robert Gotlin, DO. Dr. Gotlin is the director of orthopedic and sport rehabilitation in the department of orthopedic surgery and the coordinator of the musculoskeletal and sports rehabilitation fellowship training program at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Miami and completed his residency in physical medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. He is a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition to his work with the Nets, Dr. Gotlin is affiliated with the New York Yankees and the U.S. Rugby Team.

New York Knicks


Answorth Allen, MD. Dr. Allen is a physician practicing at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He earned his medical degree at Weill Medical College in New York City and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the New York Orthopedic Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Allen also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the chief orthopedic consultant for St. John’s University in New York City. He has a professional interest in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow.

Philadelphia 76ers


John J. McPhilemy, DO.
Dr. McPhilemy is a private practice orthopedic surgeon with appointments with Allegheny Health System hospitals in Pittsburgh. He earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he is now chair and course director of orthopedic surgery. He is the head of the board of directors of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. McPhilemy is also a member of the American Orthopedic Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Philadelphia Sports Medicine Society.

David Rubenstein, MD.
Dr. Rubenstein is a physician with Main Line Orthopedic & Sports Medicine in Wynnewood, Pa. He earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Rubenstein also completed a fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. He has a professional interest in sports injuries, preventative medicine and rehabilitation. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Rubenstein has authored several publications and serves as an associate director of the sports medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Lee Cohen, MD.
Dr. Cohen is a podiatrist in Ridley Park, Pa. He earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residencies at Doctors Hospital and the Presbyterian University Hospital-Falk Clinic, both in Pittsburgh. Dr. Cohen is a podiatric consultant to the Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Wings and Penn State University athletics. In addition to his practice, Dr. Cohen serves on the faculty of the sports medicine fellowship program of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has written articles for several national magazines.

Phoenix Suns


Thomas Carter, MD.
Dr. Carter is a physician with Cartilage Restoration Clinic of Arizona. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh medical school and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Ohio State University in Columbus. Dr. Carter also completed two sports medicine fellowships. He has a professional interest in meniscus replacements and treatment of articular cartilage injuries, two topics which he has published several articles about. In addition to his practice, Dr. Carter is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons sports medicine subcommittee and a member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America. He is also the team physician for Arizona State University in Tempe.    

Portland Trail Blazers


Don Roberts, MD. Dr. Roberts is an orthopedic surgeon with Rebound in Vancouver, Wa. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and completed an orthopedic residency at Harvard University in Boston. Dr. Roberts also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He has a professional interest in knee arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction and management of disorders of articular cartilage. He was one of the first physicians in the Northwest to perform MAKOplasty robotic surgery for partial knee resurfacing procedures. He is affiliated with the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. In addition to his practice, Dr. Roberts serves as a consultant reviewer and associate editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

Sacramento Kings


Eric Heiden, MD.
Dr. Heiden is co-founder of Heiden Davis Orthopaedics in Park City, Utah. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. He has a professional interest in knee and sports medicine and has worked with several professional and Olympic athletes. Beyond his work in orthopedics, he has had success as an athlete, winning five Olympic Gold Medals in speed skating during the 1980 Olympic Games. Dr. Heiden is co-founder of the UC Davis Sports Performance Program in Sacramento and author of the book Faster, Better, Stronger.

San Antonio Spurs


David R. Schmidt, MD.
Dr. Schmidt is a physician with Sports Medicine Associates in San Antonio. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where he also completed his residency in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schmidt's additional training includes a fellowship in sports medicine and knee surgery in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. He has a professional interest in cartilage repair and restoration. Dr. Schmidt is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In addition to his work with the Spurs, Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with the WNBA Silver Stars.

Paul S. Saenz, DO.
Dr. Saenz is a physician with Sports Medicine Associates in San Antonio. He earned his medical degree from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Saenz's additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship in Seattle. In addition to his work with the Spurs, Dr. Saenz is affiliated with the WNBA Silver Spurs and several other local teams. He has previously served as a physician for the Olympic Games.

Ralph J. "Bud" Curtis, MD. Dr. Curtis is a physician with Sports Medicine Associates in San Antonio. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, where he also completed his fellowship in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Curtis' additional training includes a fellowship in shoulder surgery at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. In addition to his practice, he has authored several book chapters on orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Dr. Curtis is also affiliated with the WNBA Silver Stars.

Toronto Raptors


Paul Marks, MD. Dr. Marks is an associate scientist with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada. He earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto in Canada and completed his orthopedic residency with the University of Western Ontario. His research focus includes risk factors for sports injuries and osteoarthritis progression after ACL injury, specifically activities involving biomechanics, ultrastructural morphology and clinical aspects of the cruciate and meniscofemoral ligaments. Dr. Marks hold grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Canadian Arthritis Network for research in predicting knee arthritis development. He has published several articles in professional publications.

Richard Marder, MD. Dr. Marder is professor and chief of sports medicine at UC Davis in Sacramento. He earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles, where he also completed his residency. Dr. Marder’s additional training includes a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Among his professional interests, Dr. Marder cites arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction. His research includes kinesmatics of MCL reconstruction and impingement. Dr. Marder is affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Utah Jazz


Lyle Mason, MD. Dr. Mason is a physician at Bountiful (Utah) Orthopedic & Sports. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed additional training in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mason has served as the president of the NBA Team Physician's Society. In addition to his clinical practice, he is a founding member of the MonaVie Medical Advisory Board.

Washington Wizards


Stephen S. Haas, MD.
Dr. Haas is a physician with Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Washington, D.C. He earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Haas also completed a fellowship in orthopedic research. Dr. Haas was named NBA Physician of the Year in 2007, an organization for which he served as president for three years. In addition to his work with the Wizards, Dr. Haas has been affiliated with the Washington Capitals and the National Football League. He has also earned the Arthritis Foundation's Career Achievement Award.

Read other coverage on team physicians for professional sports:

- 79 Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physicians for Professional Football Teams

- 68 Physicians for MLB Teams

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