James Andrews, MD, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Neal ElAttrache, MD, of Los Angeles-based Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and Gary Green, MD, of Pacific Palisades (Calif.) Medical Group were named three of USA Today's most powerful people in MLB.
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Dr. Andrews, No. 25, is considered the most experienced and successful Tommy John surgeon in the field. His operations have extended hundreds of pitchers' careers. He has also advocated against overusing pitchers throughout his career, co-authoring Pitch Smart, a set of guidelines to help pitchers of all ages avoid injuries.
Dr. ElAttrache, No.37, is the Los Angeles Dodgers' team physician and has operated on countless professional athletes and movie stars over the course of his career. He is widely considered an expert on Tommy John surgery.
Dr. Green, No. 45, is MLB's medical director and a clinical professor at UCLA. He has served as MLB's chief consultant on anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs since 2003 and played a vital role in shaping the league's influential drug-testing program.
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