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  • The 159 physicians keeping MLB's athletes on the field

    The 159 physicians keeping MLB's athletes on the field

    Eric Oliver -  

    With the 2017 baseball season underway, these are the 159 physicians tasked with keeping the game's star players on the field.

    Note: These lists were based off of MLB team sites, physicians' profiles when the team sites didn't list providers and the Major League Baseball Team Physician Associations' roster. The following physicians are listed alphabetically. For any questions on this list, please email Eric Oliver at eoliver@beckershealthcare.com.

     

    Arizona Diamondbacks
    John Cory, MD, of The Foot and Ankle Center in Phoenix, Team Physician
    Destin Hill, MD, of OrthoArizona in Phoenix, Team Physician
    Shelden Martin, MD, of OrthoArizona, Team Physician
    Roger McCoy, MD, of Dignity Health in Tempe, Team Physician
    Charles Peterson, MD, of OrthoArizona, Team Physician
    Donald Sheridan, MD, Team Physician, Team Physician
    Christopher Yeung, MD, of Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix, Team Physician
    Gary Waslewski, MD of OrthoArizona, Head Team Physician

     

    Atlanta Braves
    John Cantwell, MD, of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, Associate Team Physician
    Ryan Cantwell, MD, of Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health Associate Team Physician
    Joe Chandler, MD, Director of Medical Services Emeritus
    Xavier Duralde, MD, of Atlanta-based Peachtree Orthopedics, Team Physician
    Norman Elliott, MD, of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, Head Team Physician
    Brooks Lide, MD, of Piedmont Healthcare, Associate Team Physician
    Gary Lourie, MD, of Alpharetta, Ga.-based The Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, Associate Team Physician
    Marvin Royster, MD, of Peachtree Orthopedics, Associate Team Physician

     

    Baltimore Orioles
    William Goldiner, MD, Team Physician/Medical Director
    Michael Jacobs, MD, of Baltimore-based MedStar Health, Team Orthopedist
    Timothy Johnson, MD, of the Lansdowne, Md.-based National Sports Medicine Institute, Team Physician
    Gus Livaditis, DDS, of Baltimore-based Prosthodontics, Team Dentist
    Elliott Myrowitz, OD, of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, Team Optometrist
    Derek Papp, MD, of MedStar Health, Team Physician
    Kenneth Wasserman, MD, of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Team Physician

     

    Boston Red Sox
    Pete Asnis, MD, of Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, Head Team Orthopedist
    Laurence Ronan, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Director/Head Team Internist

     

    Chicago Cubs
    Stephen Adams, MD, of Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine, Team Physician
    Stephen Gryzlo, MD, of Northwestern Medicine, Team Orthopedist
    Stephen Mitros, MD, of South Bend, Ind.-based Mitros Orthopedics, Team Physician
    Michael Schrafer, MD, of Northwestern Medicine, Orthopedic Consultant

     

    Chicago White Sox
    Bernard R. Bach Jr., MD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
    Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
    Brian Cole, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
    Brian Forsythe, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
    Gregory Nicholson, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
    Anthony Romeo, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
    David Orth, MD, of Chicago-based Illinois Retina Associates, Team Ophthalmologist
    Lowell Scott Weil, DPM, of Des Plaines, Ill.-based Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Team Podiatrist
    R. Tracy Williams, OD, of Wheaton, Ill.-based Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, Team Optometrist
    Nikhil Verma, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Lead Physician
    Kathleen Weber, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician

     

    Cincinnati Reds
    Steve Cleves, MD, of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, Associate Team Physician
    Timothy Kremchek, MD, of Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Medical Director
    Angel Velazquez, MD, of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Assistant Medical Director, Associate Team Physician

     

    Cleveland Indians
    Ronald Golovan, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Head Team Internist
    K.V. Gopalakrishna, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Team Physician
    Mark Schickendantz, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Head Team Physician
    Kim Stearns, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Team Physician
    James Williams, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Team Physician

     

    Colorado Rockies
    Tom Noonan, MD, of Denver-based Mile High Surgery Center, Head Team Physician
    Martin Boublik, MD, of Denver-based Mile High Surgery Center, Associate Team Physician
    Allen J. Schreiber, MD, of Greenwood Village, Colo.-based The Schreiber Clinic, Team Physician

     

    Detroit Tigers
    David A. Gourwitz, OD, of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, Team Ophthalmologist
    Stephen Lemos, MD, of Detroit Medical Center, Team Physician
    Louis Saco, MD, of Lakeland, Fla.-based Watson Clinic, Team Physician
    Michael Workings, MD, of Henry Ford Health System, Team Physician

     

    Houston Astros
    David Lintner, MD, of Houston Methodist, Head Team Physician
    Patrick McCulloch, MD, of Houston Methodist, Team Physician
    Thomas Mehlhoff, MD, of Houston-based Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Team Physician
    James Muntz, MD, of Houston-based UTHealth, Team Physician

     

    Kansas City Royals
    Steven Joyce, MD, of Kansas City-based Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, Physician Emeritus
    Vincent Key, MD, of Kansas City-based The University of Kansas Hospital, Team Physician
    Joshua Nelson, MD, of Kansas City-based Mosaic Life Care, Associate Physician
    Joseph Noland, MD, of University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Physician
    E. Bruce Toby, MD, of Kansas City-based University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Physician

     

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
    Fred Dicke, MD, Associate Team Physician
    Robert Grumet, MD, of Orange, Calif.-based Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Team Physician
    Craig Milhouse, MD, Head Team Physician
    Michael Shepard, MD, of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Team Physician

     

    Los Angeles Dodgers
    Neal ElAttrache, MD, of Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Head Team Physician
    Mary Gendy, MD, of Torrance, Calif.-based The Sports Medicine & Joint Center, Team Physician
    John Plosay, III, MD, of Los Angeles-based Adventist Health, Team Physician
    Brian Shafer, MD, of Phoenix-based OrthoArizona, Team Physician
    Scott Takano, MD, Team Physician
    David Wallis, Associate Team Physician

     

    Miami Marlins
    Lee Kaplan, MD, of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Medical Director
    Daniel Kanell, MD, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health, Head Team Physician
    Bryson Lesniak, MD, Associate Team Physician
    Cliff Page, MD, of University of Miami Health, Associate Team Physician

     

    Milwaukee Brewers
    Evan Lederman, MD, of Phoenix-based The Orthopaedic Clinic Association, Consulting Orthopedic Physician
    Mark William Niedfeldt, MD, of Milwaukee-based Columbia St. Mary's, Team Physician
    William Raasch, MD, of Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Head Team Physician
    Carlton Richie, DO, of Phoenix-based One Medical Group, Consulting Team Physician
    Craig Young, MD, of Medical College of Wisconsin, Team Physician

     

    Minnesota Twins
    Amy Beacom, MD, of St. Paul, Minn.-based Summit Orthopedics, Internal Medicine Physician
    Diane Dahm, MD, of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, Orthopedic Physician
    Vijay Eyunni, MD, of Summit Orthopedics, Internal Medicine Physician
    Jon Hallberg, MD, of Twin Cities-based University of Minnesota, Employee Assistance Program Physician
    Thomas Jetzer, MD, of Edina, Minn.-based Occupational Medicine Consultants, Internal Medicine Physician
    Pearce McCarty, MD, of Minneapolis-based Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, Orthopedic Physician
    John Steubs, MD, of Bloomington, Minn.-based TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Medical Services Director
    Amy Stromwall, MD, Associate Team Physician

     

    New York Mets
    David Altchek, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Medical Director
    Struan Coleman, MD, PhD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Head Team Physician
    Joshua Dines, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician
    James Kinderknecht, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician
    Andrew Pearle, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician
    Anil S. Ranawat, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician

     

    New York Yankees
    Christopher Ahmad, MD, of Columbia Orthopedics in New York City, Head Team Physician
    Paul Lee, MD, Team Physician
    Stuart Hershon, MD, Team Physician
    Daniel Murphy, MD, of Tampa (Fla.) Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Team Physician

     

    Oakland Athletics
    Frederick Dicke, MD, of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Family Health, Arizona Team Physician
    Jon Dickinson, MD, of San Francisco-based Sutter Health, Team Orthopedist
    Allan Pont, MD, of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, Team Physician
    Elliot Schwartz, MD, of Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health, Internal Medicine Consultant
    William Workman, MD, of John Muir Health, Team Orthopedist

     

    Philadelphia Phillies
    Michael Ciccotti, MD, of Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Director of Medical Services
    Jeremy Close, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician
    Steven Cohen, MD, of Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician
    Marc Harwood, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician
    Robert Frederick, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician
    David Rubenstein, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician

     

    Pittsburgh Pirates
    Patrick DeMeo, MD, of Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates in Pittsburgh, Medical Director
    Darren Frank, MD, of Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates, Team Physician
    Dennis Phillips, MD, of Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute, Team Physician
    Michael Scarpone, DO, of Steubenville, Ohio-based Trinity Sports Medicine & Performance Center, Team Physician
    Robert Schilken, MD, of Allegheny Health Network, Team Physician
    Edward Snell, MD, of Allegheny Health Network, Team Physician

     

    St. Louis Cardinals
    Joshua Binek, MD, of Saint Louis-based Mercy Clinic, Team Internist
    Lyndon Gross, MD, of Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Team Orthopedist
    Julienne Lippe, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Orthopedist
    Brian Mahaffey, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Primary Care Sports Medicine and MiLB liaison
    Husam Nawas, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Orthopedist
    George Paletta, MD, of Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Head Orthopedic Surgeon
    Charles Rehm, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Physician
    Alok Sengupta, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Physician

     

    San Diego Padres
    Suraj Achar, MD, of UC San Diego, Associate Team Physician
    Henry Albers, MD, Team Physician
    Matthew Meunier, MD, of UC San Diego, Associate Team Physician
    Catherine M. Robertson, MD, of UC San Diego Health, Head Team Physician
    Daniel Slater, MD, of UC San Diego, Associate Team Physician
    Kenneth Taylor, MD, of UC San Diego Health, Lead Primary Care Physician

     

    San Francisco Giants
    Kenneth Akizuki, MD, of San Francisco-based Sports, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, Head Team Orthopedist
    Timothy McAdams, MD, of Redwood City, Calif.-based Stanford Medicine Team Orthopedist
    Robert Murray, MD, of San Francisco-based Sutter Health, Team Physician
    Anthony Saglimbeni, MD, of Sports, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates in San Francisco, Head Team Physician

     

    Seattle Mariners
    Mitchel Storey, DO, of Seattle-based Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Team Physician
    E. Edward Khalfayan, MD, of Swedish Orthopedic Institute in Seattle, Medical Director

     

    Tampa Bay Rays
    James Andrews, MD, of Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., Medical Director
    Koco Eaton, MD, of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Eaton Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Team Physician
    Michael Reilly, MD, of St. Petersburg-based Saint Anthony's Hospital Medical, Team Physician

     

    Texas Rangers
    David Hunter, MD, of Arlington-based USMD | Medical Clinic of North Texas, Team Internist
    Keith Meister, MD, of Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery in Arlington, Team Physician
    Shane Seroyer, MD, of Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery, Assistant Team Physician

     

    Toronto Blue Jays
    Irv Feferman, MD, Team Physician
    James Fischer, MD, Associate Team Physician
    Noah Forman, MD, Associate Team Physician
    Allan Gross, MD, Team Physician
    Joseph Bernard Gosevitz, MD, Medical Advisor
    Jason Smith, MD, of Toronto-based False Creek Healthcare, Head Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon
    Ron 'Dr. Baseball' Taylor, MD, Physician Emeritus
    John Theodoropoulos, MD, Associate Team Physician

     

    Washington Nationals
    Hugo Bonilla, DDS, of Annandale, Va.-based Bonilla Dental Arts, Team Dentist
    Dennis Cullen, MD, of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System, Team Physician and Internist
    Peter MacArthur, MD, Associate Team Physician
    Keith Pyne, MD, iCahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, Chairman, Medical Services Advisory Board
    Bruce Thomas, MD, Team Physician, Minor League and Florida Operations
    Robin West, MD, of Inova Medical Group in Fairfax, Va., Lead Team Physician
    Jessica Wertz, MD, Associate Team Physician

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