Mets name Dr. Kathryn McElheny head team physician

Carly Behm -   Print  |

Kathryn McElheny, MD, is the new head team physician for the New York Mets.

She was promoted from her role as the Mets' non-operative medical director, a role she served for two years, according to a March 30 announcement. She succeeds Struan Coleman, MD, PhD, who is moving to Washington, D.C., and will continue as a consultant with the Mets medical team.

Dr. McElheny has dual board certification in pediatrics and sports medicine. She received her medical degree from Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Stritch School of Medicine and completed her residency at New York City-based Weill Cornell Medical Center. She received fellowship training at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.

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