The sports medicine experts at Hospital for Special Surgery are available to comment on and assist the news media with its coverage on the event. Several HSS experts have served as team physicians for professional sports and Olympic teams, and may speak to topics on sports, sports injury, sports medicine, and science & physics, including but not limited to:
• Specific sports injuries and treatment• The most common injuries and how to prevent them• The duties of a team doctor during the Olympics• The Olympic athlete mindset• The types of Olympians more prone to injury • How elite athletes can recover after the Olympics to remain competitive• General health and medical preparation prior to the game and post-game recovery and rehabilitation
HSS Experts include:
Scott A. Rodeo, MD Associate Team Physician of the New York Giants Football Team; Team Physician for USA Olympic Swimming (2004, 2008, 2012).Specialty: Shoulder Instability; Knee Ligament Injury; Rotator Cuff Injury & Disease; Meniscus Transplantation.
David W. Altchek, MD Medical Director for New York Mets; Medical Consultant for NBA; Former North American Medical Director for Association of Tennis Professionals; Former Team Physician for U.S. David Cup Tennis Team.Specialty: Sports Medicine; Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder; Elbow and Knee.
Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD USOC Physician for 2004 Athens Olympic Games and 2003 Pan American Games; Team Physician for U.S. Rowing Team; Head Team Physician for WNBA New York Liberty; Former Team Physician for WUSA New York Power; Former Assistant Team Physician for New York Mets.Specialty: Knee; Shoulder; Elbow; Sports Medicine.
William W. Briner Jr., MD Head Team Physician for U.S. National Volleyball Teams; Chair of the Sports Medicine & Performance Commission for USA Volleyball; Former Team Physician for WNBA Chicago Sky & US National Soccer Teams; Beach Volleyball Medical Delegate to the London Olympics.Specialty: Exercise-Induced Asthma; Soft Tissue Musculoskeletal Injury; Injury Rehabilitation; Osteoarthritis; Stress Fractures; Exercise and Allergy.
Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD Head Team Physician for New York Mets; Former Medical Staff Assistant for New York Giants Football Team.Specialty: Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Hip and Knee; Rotator Cuff Disease; Arthritis; Hip Disease in the Younger Patient; Shoulder and Knee Instability.
Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at HSS; has treated numerous professional athletes and dancers.Specialty: ACL and Meniscus injury in the pediatric, adolescent and adult athlete; Shoulder Instability, Labral Tear and Dislocation; Pectoralis Major Tendon Tears; Rotator Cuff Tears; Bicep Tendon Tears; Clavicle Fractures and AC Joint Separations.
Edward V. Craig, MD, MPH Internationally Renowned Shoulder Surgeon; Consultant for Minnesota Twins Baseball Club and the University of Minnesota Hockey, Baseball, and Gymnastics Teams.Specialty: Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement Surgery; Reverse Shoulder Replacement; Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Dislocation and Rotator Cuff Repair; Shoulder and Clavicle Fractures; Sports Medicine.
David M. Dines, MD Medical Director of the Association of Tennis Professionals; Team Physician for U.S. Davis Cup Tennis Team; Medical Director for LI Ducks Minor League Baseball Team; Orthopedic Consultant for US Open Tennis Tournament; Former Associate Team Physician for New York Mets; Former President of the American Shoulder & Elbow Society.Specialty: Shoulder and Reverse Shoulder Replacement; Sports Shoulder Injuries; Arthroscopic Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Surgery; Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Stephen Fealy, MD Sports Medicine Consultant for the MLB Players Association; Medical Staff Assistant for New York Giants.Specialty: Shoulder, Knee, Elbow, and Ankle Surgery.
Joseph Feinberg, MD Editor of Peripheral Nerve Injuries in the Athlete; treats injuries sustained in athletes of all ages from the professional level to amateur.Specialty: Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Disorders; Sports and Orthopedic-Related Injuries.
Marci A. Goolsby, MD Consulting Team Physician for New York Liberty; Team Physician for UCLA’s Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Softball, and Baseball Team; former event physician at various marathons and triathlons.Specialty: Sports Medicine; Active and Athletic Women Care; Female Athlete Triad; Stress Fractures, Basketball Injuries; Athletic Pre-Participation Examinations.
Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD Former Assistant Physician for New York Giants, Iona College Athletics, the FDNY Semi-Professional Football Team, and the New York City Public Schools Athletic League.Specialty: Shoulder Disorders; Elbow; Sports Medicine.
Jordan D. Metzl, MD Sports Medicine Consultant to the Radio City Rockettes; Award-Winning Author of The Young Athlete and The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies; Medical Columnist for Triathlete Magazine.Specialty: Dance Medicine; Running Injuries; Young Athletes; Sports Medicine.
Anil S. Ranawat, MD Assistant Team Physician for New York Mets.Specialty: Young Adult Hip Disease; ACL & Ligament Surgery; Hip and Knee Joint-Preservation; Sports Medicine; Adult Reconstruction.
Jennifer Solomon, MD Board-Certified Physiatrist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.Specialty: Spine; Women’s Sports Medicine; Ultrasound Guided Injections; Non-Surgical Management of Neck; Low Back Pain; Sports Injuries.
Sabrina M. Strickland, MD Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College; Review for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery; Women’s Sports Medicine.
Riley J. Williams III, MD Head Team Physician for Brooklyn Nets, New York Red Bulls, and the Iona College Department of Athletics; Associate Team Physician for New York Mets and New York Giants; Active Member of New York Road Runners Club.Specialty: Elbow; Knee; Shoulder; Sports Medicine.
Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD Head Team Physician for St. Peter’s College Division 1A Sports; Assistant Team Physician for New York Giants; has appeared Orthopedic Surgery Expert on ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, and The Charlie Rose Show.Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery; Sports Medicine; Shoulder; Knee.
Robert G. Marx, MD, MSc, FRCSC Attending Orthopedic Surgeon; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical CollegeSpecialty: Sports Medicine; Knee; Shoulder; Hockey Expert