Sports Medicine Physicians

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Peter Jokl, MD

Emeritus Faculty

Department Vice Chair

Clinical Interests

Athletic Injuries; Knee

Medicine Graduate Yale University BA and MD Yale Orthopedic Residency Connecticut Orthopedist of the Year 2015

Clinical Specialization Sports Medicine General Orthopaedics providing evidence based management of musculoskeletal conditions

Research interests muscle injury repair and recovery

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Michael J. Medvecky, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Section Chief of Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

Acromioclavicular Joint; Anterior Cruciate Ligament; Arthroscopy; Exercise; Hyaline Cartilage; Knee; Knee Injuries; Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee; Menisci, Tibial; Patellar Ligament; Patellofemoral Joint; Posterior Cruciate Ligament; Rotator Cuff; Shoulder Dislocation; Shoulder Joint

Dr Medvecky joined the faculty of Yale Orthopaedics 2001 after completing his subspecialty fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine, arthroscopy and reconstructive knee & shoulder surgery at Cincinnati Sportsmedicine & Orthopaedic Center. Under the direction of Frank Noyes, MD, an internationally recognized authority on complex knee injuries & conditions, he gained experience in diagnosing and treating the most complicated conditions that sports medicine surgeons will face. Prior to...

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Cordelia Wheeler Carter, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Anterior Cruciate Ligament; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction; Athletic Injuries; Dislocations; Fractures, Bone; Knee Injuries; Musculoskeletal Abnormalities; Musculoskeletal Diseases; Orthopedics; Osteochondrosis; Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome; Shoulder Dislocation; Shoulder Pain; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphyses; Sports Medicine; Sprains and Strains

Dr. Carter began her academic career at Yale University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in 1998, graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience. Athletics have always played an integral role in her life, and during her tenure as an undergraduate at Yale, she was named to the All-Ivy, Academic All-Ivy and Academic All-American Field Hockey teams. Dr. Carter returned to Yale University to pursue her medical training and received her medical degree from that institution...

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Elizabeth Carpenter Gardner, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Arthroscopy; Knee; Knee Injuries; Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee; Musculoskeletal Abnormalities; Musculoskeletal System; Osteoarthritis; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Rehabilitation; Sports Medicine

Dr Gardner is a Board Certified Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, specializing in the practice of sports medicine and arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder and hip.

Dr Gardner graduated from Yale University in 2001 with a BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. As an undergraduate at Yale, Dr Gardner was a two-sport varsity athlete, playing both field hockey and lacrosse for the Bulldogs. During her career, she garnered recognition as an...

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Karen Michelle Sutton, MD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Achilles Tendon; Acromioclavicular Joint; Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction; Athletic Injuries; Bone and Bones; Cartilage, Articular; Hip Joint; Joint Diseases; Knee Joint; Ligaments, Articular; Muscle, Skeletal; Muscular Diseases; Musculoskeletal Abnormalities; Orthopedics; Patellar Ligament; Rotator Cuff; Shoulder Joint

Dr. Sutton is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine with surgical expertise in arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and hip. She is a Board Certified Associate Professor in orthopaedic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.

As the Head Team Physician for United States Women’s Lacrosse, Dr. Sutton is responsible for providing care for the National Team athletes. She was elected to the Sports, Science and Safety Committee for United States Lacrosse where she advises the Board...

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Craig Tifford, MD

Clinician

Medical Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Long Ridge Medical Center

Clinical Interests

Orthopedics

Dr. Tifford received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. Subsequently, Dr. Tifford completed his Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and then his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the internationally recognized Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Long Beach, California.

Dr....

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Theodore A. Blaine, MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Chief of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Director of Orthopaedic Fellowship Education

Dr. Theodore Blaine is the Interim Chairman of the Yale University Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Before joining Yale Orthopedics in 2011, he practiced for eight years with Columbia Orthopaedics – New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, and four years with University Orthopedics at Brown University. A recognized specialist in minimally invasive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, he has pioneered several new medical and surgical techniques including injectable medications for...

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David Kovacevic, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Associate Fellowship Director Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Team Physician Yale Athletics

Clinical Interests

Arthritis; Arthroplasty; Arthroscopy; Elbow; Fracture Fixation; Osteoarthritis; Rotator Cuff; Shoulder; Shoulder Dislocation; Shoulder Fractures; Sports Medicine

David Kovacevic, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who joined Yale Orthopaedics in 2015 after completing his clinical fellowship at Columbia University and the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine. As an Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine and an Attending Surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital, he educates residents and fellows to be caring and diligent surgeons. He and his team place a priority of putting the patient first.

Dr. Kovacevic specializes in complex...

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