Peter Jokl MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Section Chief, Sports Medicine; Department Vice Chair; Program Director Orthopaedic Residency

Biographical Info

Peter Jokl M.D. professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine. In the field of sports medicine Dr. Jokl has concentrated clinically on injuries as they pertain to athletics. He has conducted basic research on muscle injury, its prevention, etiology, and rehabilitation. Presently he is a co investigator in a multi year NIH funded study assessing the effect of psychosocial factors influence on recovery from elective surgical procedures. Dr. Jokl has been elected a fellow of many national organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science. He serves on multiple committees in these and other organizations. He has published widely on topics pertaining to the treatment and recovery from sports related injuries. He is associate editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr Jokl is actively involved in regional and international athletic events being medical commissioner for the 1995 World Special Olympics, past medical director Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament and the annual New Haven TAC national 20 K road race championships.

Education & Training

Yale University (1964)
Yale University (1968)
Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, Surgical (1968 - 1969)
Yale Residency/NIH Training Grant, New Haven, Connecticut, Orthopedics (1969 - 1973)
Yale University School of Medicine, Rheumatology and Infectious Disease/Orthopaedics
Board Certification
Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified  (1974)

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