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Peter Jokl, MD

Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics and Rehabilibation; Professor Emeritus Of Specialty Sports Medicine & General Orthopaedics



Peter Jokl M.D. professor emeritus 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 was 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 was 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

  • Resident
    Yale Residency/NIH Training Grant, New Haven, Connecticut (1973)
  • Intern
    Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee (1969)
  • MD
    Yale University (1968)
  • BA
    Yale University (1964)
  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine


  • Board Certification
    AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (1974)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Orthopeadist of the Year 2014Connecticut Orthopaedic Society2014
Caubad AwardAmerican Society for Sports Medicine1993

Departments & Organizations