By Chuck Finder
After taking a survey of what Orthopedics This Week
the field’s “thought leaders,” the medical publication released on Monday its
list of the top 19 sports-medicine
specialists in America – and nine of them
carry ties to the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC
|Freddie Fu, M.D.|
The only other multiple-specialist tandems on this
“Orthopedics This Week” list were two from Weill Cornell Medical College in New
York and two from the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, which
included Pitt School of Medicine graduate, former Pitt resident and onetime
UPMC Sports Medicine fellow Neal
“Of the 19, nine were trained here – nine here at Pitt,”
said Dr. Fu, noting that he along with Drs. Harner and Bradley also came
through the Pitt/UPMC Sports Medicine pipeline. “They were residents and they
were fellows. It’s quite an honor. It speaks volumes about our clinical
work, experience and education.”
The nine, most of whom have made the US News & World
Report Top Docs lists previously, are:
- Dr. Fu - David Silver professor and
Orthopaedics Surgery chair, former president of the American Orthopaedic
Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), longtime Pitt team physician and
internationally renown educator/lecturer.
- Dr. Harner – UPMC Sports Medicine and
with Dr. Fu one of the founding physicians of the center; also head team physician
for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins and Pitt plus the current president of AOSSM.
- Dr. Bradley - clinical professor at
Pitt in Orthopaedics Surgery and head team orthopedics physician of the NFL
Pittsburgh Steelers (former fellow).
- Dr. ElAttrache - Kerlan-Jobe
Orthopaedic Foundation board chairman, MLB Los Angeles Dodgers team physician
and consultant to the PGA Tour, among others (M.D. and resident).
- C. Benjamin Ma, M.D. -- University
of California San Francisco chief of Sports Medicine and noted researcher
(resident and fellow).
- Brian Cole, M.D. -- Rush
University Medical Center professor, chair of surgery at Rush Oak Park
Hospital, and NBA Chicago Bulls team physician and MLB Chicago White Sox
co-team physician (fellow).
- Darren Johnson, M.D. --
University of Kentucky chair of Orthopedic Surgery and head orthopedic surgeon
for Kentucky Wildcats athletics (fellow).
Miller, M.D. -- University of Virginia head of Sports Medicine, James Madison
University team physician and respected educator (fellow).
Safran, M.D. -- Stanford University Associate Chief of Sports Medicine, former
team physician for several universities, consultant to NBA Players Association,
and noted researcher (fellow).