The 159 physicians keeping MLB's athletes on the field

[fa icon="calendar"] May 10, 2017 / by Becker's Orthopedic Review

With the 2017 baseball season underway, these are the 159 physicians tasked with keeping the game's star players on the field.

Note: These lists were based off of MLB team sites, physicians' profiles when the team sites didn't list providers and the Major League Baseball Team Physician Associations' roster. The following physicians are listed alphabetically. For any questions on this list, please email Eric Oliver at eoliver@beckershealthcare.com.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks
John Cory, MD, of The Foot and Ankle Center in Phoenix, Team Physician
Destin Hill, MD, of OrthoArizona in Phoenix, Team Physician
Shelden Martin, MD, of OrthoArizona, Team Physician
Roger McCoy, MD, of Dignity Health in Tempe, Team Physician
Charles Peterson, MD, of OrthoArizona, Team Physician
Donald Sheridan, MD, Team Physician, Team Physician
Christopher Yeung, MD, of Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix, Team Physician
Gary Waslewski, MD of OrthoArizona, Head Team Physician

 

Atlanta Braves
John Cantwell, MD, of Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, Associate Team Physician
Ryan Cantwell, MD, of Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health Associate Team Physician
Joe Chandler, MD, Director of Medical Services Emeritus
Xavier Duralde, MD, of Atlanta-based Peachtree Orthopedics, Team Physician
Norman Elliott, MD, of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, Head Team Physician
Brooks Lide, MD, of Piedmont Healthcare, Associate Team Physician
Gary Lourie, MD, of Alpharetta, Ga.-based The Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Georgia, Associate Team Physician
Marvin Royster, MD, of Peachtree Orthopedics, Associate Team Physician

 

Baltimore Orioles
William Goldiner, MD, Team Physician/Medical Director
Michael Jacobs, MD, of Baltimore-based MedStar Health, Team Orthopedist
Timothy Johnson, MD, of the Lansdowne, Md.-based National Sports Medicine Institute, Team Physician
Gus Livaditis, DDS, of Baltimore-based Prosthodontics, Team Dentist
Elliott Myrowitz, OD, of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, Team Optometrist
Derek Papp, MD, of MedStar Health, Team Physician
Kenneth Wasserman, MD, of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Team Physician

 

Boston Red Sox
Pete Asnis, MD, of Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital, Head Team Orthopedist
Laurence Ronan, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Director/Head Team Internist

 

Chicago Cubs
Stephen Adams, MD, of Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine, Team Physician
Stephen Gryzlo, MD, of Northwestern Medicine, Team Orthopedist
Stephen Mitros, MD, of South Bend, Ind.-based Mitros Orthopedics, Team Physician
Michael Schrafer, MD, of Northwestern Medicine, Orthopedic Consultant

 

Chicago White Sox
Bernard R. Bach Jr., MD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
Brian Cole, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
Brian Forsythe, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
Gregory Nicholson, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
Anthony Romeo, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician
David Orth, MD, of Chicago-based Illinois Retina Associates, Team Ophthalmologist
Lowell Scott Weil, DPM, of Des Plaines, Ill.-based Weil Foot & Ankle Institute, Team Podiatrist
R. Tracy Williams, OD, of Wheaton, Ill.-based Spectrios Institute for Low Vision, Team Optometrist
Nikhil Verma, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Lead Physician
Kathleen Weber, MD, of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Team Physician

 

Cincinnati Reds
Steve Cleves, MD, of Cincinnati-based TriHealth, Associate Team Physician
Timothy Kremchek, MD, of Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Medical Director
Angel Velazquez, MD, of Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Assistant Medical Director, Associate Team Physician

 

Cleveland Indians
Ronald Golovan, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Head Team Internist
K.V. Gopalakrishna, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Team Physician
Mark Schickendantz, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Head Team Physician
Kim Stearns, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Team Physician
James Williams, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, Team Physician

 

Colorado Rockies
Tom Noonan, MD, of Denver-based Mile High Surgery Center, Head Team Physician
Martin Boublik, MD, of Denver-based Mile High Surgery Center, Associate Team Physician
Allen J. Schreiber, MD, of Greenwood Village, Colo.-based The Schreiber Clinic, Team Physician

 

Detroit Tigers
David A. Gourwitz, OD, of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, Team Ophthalmologist
Stephen Lemos, MD, of Detroit Medical Center, Team Physician
Louis Saco, MD, of Lakeland, Fla.-based Watson Clinic, Team Physician
Michael Workings, MD, of Henry Ford Health System, Team Physician

 

Houston Astros
David Lintner, MD, of Houston Methodist, Head Team Physician
Patrick McCulloch, MD, of Houston Methodist, Team Physician
Thomas Mehlhoff, MD, of Houston-based Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Team Physician
James Muntz, MD, of Houston-based UTHealth, Team Physician

 

Kansas City Royals
Steven Joyce, MD, of Kansas City-based Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, Physician Emeritus
Vincent Key, MD, of Kansas City-based The University of Kansas Hospital, Team Physician
Joshua Nelson, MD, of Kansas City-based Mosaic Life Care, Associate Physician
Joseph Noland, MD, of University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Physician
E. Bruce Toby, MD, of Kansas City-based University of Kansas Medical Center, Associate Physician

 

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Fred Dicke, MD, Associate Team Physician
Robert Grumet, MD, of Orange, Calif.-based Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Team Physician
Craig Milhouse, MD, Head Team Physician
Michael Shepard, MD, of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute, Team Physician

 

Los Angeles Dodgers
Neal ElAttrache, MD, of Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Head Team Physician
Mary Gendy, MD, of Torrance, Calif.-based The Sports Medicine & Joint Center, Team Physician
John Plosay, III, MD, of Los Angeles-based Adventist Health, Team Physician
Brian Shafer, MD, of Phoenix-based OrthoArizona, Team Physician
Scott Takano, MD, Team Physician
David Wallis, Associate Team Physician

 

Miami Marlins
Lee Kaplan, MD, of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Medical Director
Daniel Kanell, MD, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Broward Health, Head Team Physician
Bryson Lesniak, MD, Associate Team Physician
Cliff Page, MD, of University of Miami Health, Associate Team Physician

 

Milwaukee Brewers
Evan Lederman, MD, of Phoenix-based The Orthopaedic Clinic Association, Consulting Orthopedic Physician
Mark William Niedfeldt, MD, of Milwaukee-based Columbia St. Mary's, Team Physician
William Raasch, MD, of Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Head Team Physician
Carlton Richie, DO, of Phoenix-based One Medical Group, Consulting Team Physician
Craig Young, MD, of Medical College of Wisconsin, Team Physician

 

Minnesota Twins
Amy Beacom, MD, of St. Paul, Minn.-based Summit Orthopedics, Internal Medicine Physician
Diane Dahm, MD, of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, Orthopedic Physician
Vijay Eyunni, MD, of Summit Orthopedics, Internal Medicine Physician
Jon Hallberg, MD, of Twin Cities-based University of Minnesota, Employee Assistance Program Physician
Thomas Jetzer, MD, of Edina, Minn.-based Occupational Medicine Consultants, Internal Medicine Physician
Pearce McCarty, MD, of Minneapolis-based Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, Orthopedic Physician
John Steubs, MD, of Bloomington, Minn.-based TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Medical Services Director
Amy Stromwall, MD, Associate Team Physician

 

New York Mets
David Altchek, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Medical Director
Struan Coleman, MD, PhD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Head Team Physician
Joshua Dines, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician
James Kinderknecht, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician
Andrew Pearle, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician
Anil S. Ranawat, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery, Associate Team Physician

 

New York Yankees
Christopher Ahmad, MD, of Columbia Orthopedics in New York City, Head Team Physician
Paul Lee, MD, Team Physician
Stuart Hershon, MD, Team Physician
Daniel Murphy, MD, of Tampa (Fla.) Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Team Physician

 

Oakland Athletics
Frederick Dicke, MD, of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Family Health, Arizona Team Physician
Jon Dickinson, MD, of San Francisco-based Sutter Health, Team Orthopedist
Allan Pont, MD, of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, Team Physician
Elliot Schwartz, MD, of Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health, Internal Medicine Consultant
William Workman, MD, of John Muir Health, Team Orthopedist

 

Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Ciccotti, MD, of Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Director of Medical Services
Jeremy Close, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician
Steven Cohen, MD, of Rothman Institute, Head Team Physician
Marc Harwood, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician
Robert Frederick, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician
David Rubenstein, MD, of Rothman Institute, Team Physician

 

Pittsburgh Pirates
Patrick DeMeo, MD, of Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates in Pittsburgh, Medical Director
Darren Frank, MD, of Allegheny Orthopaedic Associates, Team Physician
Dennis Phillips, MD, of Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute, Team Physician
Michael Scarpone, DO, of Steubenville, Ohio-based Trinity Sports Medicine & Performance Center, Team Physician
Robert Schilken, MD, of Allegheny Health Network, Team Physician
Edward Snell, MD, of Allegheny Health Network, Team Physician

 

St. Louis Cardinals
Joshua Binek, MD, of Saint Louis-based Mercy Clinic, Team Internist
Lyndon Gross, MD, of Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Team Orthopedist
Julienne Lippe, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Orthopedist
Brian Mahaffey, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Primary Care Sports Medicine and MiLB liaison
Husam Nawas, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Orthopedist
George Paletta, MD, of Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Head Orthopedic Surgeon
Charles Rehm, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Physician
Alok Sengupta, MD, of Mercy Clinic, Team Physician

 

San Diego Padres
Suraj Achar, MD, of UC San Diego, Associate Team Physician
Henry Albers, MD, Team Physician
Matthew Meunier, MD, of UC San Diego, Associate Team Physician
Catherine M. Robertson, MD, of UC San Diego Health, Head Team Physician
Daniel Slater, MD, of UC San Diego, Associate Team Physician
Kenneth Taylor, MD, of UC San Diego Health, Lead Primary Care Physician

 

San Francisco Giants
Kenneth Akizuki, MD, of San Francisco-based Sports, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, Head Team Orthopedist
Timothy McAdams, MD, of Redwood City, Calif.-based Stanford Medicine Team Orthopedist
Robert Murray, MD, of San Francisco-based Sutter Health, Team Physician
Anthony Saglimbeni, MD, of Sports, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates in San Francisco, Head Team Physician

 

Seattle Mariners
Mitchel Storey, DO, of Seattle-based Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Team Physician
E. Edward Khalfayan, MD, of Swedish Orthopedic Institute in Seattle, Medical Director

 

Tampa Bay Rays
James Andrews, MD, of Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla., Medical Director
Koco Eaton, MD, of St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Eaton Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Team Physician
Michael Reilly, MD, of St. Petersburg-based Saint Anthony's Hospital Medical, Team Physician

 

Texas Rangers
David Hunter, MD, of Arlington-based USMD | Medical Clinic of North Texas, Team Internist
Keith Meister, MD, of Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery in Arlington, Team Physician
Shane Seroyer, MD, of Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery, Assistant Team Physician

 

Toronto Blue Jays
Irv Feferman, MD, Team Physician
James Fischer, MD, Associate Team Physician
Noah Forman, MD, Associate Team Physician
Allan Gross, MD, Team Physician
Joseph Bernard Gosevitz, MD, Medical Advisor
Jason Smith, MD, of Toronto-based False Creek Healthcare, Head Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon
Ron 'Dr. Baseball' Taylor, MD, Physician Emeritus
John Theodoropoulos, MD, Associate Team Physician

 

Washington Nationals
Hugo Bonilla, DDS, of Annandale, Va.-based Bonilla Dental Arts, Team Dentist
Dennis Cullen, MD, of Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Health System, Team Physician and Internist
Peter MacArthur, MD, Associate Team Physician
Keith Pyne, MD, iCahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, Chairman, Medical Services Advisory Board
Bruce Thomas, MD, Team Physician, Minor League and Florida Operations
Robin West, MD, of Inova Medical Group in Fairfax, Va., Lead Team Physician
Jessica Wertz, MD, Associate Team Physician

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