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Leading orthopaedic and sports medicine experts from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) will unveil new study findings and reinforce important recommendations from the joint OneSport™ Injury youth sports specialization public service campaign. Lead authors of “Sex Based Differences in Common Sports Injuries,” to be published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and “Socioeconomic Factors for Sports Specialization and Injury in Youth Athletes,” to run in the July Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, will shed additional light on prevention and management.

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD

Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, is currently a professor at Rush University Medical Center and the associate director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is the immediate past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and highly regarded as a sports medicine and arthroscopic surgical specialist.

Long involved in the care of high school, collegiate, and recreational athletes, Bush-Joseph is also a team physician for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Club and associate team physician for the Chicago Bulls. He is a member of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board and former president of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association.

Bush-Joseph is a respected educator of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons, lecturing at numerous national educational meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals, including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine and has authored over 140 published manuscript and book chapters.

He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine.


Cordelia Carter, MD

 Cordelia Carter, MD, has spent the last five years on the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine as an assistant professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.  In August 2018, she will join the faculty of NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. In her new position, she will be the director of the NYU-Langone Health Women’s Sports Center and program director for Pediatric Sports Medicine at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. 

Carter has had a lifelong interest in sports medicine: in addition to her own participation in athletics as an Academic All-American collegiate field hockey player, she has coached lacrosse, track and field, and field hockey teams at a wide range of levels.  She is currently team physician for the Connecticut Whale of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) and has previously been a team physician for Yale Athletics and a physician for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)-sponsored Connecticut Open.  

In 2016, Carter was invited by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to attend a summit titled “Essentials for Enhancing Participation, Reducing Injury Risk and Optimizing Performance,” where she helped to create guidelines for key stakeholders in the pediatric sports community. She is a board member of the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine (PRiSM) Society and chairs the Women’s Health Advisory Board for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Carter graduated from Yale Universityand earned her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine. She completed her orthopaedic residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University), followed by fellowships in pediatric orthpaedic surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (USC) and pediatric sports medicine at Children's Hospital Boston (Harvard University).


Neeru Jayanthi, MD

Neeru Jayanthi, MD, is associate professor of Orthopaedics and Family Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine and director of Emory Sports Medicine Research and Education. He also leads Emory’s Tennis Medicine program. He is currently a team physician for the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Tech University and Johns Creek High School and has regularly helped with medical care at the NFL Combines, Chicago Marathon and Division 1 NCAA athletics. He was previously medical director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at Loyola University Chicago for 12 years.

President of the International Society for Tennis Medicine and Science (STMS) and a certified US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) teaching professional, Jayanthi has also been a volunteer Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) physician for 15 years, serves as a medical advisor for the Woman’s Tennis Association (WTA) Player Development Panel and is on the commission for the International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA). He is considered one of the country’s leading experts on youth sports health, injuries, sports training patterns and tennis medicine.

He has served on the board of directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) twice, and is currently a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program and MomsTeam.

An invited speaker to local, regional and national conferences, Jayanthi has authored numerous publications and book chapters and is a reviewer of several sports medicine journals. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine.


Elizabeth Matzkin, MD

Elizabeth Matzkin, MD, is chief of Women’s Sports Medicine and director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  She is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as a member-at-large. Matzkin has developed a world-class program for female athletes with a robust research program focusing on women’s sports medicine.  

She currently helps care for the US Soccer teams and US Women’s’ hockey team and is the head team physician for Stonehill College and several local high schools.  She has contributed to the scientific literature in several areas – including peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has co-edited a book on women’s musculoskeletal health. She is highly regarded for her accomplishments in education, research and patient care and consistently mentors and trains medical students, residents and fellows.

Matzkin is a member of many professional societies, including AAOS, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and Eastern Orthopaedic Association.

She completed her surgical and orthopedic residency training at the University of Hawaii and a fellowship in shoulder and sports medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

Last Reviewed

July 2018

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