Department and Faculty
Physicians in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona work in an integrated and cooperative group practice.
In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training in the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Our sports medicine faculty includes four orthopedic surgeons with different practice specializations, including multi-ligament knee injuries, cartilage repair and regeneration, sports-related shoulder and elbow injuries, hip arthroscopy, and pediatric sports medicine:
- Anikar Chhabra, M.D.
- Kostas Economopoulos, M.D.
- Steven Hattrup, M.D.
- Karan Patel, M.D.
- John Tokish, M.D.
Advisers and mentors
Faculty advisers are available to provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure your educational needs are being met. Your adviser may serve as a contact point for introducing you and your family to the Phoenix area and to the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds, and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.