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Frank McCormick MD

Frank McCormick MD

Dr. Frank McCormick MD is an orthopedic surgeon at the SOAR Institute who specializes in outpatient sports medicine, cartilage/meniscal/stem cell transplantation, joint preservation, and arthroscopic treatment of the shoulder, hip, and knee.

Dr. McCormick obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy where he performed his surgical internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, followed by serving as an F/A-18 Fighter Jet Flight Surgeon for United States Marine Corps VMFA-314 squadron. Subsequently, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program where he was selected as a Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the world-renown Rush Sports Medicine Fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Bernard Bach Jr. Recently, he completed the prestigious International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) Sanofi travelling fellowship in joint preservation and cartilage regeneration.

Dr. McCormick has achieved regional, national and international recognition for his clinical research endeavors. He is an award winning lead or co-author of over 16 studies in the last five years. He is a co-author on the paper that won the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) J. Whit research prize, a co-author on the best paper prize at the European SECEC/ESSSE annual meeting, and is the lead author for the 2011 International Society of Arthroscopy and Knee Orthopedic Surgery (ISAKOS) John Joyce Award, which goes to the top paper from a resident or fellow in sports medicine across the globe. He has written over 75 peer-reviewed papers published in top orthopedic and sports medicine journals while speaking at regional, national or international conferences over 100 times.

Dr. McCormick is currently commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve. He has also served as assistant team physician for the Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago White Sox (MLB), and Depaul University (Division I) Men’s and women’s basketball and soccer teams. He has also provided medical care for the New England Patriots (NFL).

Dr. McCormick currently has an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include the clinical outcome assessments of novel minimally invasive biological approaches to early arthritis, joint instability, cellular, organ and stem cell transplantation. There are several clinical trials currently underway. Contact us if you feel you may be interested in participating.

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