Dr. Curl serves as assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles.
When an athlete becomes injured, the first question their physician often hears is “how long will it be until I can get back out there?” The specialists at the MedStar Harbor Hospital Sports Medicine and Shoulder Center, part of MedStar Sports Medicine, understand that passion, and are committed to helping those who become injured get the treatment they need to heal and get back to what they love.
“We work with each patient until he or she reaches their goals,” says Milford H. Marchant Jr., MD, an orthopedic surgeon who is part of the practice and specializes in sports medicine. “It doesn’t matter if you got hurt on the field, at work or at home; we will get you back to being able to do the activities that are important to you.”
Perhaps it’s that “can do” attitude, along with the clinical excellence demonstrated by Dr. Marchant and his colleagues, Leigh Ann Curl, MD, and Jeffrey Mayer, MD, CAQSM, that has earned the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Center such a superior reputation. So superior, in fact, that many major and minor-league sports teams across the Baltimore and Washington areas have designated MedStar Sports Medicine as their preferred providers for treatment and ongoing care when shoulder, knee, ankle, foot, hip, hand, wrist, elbow or back injuries occur.
“It is a great honor to care for so many local professional athletes and to know that the leaders of these teams are putting their trust in us,” says Dr. Curl, who serves as head orthopedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens and assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles.
While Dr. Curl spends her time on the sidelines at M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Parkat Camden Yards, Drs. Marchant and Mayer collaborate as team physicians for the Washington Valor. Dr. Marchant also assists with medical care for US Lacrosse. Dr. Mayer serves as team physician for the Maryland Jockey Commission, as well as Arundel, Chesapeake, Glen Burnie, Meade, North County and Northeast high schools.
“We all truly enjoy working with athletes, however, this is just one part of what we do,” notes Dr. Mayer. “Our team is here to treat patients of all ages and activity levels, using the most advanced therapies and minimally invasive proceduresto reduce pain and get you moving again.”
In other words, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from the wide range of services offered by the sports medicine program. If you are battling a knee injury, or experiencing recurring shoulder or elbow pain, consider scheduling an appointment. Drs. Curl, Marchant and Mayer can evaluate your condition, diagnose your injury and develop a treatment plan based on your personal goals.
For more information, please call (410) 350-7550.
MedStar Harbor Hospital
3001 South Hanover St.
Baltimore, MD 21225
Get to Know Our Sports Medicine Physicians
Leigh Ann Curl, MD, was trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Hospital for Special Surgery. She specialized in sports-related injuries and complex medical conditions of the shoulder and knee and is the first woman ever to be named a head orthopedic surgeon for a National Football League team. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.
Milford H. Marchant Jr., MD, specializes in both the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of injuries and arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. His medical training includes an orthopedic residency at Duke University Medical Center followed by a fellowship at the world-renowned Kerlan-Hope Orthopaedic Clinic.
Jeffrey Mayer, MD, CAQSM, is a primary care sports medicine physician, specializing in nonsurgical treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and ailments. Following graduation from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed a residency program at Carolinas Medical Center and then a fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center.