Speakers & Bios
Mark Schickendantz, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon Mark Schickendantz, M.D. is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Sports Health. Dr. Schickendantz has been a team physician for the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team since 1992, serving as Head Team Physician since 2003. He is also Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns NFL team, serving in that role since 2010. He is past President of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Physicians Association and is a member of the MLB Medical Advisory Committee. In addition, Dr. Schickendantz is Associate Professor of Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western University and Fellowship Program Director at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. He has been named among America’s Best Doctors annually since 2009. As a published author and national speaker, he is widely recognized as an expert in the care of shoulder and elbow problems in athletes.
Dr. Schickendantz is an active member of numerous professional societies and organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the NFL Team Physicians Society. He is a graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine and he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.
The Center for Sports Health at Cleveland Clinic provides amateur and professional athletes comprehensive services, including primary care sports medicine, surgery, rehabilitation, injury prevention and management, athletic training, alternative/complimentary medicine and sports nutrition. In addition to a stand-alone, 50,000-square-foot facility in Garfield Heights, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health offers access to sports medicine care at 26 regional locations.
Supported by over 150 physical therapists and athletic trainers, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health physicians serve as Head Team Physician for Cleveland’s professional baseball, basketball and football franchises, in addition to 4 colleges and 60 area high schools.