ROBERT P. NIRSCHL, M.D., M.S.
A nationally recognized pioneer in diagnosing and treating tendon injuries, Dr. Nirschl received his orthopedic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic. As a significant research contributor and lecturer to the medical community on the international, national, and local levels, Dr. Nirschl is consistently named one of Washingtonian magazine’s "Top Sports Doctors." He is listed in Best Physicians in the United States and Who’s Who in the World . Dr. Nirschl served as orthopedic consultant to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for the Reagan Administration, and was a charter member of the Sports Science Committee of the United States Tennis Association. He is the founding director of an ACGME accredited fellowship teaching program in orthopedics and primary care sports medicine in conjunction with Arlington Hospital and Georgetown University. It is one of only 52 such sports medicine programs in America and unique to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He serves as associate clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Georgetown University and as a consultant, physician, and surgeon for professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes.