Cardinals announce medical staff for 2017

Dr. George Paletta returns as the team's head orthopedic physician along with Mercy Health East Sports Medicine

The St. Louis Cardinals announced their Medical Team for the upcoming 2017 season today, including the return of Dr. George Paletta, Jr. as the Team's Head Orthopedic Physician along with Mercy Health East Sports Medicine. Paletta most recently held that position with the team in 2013.

"We are excited to have George and his team back and serving the Cardinals medical needs," said Cardinals' Senior Vice President/General Manager John Mozeliak. "George brings a wealth of experience and familiarity to the organization and he is well-respected within the baseball community."

Joining Paletta as Team Orthopedists are Doctors Lyndon Gross, Husam Nawas, Mahesh Bagwe and Julienne Lippe.

Dr. Brian Mahaffey returns as the team's Primary Care Sports Medicine & Minor League Liaison and is also joined in that role by Dr. Alok Sengupta. Dr. Josh Binek will continue to serve as Team Internist and Independent Concussion Specialist Dr. Brandon Larkin also returns in 2017.

New to the Cardinals medical staff next season will be Mercy Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Charles Rehm and Independent Vision Consultant Dr. Adam Fedyk.