Advisory Committee Bios

Dr. James Andrews

Founder, American Sports Medicine Institute

Dr. Andrews is a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon who has counseled top professional athletes for more than thirty years. He is one of the founding members of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center and the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Andrews has spent much of his career raising awareness about youth injury issues and has been instrumental in the adoption of pitch count and rest guidelines for youth leagues across the country.

In 2013, he released Any Given Monday, a book about sports injuries and how to prevent them for athletes, parents and coaches.


Dr. Glenn Fleisig

Research Director, American Sports Medicine Institute

Dr. Fleisig has spent more than 25 years researching the science of pitching safety and performance. He is the recognized leader in the biomechanics of pitching, having tested more than 2,000 pitchers from all levels and published more than 150 scientific papers.

Dr. Fleisig and his team at ASMI have also conducted extensive research relating pitch volume to adolescent pitching injuries, leading to safety rule changes throughout the U.S.

Fleisig earned engineering degrees from MIT (B.S.), Washington University (M.S.), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Ph.D.). He also serves as the Chair of USA Baseball Medical & Safety Committee, Pitching Safety Consultant for Little League Baseball and Softball, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Dr. Neal ElAttrache

Head Team Physician, Los Angeles Dodgers

ElAttrache is a member of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic board of directors, Chairman of the Board of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Foundation and Program Director for the Kerlan-Jobe Fellowship.

After completing his studies at the University of Notre Dame, he earned his medical doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also completed his orthopedic surgery residency before becoming a Sports Medicine Fellow at Kerlan-Jobe.

Dr. ElAttrache is the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and is an orthopedic consultant to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, St. Louis Rams, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings and the PGA Tour.


Dr. Michael Ciccotti

Head Team Physician, Philadelphia Phillies

Dr. Ciccotti is the Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University, where he is also the Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research Program.

Dr. Ciccotti serves as head team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Joseph's University as well as the Senior Consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Dr. Ciccotti graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and Georgetown University Medical School. He completed his orthopaedic residency at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University.

He has served as orthopaedic consultant for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Dr. Ciccotti has served as the President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association.


Dr. Christopher Ahmad

Head Team Physician, New York Yankees

Christopher S. Ahmad MD, specializes in knee ACL, meniscus and cartilage injuries, shoulder instability and labral tears, rotator cuff pathology, Tommy John surgery and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques for sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder and elbow.

He is the head team physician for the New York Yankees and a member of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association. Dr. Ahmad conducts ongoing research in the areas of ACL injury prevention and screening, biometrics of the elbow and surgical techniques for rotator cuff shoulder instability repair.

He has authored more than 200 articles and 50 book chapters related to shoulder, elbow and sports medicine and has presented over 250 lectures nationally, and internationally.


Dr. Anthony Romeo

Team Physician, Chicago White Sox

Dr. Romeo is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years experience working in academic medicine. In addition to his role as professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, he serves as the program director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and section head of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in the Division of Sports Medicine at Rush.

Among his diverse research interests, He is a renowned scholar who has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 30 chapters in orthopedic textbooks.

Moreover, he has served in the capacity of senior editor on several orthopedics and sports medicine books. Dr. Romeo has lectured extensively on advanced surgical techniques to surgeons at both national and international forums.


Dr. Stan Conte

Conte Injury Analytics

Prior to joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007, Conte held a similar title for the San Francisco Giants from 1993 to 2006. He received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University.

He holds additional credentials in athletic training. His interests lie in Baseball Sport Medicine Injury Analytics and he has published several articles on the epidemiology of baseball injuries in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has also authored two chapters in baseball sport medicine books and serves on several MLB research committees including Shoulder Research Committee and Committee on Electronic Medical Records.

Conte lectures locally and nationally on the treatment, rehabilitation and analytics of baseball injuries.


Dr. Gary Green

Medical Director, Major League Baseball

Dr. Green has served as a consultant to Major League Baseball on anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing substances since 2003. As Medical Director, Dr. Green evaluates Baseball's Drug Prevention and Treatment Programs at the Major and Minor League levels and will make recommendations on updates to the programs.

He also serves as the Office of the Commissioner's primary liaison to club physicians and certified athletic trainers and assists in the development of educational programs and materials.

Dr. Green, who is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine, is a fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. He also has a private medical practice, the Pacific Palisades Medical Group, in California.


Keith Dugger

Head Athletic Trainer, Colorado Rockies

Keith Dugger, 46, is the Head Athletic Trainer for the Colorado Rockies.

After receiving an undergraduate degree in athletic training in 1989 from San Diego State University, Dugger joined the San Diego Padres' farm system, working with Class A affiliates from 1990 to 1992.

He came to the Rockies' farm system in 1993. Dugger earned the Pacific Coast League's "Athletic Trainer of the Year Award" in 1997, and in 2003 earned the honor of Major League "Training Staff of the Year."

In addition, he was recently selected to serve on the Executive Board of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) as National League Representative. He lives in Littleton, Colo., with wife, Shannon, daughter, Tianna and son Cashel.


Dr. Jan Fronek

Team Physician, San Diego Padres

Jan Fronek, MD, is a member of the Scripps Clinic division of Orthopedics Surgery and head of Sports Medicine, a section dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of sports-related injuries.

His expertise includes arthroscopic surgery to diagnose and treat knee, shoulder and other joint problems.

He provides care for a variety of professional athletes including the members of the San Diego Padres baseball team and, formerly, the U.S. Pro Ski Tour, and also treats amateur and recreational athletes.

In addition to his clinical practice, he conducts research in arthroscopic surgery techniques and outcomes. Dr. Fronek is also a member of the California State Orthopaedic Association, the Association of Major League Baseball Team Physicians and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


Dr. Stephen Fealy

Orthopaedic Consultant, MLBPA

Stephen Fealy, MD, is a specialist in the field of shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Fealy attended college at Columbia, where he was a pitcher for the baseball team, and then continued on to graduate with honors from Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons. He is the Orthopaedic Surgery / Sports Medicine Consultant for the Major League Baseball Players Association.

In this role, Dr. Fealy helps with both medical and orthopaedic related issues and is continually involved with research projects involving Major League Baseball and athletic injuries.

He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery; he was an assistant team physician to the New York Giants football team during his fellowship.