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Michael G. Ciccotti, MD Becomes 49th President of AOSSM

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    • AOSSM Leadership

CHICAGO, IL – July 14, 2020 – Michael G. Ciccotti, MD was installed as the 49th president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) at the close of the Society’s Virtual Annual Meeting on July 9, 2020.

Dr. Ciccotti is the Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is currently Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine as well as the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Research at the Rothman Institute and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He also currently serves as the Chairman Emeritus of the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Committee and the Past-President of the Orthopaedic Learning Center. He has been the Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Team as well as Saint Joseph’s University for over 25 years.

He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He went on to complete his orthopaedic residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Ciccotti has served as President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association and as Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Team, Philadelphia Eagles Football Team, and Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Team. In addition, he has been Program Chairman, Education Chairman and Executive Board Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to serve as the 49th President of AOSSM, and I look so very forward to helping continue this outstanding organization’s legacy as the world’s leader in sports medicine education and research.” said Dr. Ciccotti.

Throughout his career he has been recognized by numerous regional, national and international sports medicine and orthopaedic societies for his contributions to research and education. He has held membership, leadership and program roles in the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Shoulder and Elbow Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the International Society for Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the Herodicus Sports Medicine Research Society, the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, the Eastern Orthopaedic Society, the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, and the Anthony DePalma Jefferson Alumni Society.

Dr. Ciccotti’s vision for the next year incorporates a few key focus areas under mentorship, collaboration, engagement and advocacy. One main initiative will be the continued development of an Emerging Leaders program which promotes mentorships and engagement for those 45 and under achieving the most their membership through volunteerism.

Dr. Ciccotti was recently honored with The George D. Rovere Award for Lifetime Contribution to Sports Medicine Education by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, The Twenty Year Service Award from the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society, The Dick Vermeil Lifetime Achievement Award from the Otho Davis Foundation, The Joseph S. Torg Award from The Philadelphia Sports Congress, as well as The James R. Andrews Award for his outstanding contributions to sports medicine. He has been consistently recognized as one of “The Top Doctors in America”, “The Top Sports Medicine Surgeons”, “America’s Top Orthopaedists”, and “The Leading Physicians of the World”. He has authored 117 peer-reviewed original research articles, 36 textbooks, 82 exhibits/posters/videos; he has held 60 course chairmanships; and he has presented 655 regional, national and international lectureships on the full spectrum of orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Dr. Ciccotti and his wife of 36 years, Patti, are the proud parents of four children, Michael, Matthew, Emma and Caroline.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 49th Annual Meeting, July 8-11, 2021 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN. Visit for details and the latest information.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the premier global, sports medicine organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.

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