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Edward Laskowski, M.D., co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His specialties include sports medicine, fitness, and strength and stability training. Dr. Laskowski has served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the Chicago Marathon medical staff and the 2002 Winter Olympics medical staff at the Olympic Polyclinic in the Olympic Village.
Michael Stuart, M.D., vice chair of orthopedic surgery and co-director of the Sports Medicine Center. He can discuss arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, partial knee replacement, concussions and doping. He was a team physician for the U.S. men’s Olympic team in 2010.
Diane Dahm, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Mayo’s Sports Medicine Center and Sports Performance Training Program in Minnesota who has served as an Olympic and professional sports team physician. She is an expert on ACL injuries, reconstruction and sports activities following knee arthroplasty and shoulder trauma.
Jay Smith, M.D., of The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. is an expert on sports injuries including shoulder injuries and biomechanics. He has been a team trainer for the Minnesota Twins.
Michael Joyner, M.D., is an anesthesiologist and specialist in exercise science with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Joyner is an expert on aging athletes, the relationship of environment to training, performance-enhancing drugs and how genetic variation and gender affect competition.
Max Trenerry, Ph.D., specializes in sports psychology with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He can discuss the role of psychological factors in athletic performance and how to keep children interested in sports. Dr. Trenerry is also a soccer coach who routinely talks to parents and coaches about what is appropriate in coach-athlete relationships.