Physicians

Sports Medicine

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Mary K. Mulcahey, MD

Dr. Mary Mulcahey joined the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tulane in April 2017, as the Director of Tulane’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program.  In that role, Dr. Mulcahey has been instrumental in the design, development, and leadership of a comprehensive approach to the care of active women. This cutting edge program combines resources and services of multiple disciplines including orthopaedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, and sports psychology.  Dr. Mulcahey offers individualized, patient-centered care for both men and women.  Her extensive knowledge of non-operative and operative management of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions is reflected in her thorough explanation of injuries and treatment options.  She is a skilled surgeon who continuously expands her knowledge base by participating in and teaching at national sports medicine and arthroscopy courses.  Dr. Mulcahey is the team physician for Tulane’s Women’s Indoor and Beach Volleyball teams, Loyola Women’s Basketball, as well as several of our local all girls’ high schools, including St. Mary’s Dominican, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Cabrini, Mt. Carmel Academy, Archbishop Chapelle, and St. Scholastica Academy. 

Dr. Mulcahey is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery and sports medicine.  She is a New Hampshire native, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 2000 and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 2006.  She completed her orthopaedic residency at Brown University, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the same institution.  Dr. Mulcahey then went on to do a fellowship in sports medicine at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine.   While in fellowship, she assisted with team coverage of the San Diego Padres (MLB) and San Diego State University.  Dr. Mulcahey was one of only four surgeons selected for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Traveling Fellowship in 2016.

Dr. Mulcahey also has a passion for medical student, resident, and fellow education and she manages multiple research projects related to these areas.  Her dedication to both clinical and education focused research has resulted in numerous publications and presentations at national meetings.

For more information about the Tulane Women's Sports Medicine Program, please click here.