Michael G. Ciccotti, MD

Michael G. Ciccotti, MD

Dr. Ciccotti, Director of the Sports Medicine Team at the Rothman Institute, is internationally recognized for his work in sports medicine. He is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chief of Sports Medicine, and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. He serves as Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Joseph’s University.

He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has served on the Board of Directors for the major Sports Medicine Societies in the world. He has authored numerous articles, research, and textbooks and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on sports medicine. He has been consistently recognized as one of the “Top Sports Doctors” regionally and nationally. Dr. Ciccotti currently serves as the President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association.

Sports Medicine

Special Expertise
Reconstruction of Knee, Shoulder and Elbow Sports Injuries


Ligament Injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament – ACL)
Meniscal Injury
Cartilage Injury


Labral Injury (Anterior, Posterior, Superior – SLAP)
Rotator Cuff Injury


Ligament Injury (Ulnar Collateral Ligament – UCL)
Tendon Tear (Bicep, Triceps)
Tendonopathy (Tennis/Golfers Elbow)
Loose Bodies

Orthopedic Surgery, Rothman Institute
Director of the Division of Sports Medicine, Rothman Institute
Co-Director, Sports Medicine Research, Rothman Institute
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
Head Team Physician and Medical Director, Philadelphia Phillies
Head Baseball Team Physician and Medical Director, St. Joseph’s University
Orthopaedic Consultant – Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Eagles
President, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association

M.D., Georgetown University Medical School

Kerlan-Jobe Sports Clinic, Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Jefferson University, Orthopaedic Residency, Philadelphia, PA

Top Doctors in America, Castle Connelly Listing
America’s Top Orthopaedists, Consumers’ Research Council of America
Top Doctors in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia Super Doctors, Key Professional Media, Inc.
Top Doctors in Delaware Valley, Suburban Life Magazine
The Best Doctors in America, Woodward/White Listing
Top Sports Doctors, American Registry
Top Orthopaedic Surgeon for Me, Suburban Life Magazine
Vitals Top 10 Doctors Award, American Registry

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board of Directors
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Education and Industry Council
Herodicus Sports Medicine Research Society, Executive Board
Major League Baseball Team Physician Association, Past-President (Executive Committee)
International Sports Medicine Society
The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
American Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Research Study Group Coordinator
Youth Sports Safety Committee

Peer Reviewed

Ciccotti MG, Atanda Jr. A, Nazarian LN, Cohen SB, Holmes L, Dodson CC: Stress Ultrasonography of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow in Major League Baseball Pitchers. Accepted 2013. THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, Major League Baseball Supplement. PMID:

Cohen SB, DeLuca PF, Dodson CC, Marchetto PA, Pepe MD, Ciccotti MG: Pectoralis Major Ruptures in National Football League Players. Accepted 2013. PHYSICIAN AND SPORTS MEDICINE. PMID:

Kraeutler MJ, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG: Allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients under 30 years old: A matched-pair comparison of bone-patellar tendon-bone versus tibialis anterior. Accepted 2013. KNEE SURGERY, SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY, ARTHROSCOPY. PMID:

Koyonos L, O’Brien D, Kraeutler M, Cohen S, Ciccotti MG, Williams G, TuckerB, Lazarus M, Dodson CC. Is Generalized Ligamentous Laxity a Risk Factor for Poorer Outcome After Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization? A Prospective Evaluation. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, Volume 22, Issue 4 , Pages e42-e43, Apr 2013. PMID: