2017 ISAKOS Biennial Congress Faculty
Eric C. McCarty, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Boulder, CO UNITED STATES
Dr. Eric McCarty is a nationally and internationally recognized sports medicine trained orthopedic surgeon and shoulder specialist. His practice is located in the athletic community of Boulder, Colorado and also in the active city of Denver. He is highly sought after when competitive or recreational athletes of all ages incur an injury as he is known for his meticulous care in guiding them back to their desired activity through both his operative expertise and his non-operative skills.
Dr. McCarty is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist with a long-time interest in sports medicine and athletics. His passion for treating the active individual stems from his experience at the University of Colorado, where he excelled and received numerous honors for his exploits in the classroom as well as on the football field as he was an All Big-Eight linebacker and also was an Academic All-American.
In addition to his duties as head team physician for the University of Colorado athletic teams, University of Denver athletics and the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club, Dr. McCarty’s specialized practice involves the care of recreational and highly competitive athletes from the community.
Dr. McCarty is also very active in research, teaching, education, leadership and writing in the field of sports medicine and knee and shoulder surgery. He has received grants and awards for his research and has more than 200 publications in the field of sports medicine. He is also very active in national and international sports medicine and arthroscopic societies with positions of leadership in those societies.
Since his playing days, Dr. McCarty continues to maintain a very active lifestyle with his family. He enjoys the activities he grew up with in Colorado including hiking, cycling, climbing and skiing. This carries over into his unbridled dedication of returning his patients to their desired activity/sport.