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Andrew Cosgarea

cosgareaandrewDr. ANDREW COSGAREA is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He began his education as a scholarship athlete at Pennsylvania State University and graduated with honors with a degree in biology. He attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College from 1984 through 1987, then underwent orthopaedic surgical residency training at the University of Rochester from 1987 to 1992. He completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in 1993. After five years on the faculty at Ohio State University, Dr. Cosgarea returned to Johns Hopkins in 1998.

Dr. Cosgarea has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific articles and chapters. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Herodicus Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and is on the Boards of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Patellofemoral Foundation.

Dr. Cosgarea is involved in research projects studying knee kinematics, arthroscopic surgery education and the surgical treatment of patellar instability. Recent studies have focused on evaluating in vivo function for patients with patellar instability utilizing unique dynamic CT scanning technology that is only available at Johns Hopkins. He has received awards for his research collaboration on anterior cruciate ligament biomechanics at the Sixth International Olympic Committee World Congress on Sports Sciences in 2002, for patellofemoral research from the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Congress in 2005, and patellofemoral surgical anatomy from the Arthroscopy Association of North America in 2014.

Dr. Cosgarea is the Head Team Physician for the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Department, and was an Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Team from 2000 to 2010.