Tulane University Medical Center’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery announces the
hiring of Dr. Mary K. Mulcahey as the Director of Women’s Sports Medicine at the
Tulane Institute for Sports Medicine (TISM).
Dr. Mulcahey 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 and Dentistry, in 2006. She completed her
orthopaedic surgery residency in 2011 at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown
University/Rhode Island Hospital.
She then completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the same institution, followed
by the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Mulcahey was one
of only four orthopaedic surgeons to be selected for the Arthroscopy Association of
North America (AANA) Advanced Arthroscopy Traveling Fellowship in 2016. A lifelong
athlete, she has served as team physician in multiple states for many athletic teams
including soccer, boxing and martial arts, football, and rugby.
Dr. Mulcahey’s focus at Tulane will be on active women of all ages, ranging from high school and college athletes to women playing tennis, golf, or gardening. “Many people aren’t aware that musculoskeletal health is the foundation of overall health. This is especially true for women, and my professional focus is on ensuring that my patients have built a strong foundation and have access to complete wellness across multiple disciplines, including ob/gyn, psychology, and nutrition,” she said.
Dr. Mulcahey added, “Active women who have been injured need immediate and
effective care to facilitate return to their desired activities. The differences between men
and women’s injuries, plus the sex-specific variation in response to injury, supports the
need for a medical team dedicated to the overall healthcare of women.” She
points out that “active” takes many forms: athleticism, busy work schedules, parenting,
family activities, and more. “That’s the beauty of the Tulane program. Our sole focus is
on keeping active women active in the way that best aligns with their goals and
lifestyles. Additionally, injury prevention is a key component of what we are emphasizing
with this program.”
In announcing Dr. Mulcahey’s hiring, Dr. Felix “Buddy” Savoie, III, Chairman of
Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at Tulane, said, “Anytime we can
attract a physician of Dr. Mulcahey’s stature is a win for the hospital, and a win for our
patients. The fact that her philosophy about health and life is compatible with our
patients’ is especially gratifying. We look forward to having a profoundly positive impact
on the quality of life for active women as a special subset of our overall practice.”