Meniscus Injuries | Q&A with Dr. Andrew Cosgarea
Andrew Cosgarea is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include sports injuries, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, elbow UCL reconstruction, knee ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair, and shoulder instability stabilization surgery.
Dr. Cosgarea’s research interests include patellofemoral dislocation, throwing shoulder biomechanics, ACL reconstruction, computer simulation of knee biomechanics, treatments for adolescent sports injuries, and knee and shoulder rehabilitation.
Currently serving as the head team physician for the Johns Hopkins University Department of Athletics, he is a former chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Cosgarea was a team physician for the Baltimore Orioles from 2000 to 2010. He was named one of the “125 Knee Surgeons and Specialist to Know” by Becker’s Spine Review in 2012. He is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cosgarea was an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Ohio State University Medical Center and an orthopaedic consultant with the Ohio State Athletic Department.
He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the University of Rochester and performed a fellowship in sports medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.