Dr. Robert Palumbo is an accomplished, nationally recognized Sports Medicine physician and surgeon, specializing in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, and hip. He is a second-opinion physician for the NFL Players’ Association.
Dr. Robert Palumbo is an accomplished, nationally recognized Sports Medicine physician and surgeon, specializing in sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, and hip. Dr. Palumbo is a second-opinion physician for the NFL Players’ Association, as well as the Head Team Physician for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, a AAA affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Additionally, Dr. Palumbo is President and Founder of OAA’s Sports Medicine Institute, a non-profit organization which is dedicated to providing medical education to sports medicine professionals. Before joining OAA, Dr. Palumbo practiced for eight years in Orlando, Florida, where he had the unique experience of treating all levels of athletes and performing artists. There he served as orthopaedic consultant for the world-famous Cirque de Soleil, The Orlando Ballet, Sea World entertainers, and Disney World acrobats and dancers, as well as team physician for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team, which he continues today. Dr. Palumbo is also one of the original participating physicians of the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF), which is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation established to provide financial assistance and coordinate social services to dire need retired NFL players. He is currently one of the key principals involved with the GGAF, and has helped the organization form a partnership with OAA. Dr. Palumbo is a firm believer in the value of lifelong education. In March 2008, he received his board certification and was awarded the 2007 Sub-Specialty Certification in Sports Medicine. He has served on the Sports Medicine Evaluation Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. As part of Dr. Palumbo’s ongoing desire to teach, he participates in training residents in orthopaedic medicine and family practice. He is also frequently sought-after to speak at national meetings and has published numerous articles in professional journals. EDUCATION Undergraduate Cornell University Medical School Rutgers Medical School New Brunswick, NJ Internship Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ Residency Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ Fellowship – Sports Medicine Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD Fellowship – Foot & Ankle Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX BOARD CERTIFICATIONS American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery National Board of Medical Examiners 2007 Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member Sports Medicine Evaluation Committee Member Sports Medicine Committee American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine American College of Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America American Orthopaedic Foot And Ankle Society International Cartilage Research Society