Robert Teitge, UNITED STATES

Dr Teitge is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon whose career has spanned over 4 decades. He specializes in sports medicine and is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on disorders of the patellofemoral joint.

A graduate of Stanford University, the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital internship,  Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center orthopaedic surgery residency, and  a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the famed Kerlan – Jobe Clinic.

His long tenure in southeast Michigan began when he was recruited to build the Center for Athletic Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in 1980. Over the past 40 years has been team physician for the NFL Detroit Lions, MLB Detroit Tigers, NBA Detroit Pistons, NHL Detroit Red Wings and WNBA Detroit Shock.

He has held the position of Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Director of Orthopaedic Research and Residency Program Director at Wayne State University SOM. He is currently Professor-Emeritus.

Beginning in 1978 he has been a faculty instructor of the Swiss based AO Foundation, a member of their Knee Expert Group for 35 years, and a Senior Trustee of the Foundation. He is a founding member of AO North America.

He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Patellofemoral Foundation for his many contributions to the field or patellofemoral surgery. A popular lecturer he has received invitations for over 100 international presentations. He has written over 20 book chapters.