Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Dr. Patrick McMahon reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. McMahon provides comprehensive care for shoulder and elbow problems and treatment for basic knee injuries. He founded McMahon Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (MORe) in 2006 after serving 12 years in academic medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine, where he was Director of Sports Medicine. Dr. McMahon has authored more than 100 publications and has been a speaker at numerous international, national, and regional meetings. He was awarded membership in Society of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and of the Orthopaedic Research Society. He continues his research into improvements in treating shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears.

Education and Training

MD: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 1987

Internship in General Surgery: New York University, New York, NY, 1987–1988

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988–1992

Residency and Research Fellowship in Medicine: Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1991–1992

Fellowship in Sports Medicine: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Inglewood, CA, 1993–1994


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointments

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000–present
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, 2000–present

Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, CA, 1994–1989

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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