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James P. Stannard, MD

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Columbia

stannardDr. James Stannard is the department chair and Vernon Luck Sr. Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery. He earned his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed a surgery internship and orthopaedic residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He completed an AO Trauma Fellowship at Kantonspital, Chur, Switzerland. Dr. Stannard specializes in sports medicine, orthopaedic trauma and complex knee injuries.

Dr. Stannard's biography can be found here.

Seth L. Sherman, MD

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Columbia

shermanDr. Sherman is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. He is a fellowship trained sports medicine specialist, treating a variety of sports-related injuries including complex disorders of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow. He uses advanced arthroscopic and open techniques to restore damaged joints, ligaments, and bones.

His areas of expertise include shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, articular cartilage restoration and joint preservation, meniscal transplant, adolescent sports injuries, throwing shoulder, shoulder  instability, rotator cuff repair, and complex open shoulder surgery including shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Sherman completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, trained by the team physicians for the NY Giants, NY Mets, and NY Knicks. During his sports medicine fellowship at Rush University in Chicago, Dr. Sherman was the assistant team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. He is proud to be a part of the sports medicine team helping to take care of Mizzou athletes.

Dr. Sherman's biography can be found here.


David L. Flood, MD

Director, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at Capital Region Medical Center,
Jefferson City

floodDr. Flood is assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery and the clinic director of Missouri Orthopaedic Institute at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Flood received his medical degree at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. He completed a fellowship at Kaiser San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Flood is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, with a subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic sports medicine.

Dr. Flood's biography can be found here.

Non-Operative Sports Medicine Physicians

William C. Allen, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Professor Emeritus

allen Dr. Allen is professor emeritus of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Missouri and regarded as the father of sports medicine at MU. He also served as chairman of the department.

Dr. Allen is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and a graduate of the University of Chicago. He served as a resident physician at Stanford University and completed fellowship training at Case Western Reserve University. His clinical interests include the hip, knee, shoulder, sports-related injuries, arthritis and cancer, and he is currently conducting research in bioabsorbable materials, intra-articular meniscal suture devices and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Allen's biography can be found here.


Aaron Gray, MD

Family Medicine/Sports Medicine

grayDr. Gray is an assistant professor of orthopedics and assistant professor of family medicine. He is involved with the medical care of University of Missouri athletes and is team physician for baseball and women's volleyball. He has travelled internationally as a team physician with United States Soccer Youth National Teams. Dr. Gray is board certified in family medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in primary care sports medicine. He specializes in pediatric and adult sports medicine and non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He sees patients for sprains, strains, fractures or joint pain. Active patients and those that want to become more active with new and old injuries are welcome in his clinics. Specific areas of interest include pitching & throwing injuries, stress fractures, overuse injuries, and concussions.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center - College of Medicine, Dr. Gray completed his residency at University of Missouri Health Care. He also completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of California – Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was the team physician for men's soccer, baseball, men's volleyball, women's golf and assistant team physician for football. He volunteers his time to care for local injured high school athletes at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute Friday Night Lights clinic.

Learn more about Dr. Gray here.

Shen-Ying (Richard) Ma, MD

Sports Medicine

ma Dr. Ma is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery specializing in Sports Medicine. Dr. Ma is board certified in sports medicine and he specializes in sports medicine injuries.  A graduate of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Dr. Ma also completed his residency at University of Virginia where he served as the administrative chief resident for the department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Ma completed his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgey in New York, NY. In 2012 Dr. Ma was awarded the National Football League Medical Charities Grant Award.

Dr. ma's biography can be found here.



Tiffany M. Bohon, MD

Family medicine/Sports Medicine

Dr. Bohon's biography can be found here.

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