Marc Safran, MD is the associate chief and fellowship director of Sports Medicine and a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Safran is the co-author of Instructions for Sports Medicine Patients, 2nd Edition, as well as Primer of Arthroscopy and Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery. He is also the author of The Athlete’s Elbow, An Issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Safran specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic and ligament reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. Since 1993 he has served as a team physician for many collegiate teams, in addition to being actively involved with professional tennis and as a consultant for the NBA Players Association.
Dr. Safran received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in North Carolina in 1987. He performed a residency at the University of California at Los Angeles, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 1994.
A diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Safran is a member of several other professional associations including the American College of Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the ACL Study Group, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society, the Paradicus Society, the Multicenter of Arthroscopic Hip Surgery Outcomes Research Network, the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network, and the Society of Tennis Medicine and Science. Dr. Safran has authored or co-authored more than 75 scientific articles and 40 book chapters on sports medicine as it relates to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip, as well as on tennis injuries and biomechanics cartilage research.