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Sport Performance - Team Physicians

Johns Hopkins Team Physicians

The Johns Hopkins Athletic Training Room utilizes several allied health care professionals in the surrounding community to assist in the overall health care of the Johns Hopkins University varsity athletes. These medical professionals are chosen for their excellence in their practice and commitment to the health and performance the varsity athletes. The Team Physician Staff regularly assists in the evaluation and treatment of Blue Jay athletes. All specialize in sports medicine and have associations with professional athletes and franchises in the area. The team is coordinated by Dr. Andrew Cosgarea, Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Johns Hopkins. Associate Team Physicians include; Dr. Les Matthews, Dr. Hugh Baugher, Dr. Bashir Zikria, Dr. Sameer Dixit, and Dr. Raj Deu. All of our physicians are available for weekly clinical visits in the athletic training room as well as office referrals for the JHU varsity athletes.

Head Team Physician
Andrew Cosgarea, MD
Dr. Cosgarea is the Head Team Physician for the Johns Hopkins University Athletic Department. He is also the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery and Professor of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Cosgarea completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. After his residency at the University of Rochester, he joined Johns Hopkins University for his sports medicine fellowship. Dr. Cosgarea specializes in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of problems in active individuals with an emphasis on knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and other sports medicine injuries.

Medical Director
Sameer Dixit, MD
Dr. Dixit obtained his undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Dixit completed an internal medicine residency program at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Subsequently, Dr. Dixit completed a two year fellowship in primary care sports medicine from UCLA.

Associate Team Physicians
Les Matthews, MD
Leslie S. Matthews, M.D., is the Chief of Orthopedics at Union Memorial Hospital and the President of Greater Chesapeake Orthopedic Associates, LLC. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Matthews completed his residencies in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and his sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is board certified and specializes in reconstructive knee and shoulder surgery and sports medicine. Dr Matthews was also an All-American Lacrosse Goalie at Johns Hopkins.

Hugh Baugher, MD
Dr. Baugher sees patients at The Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital and in the Union Memorial Sports Medicine Lutherville office. Dr. Baugher earned his medical degree at the University of Virginia Medical School. He trained in orthopedic surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at The Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell University Medical College and his fellowship in Hand Surgery at Cabrini Medical/NYU Center. Dr. Baugher is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. Dr Baugher specializes in the shoulder, hand, wrist, knee, sports medicine and arthroscopy.

Bashir Zikria, MD
Dr. Zikria is graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania with post-graduate work in biochemistry at Drexel University. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon as well as Assistant Professor for Johns Hopkins Orthopedics. Dr. Zikria completed his residency at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. He then completed his fellowship at the University of Miami with a focus in sports medicine.

Rajwinder S. Deu, MD
Dr. Deu obtained his undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neurobiology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1997. After graduating from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 2001, Dr. Deu completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Michigan, followed by fellowship in sports medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Prior to joining the Orthopedic Surgery faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2013, Dr. Deu worked as an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson Medical College.