J. Marc Cardelia, MD - Dr. Cardelia serves as surgical director of CHKD's Sports Medicine Program and as a staff pediatric orthopedic surgeon at CHKD. He was educated at Princeton University and received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University Medical College in Philadelphia. His surgical residency was at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and he did his pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Children's Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, California. His previous professional work experience was as a staff pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Florida Orthopedic Institute and Nemours Children's Clinic in Pensacola, Florida. He serves on the faculty of Eastern Virginia Medical School as assistant professor or orthopedics.
Dr. Cardelia holds memberships in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, National Youth Sports Safety Foundation and the American Medical Association. His special interest has been youth sports safety, and he is frequently called to lecture for professional and community audiences on overuse injuries in baseball, typical youth sports injuries and knee injuries in young athletes. He has helped design state-of-the-art rehabilitation therapy gymnasiums at CHKD health centers and guides the hospital's sports medicine program as surgical director. He has also developed clinics for young female athletes focusing on prevention of knee injuries.