Each year, Kerlan-Jobe welcomes a select group of the nation’s finest young doctors as Sports Medicine Fellows. Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic is a preeminent center for research and education in orthopaedics and sports medicine. Started in 1973, the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is one of the country’s largest and most respected medical training programs of its kind. We are pleased to introduce each of the 2014-2015 fellows in this blog series.
Mark Sando, M.D.
Mark Sando, M.D., is originally from Buffalo, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Canisius College in Buffalo and attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. He then went on to the University of Maryland where he completed his residency.
“I enjoy working with a motivated patient population and helping them to recover and return to the activities they enjoy,” Dr. Sando says of his decision to practice sports medicine.
He says the choice to complete his fellowship at Kerlan-Jobe wasn’t difficult. “The clinic’s outstanding reputation as a center for clinical care, teaching, and innovation made it an easy choice.”
During his time at Kerlan-Jobe, Dr. Sando says he is most looking forward to developing his skills as a sports medicine physician, and “sitting on the glass at the Kings games.” His specialty focus is in shoulder and knee arthroscopy and reconstruction.
Dr. Sando says he finds inspiration in this quote by Thomas Jefferson: “The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
“I like the emphasis this quote places on personal responsibility,” he says.
Outside of work, Dr. Sando said he enjoys watching football (Go Bills!), playing golf, and skiing. If he had decided to pursue a career other than medicine, he says he would have become a chef with the goal of opening his own restaurant.