Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC

Scientific Director, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-0517

Fax 513-636-6374


Sports medicine; outcome after ACL reconstruction; efficacy of rehabilitation interventions for musculoskeletal injury; subsequent injury incidence after musculoskeletal injury.
Mark V. Paterno PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC, is a physical therapist and a professor within the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH. Mark also serves as a coordinator of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, scientific director within the Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and faculty for the Sports and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency programs. He graduated from Ithaca College with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. Mark then went on to become a certified athletic trainer and an APTA board certified specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. Mark obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Troy State University and his PhD from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions as he completed his doctoral studies in Orthopaedic and Sports Science. As a clinical scientist, Mark has over 70 publications and 10 book chapters which focus on the area of outcomes after ACL reconstruction and pediatric sports medicine and he has lectured internationally on these topics. He currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for several orthopaedic and sports medicine publications, a founding member and second vice president for the Pediatric and Adolescent Research in Sports Medicine (PRISM) Society as well as a member of the ROCK group, which is an international, multi-disciplinary group, dedicated to researching juvenile osteochondritis dissecans.

PT, MS: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1994.

EMBA: Troy State University, Troy AL, 2002.

PhD: Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT.

Certifications: Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) 2001; NATA certified Athletic Trainer, 1998.

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Schmitt LC, Quatman CE, Paterno MV, Best TM, Flanigan DC. Functional Outcomes After Surgical Management of Articular Cartilage Lesions in the Knee: A Systematic Literature Review to Guide Post-Operative Rehabilitation. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Jun 23:1-53.

Myer GD, Ford KR, Foss KD, Rauh MJ, Paterno MV, Hewett TE. A Predictive Model to Estimate Knee-Abduction Moment: Implications for Development of a Clinically Applicable Patellofemoral Pain Screening Tool in Female Athletes. J Athl Train. 2014 Apr 24.

Paterno MV, Rauh MJ, Schmitt LC, Ford KR, Hewett TE. Incidence of Second ACL Injuries 2 Years After Primary ACL Reconstruction and Return to Sport. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Apr 21.

Paterno MV, Prokop TR, Schmitt LC. Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Comprehensive Review. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr;33(2):353-374.

Kiapour AM, Wordeman SC, Paterno MV, Quatman CE, Levine JW, Goel VK, Demetropoulos CK, Hewett TE. Diagnostic value of knee arthrometry in the prediction of anterior cruciate ligament strain during landing. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Feb;42(2):312-9.

Filipa AR, Smith TR, Paterno MV, Ford KR, Hewett TE. Performance on the Star Excursion Balance Test Predicts Functional Turnout Angle in Pre-pubescent Female Dancers. J Dance Med Sci. 2013;17(4):165-9.

Paterno MV, Taylor-Haas JA, Myer GD, Hewett TE. Prevention of overuse sports injuries in the young athlete. Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Oct;44(4):553-64.

Gokeler A, Benjaminse A, Hewett TE, Paterno MV, Ford KR, Otten E, Myer GD. Feedback techniques to target functional deficits following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: implications for motor control and reduction of second injury risk. Sports Med. 2013 Nov;43(11):1065-74.

Quatman-Yates CC, Gupta R, Paterno MV, Schmitt LC, Quatman CE, Ittenbach RF. Internal Consistency and Validity of the QuickDASH Instrument for Upper Extremity Injuries in Older Children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Dec;33(8):838-42.

Myer GD, Martin L Jr, Ford KR, Paterno MV, Schmitt LC, Heidt RS Jr, Colosimo A, Hewett TE. Author's response. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Apr;41(4):NP19-20.