Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC
Scientific Director, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy
Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC, investigates the outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the knee. His current study focuses on the identification of the incidence of second ACL injury after ACL reconstruction as well as the identification of biomechanical and neuromuscular risk factors which predict future injury or success after return to sport. In addition, Dr. Paterno's research interests include the assessment of clinical outcomes following injury in pediatric and adolescent athletes, as well as the development of targeted rehabilitation interventions to optimize return to sports in these populations. Dr. Paterno's projects have received funding from NFL charities and his work was the recent recipient of the American Orthopaedic Society in Sports Medicine's NCAA Research Award.