Todd M. McGrath, M.D.
- Posted on: Oct 29 2018
Todd McGrath, MD, is a sports medicine specialist joining Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Dr. McGrath graduated from New Mexico State University and received his medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. After practicing emergency medicine, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Cone Health System in Greensboro, NC, where he obtained advanced training in non-operative sports medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and care of the runner and endurance athlete.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM) and is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Dr. McGrath brings the unique skill set of musculoskeletal ultrasound to POA. In addition to general sports medicine he offers minimally invasive procedures in the office setting using bedside ultrasound imaging for guidance. This includes joint and soft tissue injections, procedures to improve chronic tendinopathy and platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP). PRP is a method of using the patient’s own plasma to help stimulate healing and improve pain in chronic muscle and tendon injuries. This allows a quicker return to sports and activity and may help to prevent the need for more invasive procedures. It is also used to slow the progression of and improve pain in joint arthritis. Dr. McGrath also treats sports related concussions and performs biomechanical/gait assessment in runners.
Dr. McGrath has served as team physician at the high school, college and professional level, was the medical director of the Trans-Sylvania MTB Epic stage race and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League. He is currently the team physician for New Hope Solebury High School and a team physician for US Soccer. He has traveled as the team physician with US Soccer’s national teams and been the venue medical director for international soccer events in Philadelphia, including the Copa America Tournament. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in both emergency medicine and sports medicine. He has been an invited lecturer on musculoskeletal ultrasound and sports medicine at numerous meetings, conferences and universities.
Dr. McGrath has a strong personal and professional interest in the endurance athlete. He has competed on the national and international level as a triathlete, was a multiple time USA Triathlon All-American, competed at the Ironman Triathlon World Championships and represented the United States at the ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championships. As time permits he continues to compete at a high level. His experiences, in addition to his professional training, give him a unique understanding of the endurance athlete and their medical care.