John Prodromo, MD, grew up in South Brunswick, New Jersey. The son of a physician and a nurse, his interest in medicine started at a young age. John graduated from Rutgers University Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Cellular Biology and Neuroscience. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before completing his residency at Drexel University/ Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was the Chief Resident.
Driven by a love of athletics and helping athletes at all levels, John then completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Southern California, where he was a USC athletics team physician for football and women’s soccer. John is an avid researcher and writer. His research projects have focused on managing cartilage injury, the shoulder and throwing athletes, injury prevention, complex arthroscopy, orthopaedic education, infection prevention, both operative and nonoperative treatment of shoulder conditions and injuries in collegiate athletes.
John has contributed to multiple textbooks with chapters ranging from pediatric elbow to ACL reconstruction. His considerable research has been featured in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Hand Surgery, Orthopedics, Journal of Exercise, Sports, Orthopedics, and the Physician and Sports Medicine.