Lawrence Gulotta named head team orthopedist

April 26th, 2022

FLUSHING, N.Y., April 26, 2022 The New York Mets today announced that Dr. Lawrence Gulotta has been named as the Head Team Orthopedist.

Dr. Gulotta is a highly regarded sports medicine and shoulder surgeon who will be joining Medical Director, Dr. David Altchek, and Head Team Physician Dr. Kathryn McElheny in facilitating the orthopedic coverage of the New York Mets Baseball organization. He currently serves as the Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Division of the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Gulotta has dedicated his career to understanding and treating shoulder conditions. He has performed research on new ways to improve rotator cuff healing, as well as ways to improve the design and performance of shoulder replacements. He has received several awards for his research, authored numerous clinical and basic science research papers, and given presentations at national and international meetings.

As an undergraduate, Dr. Gulotta attended Johns Hopkins University, where he studied biology and played varsity football. He then attended Harvard Medical School followed by HSS, where he trained in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and shoulder surgery.

In addition to his training in the United States, Dr. Gulotta acquired further training in shoulder surgery at specialized centers across Europe. He completed an AO Shoulder Trauma Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland, and also observed leading shoulder surgeons in Zurich, Switzerland, and Lyon, France. His diverse training has allowed him to perform cutting-edge arthroscopic and open surgeries for the treatment of shoulder instability, labral tears, shoulder replacements, large rotator cuff tears, revision shoulder surgeries, and shoulder fractures.

Throughout his career, Dr. Gulotta served as Head Team Physician for the New York Guardians of the XFL, and as an Assistant Physician for the New York Football Giants, Iona College Athletics, the FDNY semi-professional Football Team, and the New York City Public Schools Athletic League.