|Miho J. Tanaka, MD
Director, Women’s Sports Medicine Initiative
Miho J. Tanaka, MD
Director, Women's Sports Medicine Initiative
Dr. Tanaka grew up in Los Angeles, CA and West Des Moines, IA. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she was a member of the Varsity Track and Field team, and her medical degree at New York Medical College. Her orthopedic residency was at #1-ranked Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery, the world's leading orthopedic institution, and Cornell University School of Medicine in New York City. Her fellowship training included the latest in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques for sports injuries, with a special emphasis on patellofemoral disorders. She brings her world class training and skilled focus to St. Louis to direct the Women's Sports Medicine Initiative (WSMI) at Regeneration Orthopedics.
Dr. Tanaka has served as a team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals, and is currently Head Team Physician for the St Louis Surge. She has also served as assistant team physician for the Baltimore Orioles and the NY Liberty of the WNBA, as well as for Johns Hopkins University, St. John's University and Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, NY. She has experience in treating athletes of all levels, from professional to high school teams. As a former athlete herself, Dr. Tanaka understands her patients' passion for sports and shares their commitment to excellence. She has published or presented over 30 articles and book chapters and continues to publish and present award-winning research on the biomechanics and surgical outcomes in the knee and shoulder. She emphasizes patient education and evidence-based treatment as the foundation of patient care, and treats all sports-related injuries of the shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle, with special emphasis on problems of the patellofemoral joint.
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