Steve Svoboda, MD
Director of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research at MedStar Health at Lafayette Centre
Colonel (retired) 23-year military career Steven Svoboda, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty certification in orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Svoboda is associated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center and serves as a team physician for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA's Washington Wizards, and Prince George’s County High Schools.
An accomplished clinician-scientist, Dr. Svoboda firmly believes that evidence-based outcomes assessment of patient care is essential to improving orthopedic sports medicine care.
During his military career, Dr. Svoboda served as Chief of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center and the Director of Orthopedic Research, US Army Institute for Surgical Research, both located at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas, from 2005-2007. He was the Program Director of the COL John A. Feagin, Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship, the Department of Defense’s only program of this type, at West Point from 2009 to 2017. In that role, he was responsible for training all of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine sub-specialists in the US Army.