Andrew Tucker, MD, Medical Director of the MedStar Health Sports Medicine program at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD, has nearly 20 years experience providing primary medical care to professional, collegiate, scholastic, and recreational athletes. Under his direction, the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital program continues to expand and build on its leading national reputation.
Dr. Tucker, a prominent sports health expert, is the Head Team Physician for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) and serves on several NFL advisory and subcommittees focused on performance enhancing agents, mild traumatic brain injury, and cardiovascular health. Dr. Tucker is a Past President of the NFL Physicians' Society. His clinical research includes outcomes of sports head trauma and youth sports concussion.
In addition to his NFL medical appointments, Dr. Tucker has an active community-based clinical practice with offices in the Baltimore metropolitan region. He provides care for active patients of all ages, including athletes at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Loyola College, and Coppin State College with sports and exercise-related medical conditions.
Dr. Tucker is a diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians and maintains a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. He is published in medical journals and has written book chapters on a variety of sports health topics, including concussion, pre-participation examinations, and musculoskeletal injuries and disorders.
Prior to joining MedStar, Dr. Tucker was the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Previously, he served as Team Physician for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, Staff Physician in the Department of Orthopedics at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and as Assistant Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Tucker received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL, and completed two fellowships. He completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, AL, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine/Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.
Dr. Tucker's research interests include
- Sports health
- Concussion and mild traumatic brain injury in athletes
- Outcomes on sports head trauma
- Youth sports concussion