L. Pearce McCarty III, M.D.

Subspecialties: Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine

Dr McCarty Dr. McCarty is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, with additional board certification in orthopaedic sports medicine, who specializes in the treatment of injures to the shoulder and elbow, including complex reconstructive techniques. His expertise also includes cartilage restoration techniques in the shoulder and knee such as microfracture, autologous chondrocyte transplantation, treatment of adult and juvenile OCD and meniscal transplant.

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Dr. McCarty completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at the renowned Harvard Orthopaedic Residency Program. He then received advanced training in shoulder surgery and sports medicine by completing a prestigious fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Dr. McCarty has assisted with care for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, and served as one of the head team physicians for the Chicago Steele, a regional United States Hockey League team. Currently, he is one of the team physicians for the Minnesota Twins, as well as Totino Grace and Minnetonka High Schools.

Dr. McCarty remains academically active by authoring multiple chapters, research articles, and presenting at national meetings such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Conference, and the biennial meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. His research has been published in journals such as The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and The American Journal of Sports Medicine. He currently serves as Co-Director of the MOSMI Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He has served as director for Harvard’s Orthopaedic Journal Club and currently functions as an invited reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Cartilage and Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research.

He is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, as well as a member of both the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. McCarty has received numerous awards throughout his education and training, including election to Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha and the Harvard Medical School Resident Teaching Award. In addition, Dr. McCarty routinely serves as a faculty member for lectures hosted by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Rosemount, IL. He also serves as one of Minnesota’s three members of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Council of Delegates.

Outside of the office, Dr. McCarty enjoys endurance sports and spending time with his wife and three children. He is fluent in French and conversational Spanish.

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