Dr. Sutton is a nationally renowned physician in sports medicine with surgical expertise in arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and hip.
She is currently an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine Hospital for Special Surgery.
DR. KAREN SUTTON, MD
Dr. Sutton is a national authority on sports injuries, fitness and managing work-life balance. She has worked with NBC Universal, ESPN-W, WFAN radio, WTNH, WYBC and New 12 Connecticut. She is a dynamic speaker who can motivate athletes, advise sports enthusiasts, and bring real-world experiences to media interviews, consulting and keynote addresses. She incorporates social media to keep her audience up-to-date on sports medicine, work-life balance, fitness, and injury prevention. She is available for media appearances, lectures, keynote addresses, consulting and content editing and creation.
As the Head Team Physician for United States Women’s Lacrosse, Dr. Sutton is responsible for providing care for the National Team athletes. She was elected to the Sports, Science and Safety Committee for United States Lacrosse where she advises the Board of U.S Lacrosse on injury prevention and management. She also serves as Team Physician for Yale University Athletics, Albertus Magnus College and the professional Women’s Tennis Association. During her fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine, she assisted in the orthopaedic care of the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins and the New England Revolution.
Dr. Sutton’s passion for sports medicine stems from her years playing lacrosse at Duke University where she was Team Captain for 3 years, Regional All-American, Academic All-American, and led her team to the Final Four. She is dedicated to caring for athletes.
Dr. Sutton is an elected member of the American Orthopedic Association, acknowledging scholarship in orthopaedic surgery. She serves on multiple committees on the American Orthpaedic Society of Sports Medicine. She is an editor of leading orthopaedic journals, including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. She has made substantial contributions to research, publishing over 30 publications and giving over 70 presentations on topics from anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction to treating the female athlete to shoulder issues in breast cancer.
Dr. Sutton began her academic career at Duke University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, graduating with distinction. She earned her medical degree at University of Maryland. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Yale University School of Medicine followed by fellowships in sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine and pediatric sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Medicine.