Dr. Rudzki’s interest in the elbow began while working with Dr. George Paletta of the St. Louis Cardinals and Drs. Ken Yamaguchi and Leesa Galatz of Washington University in St. Louis. As a co-author of several book chapters and review articles on juvenile and adolescent elbow injuries and a team physician working with the Mets and Nationals, Dr. Rudzki cultivated a high level of interest in the treatment of elbow injuries in the overhead athlete. Simultaneously, his trauma background at Barnes Hospital led to further interest in the treatment of sports-related traumatic fractures about the elbow. Following his residency in St. Louis and introduction to baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dr. Rudzki studied under the world-renowned Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery, a pioneer in the treatment of elbow injuries in overhead athletes. At W.O.S.M., Dr. Rudzki works closely with his hand and upper extremity colleagues for a team approach at the W.O.S.M. Center of Elbow Excellence to treat complex fracture dislocations, nonunions, ligament injuries and a variety of other disorders about the elbow. This team approach with Drs. Richard Barth & David Moss allows for collaborative care across disciplines to optimize outcomes.