Beginning in 2003, Dr. Rudzki had the privilege of working along mentors at Washington University in St. Louis learning the art and science of caring for professional athletes through his work with the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, and Rams. This exposure further cultivated his love off sports medicine and enabled him to engage not only in patient care, but in research related to injuries in professional athletes. He then worked with New York Mets as a fellow on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Greater experience and responsibility for clinical care was accompanied by opportunities for research leading to publications about caring for the complex spectrum of injuries that affect the elite overhead athlete and specifically, Internal Impingement. Simultaneously he worked with colleagues to study adaptations of the shoulder socket or glenoid in response to the stresses of overhead throwing. Upon returning to his native Washington, DC in 2006, Dr. Rudzki began working with the Nationals, Capitals, Mystics, and Wizards as well as providing support and coverage for various sporting events and local high school teams. Collectively, these experiences enable Dr. Rudzki to combine a high level of training with a broad range of experience to care for each athlete as an individual and help them find the safest, most reliable means of returning to the sport they love with the best medical evidence and the latest techniques.

Professional lacrosse player, patient, elite athlete, Rudzki

Washington Capitals Hockey Club
Associate Team Physician
2007 – 2014; 2016-Present

Washington Wizards Basketball Club
Associate Team Physician
2012– 2014

New York Mets Baseball Club
Assistant Team Physician
August 2005 – July 2006

Washington Nationals Baseball Club
Associate Team Physician
September 2006 – October 2008

Washington Mystics Basketball Club
Associate Team Physician  2007 – 2008
Head Team Physician  2008 – 2014

2009 NCAA Frozen Four Ice Hockey Championship
Washington, DC
Medical Staff

2007 WNBA All-Star Game
Washington, DC
Orthopaedic Consultant

2010 Constellation Enegery PGA Senior Players Championship
Potomac, MD
Orthopaedic Consultant

2011 Cherry Blossom 10-Miler
Washington, DC
Associate Physician/Medical Runner

2012 Kellogg Gymnastics Champions Tour
Washington, DC
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon