The physicians at University Sports Medicine bring a unique perspective to the program. Athletes themselves, they understand how painful and frustrating sports-related injuries can be. They also understand how important it is to athletes to get back into shape and return to action.
Craig H. Bennett,
Chief of Sports Medicine
Dr. Bennett is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of sports medicine in the department of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is also the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the University of Maryland at College Park.
Dr. Bennett specializes in treating knee, shoulder and ankle injuries and in complex reconstructive surgery, particularly on the knee, such as anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, cartilage surgery, meniscus transplantation, knee osteotomies and partial knee replacements.
Dr. Bennett previously served on the staff of the Center for Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where his roles included being associate team physician with the Pittsburgh Steelers and head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team.
He received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University and a knee and shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Dreese serves as a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins. He is a specialist of minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. His interests include reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and elbow for patients of all ages. He has published numerous research studies on these topics, and is currently involved in studies of multi-ligament injuries of the knee and instability/dislocation of the shoulder. He has experience in treating the most complex injuries as a result of caring for patients treated at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with complex ligament injuries of the knee. His clinical focus is preservation of joint surfaces, and as a result he does not perform joint replacement surgery.
A former varsity letterman of the Penn State University football team, Dr. Dreese has a special interest in sports medicine. He gained specialized training and skill in treating problems of the shoulder, knee and elbow as a sports medicine fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed a residency in orthopaedics at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Dreese earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Dreese's sports medicine research has been published in journals such as The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Techniques of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and Current Opinions in Orthopaedic Research. He has also authored book chapters that appear in publication. He has been elected to serve on multiple national committees of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons whose goal is to educate practicing othopaedic surgeons and residents. He serves as a team physician for the University of Maryland’s athletic teams and for multiple area high school teams. In addition, Dr. Dreese was named one of U.S. News and World Report's 2012 Top Doctors for Sports Medicine.
Dr. Dreese's areas of expertise include:
Dr. Henn is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a sports medicine physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins.
Dr. Henn's clinical focus is the care of the shoulder, knee, and ankle. He specializes in cartilage restoration and joint repair techniques. Dr. Henn offers a complete range of surgical services including arthroscopy, ligament repair and reconstruction, tendon repair, tendon transfers, cartilage transplantation, osteochondral transplantation, osteotomies, and joint replacement. He has particular expertise in autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and complex reconstructions of the shoulder and knee.
Dr. Henn has published numerous scientific papers on surgical outcomes, with a focus on patients' expectations and satisfaction. He is a Workers' Compensation specialist. The goal of Dr. Henn's ongoing research is to maximize treatment options and successful results for all patients.
Dr. Henn graduated from Brown University where he was a collegiate wrestler. He received his medical degree from Brown Medical School and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Henn completed a sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital where he helped care for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. He also worked at the Brigham and Women's Hospital Cartilage Repair Center prior to coming to Maryland.