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 the 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.
Dr. Sutton is an elected member of the American Orthopedic Association, acknowledging scholarship in Orthopaedic surgery. She serves on multiple committees with the American Orthopaedic 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.Karen M. Sutton is currently an associate attending physician at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medicine. Based on her accomplishments as an Orthopaedic surgeon and competitive athlete Dr. Sutton is a leader in the fields of sports medicine and fitness. She is also a mother of four beautiful children and gives advice on managing a successful professional career while being a nurturing, energetic and loving mother through various endeavors such as public speaking and online editorials.
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Asa nationally renowned physician in sports medicine with surgical expertise in arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and hip, Dr. Sutton is a Board Certified Associate Attending in Orthopaedic surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medicine. As the Head Team Physician with the 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 served as Team Physician for Yale University Athletics, Albertus Magnus..
As the Head Team Physician with the 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 served 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 and is actively involved in continuing education and treatment advances in sports performance.
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Dr. Karen M. Sutton is a gifted surgeon, a passionate advocate for helping others reach their potential through fitness and lifestyle management. In addition to her sports injury medical practice, Dr. Sutton is a highly sought after keynote speaker, on-air medical expert, and author of numerous medical articles and author of the popular weekly blog, Lifestyle & Fitness for the 21st Century Mom.
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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.
Asa wife and active mother of four, Dr. Sutton understands first hand the struggles that face today's competitive athletes. 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 highly sought-after dynamic public 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. Dr. Sutton is available for media appearances, lectures, keynote addresses, consulting and content editing and creation.
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Spring is in the air, so its time for your kids to get active.
Winter will be coming to an end soon, and so will the months of being cooped up indoors with your kids. Now I know we all probably loved being run ragged by the energy of youth, constrained to the confines of our homes, but spring brings with it the opportunity for your kids to spend much more time outdoors, so take advantage!
Spring is all about new beginnings, so it’s really the perfect time to get your kids involved in new sports. As you probably know, I am all for youth sports, because the benefits of teamwork, and the skills you learn by participating from a young age will stick with you for life.
So if you are thinking it may be a good time to get your kids into a new sport, but aren’t sure which one to try, here is a short list of great spring youth sports.
Soccer– The best thing about soccer is that it involves a lot of running, so your kids get great exercise (and burn lots of energy). It also helps develop motor skills.
Softball and Baseball- Hand-eye coordination and cardio are the two best things about softball and baseball.
Track and field– If your child is a little more independent, track and field can help them learn about competition, and increase their physical stamina.
Lacrosse– I may be a little biased, by lacrosse is awesome for boys and girls, and helps improve coordination as well as team building.
Rowing or kayaking– Rowing sports help kids learn teamwork, and provide a great upper body workout, not to mention plenty of opportunities to practice in nature, which is great for kids with anxiety.
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Dr. Karen Sutton is available for medical consulting, product development, public speaking engagements, medical correspondence, teaching events, and fitness & injury prevention clinics.