Edward R. McDevitt, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bay Area Orthopaedics
Edward R. McDevitt lives in Annapolis, Maryland where he and his wife Amy brought up their 3 daughters, Katie, Rebecca and Molly. Eddie grew up in Clark, NJ, attended Bucknell University on a football scholarship and is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College. His Orthopaedic training was done at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and 12 of his 24 years of active duty service were spent at the United States Naval Academy, where he followed in the footsteps of some of the greats in Sports Medicine, including his mentor Jay Cox. Currently in private practice, he continues as a volunteer Team Physician for the Navy men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Eddie’s contributions to AOSSM have included serving as the first military representative to the Council of Delegates as well as later serving 2 terms as the Maryland representative. He was Chair of the Internet Committee and serves as the Chair of the Hall of Fame Committee. He has chaired Instructional Course Lectures on Performance Enhancing Drugs for many years and has been a Symposia participant at the Annual Meeting discussing the pros and cons of Sports Drugs. A frequent reviewer, he has been on the Editorial Board of the AJSM for 8 years. As a medical history buff, he has given talks about the Plague in Florence, the American Civil War to physicians in the US and Ireland, and World War II injuries in France, on D-Day. His latest talks concern the Dangers of Opiods, Concussion Update 2018, and Physician Suicide, a growing epidemic. He is on the AAOS Sports Medicine Committee. Eddie is the Immediate Past President of the Irish American Orthopaedic Society and has planned a combined meeting with Irish Surgeons in April. He plays guitar in the Eastern Orthopaedic Jazz Band at their annual meeting, trying to keep up with guitar skills of Army Brother, Bob Arciero.