February Featured Editorial Board Members

Mary Mulcahey, MD
Vice President

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Sports Teams’ Physician
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dr. Mulcahey is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery and sports medicine. She is a New Hampshire native, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. She completed her orthopaedic residency at Brown University, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the same institution. Dr. Mulcahey then went on to do a fellowship in sports medicine at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. Dr. Mary Mulcahey joined the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tulane in April 2017, as the Director of Tulane’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program. In that role, Dr. Mulcahey has been instrumental in the design, development, and leadership of a comprehensive approach to the care of active women. Dr. Mulcahey is currently the Vice President of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. Additionally, she is serving on the AANA Board of Directors, the AOSSM education committee, the AJSM Electronic Media Editorial Board, and she was selected for the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship to Europe in April 2022. Dr. Mulcahey is the team physician for Tulane’s Women’s Indoor and Beach Volleyball teams, the Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans Women’s Rugby (the Halfmoons), as well as several local all girls’ high schools.

Selected Published Work

Paul J, Brown SM, Mulcahey MKInjury Prevention Programs for Throwing Injuries in Softball PlayersSports Health, epub ahead of print February 2021 (in print July 2021).

Belk JW, Littlefield CP, Mulcahey MK, McCarty T, McCarty EC. Characteristics of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship DirectorsOrthop J Sports Med February 2021; 9 (2).

Cheema SG, Hermanns C, Coda RG, Tarakemeh A, Mullen SM, Schroeppel P, Vopat BG, Mulcahey MK. Variability of Rehabilitation Protocols for Acromioclavicular (AC) joint Reconstruction. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehab March 2021, epub.

Ross A, Ross B, Zeoli T, Novack M, Brown SM, Mulcahey MKInjury Profile in American Mixed Martial Arts CompetitionsOrthop J Sports Med March 2021; 9(3).

Lytle JB, Parikh KB, Tarakemeh A, Vopat B, Mulcahey MKEpidemiology of Foot and Ankle Injuries in NCAA Jumping Athletes in the United States from 2009-2014. Orthop J Sports Med April 2021, epub  

Reza T, Perez-Chaumont A, Hinkle A, Brown SM, Mulcahey MK. Outcome Measures After Proximal Hamstring Repair: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med, epub ahead of print May 2021.  

Goodrich A, Baker J, Teramakeh A, Templeton K, Mulcahey MK, Vopat M, Vopat B. Sex-Specific Outcomes Following Lateral Ankle Ligament RepairFoot Ankle Intl May 2021.

Clark S, Miskimin C, Mulcahey MK. ACGME Case Volume Minimums Decrease the Number   of Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopies Performed by Residents. Arthros Sports Med Rehab May 2021; 3: e689-694.

Antonacci C, Brown SM, Trojan JD, O’Brien MJ, Mulcahey MK. Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Ossification Following Distal Biceps Tendon Repair. Orthopedics July-August 2021; 44: e588-e592.

Doege J, Ayres J, Mackay M, Tarakemeh A, Brown SM, Vopat BG, Mulcahey MK. Defining Return to Sport: A Systematic ReviewOrthop J Sports Med July 2021.

Ibitayo A, Kale N, Miskimin C, Mulcahey MK. The Value of Sports Medicine Fellowship Training: An Analysis of ACGME Case Log Data from 2006 to 2019. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehab epub ahead of print, August 2021.  

Amin S, Gil J, DeFroda S, Hendrickson A, Mulcahey MK. Factors Associated with Patient Reported Outcomes After Elective Shoulder Arthroscopy. Advances in Orthopaedics and Sports Med September 2021.

Aliberti G, Kraeutler M, Scillia A, Miskimin C, Belk W, Mulcahey MKUse of Allograft versus Autograft for Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic ReviewOrthop J Sports Med October 2021.

Clark S, Miskimin C, Mulcahey MK.  Leadership in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Survey of the Value of Leadership Development for Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty. JAAOS Global Research and Reviews October 2021; 5 (10).

Brown A, Ross P, Brown SM, Mulcahey MK. Top 50 Most Cited Articles on Meniscus Injuries and Surgery from 2000 – 2019. Arthroscopy Sports Med and Rehab November 2021.

Omer A. Ilahi, MD
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

Co-founder & Managing Partner
South West Orthopedic Group
Founder and Director
Texas Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine Institute
Houston, Texas

Dr. Omer Ilahi is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in private practice, with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. Having immigrated from Pakistan as a young child with his family, he grew up in a small town near Houston, Texas. Graduating summa cum laude from Rice University, he stayed in Houston for his M. D. (with High Honors) as well as his orthopaedic surgery residency.  Right after completing a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Dr. Ilahi returned to Houston and started his practice in 1995. A founding member and managing partner of South West Orthopedic Group, he has also served as President of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine, later going on to serve as President of the Texas Orthopaedic Association, and also to represent Texas as a Member of the AAOS Board of Councilors for 6 years. Dr. Ilahi has also been on the Board of Directors of the Western Orthopaedic Association for several years, serving as Association President from 2018-2019.

To help further research and education in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Ilahi founded the Texas Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Institute in 2002. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific investigations, primarily focusing on both laboratory and clinical studies related to knee and shoulder maladies/treatments. He has also co-authored chapters in orthopaedic and sports medicine textbooks, and continues to volunteer in covering football games for several Houston-area high schools.

Selected Published Work

Ilahi OA and Kohl HW. Lower Extremity Morphology and Alignment and Risk of Overuse Injury. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 8:38-42, 1998.

Healy JH, Barton RS, Noble PC, Kohl HW, Ilahi OA. Biomechanical Evaluation of the Origin of the Long Head of the Biceps Tendon. Arthroscopy 17:378-382, 2001.

Ilahi OA, Bennett JB, Gabel GT, Mehlhoff TL, Kohl HW. Classification of Heterotopic Ossification about the Elbow. Orthopedics 24:1075-1078, 2001.

Trusler ML, Bryan WJ, Ilahi OA. Anatomic and Radiographic Analysis of Arthroscopic Tack Placement into the Superior Glenoid. Arthroscopy 18:366-371, 2002.

Ilahi OA, Younas SA, Labbe MR, Edson SB. Prevalence of Ganglion Cysts Originating from the Proximal Tibiofibular Joint. A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Arthroscopy 19:150-153, 2003.

Ilahi OA, Al-Fahl T, Bahrani H, Luo ZP. Glenoid Suture Anchor Fixation Strength: Effect of Insertion Angle. Arthroscopy 20:609-613, 2004.

Ilahi OA, Al-Habbal GA, Bocell JR, Tullos HS, Huo MH. Arthroscopic Debridement of Acute Periprosthetic Septic Arthritis of the Knee. Arthroscopy 21:303-306, 2005.

Ilahi OA, Reddy J, Ahmad I. Deep Venous Thrombosis After Knee Arthroscopy: A Meta-analysis. Arthroscopy 21:727-730, 2005.

Ilahi OA, Stein JD, Ho DM, Bocell JR, Lindsey RW. Arthroscopic Findings in Knees Undergoing Proximal Tibial Osteotomy. Journal of Knee Surgery 21:63-67, 2008.

Ilahi OA, Cosculluela PE, Ho DM. Classification of Variants of the Anterosuperior Glenoid Labrum and Associated Shoulder Pathology. Orthopedics 31:226, 2008.

Ilahi OA, Younas SA, Ho DM, Noble PC. Security of Arthroscopic and Open Knots Tied with Various Braided Sutures. American Journal of Sports Medicine 36:2407-2414, 2008.

Ilahi OA, Nolla JM, Ho DM. Intra-tunnel Fixation vs. Extra-tunnel Fixation of Hamstring ACL Reconstruction. A Meta-analysis. Journal of Knee Surgery 22:120-129, 2009.

Ilahi OA, Ventura NJ, Qadeer AA.  Femoral Tunnel Length: Accessory Anterior Medial Portal Drilling Versus Transtibial Drilling. Arthroscopy 28:486-491, 2012.

Ilahi OA, Mansfield DJ, Urrea LH, Qadeer AA. Reliability and Reproducibility of Several Methods of Arthroscopic Assessment of Femoral Tunnel Position During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy 30:1303-1310, 2014.

Ilahi OA, Stautberg EF 3rd, Mansfield DJ, Qadeer AA. Relationship of Musculotendinous Junction Location to Harvested Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendon Length. Orthop J Sports Medicine 5:2325967117704630, 2017.

Stautberg EF 3rd, Jupiter DC, Amin A, Qadeer AA, Ilahi OA. Stability of Two versus Three Peripheral Pegs of the Glenoid Component in Modern Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Int Orthop 41:2345-2351, 2017Ilahi OA, Staewen RS, Stautberg EF 3rd, Qadeer AA. Estimating Lengths of Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendons by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Arthroscopy 34:2457-2462, 2018.

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