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2023 MWC | Dr. Charles Popkin

This is Dr. Charles Popkin's first time serving as team physician for the U.S. Under-18 Men's National Team.

Most recently, Popkin was on staff in the same capacity with the 2023 U.S. Men’s National Team, having previously been a member of the staff in 2018.  Additionally, he was the team physician for the 2021 U.S. Junior Select Team at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and for Team USA at various Five Nations Tournaments in 2018 and 2019.

The Medina, Minnesota, native is a member of the USA Hockey Safety and Protective Equipment Committee and pens a monthly "Ask Dr. Hockey" column for USA Hockey Magazine. 

Popkin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and complex knee surgery. He is part of the faculty at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and serves as the team physician for Fordham University, Mercy College and the Hackley School. 
Popkin attended Colgate University where he played football for the Raiders as a defensive back. He received his medical training at Tulane University and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. He finished his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at MOSMI (Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute) in Edina, Minnesota.