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2018 MWC | Dr. Charlies Popkin, Team Physician


Dr. Charles Popkin is serving as team physician for a U.S. Men’s National Team for the second time in 2023, having previously been a member of the staff in 2018. 

Most recently, he was the team physician for the 2021 U.S. Junior Select Team at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup and for Team USA at 5 Nations Cup tournaments in 2018 and 2019.

He 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. 
Born and raised in Minnesota, 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.