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2018 MWC | Dr. Charlies Popkin, Team Physician


Dr. Charles Popkin will serve as team physician for a U.S. Men’s national Team for the first time at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.

Dr. Popkin is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with an added Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine. He is on faculty at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He is a team physician for Mercy College Athletics, the City College of New York (CCNY) Athletics and the Hackley School.

Currently, Dr. Popkin is conducting research on knee injuries in ice hockey, ACL injury prevention, ACL reconstruction techniques, the effect of early sports specialization on athletic performance and patellar tendon injuries. He has lectured nationally on overuse injuries, ACL injuries, tibial spine fractures, patellar instability and cartilage lesions of the knee.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Dr. Popkin attended Colgate University in upstate New York 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. 

Dr. Popkin lives in Westchester County, New York with his wife and their two sons.