Mark J. Winston, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, will speak at the NKCA Baseball League 2017 Coaches Conference at the Kansas City Regional Police Academy on February 11. The topic of his presentation will be arm safety and injury prevention for young athletes.
The annual conference brings together local coaches, baseball professionals and other experts to educate coaching staff, parents and volunteers about important league-related information. This year, the lineup of speakers includes Dr. Winston and Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer, Willie Wilson.
As the newest member of our physician care team, Dr. Winston specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery, as well as sports medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and went on to complete his internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. There, he was selected to serve as Administrative Chief Resident and he was recognized by the American Orthopedic Association as an Emerging Leader in Orthopedics.
Before joining Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics in August 2016, Dr. Winston completed his hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. During his time there, he provided upper extremity care for the New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Rangers and New York Knicks professional sports teams. He also trained with some of the top leaders in hand and elbow surgery.
As an avid tennis player and a former assistant high school tennis coach, Dr. Winston is familiar with the physical demands of living an active lifestyle as well as the importance of specialized care for athletes. During high school, he was a four-time individual state tournament qualifier and ranked number two overall in the state of Wisconsin.
Coaches and others can register for the 2017 Coaches Conference via the online registration form on the NKCA Baseball League website.