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Dr. John McCarroll

  • College: Ohio State University
  • Medical: Ohio State University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Indiana University Medical Center
  • Residency: Naval Regional Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Oklahoma
  • Biography

    A fellowship-trained, board-certified physician who’s also a lifelong athlete, Dr. McCarroll was a founding partner of Methodist Sports Medicine.

    He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University, served an orthopedic residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. and completed specialized training in sports medicine from the University of Oklahoma.

    After years spent as an all-state football player for Zanesville High School, competitor on the Ohio State baseball team, team physician, orthopedic consultant and avid golfer, Dr. McCarroll understands that nothing is more frustrating than sitting on the sidelines with an injury. He has devoted his career to getting players back in the game, whether “the game” is starting in a match-up between IU and one of its Big 10 foes, or comfortably sitting in the stands through your daughter’s soccer championships. Dr. McCarroll now limits his practice to walk-in clinic patients at Methodist Sports Medicine ’s North location.

    As the father of four children and grandfather of four, Dr. McCarroll believes an important part of being a good doctor is the ability to see your patients as people – dads and moms, grandparents, sisters and brothers who all juggle demanding lifestyles and need to find time to pursue their passions, volunteer and “play” as a family at every opportunity.

    Areas of Focus

    • Knee Reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic Surgery
    • Ligament Reconstruction
    • Patella Realignment
    • Meniscus Surgery
    • Sports Medicine
  • Certifications

    1970 Ohio State Medical License
    1977 Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
    1977 Oklahoma State Medical License
    1980 Indiana State Medical License


    2012 Indiana Football Hall of Fame Inductee
    Service Recognition/Reception from Indiana University Athletics
    Merit Award from the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame
    Outstanding Teacher Award from Indiana University Medical School
    Team Physician of the Year
    Member of the Herodicus Society, which recognizes contributions to the sports medicine field
    Senior Athletic Training Award carries his name
    Co-authored numerous publications and book chapters
    Commander, United States Navy and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery
    Founder, Methodist Sports Medicine

    Commander, United States Navy and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Naval Regional Medical Center
    Charleston, South Carolina

    Professional Appointments:
    Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, 1976 – 1980.
    Technical Advisor to the Indiana State, Medical Committee on Sports Medicine, 1983 – 1984.
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1984 – present.
    Membership Committee for North American Arthroscopy Association, 1988 – 1989.
    State Liaison Committee for North American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1989.
    Member at Large Executive Committee Council of Delegates AOSSM, 1990.
    Alpha Omega Alpha, Indiana University Volunteer Faculty Award, 2002.
    Team Physician of the Year, Indiana State Medical Association’s Commission on Sports Medicine, 2004.

    Professional Associations:
    American College of Sports Medicine
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Medical Association
    North American Arthroscopy Association
    Marion County Medical Society
    Indiana Orthopaedic Society
    Indiana State Medical Association
    International Arthroscopy Association
    Mid-American Orthopaedic Society
    Pan-Pacific Medical Society
    National Athletic Trainers Association
    Sports Medicine Advisory Board for TAC
    International Knee Society
    Herodicus Society
    Irish American Orthopaedic Society
    American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
    North American Orthopedic Education Society

  • Speaking Engagements

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    Curriculum Vitae

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