Mary K. Mulcahey, M.D.

Director, Women’s Sports Medicine Program


Monday: 8am – 4pm


(1st, 3rd, 5th of the month):
8am – 4pm
(2nd/4th of the month): 8am – 12pm


Thursdays: 8am – 4pm

The Tulane Women’s Sports Medicine Program provides a cutting edge approach to the care of active women that combines orthopedics, physical therapy, nutrition and sports psychology to prevent injury and ensure high performance for every patient.

Dr. Mary Mulcahey joined the faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tulane in April 2017, as the Director of Tulane’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program.  In that role, Dr. Mulcahey has been instrumental in the design, development, and leadership of a comprehensive approach to the care of active women. This cutting edge program combines resources and services of multiple disciplines including orthopaedic surgery, primary care sports medicine, physical therapy, nutrition, and sports psychology.  Dr. Mulcahey offers individualized, patient-centered care for both men and women.  Her extensive knowledge of non-operative and operative management of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions is reflected in her thorough explanation of injuries and treatment options.  She is a skilled surgeon who continuously expands her knowledge base by participating in and teaching at national sports medicine and arthroscopy courses.  Dr. Mulcahey is the team physician for Tulane’s Women’s Indoor and Beach Volleyball teams, the Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans Women’s Rugby (the Halfmoons), NOLA gymnastics, as well as several of our local all girls’ high schools, including St. Mary’s Dominican, Academy of the Sacred Heart, Cabrini, Mt. Carmel Academy, Archbishop Chapelle, and St. Scholastica Academy.

Dr. Mulcahey is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and knee surgery and sports medicine.  She is a New Hampshire native, who received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 2000 and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 2006.  She completed her orthopaedic residency at Brown University, followed by a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at the same institution.  Dr. Mulcahey then went on to do a fellowship in sports medicine at San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine.   While in fellowship, she assisted with team coverage of the San Diego Padres (MLB) and San Diego State University.  Dr. Mulcahey was one of only four surgeons selected for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Traveling Fellowship in 2016.

Education & Training

Scripps Clinic – Scripps Green Hospital
Fellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2012 – 2013

Brown University
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2006 – 2011

University of Rochester – School of Medicine
Class of 2006

Dartmouth College

Recently Published


Defining Return to Sport: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med July 2021.

Orthop J Sports Med

Doege J, Ayres J, Mackay M, Tarakemeh A, Brown SM, Vopat BG, Mulcahey MK. 


Sex-Specific Differences Following Lateral Ankle Ligament Repair

Foot Ankle Intl

Goodrich A, Baker J, Teramakeh A, Templeton K, Mulcahey MK, Vopat M, Vopat B.


Current Concept Review: Inclusion and Analysis of Diverse Study Populations in Orthopaedic Research

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Beck J, Carter C, Pandya NK, Mulcahey MK.