Dr. Glenn Perry Named Bobcats Team Physician
“Excellent medical care is paramount to team success and with Dr. Glenn Perry directing our program, we know our players are under excellent supervision and guidance,” said Tapscott. “He is nationally recognized as one of the top doctors in the sports medicine field and his experience working with professional basketball players placed Glenn at the top of our list. He knows how to successfully work with players, coaches, management and how to properly prevent injuries proactively as much as rehabilitating after the injury occurs.”
With 15 years of NBA experience, Perry previously served as the head team physician for the Charlotte Hornets from 1987-2002. From 1995-2000 he was President of the NBA Team Physicians Society, of which he still remains a member. He has also served as team physician for the Sting for the life of the WNBA franchise, Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte Knights and Davidson College.
“I would like to thank the Charlotte Bobcats and Sting for selecting me as team physician. I am impressed by the commitment of the Bobcats and Sting to provide the highest level of medical care, which will increase the longevity of the careers of the athletes we have,” said Perry. “Ed Tapscott wants to do whatever it takes, including a financial commitment, to ensure the players receive the top medical care. I’m looking forward to working with Presbyterian Hospital, which has put together a package that is at the top of the NBA for health care and is sure to be a model in professional sports.”
In 1998, Perry was team physician for the USA Men’s World Championship basketball team and in 1999 he worked with the USA Basketball Pre-Olympic Tournament of the Americas team. The following year, he was team physician for the USA Men’s Senior National Basketball team that competed in the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney, Australia, and won the gold medal.
Throughout his career, Perry has been at the forefront of his profession, as he performed the first Autologous Carticel Transplantation in the Charlotte area and developed and trained the first Sports Medicine Fellow in Charlotte.
Perry has practiced orthopedic surgery in the Charlotte area for 20 years with a specialty in knee, shoulder, and elbow surgery and an emphasis on arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery and sports-related injuries.
Earning his undergraduate degree at Dickinson College in 1973 and his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, Perry completed his internship at Abington Memorial Hospital and his orthopedic residency training at Temple University Hospital.
Currently he serves as Diplomat on the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of various professional associations, including the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the North Carolina Medical Society.