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After Tommy John Surgery, Physical Therapy, and Lots of Hard Work, RI Teen’s D-I Dreams Still Alive

Baseball is in Dorsy’s blood – literally. His dad played in the pros, and now the Bishop Hendricken star is committed to play NCAA Divison I baseball for the University of Rhode Island. But this teen’s pitching dreams were nearly dashed when he found out he had a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament and needed to undergo Tommy John surgery. From the initial diagnosis with Dr. Peter Kriz, surgery with Dr. Andrew Green, all the way through physical therapy with Mike Coyne – a former college baseball player himself – Dorsy and his family chose the professionals at University Orthopedics to guide them through the entire process. Now, Dorsy is on the mend and feels his future has never looked brighter. 

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About Dr. Peter Kriz

About Dr. Andrew Green

Peter Kriz, MD, is a graduate of Boston College and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kriz completed a pediatric and chief residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston in 2010. Dr. Kriz’s research interests include injury prevention in youth sports and sport-related concussion. He currently provides team physician responsibilities to student-athletes at Brown University and several area high schools, and concussion management for the Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team. Special interests include biomechanical/video analysis and injury assessment of the throwing athlete, musculoskeletal ultrasound, dance medicine, and sports concussion management. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and has lectured at several national meetings on the topic of youth sports injuries.

Andrew Green, MD is the Chief of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Green is a fellowship-trained specialist in problems of the shoulder, elbow and upper extremity. He is an internationally recognized expert in shoulder and elbow surgery and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (www.ABOS.org) in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, New England Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. He has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” and is listed in the Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists, and Who’s Who in America.