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About Dr. Mulcahey

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, NOLA gymnastics, the Big Easy Rollergirls, New Orleans Women's Rugby (Halfmoons), the Hippies (women's professional football), 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.

Areas of specialization: shoulder injuries, knee injuries, ACL tears, meniscus tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, osteoarthritis, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, sports medicine, shoulder replacement, women's health, women's sports medicine. 

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Elizabeth / December 2019

“ Dr. Mulcahey is a fantastic Doctor. I came to her back in April with a torn ACL. She has been not only informative about the injury, the surgery, and the rehab, she was also kind and sensitive knowing I was shocked when she broke the news. She has been an encouragement throughout the rehab process. I would and have recommended Dr. Mulcahey to anyone who needs an orthopedic. As an athlete at heart, I love her attitude especially as a champion for women's athletics in the city!”

Anonymous / October 2019

“ Dr. Mulcahey, Is very excellent at what she does. She also has very good bed side manners. As well as the need of care and concern for her patient’s well-being. I am happy and well satisfied with her performance as a orthopedics doctor.”

Anonymous / August 2019

“ I am so thankful for Dr. Mulcahey! She is super positive and super caring and super smart. She did a great job on my surgery, and outside of my family, has been my biggest cheerleader in recovery. I have been recommending her to everyone I know.”

Anonymous / July 2019

“I am a male in my 30s, and a former military/combat veteran who now works in law enforcement. In 2018 and 2019, Dr. Mary Mulcahey performed arthroscopic surgery on both of my shoulders. I had a labral tear in each shoulder that also required a biceps tenodesis to prevent future damage to my shoulders.

Both Surgeries were a complete success.

Dr. Mulcahey was very involved throughout my recovery process. She was conducting regular check-ins with my physical therapist to monitor my progress, and I even saw her a few times in the physical therapy clinic. Above all, she truly cared about me as a person and my recovery.

I  have since fully healed in both shoulders and have been able to return to full duties with no limitations. Additionally, I was able to return to my hobbies with no limitations. The only modifications I have had to make involve working out. I had to replace certain exercises with ones that place less stress on the shoulder, and I have built some of the physical therapy exercises into my warm up.

Without hesitation I would recommend Dr. Mulcahey and the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. My family and I will go back to see Dr. Mulcahey for any orthopedic needs”

Anonymous / July 2019

“ Dr. Mulcahey is very thorough I was extremely impressed with her exam, feedback and her spunky and bubbly attitude. Dr. Mulcahey went over and beyond to listen to all my concerns she answered every single question I had recommended a lot of treatments using her expertise. She really cares, some Doctors lose their compassion and treat you like just another patient but not Dr. Mulcahey she really made me feel like I was not only an important patient but I felt like I was the only patient and that is priceless. I highly recommend Dr. Mulcahey to anyone looking for a good Orthopedic Doctor that cares and is going to be honest and also give you the best treatment money can buy. The staff were all very kind and accommodating which is rare in some Doctors Offices they made you wanna come back there. I am looking forward to Dr. Mulcahey being my future Orthopedic Doctor after my two previous visits... Go try Dr. Mulcahey and her team out you won't be disappointed, I definitely wasn't!!!”.”

Anonymous / May 2019

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Mon: Tulane Medical Center                        (504) 988-8010

Wed: Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine   (504) 988-8476

Thurs: Lake Side Hospital                             (504) 988-8010

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