Dr. Harlan Selesnick
Dr. Selesnick was a graduate of the six years "Honors Program in Medical Education" at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his orthopaedic residency training at Michael Reese Hospital Medical Center, also in Chicago, Illinois. At that time he also served as the assistant to the Chicago Bulls team physician, Dr. H. Bates Noble. Dr. Selesnick also served as the team physician for the National Basketball Association pre-draft rookie camp in 1983 and 1984. Dr. Selesnick received additional sports medicine training at Temple University Center for Sports Medicine Science, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under the direction of Dr. Ray Moyer the team physician for t Philadelphia 76'ers.
Dr. Selesnick moved to Miami, Florida, where he currently practices as an orthopaedic surgeon
with a subspecialty in sports medicine. Dr. Selesnick was the team physician for the Miami Marlins Baseball team from July 1985, through 1988. He also served as the Miami Miracle Baseball team physician from June of 1988 through 1989. Dr. Selesnick was elected to be the team physician for the National Basketball Association All-Star game in February, 1990, 2000 and 2001. Dr. Selesnick was also the medical director for the Senior Professional Baseball League from October of 1989 through 1991 and also served as the Miami Tropics team physician for the United States Basketball League in 1991 as well.
Dr. Selesnick was an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Miami from 1985-1997.
He is currently the team physician for the NBA franchise Miami Heat. Dr. Selesnick is currently serving as the team physician for Miami Jai Alai as well as Dania Jai Alai. He is also the team physician for Miami Dade Community College. Dr. Selesnick serves as a team physician for the Sony Ericsson International Players Tennis Championships. Dr. Selesnick is a columnist for The Miami Herald writing the "Jock Doc" question and answer column.
Dr. Selesnick is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and is licensed by the State of Florida. He is certified and recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He is also currently a member of:
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Society of Orthopedic Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Southern Medical Association
- Dade County Medical Association
- Florida Orthopaedic Society
- The National Basketball Association Team Physician Society
He is a past President of the NBA Team Physician Society. He served as the team physician for the USA Dream Team for the World Basketball Championship in Greece in 1998 and was the Team Physician for the Gold Medalist USA Basketball Team at The Olympics in Australia in 2000.
Dr. Selesnick has published more than thirty-five papers in the orthopaedic literature related to arthroscopy, sports medicine, and orthopaedic surgery. His publications have appeared in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Physician in Sports Medicine, Yearbook of Sports Medicine, Clinics in Sports Medicine and the Miami Heat magazine, American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Journal.
Dr. Selesnick has lectured nationally and internationally on more than one
hundred occasions with topics related to sports medicine, arthroscopy and
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