Edward R. McDevitt is a Team Physician at the United States Naval Academy and a recent inductee into the AOSSM Hall of Fame.
He lives in Annapolis, Maryland where he and his wife Amy brought up their 3 daughters, Katie, Rebecca and Molly. Eddie grew up in Clark NJ, attended Bucknell University, Class of 1973 on a football scholarship and is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College. His Orthopaedic training was done at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and 12 of his 24 years of active-duty service were spent at the United States Naval Academy. Currently in private practice with the Annapolis Hand Center, he continues as a volunteer Team Physician for the Navy men’s and women’s basketball teams. He serves on Boards on the Ginger Cove Senior Living Center and the Bucknell University Alumni Board.
As a medical history buff, he has given talks about the Plague in Florence, the American Civil War to physicians in the US and Ireland, and World War II injuries in France, on D-
Day. His latest talks include: Dangers of Opioids, Management of Concussions, Electronic Cigarettes. A Danger to Youth, and Physician Suicide, a Growing Epidemic. He was a recent Honored Professor at the OSET meeting, where he discussed the Ethics of Biologics and the History of Shoulder Reconstruction for Athletes. He is teaching a course on the History of Medicine at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has just been inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame.