Orthopedic Sports Medicine is a distinct subspecialty of Orthopedic Surgery. Prior to 2010, to be an considered an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon only required completeion of an ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship program. Many nonqualified physicians were practicing in this specialty and, in 2010, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS.org), in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS.org) changed the criteria for a physician to officially be classified as a “Sports Medicine” surgeon. It is now required that an Orthoepdic Surgeon complete an accredited sports medicine fellowship AND pass an ABOS board certification exam every 10 years to receive a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. This certification requires rigorous training and is only available to Orthopedic Surgeons. This is NOT the same sports medicine certification obtained by other nonsurgical, medical specialists, such as internal medicine, family practice or physical medicine/rehabilitation physicians.
Dr. Bailie received his CAQ in 2010 and is an active member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM – Sportsmed.org). With the rapid pace of new scientific advances in orthopedic sports medicine, Dr. Bailie believes an expert Orthopedic Surgeon should practice in a highly subspecialized area with knowledge of, and superb surgical skills to perform, the latest advances in treatment. He has dedicated his career to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the knee and shoulder, emphasizing rapid recovery and return to physical activities, using both the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques.
Dr. Bailie has served on the medical staffs of numerous athletic teams including: Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago Bears (NFL), Northwestern University (NCAA-D1), Houston Oilers (NFL), Houston Astros (MLB), Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Terror (AFL), University of Houston (NCAA D-1), Houston Baptist University (NCAA- D1), Phoenix Suns (NBA), Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Arizona Rattlers (AFL), Phoenix Coyotes (NHL), Arizona State University (NCAA-D1), Scottsdale Community College, Glendale Community College, Grand Canyon University (NCAA D-1), San Diego Padres (MLB), Seattle Mariners (MLB), Milwaukee Brewers (MLB), ATP Tennis (Women’s Fed Cup Team), iTUSA Tennis Academy, PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association), Australian Rules Football League, Motocross.
After spending many years on the sidelines and in training rooms, Dr. Bailie now uses his experiences and expertise to focus on athletes of all levels including “weekend warriors” just starting an exercise program, high school athletes and Hall of Fame professionals of all sports who seek him out because of his impeccable reputation. He believes that every patient deserves the highest quality of care and respectful treatment.
Dr. Bailie is known for his unbiased opinions and meticulous surgical skills, as well as deep level of integrity and concern for each patient. He is a highly regarded patient advocate who provides accurate diagnoses, multiple treatment options (including the latest cutting edge procedures and non-invasive techniques), and realistic expectations so all of his patients may return to training, competition or just everyday life without pain.