Dr. Marc T. Galloway MD, FAAOS


Marc T. Galloway, M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician who has over 25 years experience in the treatment of active individuals at all levels. His practice is focused on athletic injuries, arthroscopic surgery and soft tissue reconstructive procedures of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Galloway received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a William A. Whitaker Scholar. He graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residence at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine, research and rehabilitation in Cincinnati. After completing his training, Dr. Galloway joined the faculty of Yale University Medical School where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and Chief of Orthopaedics for the Yale University Health Service. Dr. Galloway served as the Director of Musculoskeletal Sports Medicine, as the Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Yale University’s 32 varsity teams and as an orthopaedic consultant for New Haven’s professional hockey and baseball teams and the ATP tour. He has been involved in the education of over a hundred orthopaedic residents and fellows.

Throughout his career Dr. Galloway has collaborated with basic scientists at Yale, the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to investigate ways to improve healing after tendon, ligament and meniscus injuries. He has been a member of a multidisciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati that received NIH funding to develop bioengineered replacements for tendon injuries and improved methods of tendon repair and was a recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Kappa Delta Award, the most prestigious award given in the field of orthopaedic research. His team, led by Dr. David Butler, was among the first to investigate the use of stem cells for these conditions.

Dr. Galloway’s areas of clinical interest include the management of athletic injuries, as well as minimally invasive arthroscopic surgical techniques for the knee and shoulder, including the use of quadriceps tendon grafts for ACL reconstruction, and the repair of articular cartilage injuries and meniscus repair. In addition, he specializes in arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery and shoulder stabilization procedures for athletes of all levels of competition.

Dr. Galloway currently volunteers as team physician at Princeton High School, Cincinnati Country Day School, Reading High School, and Little Miami High School. Over the years, he has also been the head team physician for William Mason High School and Walnut Hills High School. He has been a member of the Connecticut Special Olympics Medical Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Committee of the Connecticut State Medical Society. He currently serves on the Ohio State Medical Associations Committee on High School Athletes. He has been a consultant for the National Football League and the NFL Players Association and has been the Medical Director and Head Team Physician for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2011.

Dr. Galloway has been selected by his peers to be listed in “The Best Doctors in America” since 1996. He has been included in Cincinnati Magazine’s “Best Doctors in Cincinnati” since 2002 and was cited as a “Top Doc” by Cincy Magazine.

“I grew up in a small town in North Carolina. My introduction to orthopaedics came as the result of an ACL injury that I sustained when I was 15. I am fortunate to have had great mentors throughout my career and to have had the chance to work with and to take care of so many wonderful people. I have always strived to continually improve my clinical skills and to have a positive impact on the lives of my patients and my community.”

Dr. Galloway sees patients at our Mason, Montgomery and Kentucky offices.

Practice Names & Titles

Mercy Health – Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center

Director – Sports Medicine and Professional Sports Development, Mercy Health

Medical Director and Head Team Physician – Cincinnati Bengals

Core Faculty – Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Sports Medicine Fellowship

Adjunct Associate Professor – University of Cincinnati, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Sports Related Injuries

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Meniscus Repair, Cartilage Restoration and Knee Ligament Surgery

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Instability Surgery

Sports Related Foot and Ankle Injuries



Additional Information

Conditions Treated

Conditions Treated

Knee Injuries

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Knee Dislocations
  • Multi-ligament Knee Injuries
  • ALL Reconstruction
  • Quadriceps / Patella Tendon Injuries
  • Jumper’s Knee

Meniscal Injuries

  • Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Root Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscectomy

Cartilage Repair and Restoration

  • Arthroscopic Debridement
  • Arthroscopic Microfracture
  • Bio-uni Allograft transplantation
  • Cartilage Transfer Procedures
  • Ortho-biologics

Knee Arthritis

  • Nonoperative and operative treatment for knee arthritis
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Ortho-biologics, Lubricant / Hyaluronate Injections

Shoulder Injury

  • Nonoperative and operative treatment including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Labral tears, SLAP Tears
  • Bicep Tendon Injury

Shoulder Instability

  • Nonoperative and operative treatment
  • Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Stabilizations

Foot and Ankle

  • Nonoperative and operative treatment of common foot and ankle injuries
  • High Ankle Sprains
  • Metatarsal / Jones Fractures
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries

Elbow injuries

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Surgical Interest

Surgical Interest

Knee Instability, Knee Arthritis, Meniscal Injuries

Knee Dislocations, Multiligament Knee Injuries

Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff

Tendon Injuries, Tendinitis

Elbow and Throwing Injuries

Foot and Ankle

Board Certification

Board Certification

Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery

Certificate of Added Qualification, Sports Medicine



Medical School:  Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut

Fellowship: Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Awards & Honors

Awards and Honors

  • US News and World Report – Best Doctors
  • Best Doctors of America
  • Kappa Delta Award for Orthopaedic Research
  • Ohio Athletic Training Association Team Physician of the Year
  • Best Doctors in Cincinnati

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • NFL Physician Society

Research Activities

Research Activities

“Quadriceps strength following all soft tissue QT-ACL reconstruction”

“Return to play after distal clavicle excision in professional players: a case series”

“Evaluation of athletes after successful completion of a return to play program following ACL reconstruction



  • Butler D.L., Gooch C., Kinneberg K.R., Boivin G.P., Galloway, MT et al.  The Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Collagen-Based Scaffolds for Tissue-Engineered Repair of Tendons.  Nat Protoc, 5(5): 849-63, 2010.
  • Foulk D.M., Galloway, MT Partial Triceps Disruption: A Case Report.  Sports Health, 3: 158-169, 2011.
  • Shearn J.T., Kinneberg K.R., Dyment N.A., Galloway MT, Kenter K., Wylie C., Butler D.L.  Tendon Tissue Engineering: Progress, Challenges and Translation to the Clinic.  J Musculoskelet Neuronal Ineract, 11(2): 163-73, 2011.
  • Herfat ST, Shearn JT, Bailey DL, Greiwe RM, Galloway MT, Gooch C, Butler DL.  Effect of surgery to implant motion and force sensors on vertical ground reaction forces in the ovine model.  J Biomech Eng, 133(2), 2011.
  • Kinneberg K.R.C., Galloway MT, Butler D.L., Shearn J.T.  Effect of Implanting a Soft Tissue Autograft in a Central-Third Patellar Tendon Defect: Biomechanical and Histological Comparisons.  J Biomech Eng, 133(9), 2011.
  • Kinneberg K.R.C., Galloway MT, Butler D.L., Shearn J.T.  The Native  Cell Population Does Not Contribute to Central-Third Graft Healing at 6, 12, or 26 weeks in the Rabbit Patellar Tendon J Orthop Res, 31(4): 638-44, 2013.
  • Galloway MT, Lalley AL, Shearn JT.  Current Concepts Review: The Role of Mechanical Loading in Tendon Development, Maintenance, Injury and Repair.  J Bone Joint Surgery, 95(17): 1620-8, 2013.
  • Nesbitt RJ, Herfat ST, Boguszewsi DV, Engel AJ, Galloway MT, Shearn JT.  Primary and secondary restraints of human and ovine knees for simulated in vivo gait kinematics.  J Biomech, 47(9): 2022-7, 2014.
  • Montalvo AM, Schneider DK, Webster KE, Yut L, Galloway MT, et al.  Anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in sport: A systematic review and meta-analysis of injury incidence by sex and sport classification.  J Athl Train, 54(5): 472-482, 2019.

Book Chapters

Book Chapters

  • Busam M, Fulkerson J.P., Galloway, M.T., Gaskill T.F., Moorman C.T., Noyes F.R. Technical Aspects of ACL Reconstruction for the General Orthopaedic Surgeon.  Instructional Course Lectures, Vol. 60, Egol K.A. (ed.), AAOS Rosemont, pp. 485-497, 2011

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