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Dr. Tabacco’s Article

“From sprains and strains to high cholesterol and Asthma, we strive to help patients utilizing comprehensive care and the latest of technologies to maximize performance and minimize days on the sideline.”

Dr. Tabacco serves as a Team Physician for the DC United, and is the Medical Director and Team Physician of George Washington University Athletics and Georgetown Preparatory School. Furthermore, Dr. Tabacco also serves on the NFL Mackay-White Health and Safety Committee.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound usage in diagnosis and injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
  • Sports-Related Injuries and Care

Education

Fellowship

Andrews Institute of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Primary Care, Sports Medicine
Gulf Breeze, FL
2014

Internship and Residency

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, University of Maryland
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD
2013

Medical School

St. George’s University
Doctor of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies
2010

Graduate School

St. George’s University
Master of Public Health
Grenada, West Indies
2006

Undergraduate School

Denison University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Granville, OH
2005

Hospital Affiliated With

Virginia Hospital Center

Professional Associations

American College of Physicians
Member

American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
Member

American Registry for Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography
Member

NFL Physician Society
Member

Publications

“Fatal Meningococcemia.” Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives 1.4 (2012). Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives (JCHIMP). Web.

“Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Elbow” Applied Radiology (2014).

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership
George Washington University School of Medicine

Terason Ultrasound Luminary
Product Research and Development

Personal Interests

Dr. Tabacco enjoys team sports, he loves the games of football and lacrosse. On the east coast, he enjoys playing in recreational lacrosse leagues. At home, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Peggy, and daughter, Penny.

Biography

As a former 7 year team physician to NFL’s Washington Football Team and a current member of the NFLPA Mackey -White Health and Safety Comittee and Medical director to George Washington University Athletics Dr. John Tabacco is board certified in both Sports medicine and Internal medicine and treats all manners of athletic health from joint pain to concussions and asthma. Whether your sport is football, running, or the leisurely walk around the block we strive to get patients back into the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Dr. Tabacco specializes in the non-operative care of musculoskeletal injuries and has conducted extensive research and training in the application and use of Platelet Rich Plasma, Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cell treatments, as well as the use of ultrasound in diagnosis and treatment.

Dr Tabacco has presented his research and clinical outcomes of Platelet rich plasma and adult stem cell injections at National conferences most recently as part of the NFL Physicians Society at the NFL scouting combine alongside his mentor Dr James Andrews.

In addition to non-operative treatment of joint pain, Dr. Tabacco also treats concussions, chronic illnesses, and general medical problems.Dr. Tabacco is a medical director for GW University and Georgetown Prep hoyas and is located exclusively at the Falls Church office.