Dr. Michael Stuart is serving as the team physician of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team for the third time. Most recently, Stuart worked as the team physician for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team that captured the silver medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, B.C. Stuart also made an appearance with Team USA at the 1994 Olympic Winter Games.
Stuart, the chief medical officer for USA Hockey, also served as team physician for the 2000 and 2013 U.S. Men’s National Teams in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship. He performed the same duty for the 2001 and 2002 U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Teams and the 2003 and 2004 U.S. National Junior Teams. He is also a member of the IIHF Medical Committee.
Stuart is professor and vice-chairman of Orthopedic Surgery and co-director of Sports Medicine Center at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. After receiving his medical training at Rush University in Chicago, Stuart completed his residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., before taking a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont.
Stuart specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy and knee surgery and holds certifications from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.
Stuart and his wife, Nacy, reside in Rochester, Minn. The couple has four children, all of whom have excelled in the game of hockey. Their sons, Mike, Mark and Colin, have all played in the NHL. The Stuart's daughter, Cristin, played NCAA Division I Hockey.