The field of sports medicine in the United States has grown substantially since it emerged as a distinct branch of medicine in the late 1960s. Pioneering clinics such as the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, The Steadman Clinic, and Desert Medical Imaging (DMI) have revolutionized the way athletes recover from their most severe injuries. AMC was born out of a desire to provide the latest healthcare treatments and educational opportunities to the Shanghai community.

Our Medical Leadership

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Oswaldo Ponce, M.D.

Chief of Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

Dr. Ponce specializes in treatment of sports injuries in shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles. He has also served as a consultant and sports orthopedic surgeon for Major League Baseball (MLB).

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Thomas Clanton, M.D.

Founding Surgeon

Partner at The Steadman Clinic

Dr. Clanton specializes in orthopedic injuries to lower extremities, feet, and ankles. He has performed surgeries on numerous athletes, including Yao Ming and Liu Xiang.

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John Feller, M.D.

Founding Radiologist

Founding Partner of Desert Medical Imaging

Dr. Feller specializes in orthopedic sports medicine imaging. He has served as a former visiting fellow at Stanford Medical School. Dr. Feller produces AMC’s imaging reports.


Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

Birmingham, Alabama

The Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center serves as one of the premier sports medicine facilities in the world. This institute has pioneered numerous arthroscopic techniques that have helped professional athletes such as NBA superstars Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson and NFL quarterback Drew Brees recover. Dr. James Andrews founded the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in order to improve research and education in sports medicine practices and treatments.



The Steadman Clinic

Vail, Colorado

The Steadman Clinic is a world renowned orthopaedic and sports medicine clinic. They house some of the world’s foremost sports medicine and orthopaedic physicians. They specialize in complicated knee, ankle, and foot injuries and have treated top athletes such as the NBA’s Yao Ming and Olympic gold medal hurdler Liu Xiang. The Steadman Clinic continues to pioneer new orthopedics and sports medicine treatments.



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Desert Medical Imaging

Palm Springs, California

Desert Medical Imaging is one of the most technologically advanced medical imaging centers in the world. It is a physician owned, multi modality imaging center and the first of its kind to have access to the cutting edge of American university level technology. They specialize in comprehensive analysis of X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans and are known for their rapid and accurate diagnostic reports.