Mary Lloyd Ireland, MD: A Brief Biographical Sketch
Mary Lloyd Ireland is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor in the University of Kentucky's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland. Dr. Ireland received her Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee. Her residency was at the University of California, Irvine and her fellowships in Sports Medicine were at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts and Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, Columbus, Georgia.
Dr. Ireland served as Team Physician for EKU from 1988 to January 2006, Team Physician for the University of Kentucky from 1985 to 1996. She served as Medical Coordinator and Head Physician for the Bluegrass State Games from 1985 to 1996.
She served as Head Physician at the Olympic Sports Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1990 and as a Medical Staff Member at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. Dr. Ireland serves on the editorial board for numerous journals including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Athletic Training, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and The Physician and Sportsmedicine.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American College of Sports Medicine. She is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and an affiliate member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.
Dr. Ireland has served on the Kentucky Medical Association's Committee on School Health, Physical Education, and Medical Aspect of Sports from 1987 to the present and also has served on the Kentucky State Advisory Council on Athletic Trainers from 1992 until the present.
Dr. Ireland has published numerous articles and chapters. She is co-editor of The Female Athlete (Saunders 2002) and editor of the AAOS Instructional Course Lectures - Sports Medicine, published (2005). She is involved in numerous endeavors regarding gender differences, injury patterns, treatment and prevention of injuries of the knee and shoulder.
Dr. Ireland was named Southeast Athletic Trainer's Association (SEATA) Sports Medicine Person of the Year in 1997 and was the recipient of President's Challenge Award for National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) in 1998.
Dr. Ireland is a member of many professional societies and participates in various capacities on a regular basis.
Her professional society memberships include:
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Sports Medicine, Fellow
American Medical Women's Association
American Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Medical Association
ACL Study Group
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Fayette County Medical Association
The Hughston Society
Kentucky Medical Association
National Athletic Trainers' Association, Inc.
The Orthopaedic Guild
Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Southern Medical Association
Southern Orthopaedic Association
U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Society
Journal of Sport Rehabilitation,
American Journal of Sports Medicine
Journal of Athletic Training
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
British Journal of Sports Medicine
ACSM Current Sports Medicine Reports
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons