Education and Training
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
Dr. Packer specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, and hip. He is an expert in the treatment of cartilage, ligament, and tendon injuries with the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Packer is currently a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins. He previously served as an assistant team physician for the Golden State Warriors professional basketball team, Stanford University football team, and Notre Dame de Namur University athletics.
Dr. Packer is an accomplished basic science and clinical researcher and has presented his work at national and international meetings. He has published numerous scientific manuscripts in prestigious orthopaedic journals such as The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Cartilage restoration, soft-tissue healing, stem cells
Jauregui JJ, Wu ZD, Meredith S, Griffith C, Packer JD, Henn RF III. How should we secure our teransplanted meniscus? A meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med 2017 [Epub ahead of print, August 1].
Packer JD, Bedi A, Fox AJ, GAsinu S, Imhauser CW, Stasiak M, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. Effect of immediate and delayed high-strain loading on tendon-to-bone healing after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014;96(9):770–777.