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Thomas Trojian

Thomas Trojian, MD, FACSM, CAQSM

Professor; Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program; Chief, Division of Sports Medicine

Department: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine

Practices: Drexel Sports Medicine

Specialties: Sports Medicine


  • MD - Howard University Medical School (1993)
  • Master of Medical Biochemistry - Hahnemann University (1989)
  • BA - University of Pennsylania (1988)

Awards & Honors

  • Chair, OA Action Alliance, Elected August 2015
  • Elected Chair of the OAAA Injury Prevention Work Group, December 2013
  • 1st Annual JDH Medical Staff Awards of Excellence, June 2010
  • Education Research Poster, 2nd Place Research (AFMRD PDW), June 2007
  • Henry M. Feder Jr., MD, Teaching Award (FM Faculty Teacher Award), June 2006
  • Volunteer Physician of the Year (YMCA Adolescent Girl’s Medical Clinic), May 2001
  • New Faculty Scholars Award (STFM Foundation), April 2000
  • Physicians Recognition Award - American Medical Association, June 1999
  • National Kidney Foundation Primary Care Scholarship Award, April 1996
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Howard University College of Medicine), April 1993
  • Howard University College of Medicine Surgery Award, May 1993
  • Howard University College of Medicine Family Practice Award, May 1993
  • Howard University College of Medicine Bioethics Award, June 1992
  • Women in Medicine's Public Health Award, March 1991

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
    • Trustee: Medicine, 2019
    • Clinical Case Session Moderator and Panelist, 2006-2009, 2012, 2014
    • Committee on Medical Education, 2002-2006
    • AAFP 2005 Sports Medicine Planning Committee, 2004
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
    • Board of Directors, 2011-2015
    • Liaison OA Action Alliance 2012-present
    • Family Medicine Board of Control Liaison 2016- present
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
    • Member, Group on Sports Medicine; Chair, 2001-2003

Thomas Trojian, MD, CAQSM, FACSM, is a sports medicine physician practicing in Philadelphia. He is board certified in sports medicine and family medicine, with a special interest in injury prevention (especially anterior cruciate ligament injuries), sports ultrasound use in the guided treatment of injuries, runners and concussion prevention. He is the lead physician for Drexel Athletics.

Prior to coming to Drexel, Dr. Trojian served as the medical director of UConn Sports Club. He also was the team physician for the University of Connecticut women's basketball, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's softball, men's soccer, coed swimming and diving, coed tennis, and men's football teams. In addition, Dr. Trojian has provided athletic team coverage for numerous sports teams ranging from the high school to professional levels. He served as the sports medicine advisor to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, providing guidance on rule changes and state legislation on injury prevention.

Clinical Services

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, Compartment syndrome, Concussion, Exercise-induced asthma, Nutrition and athletic performance, Tendonitis, Sports medicine, Tendonopathy, Injury prevention, Platelet rich plasma therapy, Stress fractures


  • Sports Medicine - UPMC-Shadyside (1998)


  • Family Medicine - Highland Hospital/University of Rochester (1997)

Dr. Trojian is a professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is lead team physician for Drexel Athletics. He is active in sports medicine research, publishing in the area of injury prevention. Editor for two prominent sports medicine journals, he is the section editor of Nutrition and Ergogenic Aides for Current Sports Medicine Reports and the associate editor for CJSM Thematic Issue.

In the Media


"Basketball injuries: caring for a basketball team"
Trojian TH*, Cracco A, Hall M, Mascaro M, Aerni G, Ragle R.
Curr Sports Med Rep; 12(5):321-8, Sep-Oct 2013

"Creatine supplementation"
Hall M, Trojian TH
Curr Sports Med Rep; 12(4):240-4, Jul-Aug 2013

"Muscle contusion (thigh)"
Trojian TH*
Clin Sports Med; 32(2):317-24, April 2013

"Blunt cardiac contusions"
Mascaro M, Trojian TH
Clin Sports Med; 32(2):267-71, April 2013

"Suprascapular Neuropathy"
Trojian TH*, Hall ML, Aerni G
Medscape reference, updated March 22, 2013. Available at:

"Prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injury in athletes: a review"
Trojian T, Distefano L
Clin J Sport Med; 23(2):120-1, March 2013

"A Survey of State Medical Licensing Boards: Can The Traveling Team Physician Practice in Your State?"
Viola TA, Carlson C, Trojian TH, Anderson JM
BJSM; 47(1):60-2. [Epub ahead of print, October 4, 2012], Jan 201

"Poor parental sportsmanship: student athletes views and consequences"
Trojian T*
Conn Med; 76(8):493-4, September 2012

"Connecticut high school football coaches and concussion law CT PA 10-62"
Trojian TH*, Hoey PR
Conn Med; 76(8):495-8, September 2012

"Demystifying preventive equipment in the competitive athlete"
Trojian TH*, Mohamed N
Curr Sports Med Rep; 11(6):304-8, Nov-Dec 2012

"Brachial Plexus Injuries"
Trojian TH, Mascaro M:
Medscape reference, updated March July 12, 2012. Available at:

"Dupuytren’s Disease"
Trojian TH*, Rodner C
BMJ Point-of-Care 2009, 2012 (Last accessed June 2012)

"Balance Testing: Is it useful for predicting injury rates?"
Viola TA, Trojian TH*
SportsMed, Winter 2012

"Incidence of morphologic changes in asymptomatic achilles tendons in an active young adult population"
Joseph MF, Anderson JM, Trojian TH, Crowley J
J Sport Rehabil; 21(3):249-52, August 2012

"Accelerometers in Concussion Research:  What are they, and how are they being used?"
Aerni G, Trojian TH*
SportsMed, Fall 2011

"Celiac disease and the athlete"
Mancini LA, Trojian T, Mancini AC
Curr Sports Med Rep; 10(2):105-8, Mar-Apr 2011

"Timing of lower extremity frontal plane motion differs between female and male athletes during a landing task"
Joseph MF, Rahl M, Sheehan J, MacDougall B, Horn E, Denegar CR, Trojian TH, Anderson JM, Kraemer WJ
Am J Sports Med; 39(7):1517-21 (Epub 2011 Mar 7, 2011) July 2011

"Ω-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Concussions: Treatment or Not?"
Trojian TH*, Jackson E
Current Sports Medicine Reports; 10(4):180-185, July 2011

"Vitamin D: extent of deficiency, effect on muscle function, bone health, performance, and injury prevention"
Udowenko M, Trojian T*
Conn Med; 74(8):477-80, September 2010

Contact Information

Practice Office

Drexel Sports Medicine
10 Shurs Lane
Suite 206, Jamestown Street Entrance
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone: 215.967.1627
Fax: 215.967.1601

Practice Office

Drexel Sports Medicine
3401 Market Street
Suite 105A
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.220.4720