MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Names Kari Kindschi, MD, Medical Director of the Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center

Dr. Kindschi will provide strategic medical oversight and collaboration in her new role.

December 19, 2013

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has named Kari Kindschi, MD, medical director of the Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center. Dr. Kindschi will provide strategic medical oversight and collaboration in her new role.

The Arnold Palmer SportsHealth Center, part of MedStar Sports Medicine, offers patients fast, convenient access to world-class physicians and cutting edge medical care. The Center provides an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physician within 48 hours of calling, serving as a patient’s first step in getting sports medicine issues diagnosed and treated fast.

“I am excited to be part of a new chapter at the Arnold Palmer Sports Health Center,” said Dr. Kindschi. “We are committed to continuing the tradition of high quality care for athletes and active people of all ages.”

Dr. Kindschi, a board-certified fellowship trained primary care sports medicine physician, has practiced at the Center since 2010.

Specializing in the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, Dr. Kindschi is an expert in medical issues that are specific to sports and exercise in athletes and active patients of all ages and skill levels.

Dr. Kindschi earned her medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, where she was elected chief resident; and continued her medical training as a primary care sports medicine fellow at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Kindschi serves as the head team physician and the medical director for Towson University Athletics.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Kindschi. To learn more about the Center, click here.

About MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, 249-bed acute care teaching hospital with a strong emphasis on cardiac care, orthopaedics and sports medicine. As one of the region’s top specialty hospitals, MedStar Union Memorial has been caring for members of the community for more than 160 years.

We are renowned for The Curtis National Hand Center, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Heart Institute, and our Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services including diabetes and endocrinology, eye surgery, general surgery, oncology, thoracic surgery, vascular surgery and palliative care.

MedStar Union Memorial was among the highest rated Maryland hospitals based on Consumer Reports rankings in 2013, and is the only hospital in Maryland to receive the Delmarva Foundation’s highest honor, the Excellence Award for Quality for Hospitals, for six years in a row.

MedStar Union Memorial has ranked among the nation’s top 50 “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, earning national recognition for seven consecutive years. Our excellence in care also has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Award), the American College of Cardiology (ACTION Registry Award) and Thomson Reuters (Top Hospitals®: Cardiovascular Benchmarks for Success).

MedStar Union Memorial is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). We are the first hospital in Baltimore to receive spine certification by TJC, and the first in the state of Maryland to receive advanced certification for palliative care. MedStar Union Memorial also is designated as a Primary Stroke Center and the Hand Trauma Center for the state of Maryland.

MedStar Union Memorial is a proud member of MedStar Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare system with 10 hospitals and more than 20 other health-related services in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.

About MedStar Sports Medicine

MedStar Sports Medicine, an initiative integrated throughout MedStar Health, is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 36 physicians, 23 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Baltimore Blast, Chesapeake Charge, Charm City Men’s Soccer and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official medical team. Visit us at, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).​

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