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Mary E Caldwell, DO

Mary E Caldwell, DO

out of 5
260 Ratings


Sports Medicine


Physical Med /Rehab


Short Pump Pavilion

11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
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Medical School

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine/Shirley Ryan Ability Lab


MedStar Georgetown University


Dr. Mary Caldwell joined VCU Health in the fall of 2017 and treats all primary care sports medicine injuries of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles, as well as system based complications in athletes like skin complications and diabetes during exercise. She specializes in treating female athletes (exercise during pregnancy and post-partum exercise), adaptive sports and adaptive athletes (for example, wheelchair athletes and amputee athletes). She also has a focus in: 

  • Chronic exertional leg pain in the athlete
  • Hip pain in the athlete and femoral acetabular impingement
  • Dance medicine (including all types of dance)
  • Performance medicine (including actors/artists/musicians)
  • Running medicine (including running injuries, gait analysis)
  • Ski medicine
  • Sports concussion (age 12 and up)
  • Women’s health and mental well being

Dr. Caldwell has worked with multiple professional teams, including the Joffrey Ballet, Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and the Washington Spirit. She has covered multiple marathons including the Chicago Marathon and Richmond Marathon. Additionally, Dr. Caldwell has served as Team Physician for George Washington University Athletics and currently serves as Team Physician for Longwood University Athletics. She has also spent time in Park City, Utah as a Ski Medicine Physician. 

Dr. Caldwell completed medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (former Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine in 2016, and her fellowship in Sports Medicine in 2017 with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is dual board certified in PM&R and Sports Medicine. 

Dr. Caldwell is published in multiple topics, most recently with injury epidemiology in amputee athletes and takes great pride in caring for adaptive athletes. She was a Division I NCAA Collegiate Middle Distance Runner for Lafayette College and is very active outdoors along with her husband, daughter and their two dogs.

Professional affiliations

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Professional activity/Team Coverage

  • Team Physician Longwood University
  • Team Physician Sportable Adaptive Teams (Adaptive Sports Richmond)
  • Fellow Physician for the Washington Mystics, Washington, DC:  July 2016-August 2017
  • Fellow Physician for the Washington Spirit, Washington, DC: July 2016-August 2017
  • Fellow Physician for the Washington Wizards, Washington, DC: July 2016-August 2017
  • Ski Medicine Physician, Park City, Utah: December 2016-Jan 2017.
  • Team Physician for George Washington University Athletics, Washington, DC: July 2016-August 2017
  • Team Physician for West Springfield High School, West Springfield, VA: July 2016-August 2017
  • Assisting Team Physician for Stevenson University Athletics, Baltimore, MD:  July 2016-August 2017
  • West Point Athletics Physicals, West Point, NY: July 2016-August 2017
  • Marymount Athletics Physicals, Arlington, VA: July 2016-August 2017
  • Baltimore Running Festival: October 2016
  • Army 10 Miler: 2016
  • Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, IL:  July 2013-June 2016
  • Chicago Area Runners Association 10 Miler. Chicago, IL:  July 2013-June 2016
  • Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Chicago, IL: July 2013-June 2016
  • RIC Military Adaptive Sports Camp, Chicago, IL: July 2013-June 2016

Honors and awards

  • Walter E. Heller Chief Resident Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine 2015-2016
  • Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, June 2016
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Society 2011-2012
  • NCAA  Division I and Lafayette College Track and Field Varsity Letter Member 2008-2012


Clinical Interests

Primary Care Sports Medicine; Hip and F.A.I.S.; Sports concussion ages 12 and older; Pregnancy and post-partum musculoskeletal and exercise concerns;

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Ratings & Reviews

260 Ratings

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Dr. Caldwell is the best medical professional, knowledgeable & identified injury quickly and fully discussed treatment that fit lifestyle for recovery.
October 2022
Mary Caldwell is professional, yet down to earth and friendly.
September 2022
Good listener, appreciated explanation of x-ray.
September 2022
Dr. Caldwell was extraordinary!
August 2022
Dr. Caldwell is the best doctor I have ever worked with! She is thorough, smart, and has great interpersonal skills. I saw over 5 doctors to address the problem before working with her and she is the only one who effectively treated me. I am very grateful for her care!
June 2022
Exceptional Service
June 2022
I was very impressed with Dr. Caldwell. I liked her demeanor and she was very reassuring. I have already recommended her to a friend.
April 2022
My most favorite provider ever
September 2021
Good job delivering bad news.
September 2021
This visit was the first visit I have ever had where a doctor (in this case Dr. Caldwell) personally wrote me a memo as to what she found and what I needed to do. Amazing! I appreciated that very much because it provided me a record and also a check list as to what I needed to do!
June 2021
Mary Caldwell is an excellent diagnostician and caring person and very responsive.
June 2021
Excellent job, thank you
May 2021
Always compassionate & empathetic - always looks for root cause of pain to offer appropriate treatment.
April 2021
She is the 1 provider that gave me hope, explaining innovative treatments when I saw her the first time. This visit she crushed all hope she gave me. She actually told me to, "call the Mayo Clinic and talk to them!"
April 2021
Very knowledgeable and well connected.
April 2021
Provider was very patient as I introduced a number of associated issues beyond the scope of the f/u visit
March 2021
would highly recommend
March 2021
Proves very good care.
March 2021
Mary Caldwell is my favorite doctor ever (after one visit). She couldn't have been better!
February 2021
Dr. Caldwell presented several treatment options so that I could choose
February 2021
Dr. Caldwell always listens to me and respects what I have to say about side effects of medications, questions about symptoms, and questions about my plan of care. She is kind and knowledgeable. Most importantly, she always listens
February 2021
I felt very validated & heard.
February 2021
So smart, so friendly, so involved.
February 2021
One of the very best physician experiences I've ever had. Dr. Caldwell was genuine, caring, and attentive. I'd highly recommend her.
January 2021
All I can say is Dr. Mary Caldwell really cares about my health
January 2021
Dr. Caldwell has an exceptional "bedside manner," is HIGHLY knowledgeable in her field, has an empathetic ear and is very patient. I felt immediately as if she had been my doctor for years! I was very comfortable and felt entirely well-cared for!
December 2020
Best doctor I've seen. Really got to the root of the problem. Shared a sincere care & offered ways to help in my daily living.
July 2020
Dr. Caldwell is super!!!
June 2020
Never felt rushed; the provider spend required time with me to ensure questions are answered.
June 2020
Dr. Caldwell is exceptional! I am a nurse of over 40 years & she is one of the best I've ever dealt with.
April 2020