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Mary E Caldwell, DO

Mary E Caldwell, DO

out of 5
303 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

303 Ratings

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Dr Caldwell is an excellent provider. Very knowledgeable and professional!
April 2024
Dr. Caldwell is a great provider. She listens, conducts thorough exams, and confidently delivers treatment options.
February 2024
Very positive experience.
February 2024
Dr. Caldwell is very understanding and patient. Spends time explaining everything. VCU Health is lucky to have her!
December 2023
Dr. Caldwell and her team are fun, friendly, and enthusiastic. I like my appointments!
December 2023
Dr. Caldwell was a breath of fresh air for my treatment. She really took good care of me and provided vital information in regard to my medication and future steps for treatment. A great listener and made herself readily available even after office hours. Would highly recommend to anyone!
December 2023
I will fervently recommend Dr. Caldwell to anyone needing a great Ortho doc. She made me feel as though she was fully invested in my care.... Going above and beyond to message me even when out of the country.
November 2023
Dr. Caldwell is very knowledgeable and conscientious of her patients' concerns and condition. Dr. Caldwell takes time necessary to listen to her patients. Very nice Doctor.
October 2023
Excellent Doc!
October 2023
[...] my doctor made sure to cover all that was necessary regarding my health without cutting corners and rushing me out of the office - the kind of care and attention she gave me is more than worth a little wait past the appointment time. I was extremely pleased with this doctor.
October 2023
Dr. Caldwell is always bringing both good information and viable options, but equally important - being able to give clear reasons why some options are not viable
October 2023
I love *Doctor Caldwell.
September 2023
Dr. Caldwell is a very upfront and open. She explains why surgery is good/bad.
July 2023
Easy to speak with.
July 2023
I felt extremely comfortable with Dr Caldwell, and came away from the appointment having full confidence in her ability to help me.
May 2023
Love Dr Caldwell. She is the best. Very caring and well knowledgeable.
May 2023
She is very caring, thourough in care and takes time to explain things in a manner that any one can understand.
April 2023
Dr. Caldwell was wonderful. I left the office feeling very thankful for her care and that I was in great hands.
April 2023
Dr. Caldwell Is up there in one of my favorite providers. She bubbly, bounce and just overall fun. She explains everything to me extremely well. The pros and cons of what my treatment options are. She remembers every little nuance of my medical history. 10/10 I'm so thankful I was referred to her.
March 2023
Mary Caldwell is one of the best doctors our family of 5 has seen. Sincerity, concern, goal oriented.
February 2023
Mary Caldwell is the best!
January 2023
Great experience. Provider was respectful and sat down to review my history and test results in detail. Offered a comprehensive and knowledgeable plan and asked for my input. Contacted therapists and providers to notify them of the referrals and guided me through scheduling for tests and providers. Worked with me to decide the most convenient location for imaging. Would definitely recommend this provider to others.
January 2023
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