January 14, 2015
Sports Medicine Expert
Former 2X Track and Field USA Team Member
Olympic Level Coach
Coastal Orthopaedics with offices in Norwalk, New Canaan, Darien and Westport is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Mark J. Fletcher to their surgical team. Dr. Fletcher was formerly the founding partner of a Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Clinic in Eugene, Oregon. His orthopedic specialties include total hip & knee reconstructive surgery, orthopedic sports medicine and reconstructive shoulder surgery with a special interest in throwing related injuries.
Dr. Fletcher also trained as a Javelin competitor for the USA Track & Field Olympic Trials in 2000. He was a member of the USA World University Games team as well as a 5-time USA Track & Field Team National competitor. His wife, Christina Scherwin, was a member of the Danish Olympic Track & Field Team in 2004 and 2008 where Dr. Fletcher worked as her personal coach. She placed 4th in the 2005 World Championship games. Fletcher also served as the Medical Director of the Oregon Track Club managing the medical care for the Nike sponsored elite running team.
“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Fletcher join our practice,” says Dr. Paul Protomastro of Coastal Orthopaedics. “He will continue developing our Sports Medicine program as we treat more and more young athletes from both area high schools as well as adult athletes who want to get their medical care here close to home. His Olympic training and expertise in sports medicine makes him uniquely qualified to take care of performance athletes. Dr. Fletcher is also an expert in total joint replacements and will help us build the growing demand for our hip and knee replacement teams.”
Dr. Fletcher received his medical degree from George Washington University and did his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was selected for a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Southern California where he provided care for all of the school’s teams including football, track, and basketball. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.
“I am delighted to bring my background in sports and sports medicine to support the younger generations coming through Coastal Orthopaedics with their injuries and issues based on their performance sports experiences,” says Dr. Fletcher. “ I will work with patients preventing and treating injuries earlier through proper strengthening exercise as much as possible before more advance surgical treatments may be required.”
Dr. Fletcher, his wife Christina and their two young children relocated to CT to be closer to the Fletcher family in northern NJ as well as Christina’s family in Denmark. They currently live in Westport.
Coastal Orthopaedics, PC was founded in 1963. The group provides the finest orthopedic care in spine, pediatrics, foot and ankle, sports medicine, shoulder, hand and upper extremity, and total joint replacement surgery. Their staff of approximately 50 employees is dedicated to improving quality of life for their patients and addressing their concerns through proven services using the latest technology available.
Offices are located in Norwalk, Darien, Westport and New Canaan. A special walk-in urgent care center known as Coastal Ortho Express is located at iPark Medical Center, 761 Main Avenue in Norwalk. No appointment is necessary at this center and extended hours are available for patients on a walk-in basis.