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Meet our Team Physician
As athletic trainers, we work under the supervision of a physician. That physician can be any doctor providing care to one of our student athletes. We also work under the supervision of a team physician. Here at Bishop Ireton, our team physician is COL(R) Kathleen McHale, MD, MSEd, FACS.
Dr. McHale is a parent of 2 Ireton graduates who were both student-athletes. With that perspective along with her concentration in pediatrics, she gives great advice and recommendations to parents and student athletes when it comes to athletic injury treatments and return to play guidelines. Dr. Kathleen McHale has more than 30 years of experience as a pediatric orthopaedic specialist and medical educator. She is currently with Commonwealth Orthopaedics, the official Orthopaedic and physical Therapy Partner of the Washington Redskins. After earning a BS in Biology from Villanova University and a medical degree from Drexel University of Medicine. Dr. McHale also holds a Masters of Education from Old Dominion University and is actively involved in medical education. She is Clinic Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at George Washington University and Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences (USUHS).
COL(R) McHale is a career officer in the United States Army. During her service, she had combat zone experience in Bosnia and Kosovo. Along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Medical Corps (IMC), she led teams to re-educate local medical personnel during the Iraqi conflict.
Her military background includes Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Fort Belvoir, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Orthopaedic Residency Director, and Chairman of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Walter Reed, and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at USUHS. As the Orthopaedic Consultant to the Surgeon General of the Army, she supervised quality and certification of all Army Orthopaedics worldwide, especially resident education. Dr. McHale has significant experience in limb salvage after combat injuries and has done bench research in limb reconstruction. She initiated the Amputee Care Center which provides a multidisciplinary approach to our Wounded Warrior amputees.
The author of numerous scholarly publications, Dr. McHale is a well-known presenter at Orthopaedic conferences around the world. She holds fellowship in many professional societies to include the Academic Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. She is an examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Bill Simmons, Athletic Director 703-212-5169
Kwinten Brown, Asst. Athletic Director, 703-212-5172
Matt Horton, Asst. Athletic Director/Trainer, 703-212-5171
Ty Gardner, Asst. Athletic Trainer
Check the Weekly Athletic Schedule for each team's schedule.