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Daphne A. Scott, MD

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About Dr. Scott


Dr. Daphne Scott is Associate Chief Medical Diversity Officer and an Assistant Attending Physician at HSS. She is board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. She specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of acute, overuse, and chronic injuries with a focus on the shoulder, hip and knee.

As a child, Dr. Scott always knew that she wanted to be a doctor, inspired by her pediatrician. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and then went on to earn a Master’s Degree from SUNY Buffalo while completing cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 

Dr. Scott completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Washington and then moved to Tucson for her fellowship at the University of Arizona. There she served as a team physician, covering all university sports and other visiting sporting events including the Tucson Rodeo.  

Dr. Scott currently serves as the Lead Team Physician for the New York Knicks and the Head Consulting Orthopedic Physician for UFC. She served as a Team Physician for USA Track and Field at the 2017 World Championships in London.

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Patellofemoral Center
Women's Sports Medicine Center

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Associate Chief Medical Diversity Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery


Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine


American Board of Family Medicine, Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine


University of Arizona Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Leadership Award, 2014
Lisa Yao Memorial Scholarship in Family Medicine, 2010
Leonard Tow Humanism Award, 2010


MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno/Las Vegas,  NV/USA, 2006-2010
Internship: University of Washington, Family Medicine, Seattle, WA/USA, 2010-2011
Residency: University of Washington, Family Medicine, Seattle, WA/USA, 2011-2013
Fellowship: CAQ, University of Arizona, Primary Care Sports Medicine, Tucson, AZ/USA, 2013-2014

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Publications by Dr. Scott

Selected Presentations

  • A Case of Not-So-Benign Early Repolarization. American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 23rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2014.


Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of January 22, 2024, Dr. Scott reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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