Miho J. Tanaka, MD
Disclosures: I/we have no financial relationships to report.

Tanaka Bio


Dr. Tanaka is the Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Her primary research focus is on the biomechanics, dynamic imaging and anatomy of the patellofemoral joint, for which she was awarded the Patellofemoral Surgical Anatomy Excellence Award by the Patellofemoral Foundation and Arthroscopy Association of North America in 2014.


She obtained a master’s degree in Sociology (Social Stratification and Inequality) from Stanford University, and has a strong interest in improving gender-based access and level of care. She is the founder and director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program, comprised of 20 Johns Hopkins faculty members representing 9 departments. This program has a focus on improving clinical care, research and education for female atheltes and was recently awarded the Community Partnership Grant by designer Eileen Fisher for its work in promoting injury prevention in local girls’ schools.


Dr. Tanaka was the first woman to serve as a team physician for the St. Louis Cardinals (Major League Baseball), and currently serves as a team physician for Johns Hopkins University and US Soccer. She has served as a team physician for multiple professional, semi professional and collegiate teams, as well as on the advisory board for Under Armour’s Connected Fitness Programs.