Meet Dr.Robert Dimeff, MD

Robert Dimeff, MD
Robert Dimeff, MD

Medical Director of Sports Medicine – UT Southwestern Medical Center

As a primary care specialist with special training in Sports Medicine, Robert Dimeff, M.D., brings a unique perspective to working with athletes and active individuals. He helps individuals understand their bodies so they can get back to the activities they love, as quickly and safely as possible. This ranges from the professional athlete to high school athletes to highly competitive amateurs.

“When an injury or illness sidelines an athlete, there is intense pressure to return into their sport quickly. We can help athletes with their immediate goals, as well as provide options for their participation in sports.”

He is skilled in evaluating and treating the complete spectrum of medical and orthopaedic disorders related to sports participation and the use of the latest nonsurgical options. He relies on a multidisciplinary team approach to providing care, which includes orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other health care providers.

Dr. Dimeff currently provides sports medicine care for the Dallas Stars hockey team, the Grand Prairie AirHogs baseball team, the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. He serves as a consultant to the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA), where Olympic gold and silver medalist ValeriLiukin is head coach. Dr. Dimeff has served as the team physician for a number of professional teams, including the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Dr. Dimeff has received numerous national accolades, including being recognized nationally by US News and World Report, Men’s Health, and Castle Connolly as one of America’s top doctors for sports medicine. He is a past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the largest organizations of primary care sports medicine physicians in the world.

Clinical Interests/Specialties

  • Sports medicine
  • Acute sports injuries (such as fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (such as tendonitis)
  • Orthopaedic (bone, joint, and muscle) disorders and injuries
  • Shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, foot, and ankle injuries and conditions related to sports and exercise
  • Nonsurgical treatment options, including shock wave therapy, prolotherapy, and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Concussion evaluation and management
  • Injury prevention
  • Care for a wide variety of sports participants, including baseball, basketball, dance, figure skating, football, gymnastics, hockey, running, soccer, and weight lifting
  • Sports nutrition and supplements