Join us in welcoming Harry Stafford, MD, to Duke Orthopaedics! Dr. Stafford will have a joint appointment in Sports Medicine and Family Medicine.
Dr. Stafford received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an undergraduate, he participated as a student-athlete on the Men’s Track and Field Team. His tenure continued at the university with the completion of his medical degree at the UNC School of Medicine. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Stafford attended Duke University School of Medicine as a resident in the Family Medicine Program, where he served as Chief Resident. Following residency, Dr. Stafford continued his training at Duke in the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and following joined the Duke Sports Medicine faculty. In 2008, he returned to UNC to become the Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Stafford served as a team physician at the University of North Carolina since 2008. He was the head primary care physician for Women’s Basketball, as well as the Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross-Country teams. Dr. Stafford also helped provide medical care and coverage for the UNC Football Team.
He serves as the current Head Team Physician and Director of Sports Performance at NCCU. An active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Stafford has authored many book chapters and journal articles. He is currently doing research in the areas of Sports Nutrition, EKG changes in African American Athletes, and Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes. Dr. Stafford is a highly regarded leader in the field of sports medicine and has been the recipient of prestigious awards recognizing his humanitarian efforts, academic pursuits, and care of athletes.
Dr. Stafford received his Masters in Business Administration from UNC Kenan Flagler School of Business. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist. He serves on the Board of the North Carolina Special Olympics and the North Carolina Central University Foundation.
Harry and his wife Aspacia live in Durham. Welcome, Dr. Stafford!