Dr. Ned Amendola joined the Duke staff in 2015 and serves as the Chief Medical Officer.
In July of 2018, Amendola was named to the newly-created Integrative Performance Excellence Group, a unit comprised of directors in the areas of Sports Performance, Athletic Medicine, Sports Nutrition and Behavioral Health, as well as individuals representing psychological services, team physicians and primary care physicians. The goal of this working group is to enhance the experience of Duke student-athletes by providing an integrative approach to the care of each individual athlete throughout his or her collegiate career while continuing to cultivate partnerships with the Duke University Hospital, Duke Sports Science Institute, Duke Student Health and Duke Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as part of its holistic approach to student-athlete health.
Within the Duke Health system, Amendola is a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon. His areas of interest and clinical expertise have been centered on all aspects of knee surgery, foot and ankle surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.
He has published more than 200 peer reviewed articles throughout his career.
Amendola earned his medical degree from the Schulich School of Medicine from Western University in 1989. He completed his residency is orthopaedic surgery at Western University and went on to do fellowships at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Center, the Akron City Hospital/Crystal Clinic and the Ospedale Borgo Roma.
He holds American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certificates in orthopaedic surgery and orthopedic surgery, sports medicine.
He and his wife Alison have four children, Richard, Julie, Andrew and Christine.