When it Hurts, Skip the ER

No need to wait in an ER, ROC Express Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic is open for injuries such as broken bones, cuts, sore joints or muscles.

ROC Express

Meagan McCarthy, MD

  • Specialities

    Sports Medicine, including Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Fellowship

    Sports Medicine - University of Colorado

  • Residency

    UC San Diego

  • Medical School

    Creighton University School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Meagan McCarthy, MD comes to Reno Orthopedic Center by way of Denver/Boulder, CO where she completed her Orthopedic Surgery Sports Fellowship at the University of Colorado. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency training at UC San Diego after earning her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.

Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. McCarthy specializes in knee and shoulder sports injuries/disorders as well as cartilage preservation.

Team Physician for:


  • Top Doctor - Find a Top Doc 2021


  • Publications

    McCarthy, M, Bihl, J, Frank, R, McCarty, E, Comstock, D. “Epidemiology of Clavicle Fractures Among United States High School Athletes, 2008-09 through 2016-17.” Submitted for review.

  • McCarthy, M, McCarty E. “Treatment of articular cartilage injuries in the glenohumeral joint.” Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. September, 2018; Vol 26, Issue 3: 120-128.

  • McCarthy, M, Covey, D. “An unusual case of an intra-articular bony fragment associated with an MCL femoral avulsion fracture in an adult.” JBJS Case Connector. December, 2017; Vol 7, Issue 4: e92.

  • Alexander Choo, MD*; Meagan McCarthy, MD*; Rajeswari Pichika, PhD; Eugene J. Sato, MS; Richard L. Lieber, PhD; Simon Schenk,PhD; John G. Lane, MD; Samuel R. Ward, PT, PhD. “Muscle Gene Expression Patterns in Human Rotator Cuff Pathology.” J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2014 Sep 17; 96 (18): 1558 -1565.

  • *indicates co-first authors

  • Book Chapters

    McCoy, BW., Hussain, WM., McCarthy, MM., Griesser, MJ., Parker, RD. Patellofemoral pain. In: DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Upcoming 5th Edition.

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Huge shoutout to Dr. McCarthy!! My shoulder is doing great! What a wonderful team I had! I'll be looking you kids up for the next one! Love and prayers, stay healthy.

I greatly appreciate Dr. McCarthy and the whole experience with ROC. After being injured I was seen at a ROC Express on Monday, had an MRI on Tuesday, met with Dr. McCarthy on Wednesday, and then Dr. McCarthy performed knee surgery to repair my torn quadriceps tendon on Thursday. Given the circumstances with COVID-19 I was extremely happy that Dr. McCarthy could take care of my injury so fast. I felt like she and everyone connected with the whole process made my care a priority and I am extremely grateful.

Dr. McCarthy and her assistant were awesome. They both had positive energy, were knowledgeable, thoughtful, and empathetic. Also, truly appreciated how the check-in counter was continually cleaned due to COVID.

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