Dr. Harry Stafford has served as a team physician at the University of North Carolina since 2008. He is currently 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 received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the varsity track team. He also completed his medical training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Stafford completed the family medicine residency at Duke University in 2005. Following his residency, Dr. Stafford went on to complete his sports medicine fellowship training at Duke University in 2006. At which point he joined the Duke Sports Medicine faculty. In 2008 Dr. Stafford returned to UNC to become the Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Stafford is also an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics and Family Medicine specializing in platelet rich plasma procedures, specifically targeting treatment of acute and chronic muscle injury and sports hernias. Additionally, he is the current Head Medical Team Physician for North Carolina Central University.
Dr. Stafford is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine. He 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 Athletics.
He and his wife Bethany, reside in Durham.
Areas of Interest
Sports medicine, Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Primary Care, Family medicine