Dr. John Neidecker was born and raised in New York on Long Island. He has wanted to be a physician from his earliest recollection. He was an athlete and his own experience with injuries led him to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. Knowing this, he decided to obtain his undergraduate degree and certification in athletic training from High Point University. After college he then worked for one year as a certified athletic trainer at South Side High School on Long Island. He then went on to go to medical school in south New Jersey at Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine. He remained there to complete his residency in family practice and served as chief resident. After residency, he went on to his sports medicine fellowship at the world famous Cleveland Clinic, working with the Cleveland Indians, Lake Erie Crushers and Oberlin College.
After his medical training was complete, Dr. Neidecker went back to south New Jersey to work at the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute where he served as team physician for Rutgers-Camden University, Rowan University and the Philadelphia Wings. (Professional Indoor Lacrosse)
One of Dr. Neidecker’s passions is ringside medicine. He is on the board of directors for the Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international non-profit organization, dedicated to health and protection of boxers and mixed martial artists. He serves as the ARP certification committee chair, enabling physicians to become certified in ringside medicine. He is a physician for both USA Boxing and USA Taekwondo. He is also the lead author or the ARPs Consensus Statement on concussion in combat sports.
Dr. Neidecker is also an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and the National Athletic Trainers Association. In addition he is a member and has received the award of fellow from the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Neidecker is involved in medical education and is an assistant professor at Campbell University, School of Osteopathic Medicine. He volunteers his time and gives lectures to students and healthcare providers on the local, national and international levels. He offers to have medical students, residents and fellows work with him for their clinical rotations.
With Orthopaedic Specialists of North Carolina, Dr. Neidecker serves as one of the team physicians for the Carolina Mudcats. He provides event coverage for Wake County high school football and wrestling. He is also involved annually with providing medical care at the North Carolina High School State Wrestling Championships.
As part of his practice, Dr. Neidecker treats all musculoskeletal injuries as well as sports related concussions. For certain conditions he will use musculoskeletal ultrasound and platelet rich plasma therapy. He also offers treatment and prevention of common skin lesions of wrestlers and cauliflower ear.