Medical Provider of the St. Louis Cardinals - Meet the Physicians

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Joshua Binek, MD - Team Internist

Dr. Joshua Binek is in his fifth year as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as Team Internist. He practices general internal medicine with Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine and brings a broad, comprehensive medical background to the team.

A St. Louis native, Dr. Binek graduated with a degree in biochemistry from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University. 

Julienne Lippe, MD - Team Orthopedist

Dr. Julienne Lippe is in her third year as part of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as a Team Orthopedist.

Dr. Lippe is with Mercy Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and is in her eighth year of practice in St. Louis. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed an orthopedic residency at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Lippe also completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at University of Connecticut.

Dr. Lippe has a wealth of experience providing care for professional and collegiate athletes, including the UConn Huskies and WNBA Connecticut Sun, as well as providing coverage during the USGA National Championships, Division I NCAA Missouri Valley Conference games and NCAA regional tournaments. Additionally, she has been part of the medical team for the Saint Louis F.C. and St. Louis Ambush.

Dr. Lippe lives in the St. Louis area with her husband, Bill, and children Elizabeth, Luke and Ella.

Brian Mahaffey, MD, MSPH, FAAFP - Team Physician

Dr. Brian Mahaffey has been a member of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as a Team Physician for seven years. He serves the Cardinals organization as Coordinator of Major League Medical Services. Prior to coming to St. Louis, he served as Team Physician with the Springfield Cardinals (double AA affiliate) in Springfield for 11 years.

Dr. Mahaffey is Medical Director of Mercy Sports Medicine and is with Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mahaffey’s interest in baseball is life-long. He attended Missouri State University (MSU) where he played baseball while earning a BS in biology. He was named Conference Co-Player of the Year in 1988. In 2005, he was inducted into the MSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and in 2014, into the initial class of MSU’s Academic Hall of Fame for Athletics. This year, Dr. Mahaffey was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Dr. Mahaffey graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine, holds a Master of Science in Public Health from MU, completed a residency in family and community medicine at MU, a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Academic Medicine at MU, and earned a Primary Care Sports Medicine Certificate of Qualifications.

Before moving to St. Louis, Dr. Mahaffey helped develop a regionally known sports medicine program with Mercy in Springfield. He also served as Head Physician for the MSU athletics program for 16 years.

Originally from Springfield, Dr. Mahaffey and his wife, Sandra, live in the St. Louis area. They have two daughters: Lauren and Samantha.

Husam Nawas, MD - Team Orthopedist

Dr. Husam Nawas is in his third year as part of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as a Team Orthopedist. 

Dr. Nawas is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with Mercy Sports Medicine and has been practicing in St. Louis since 2011. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Dr. Nawas then completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was followed by a fellowship in sports medicine, also at Ochsner, which provided extensive experience with shoulder and knee reconstructive procedures, cartilage restoration, and hip arthroscopy.

He brings a wealth of sideline coverage experience to his role with the Cardinals. Dr. Nawas previously served as an associate team physician for the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets and Loyola University in New Orleans. He also worked with NCAA college players during the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and was part of the medical staff for several national NCAA athletic events in St. Louis.

A St. Louisan since middle school, Dr. Nawas is proud to be part of the Cardinals’ storied organization and provide medical care for his hometown team!  Dr. Nawas also serves as a team orthopedist for the Saint Louis F.C. and St. Louis Ambush.

Dr. Nawas lives in the St. Louis area with his wife Mariam, also a physician, and their son Yousef (3).  

Charles Rehm, MD - Team Physician

Dr. Charles Rehm is in his third official year as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as Team Physician, after working with the Cardinals in an unofficial role for a couple of years.

Dr. Rehm has been in practice for 39 years – all of them in St. Louis – specializing in internal medicine. In addition to his practice with Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine, Dr. Rehm also serves as chief administrative officer for Mercy’s eastern Missouri region, providing leadership and bringing focus and alignment to how Mercy’s hospitals, physicians and co-workers work together to serve their patients and communities.

A lifelong St. Louisan (and graduate of Saint Louis University High), Dr. Rehm received his undergraduate degree from University of Missouri – Columbia. He earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University. Dr. Rehm first joined Mercy while he was a resident, and was named chief. He has been caring for patients there ever since.

Dr. Rehm and his wife, Debbie, make their home in the St. Louis area. They are the devoted parents of three adult children: Laura, Chip and Mary.

Alok Sengupta, MD - Team Physician

Dr. Alok Sengupta is in his fourth year as part of the St. Louis Cardinals medical staff as Team Physician. He serves as a primary care physician for the team.

Dr. Sengupta is a Mercy Clinic Emergency Department physician at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, and serves as chair of its Emergency Department. A graduate of the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, he has been in practice for 19 years.

Dr. Sengupta and his wife, Wendy, live in the St. Louis area with their two sons: Aidan and Avery. Although he’s a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after 19 years in St. Louis, Dr. Sengupta is an avid Cardinals fan!