Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute

Sports Cardiology and Pulmonary • Sports Endocrine and Metabolism • Sports Ortho and Exercise Physiology


Are you looking to excel in your sport? Whether you’re a professional athlete, Olympian, triathlete or collegiate player, the Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute team can help you get bigger, stronger and faster with their medical expertise and advanced testing.


Are you that person that works 9 to 5, then heads to the gym on a regular basis or gets in shape by playing in recreational leagues? The Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute team can help provide the medical expertise you need to improve your fitness and stay healthy all year around.


Are you tackling a chronic medical condition like heart disease, diabetes or arthritis? Need to lose weight or eat better? The challenger athlete is the biggest population treated at Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute. They provide a personal medical team approach treating all challengers with guidance to stay healthy and safe along with reaching their goals.

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Let the athlete inside of you come out


Whether you’re a professional, college or recreational athlete, Dr. David Carfagno constantly reminds all Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute patients of that mantra. At one point in your life, you were an athlete. It could have been on the playground in grade school, or on a field or court in middle school and high school. Some of you even had the opportunity to play in college or take it to the professional level.

No matter what level you got to, Dr. Carfagno and his team want to instill and maintain that athlete mindset for the rest of your life. Why? It’s because it sets the stage and tone for the way you’re going to approach your health and fitness. There are three different levels of athletes that are treated at the institute. This includes the professional athlete, the weekend warrior and the challenger.

Let the SSMI team be your optimal partner in achieving health and fitness performance.

Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute

Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute
helps you stay in the game

Sports Cardiology
& Pulmonary

Sports Endocrine
& Metabolism

Regenerative Sports Medicine

Exercise Physiology & Sports Nutrition

Success Stories

Hear for yourself how our patients are staying in the game at Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute.

“Over the years, Dr. Carfagno has helped me through various sports-related injuries as well as kept my overall health and fitness in check by genuinely caring. I have been using his concierge service for several years, which means he is only a text message or cellphone call away if I need anything and he responds within minutes.”

Erik O.
Masters Athlete/AllAccessPass Member 

“I remember telling Dr. Carfagno, I know I’m overweight, but since menopause, I’ve never been successful with any attempt to lose weight. He just looked at me with non-judgmental certainty and said, I can help you lose weight, that’s not a problem. I joined his Metabolic Enhancement Program (MEP) and lost 40lbs in 6 months, but more importantly, I feel confident in my identity as an athlete, albeit an aging one.” 

Kari A.
Metabolic Enhancement Program

“Dr. Carfagno has been my physician for 17 years and has saved my life more than once. I’ve had bladder cancer, an acute asthma attack and when no one would believe my left quad was in excruciating pain, he was the only one who believed me. It was through his efforts that we found the pin holding the rod in my leg was gouging my muscle tissues. ​Thank you, Dr. Carfagno for always being there for me!”



Sandra M.
SSMI Patient

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Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute

14220 N. Northsight Blvd.
Suite #145
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

P: 480-664-4615
F: 480-664-4367

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