Inova Enters into New Sports Medicine Partnership with D.C. United

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 2, 2023) – Inova Sports Medicine has expanded its professional athletic team care by partnering with D.C. United. This partnership makes D.C. United the fourth professional sports team under the care of Inova.  

“We are excited that Inova will be joining the D.C. United family this season as our sports medicine partner. The excellent care provided by the Inova team will help ensure our team stays healthy on the field, positioning us to deliver the best performance for our fans continually,” said Danita Johnson, President of Business Operations for D.C. United.

Since 2015, Inova Sports Medicine has grown to include a diverse group of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, advanced practice providers, neuropsychologists, athletic trainers, and physical therapists. 

“Professional sports teams in the area have experienced Inova’s unmatched standard of care and the addition of D.C. United is a sign that we are the preferred sports medicine group in the DMV,” said Robin West, MD, Chairman of Inova Sports Medicine. The addition of D.C. United allows another opportunity for our staff to provide world-class medical care and bring new techniques to our patients.” 

The lead Inova physician for D.C. United will be Peter MacArthur, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician. He has an active role as a provider for an MLB team and previously served as a team physician in the NFL. 

About D.C. United

One of the founding clubs of Major League Soccer in 1996, D.C. United are among the most decorated teams in the United States with 13 domestic and international trophies.

D.C. United have called the District home for the past 27 seasons and play their home games at Audi Field in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Southwest, Washington, D.C, which opened in 2018. In addition to D.C. United games, the 20,000-seat soccer-specific stadium hosts over 100 events year-round, including the District’s premier arts, culinary, and music festival, Unite the District Fest. Audi Field is also home to America’s number one sportsbook through a partnership with FanDuel Group. 

The Black-and-Red have won the MLS Cup four times (1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004), the Supporters’ Shield four times (1997, 1999, 2006 and 2007) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup three times (1996, 2008 and 2013).   

For more information and club updates, please visit and find us on social media @dcunited. 

About Inova

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000 team members provide more than 2 million patient visits each year through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services, and destination institutes.  

Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals, and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.

Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information about Inova can be found at