Mayo A Noerdlinger MDMayo A Noerdlinger MD FAAOS CIME of Portsmouth NH is a Board Certified and fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery. He treats patients in Portsmouth, NH and York, ME. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a Certified Independent Medical Examiner.

He is the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire and University of New England, and a team doctor at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Noerdlinger is a partner of SportsMedicine Atlantic Orthopaedics (learn more at

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Noerdlinger graduated from Amherst College in 1989 where he played varsity baseball for four years culminating in being named an All-American his senior year.

After spending a summer in Holland to play professional baseball, he entered the Mount Sinai School of medicine in New York where he graduated in 1994 with honors and entrance into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society.

He completed a residency at Brown University’s Rhode Island Hospital and a fellowship in shoulder and sports medicine at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. He has been in practice in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire and southern Maine since 2001.

Caring for patients with a myriad of shoulder complaints, his philosophy is to educate patients about their conditions to allow them to take control of their ailment.

Using the latest recommendations supported by the medical literature, he emphasizes non operative treatment as a first line treatment for just about all shoulder conditions.

Only after the failure of non operative treatment will he recommend surgery using the latest technology available in arthroscopic and open surgery.

Specialty & Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

  • B.S. Amherst College, Amherst, MA
  • M.D. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Internship and Residency

  • Brown University, Providence RI - General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship - Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois
  • Orthopaedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship – Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Board Status

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association