As an athlete himself, Dr. Ben Kittredge always had a desire to pursue a career that would allow him to care for and interact with a sports-minded population. After earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters degree in Physiology from Georgetown University, Dr. Kittredge returned to the University of Virginia to attain his medical degree. He then completed a general surgery internship at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and an orthopaedic residency at the University of Virginia. Additionally, Dr. Kittredge completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Jefferson Medical College and Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. While there, he nurtured his interest in sports by serving as assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, and Phillies.