Doctor In The Dugout

Saturdays at Noon

Doctor in the Dugout is a one hour show hosted by Dr. Alan Beyer and Dr. Jonathan Kaplan of theĀ Hoag Orthopedic Institute, and runs on Saturdays. Featuring the Doctors’ distinctive wit and keen insights on sports, Doctor in the Dugout provides an entertaining twist on sports medicine-related topics and current injury reports, and features special guests and more.

In addition to baseball news, the program covers a variety of current events in the world of sports and sports medicine. Dr. Beyer and Dr. Kaplan answer questions sent in by email and fields calls from listeners. For upcoming show dates, see the schedule below.

Alan H. Beyer, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and total knee replacement. Dr. Beyer graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. During his residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, he became the Chief Resident of Orthopedics and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. His passion for sports influenced his decision to pursue this specialty and thus in a vocation where preserving an active lifestyle is a key focus.

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He is fellowship trained to treat patients with foot and ankle injuries and conditions. Dr. Kaplan completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and is currently a partner at the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute in Orange, California. He is on the forefront of minimally invasive bunion correction, arthritis treatment, and deformity correction, not only as a clinician, but also as an instructor in these techniques.

Doctor In The Dugout Schedule

Day Date Time Guest(s)
Saturday 6/22/2019 12:00-1:00 PM No show – Early Angels Game
Saturday 6/29/2019 12:00-1:00 PM Chris Jordan – CEO of JRX Biotech, who will speak about how transdermal drug delivery technology has been used to further agronomy at golf courses by attracting H2O.
Saturday 7/6/2019 12:00-1:00 PM No show – Early Angels Game
Saturday 7/13/2019 12:00-1:00 PM Paul McDonald – Former NFL quarterback for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys. Prior to his career in the NFL, he played quarterback for the University of Southern California (USC).
Saturday 7/20/2019 12:00-1:00 PM Steve Dunning – Former MLB pitcher who was the second player to go straight to the Major Leagues after being drafted without spending a day in the minors. In 1971, Dunning had the distinction of hitting a grand slam home, the last by an American League pitcher until 2008.
Saturday 7/27/2019 12:00-1:00 PM Julie Heldman – Former professional tennis player and Olympian who won 22 women’s singles titles. In 1974, she was ranked World No. 5, her highest career ranking.
Saturday 8/3/2019 12:00-1:00 PM Pat McInally – Former punter and wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. McInally is the first graduate from Harvard to play in the NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl, doing both during the 1981 season.


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm