Keith M. Baumgarten, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls, S.D., has been elected as a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, reports the Argus Leader.
Orthopedic sports medicine physician Marc Philippon, MD, was named among the top 101 most influential Canadians in baseball, according to the Toronto Sun.
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is undergoing microfracture surgery in his knee, performed by Neal ElAttrache, MD, according to an NFL report.
Brooklyn Nets forward Mirza Teletovic could have died had he gotten on an airplane, the New York Daily News reports — but he didn't thanks to the savvy advice of the team trainer and team physician.
After examining all-star Kobe Bryant on Friday, Los Angeles Lakers team physician Steven Lombardo, MD, said he found a considerable rotator cuff tear, ABC News reports.
Lee Kaplan, MD, the University of Miami's team physician, played a key role in letting a son follow in his father's footsteps — on the football team — the Miami Herald reports.

7. Dr. Orr Limpisvati answers questions on NHL injuries

Written by Nick Gaudio | Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00
Orr Limpisvati, MD, an orthopedic Surgeon at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles and the team physician for the Anaheim Ducks, recently spoke with Fansided about his experience in dealing with injuries in one of the most popular sports in the world.
A new professional soccer team is coming to Jacksonville, Fla., and the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute will serve as the sports medicine provider for them, the team announced today.

9. Loyola physicians are team physicians of U.S. hockey teams

Written by Nick Gaudio | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:00
Haemi Choi, MD, and Douglas Evans, MD, are set to be the official physicians for the women's and men's hockey teams, respectively, as they travel to Granada, Spain, in February for the Winter World University Games.

10. New England Baptist Hospital plans to move

Written by Kelly Gooch | Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00
Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital plans to move from its current Mission Hill, Mass., location, according to a Boston Globe report.
When a new indoor facility opened this week for the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball team, physician Jeff Laubenthal, MD, was honored as a part of the ceremony, reports Roll Bama Roll.

12. Dr. Tom Hackett explains Olympian's early retirement

Written by Nick Gaudio | Friday, 16 January 2015 00:00
Kaitlyn Farrington, a gold-medal-winning snowboarder for the U.S. Olympic team, is retiring at age 25 because of a degenerative spine condition known as congenital cervical stenosis, writes Alyssa Roenigk for ESPN.

13. 5 sports medicine physicians on the move

Written by Nick Gaudio | Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:00
These sports medicine physicians have recently moved to other positions:
Dharmesh Vyas, MD, Pittsburgh Penguins team physician, operated on defenseman Olli Maatta's shoulder on Wednesday, according to a report by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

15. Dr. Robert Anderson's surgery on Ravens' Jimmy Smith a success

Written by Nick Gaudio | Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:00
Robert Anderson, MD, Carolina Panthers' team doctor and foot and ankle specialist, performed surgery on Baltimore Raven's cornerback Jimmy Smith back in November and now, Mr. Smith is on pace to start back next season, reports the Baltimore Sun.

16. Dr. Joseph S. Wilkes named to Clayton State Hall of Fame

Written by Nick Gaudio | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00
Officials with Clayton State University (Ga.) recently inducted their team physician, Joseph S. Wilkes, MD, to the second class of their sports hall of fame, says The Citizen.
Washington Capital's defenseman Nate Schmidt has been working with Kevin Black, MD, on getting back in his skates after breaking his shoulder blade, reports the Patriot News.

18. Packers' Aaron Rodgers gives hot read to Dr. Pat McKenzie

Written by Nick Gaudio | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00
It's not so atypical for a NFL quarterback to have special hand symbols to convey various types of information to his teammates, but this past Sunday might be the first time a quarterback and his team doctor have established a similar style of communication.
Houston-based Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center named Peter Sabonghy, MD, as the 2014 Physician of the Year, according to a Your Houston News report.
Harlan Selesnick, MD, team physician of the Miami Heat, in a Q-and-A with the Miami Herald, said that "skier's thumb" may require surgery.
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