Here are 10 statistics on salaries and bonuses for sports medicine physicians, as of April 2015, from Salary.com.
Richard Ferkel, MD, performed ankle surgery on Phoenix Suns' guard Brandon Knight, according to an AZ Central Sports report.
J.W. Thomas Byrd, MD, performed a three-hour surgery to repair a torn labrum of the hip on Kansas University sophomore guard Brannan Greene, according to KUSports.com.
John Shapiro of Manhattan Beach, Calif., is a former football player and current father and coach whose son suffered a football concussion, which forced him to learn more, reports EasyReaderNews.com.
Junior right-hander Reilly Hovis underwent Tommy John surgery, performed by James Andrews, MD.
After a federal judge asked for changes to an initial settlement proposal last December in a class-action lawsuit against how the N.C.A.A. handles concussions and head injuries, a second settlement has now been proposed, reports The New York Times.

7. Dr. Robert B. Kiningham receives AMSSM's top honor

Written by Brandon Howard | Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00
At the 24th American Medical Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting in Hollywood, Fla., Robert B. Kiningham, MD, was awarded the Founders' Award, signifying AMSSM leadership determined he "exemplifies the best that a sports medicine physician can be and do."
These sports medicine physicians have recently moved to other positions in the last month:
Greensburg, Pa.,-based Excela Health bought 40 acres of land in Westmoreland County, Penn., for $3.7 million, which the hospital system received in a grant, reports Pittsburgh Business Times.
Robert Stanton, MD, of Fairfield, Conn.-based Orthopaedic Specialty Group will accompany three surgeons as part of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship Program, according to a CT Post report.
PayScale released their list of the most meaningful jobs that also pay well, and orthopedists tied with two jobs for the top position, reports Forbes.
The University of Wyoming's Rochelle Athletics Center unveiled plans for a $44 million renovation and expansion, with the new addition being called the High Altitude Performance Center, according to KGWN.

13. Dr. M. Kyle Smoot receives $20k sports medicine grant

Written by Brandon Howard | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 00:00
M. Kyle Smoot, MD, is the 2015 recipient of the AMSSM Foundation-ACSM Foundation Clinical Research Grant.
Asheville, N.C.-based Southeastern Sports Medicine has switched its affiliation from Park Ridge Health to Pardee Hospital, both based in Hendersonville, N.C., according to a Hendersonville Lightning report.
The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine has launched SportsMedToday.com, a new patient-focused website.
Richard Ferkel, MD, of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, Calif., will perform ankle surgery on the Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio, according to a Post Bulletin report.
Elite Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will open a new satellite clinic in Nashville, Tenn., according to a Nashville Business Journal report.
This week, Houston Rockets' forward Donatas Motiejunas had minimally invasive spine surgery, according to an NBA.com report.
Here are 11 orthopedic surgeons in the news this week.
University of Toledo (Ohio) Health plans to open a new sports medicine and physical therapy facility on the Regency Medical Campus, also in Toledo, according to a report by The Blade.
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