Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Bob Waskowitz

Written by Laura Dyrda | September 01, 2010 | Print  |
After serving as a sports medicine consultant with ESPN and the X Games, Bob Waskowitz, MD, of New Britain, Conn., has gathered a great deal of knowledge about treating athletes in non-traditional sports, according to an article published by the Foothills Media Group.

Dr. Waskowitz has been present for nearly 25 X Games and action sport competitions, which include skateboarding, free skating and BMX racing. He has worked onsite with athletic trainers and staff evaluating 20 to 40 athletes daily. Like more traditional professional athletes, these athletes have a physical and psychological commitment to their sport.

"My initial impression of an extreme athlete was of an independent 'fringe' performer. I've come to understand that these are mainstream professionals competing on an elite world stage," said Dr. Waskowitz in the article.

In addition to treating his patients, Dr. Waskowitz has published several articles regarding sports medicine. He is the team physician for Central Connecticut State University, Connecticut Crush women's professional football team and several area high schools.

Dr. Waskowitz is an independent orthopedic physician practicing in New Britain, Conn. He earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, and completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His additional training includes a sports medicine fellowship with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.

Read more coverage on orthopedic and spine leaders:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Alexander Vaccaro of Philadelphia's Rothman Institute

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Allan Mishra of California's Total Tendon

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