Dr. David Trofa to take over as head team physician at Columbia University


New York City-based Columbia University named David Trofa, MD, as the next head physician for the Lions — the school's collective athletic teams. 

Dr. Trofa is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and open surgery of the knee and shoulder, according to a July 5 news release from the university. 

During his residency training, Dr. Trofa served as a team physician for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. 

Dr. Trofa will succeed William Levine, MD, who served in the role for 25 years, the release said. 

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