Philadelphia Eagles hire Dr. Arsh Dhanota as chief medical officer — 3 insights

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Penn Medicine's Arsh Dhanota, MD, has been appointed chief medical officer for the Philadelphia Eagles, reports PennLive.

Three insights:

1. In his new role, Dr. Dhanota will be responsible for supervising the medical staff and streamlining communications through all departments. He will maintain his role as medical director of non-operative sports medicine at Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine as well.

2. Dr. Dhanota replaces non-operative sports physician, Stephen Stache, MD, of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute in Philadelphia, who left the posts of head team physician and head internist after one season.

3. The Eagles were hit with several injuries in 2018, especially soft-tissue injuries. ESPN reported 19 Eagles players were placed on the injury reserve and the physically unable to perform lists last year.

"We're trying to be proactive with soft tissue, with stretching and core exercises," coach Doug Pederson told PennLive. "Obviously, they're going to come up, but we're taking steps to be proactive in it."

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