Dr. Kristina Wilson to chair sports medicine advisory committee — 4 insights

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Kristina Wilson, MD, will chair the sports medicine advisory committee of AIA, a voluntary association of public and private high schools, according to signalsaz.com.

Four things to know:

1. Dr. Wilson replaces Javier Cardenas, MD, beginning this school year. Dr. Cardenas will remain on the committee, which he has been involved with for a decade.

2. Dr. Wilson is a pediatric primary care sports medicine physician at the Phoenix Children's Hospital, specializing in nonoperative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, overuse injuries, sport-specific rehabilitation and more.

3. Dr. Wilson was previously a member of the AIA's sports medicine advisory committee. As chair, she plans to guide the committee's continued creation of guidelines for "safer return to youth sports through a pandemic, with a focus on student-athlete mental health and wellness."

4. Dr. Wilson's other priorities include expanding efforts around concussion awareness and education, as well as around opiate misuse and abuse.

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