March 2, 2018 (Indianapolis, IN)— Today, Leigh Ann Curl, M.D., head team orthopedic surgeon for the Baltimore Ravens, was elected President of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS).
“It is a great honor to be elected President of the NFLPS, and I am looking forward to working with the medical staffs from every team as we work to provide the best possible care to all of our patients – the NFL players,” Dr. Curl said.
Dr. Curl has worked with the Baltimore Ravens since 1997, when she started assisting the team on a part-time basis. She assumed a permanent role with the Ravens in 1999 and was named Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon in 2001 after Super Bowl XXXV. Alongside her work with the Ravens, she is assistant physician for the Baltimore Orioles. Prior to joining the Ravens, she was assistant physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins, USA Women’s Basketball, USA Women’s Rugby, Johns Hopkins University, St. John’s University, and the New York Mets.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Curl received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut, where she played collegiate basketball. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University.
The position was previously held by Robert A. Heyer, M.D., of the Carolina Panthers.
About the NFL Physicians Society
The NFL Physicians Society was founded in 1966. Its mission is to provide excellence in the medical and surgical care of the athletes in the National Football League and to provide direction and support for the athletic trainers in charge of the care for these athletes. For more information, please visit www.nflps.org.