New York Giants’ Scott Rodeo, M.D. Receives
NFLPS’ Top Research Award
Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence Given for Research on Clinical Use of Biologics in Musculoskeletal Injury
March 7, 2018 (Indianapolis, IN) —The NFL Physicians Society has awarded the Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence to Dr. Scott Rodeo, Head Team Physician for the New York Giants, for research presented at the NFLPS scientific meeting during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. Dr. Rodeo’s presentation, “Current Update on Clinical Use of Biologics in Musculoskeletal Injury,” provided an updated summary of the current status of treatments for soft tissue healing.
The award is given annually to an NFL team physician for academic excellence in research in advancing the health and safety of players in the NFL.
“It is an honor to receive an award in Dr. Rettig’s name, as he epitomizes the true ‘team physician’ who has made so many important contributions to orthopaedic sports medicine over the years,” Dr. Scott Rodeo said. “I also thank my colleagues in the NFL Physicians Society, who as a group continue to set the standard for the highest level of professionalism in providing comprehensive care for athletes.”
Dr. Rodeo has been the Head Team Physician for the New York Giants since 2015, after serving as associate Team Physician from 2000-2015. In addition to his work with the Giants, Dr. Rodeo has served as Team Physician for USA Swimming in the 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympics. Dr. Rodeo attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he is a clinician-scientist and Co-Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine Service.
The Arthur C. Rettig Award was established in 2013 to recognize an NFL team physician for excellence in academic research and advancing the health and safety of players in the NFL. Dr. Arthur Rettig is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and disorders of the upper extremities. He has been a leading member of the Colts medical staff since the team arrived in Indianapolis in 1984, and recently stepped down as head team physician.
Last year’s winner was Dr. Timothy McAdams, Head Team Physician of the San Francisco 49ers.
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.