A Message from M. Anthony Casolaro, M.D., President, NFL Physicians Society
As the President of the NFL Physicians Society, I am proud to serve the over 170 team physicians who work tirelessly to provide best in class care to our patients – our NFL players – every day, on and off the field.
Since its inception in 1966, the NFLPS has worked to address issues faced by team physicians and improve communication and to provide the highest quality of care for NFL athletes. To this day our mission has remained consistent: to provide excellence in the medical and surgical care to the athletes in the NFL, and to provide direction and support for team physicians and the athletic trainers in charge of the care for these athletes.
As individual NFL physicians we diagnose and treat injuries. As a collective body, we work to enhance medical protocols to further improve the way the game of football is taught and played. Members meet annually at the NFL Scouting Combine to present their NFL related research and share best practices for preventing and treating injuries and improving player health. Our 170 members are leaders in sports medicine, and many are academically affiliated, contributors to the literature regarding injuries in athletics, also work in other sports leagues, and are involved in the education of fellows and residents in their fields.
In addition facilitating collaboration among team doctors from all 32 NFL teams, we work closely with the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), the National Football League (NFL), and other medical societies to give our patients, the NFL players, the best care possible. Together we all work to drive progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries, enhance medical protocols and further improve the way our game is taught and played.
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M. Anthony Casolaro, MD
Co-Head Team Physician, Washington Football Team
NFL Physicians Society Mission Statement
The NFL Physicians Society was founded in 1966. Its mission is to provide excellence in the medical and surgical care to the athletes in the NFL and to provide direction and support for the athletic trainers in charge of the care for these athletes.