Dr. James Voos, Cleveland Browns Head Team Physician Elected NFLPS President

Mar 01, 2024

(Indianapolis, IN — March 1, 2024) –James Voos, M.D., Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns, was unanimously elected President of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS).

“It is an honor to represent the NFLPS, and I am grateful for the leadership of Dr. McAdams and the NFLPS board. I am committed to continuing the mission of providing the highest quality of care to NFL athletes and supporting the accomplished physician members of this society,” said Dr. James Voos.

“I am delighted that James Voos was elected president of the NFLPS.  Throughout his years as team physician for the Cleveland Browns, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, superb clinical judgement, and high quality impactful research.  All of these characteristics combine to make him the ideal person to run this prestigious organization,” said Dr. Timothy McAdams, outgoing NFLPS President and 49ers’ Head Team Physician.

 “We’re extremely proud of Dr. Voos for being elected to the role of NFLPS President and could not think of anyone more deserving,” said Cleveland Browns Managing and Principal Partner Dee Haslam. “Dr. Voos has done an exceptional job working with our athletes and the entire Browns organization over the last decade. We’re looking forward to supporting him in this new role as well as continuing to work with him as our head team physician and the Executive Director of the UH Haslam Sports Innovation Center as part of our partnership with University Hospitals.”

Voos has served as Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns since 2014. In addition to his work with the Browns, Voos is Executive Director, UH Haslam Sports Innovation Center, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University. He is also lead orthopedic surgeon for multiple Northeast Ohio colleges and high schools.

Dr. Voos has published over 100 scientific papers on orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. In 2023, he was the recipient of the prestigious NFLPS Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence for his presentation, “Return to Play Assessment After ACL Reconstruction Using Wearable Technology.”

He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and holds a subspecialty certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

Voos received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed residency in orthopaedic surgery and fellowship in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He also served as the assistant team physician for the New York Giants and WNBA New York Liberty. Previously, he was a team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and head physician for the Kansas City Ballet.

The two-year elected position as president of the NFLPS was previously held by Timothy McAdams, M.D., of the San Francisco 49ers.