(Trenton, NJ) – The NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) congratulates Scott Rodeo, MD, head team physician for the NFL’s New York Giants, on receiving the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey’s (ATSNJ) Dr. Timothy Hosea Team Physician Award. The award is given annually to one physician for excellence in care, research, volunteer/charitable efforts and dedication to the athletic training profession.
“It is an honor to receive the Tim Hosea Team Physician Award, as I worked with Tim through the US Olympic Training center and London 2012 Olympic Games,” said Dr. Rodeo. “Tim was an exemplary team physician – he was a great example of the effective partnership between team physician and athletic trainer, demonstrating how this teamwork leads to great care for the athlete. It is also a special honor to be recognized by the Athletic Trainer’s Society, as I have learned as much about sports medicine from athletic trainers (ATC) as I have from any of my other mentors and teachers over the years. I have had the good fortune to work with athletic trainers through the NY Giants and NFL and it is these individuals who have been exemplary teachers of sideline evaluation of all types of injury, management of acute injury, return to play issues, and how to interact with all members of the sports medicine team,” concluded Rodeo.
“We are proud to have Dr. Rodeo in our society and congratulate him on receiving this incredible honor. He is an outstanding surgeon and his extensive knowledge and experience in sports medicine has made a remarkable impact on the NFL and sports community at large,” said Dr. Anthony Casolaro, president of the NFLPS and Co-Head Team Physician for the Washington Redskins.
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 completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he was also a member of the Stanford Men’s Swimming and Diving team. 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 and Shoulder Service.
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.
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