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John P. DiFiori, M.D. Now Leading Primary Care Sports Medicine at HSS

Orthopedics This Week reported that John P. DiFiori, MD, FACSM, is the new chief of the primary care sports medicine service at HSS.

According to the article, Dr. DiFiori succeeds HSS primary care sports medicine physician Brian C. Halpern, MD, who served as chief since 2011.

Dr. DiFiori told OTW, "there are a number of valuable experiences that I will draw on as I begin at HSS."

"Clinically, these include more than 20 years as a sideline team physician at UCLA. As head team physician at UCLA, our program provided care for 650 athletes in 24 sports. Understanding the nuances of diagnosing and managing injuries in this population, allows us to apply the state of the art in care for active individuals of all ages," he noted.

Additionally, Dr. DiFiori said "HSS is an incredible institution, and sports medicine has had a growing role. Much of my initial focus will be to assess the extensive resources that HSS offers, and to incorporate them into setting clinical, educational and research goals. There is great potential for interdisciplinary collaboration that can propel sports medicine at HSS into new phase of excellence."

Read the full article at ryortho.com [subscription required].