Dr. Stephen Swirsky appointed team physician for the USA Judo team at the Rio Olympics
Congratulations to Sports Medicine specialist, Dr. Swirsky, who will be the team physician for the USA Judo team and the International Technical Official (ITO) for the International Judo Federation (IJF) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Published on: 08/02/2016
Congratulations to Dr. Stephen Swirsky, part of the Nicklaus Children's Sports Medicine Program. He will be the Team Physician for the USA Judo team and the International Technical Official (ITO) for the International Judo Federation (IJF) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Dr. Swirsky is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Miami Children's Hospital who specializes in sports medicine. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. After receiving his medical degree, he served as a resident and chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida. He is the medical director of one of the largest youth football leagues in South Florida as well as a soccer league in Broward County.
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The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Sports Health Center opened in December 2017 and the team is working to help athletes not only make a comeback but also stop injuries before they happen.
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