Newswise — Hollywood, Fla. – April 18, 2015 – Jon Divine, MD, was installed today as president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) during its 24th Annual Meeting at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Fla.
Dr. Divine is a professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Head Team Physician for University of Cincinnati Athletics. Dr. Divine specializes in the treatment and management of concussions and is a member of the University of Cincinnati Traumatic Brain Injury Taskforce.
“I’m very humbled to be in this position to pay forward and to serve the members of AMSSM this year,” said Dr. Divine, who also serves as the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. “It’s a great honor and the highlight of my professional career. Looking forward to working together to achieve what really matters.”
Dr. Divine previously served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed his residency in the family medicine department at Baylor College of Medicine. He is board certified in family practice, with a sub-specialty in sports medicine. Dr. Divine served as the Medical Director for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon from 2005-2009 and became the Medical Director again in 2013. He also serves as Head Team Physician for Simon Kenton High School in Northern Kentucky and the Florence Freedom.
Dr. Divine served as the Program Chair for a joint Annual Meeting of AMSSM and the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine called “Rendez-Vous” in 2008. He served on the AMSSM Board of Directors from 2008-12 and has served the past two years of the AMSSM Executive Committee.
About the AMSSM Annual Meeting: The 2015 conference, with more than 1,500 sports medicine physicians attending from throughout the United States and around the world, explores current decisions, controversies and best practices related to return-to-play decision making that defines the clinical practice of sports medicine. It features lectures and research addressing the most challenging topics in sports medicine today including issues surrounding FIFA & soccer injuries, ACL injury prevention, cardiovascular disease, degenerative joint disease, the power of physical activity in maintaining a healthy population, baseball injuries, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, sports ultrasound, pediatric sports medicine and groin pain/athletic pubalgia.
About the AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of 2,700+ sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. www.amssm.org