Hospital for Special Surgery Physician and Physical Therapist Selected for Beijing Games

by Dr. Scott Rodeo
Dr. Scott Rodeo, Orthopedic Surgeon

Selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee to join its medical team, Hospital for Special Surgery sports medicine experts, orthopedist Scott A. Rodeo, MD, and physical therapist John Cavanaugh are among a group of about 30 health-care professionals chosen to protect the health of the nation’s elite athletes at the Beijing Olympic games.

Dr. Rodeo will be providing running commentary on this blog during the games. Both he and Mr. Cavanaugh have been assigned to swimming as their primary sport. As team physician, Dr. Rodeo will also cover diving, water polo, and other events.

Dr. Rodeo first served as a member of the U.S. Olympic Medical Team at the Athens Olympics in 2004.

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