MedStar Sports Medicine Surgeon to Oversee Athlete Care at World Lacrosse Championship
June 26, 2018
Dr. Kenneth Tepper to serve as Associate Chief Medical Officer and Head Orthopaedic Surgeon
BALTIMORE—MedStar Sports Medicine orthopaedic surgeon, Kenneth Tepper, MD, will help oversee athlete medical care in July at the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Lacrosse Championship, an event often billed the Olympics of lacrosse, which brings together top players from nearly 50 countries around the world.
“I am honored to have been chosen to provide medical care to the talented athletes of the 2018 FIL World Lacrosse Championship,” Dr. Tepper said. “It will be exciting to have the opportunity to provide medical care to the highest level of lacrosse athletes from the 46 countries that will be playing in the largest World Lacrosse Championship to date.”
Dr. Tepper will serve as associate chief medical officer and head orthopaedic surgeon for the event, which will be held in Netanya, Israel from July 12 to July 21. Dr. Tepper, who specializes in hip arthroscopy, shoulder and knee surgery, and sports medicine, has also been head team physician for the Stevenson University men’s lacrosse team for the last 15 years. He serves as a consultant for sports hip injuries to Loyola University, Towson University, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County and has been a medical consultant to Israel Lacrosse since 2014. He sees patients at MedStar Health locations at U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters in Sparks, Pikesville, and Westminster and has been involved with the sport for 40 years as a player, coach and physician.
More than 2,000 athletes are expected to be in attendance at the World Lacrosse Championship, which is expected to be the largest one in its 51-year history. Dr. Tepper will ensure the athletes are cared for on the field and off, and will manage any orthopaedic problems that arise. He will also help oversee all emergency care for the athletes. With high temperatures expected to be in the low 90s during the event, Dr. Tepper will help ensure players do not suffer from heat-related illnesses.
The World Lacrosse Championship is held every four years in different countries around the world.
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MedStar Sports Medicine is one of the premier sports medicine programs in the country. Over the past 30 years, MedStar Sports Medicine has grown to include more than 60 physicians, 40 certified athletic trainers and a network of therapists, nutritionists, and support staff at MedStar Health’s ten hospitals and diversified services. Focused on patient care, education, research and team relationships, this network of medical professionals is dedicated to enhancing the health and performance of all active people. More than 40 sports organizations, including the Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, DC United, and US Lacrosse, have chosen MedStar Sports Medicine as their official sports medicine team. Visit us at MedStarSportsMed.org, or call 888-44-SPORT (888-447-7678).
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