MGH Sports Medicine Service teams up
with Women's World Cup Soccer
BOSTON - September 25, 2003 - Thomas Gill, MD, of the Massachusetts
General Hospital (MGH) Sports Medicine Service, gets the nod as
medical director for the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament
at Gillette Stadium this weekend. Gill, an orthopaedic surgeon,
and his medical team will oversee all medical operations for the
national and international delegations at this fourth edition of
the tournament - the delegations include athletes, coaches and dignitaries.
The supercharged event features 56 current and former Women's United
Soccer Association (WUSA) players, as well as some of the best women's
soccer players in the world. Boston is one of six cities throughout
the United States to host the games.
The MGH Sports Medicine Service specializes in the evaluation,
treatment, and rehabilitation of injured athletes: recreational,
amateur, professional and elite. As women's sports continue to attract
players at every level, the MGH Sports Medicine Service is actively
studying ways to optimize the treatment of women's injuries.
Massachusetts General Hospital, established in 1811, is the original
and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The MGH
conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United
States, with an annual research budget of more than $350 million
and major research centers in AIDS, cardiovascular research, cancer,
cutaneous biology, neurodegenerative disorders, transplantation
biology and photomedicine. In 1994, the MGH joined with Brigham
and Women's Hospital to form Partners HealthCare System, an integrated
health care delivery system comprising the two academic medical
centers, specialty and community hospitals, a network of physician
groups and nonacute and home health services.
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