The Departments of Biology and Athletics at Chestnut Hill College present the 25th Annual Spring Biomedical Distinguished Lecture at 2 p.m., April 18, in the college’s East Parlor.
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D., director & chief of sports medicine for Rothman Institute will present “Return to Play after Sports Injuries: Ethics, Agents and Principles of a Team Physician.”
This presentation will discuss all the complex aspects of that unique challenge—returning an athlete to sport. It will focus on expectation management, return to play principles, the physician-patient relationship, and the phenomenon of youth sports specialization. Specific research done at the Rothman Institute that has helped to better navigate the challenge of return to play after sports injury will also be discussed.
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D., is the Everett J. and Marian Gordon Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is currently Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Sports Medicine Research at the Rothman Institute and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. He serves as Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Joseph’s University. Additionally, he currently serves as the President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association.
Dr. Ciccotti is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has served on the Board of Directors for major Sports Medicine Societies in the world. He has authored numerous articles, research, and textbooks and has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on sports medicine. He has been consistently recognized as one of the “Top Sports Doctors” regionally and nationally.
Dr. Ciccotti has received many awards for his contributions to sports medicine research and education, most recently, he received the prestigious George D. Rovere Award for Lifetime Contribution to Sports Education and the Dick Vermeil Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports Medicine.