Lecture Harold Alfond Sports Medicine Lecture
In the field of sports medicine, Dr. Brown has been the team physician for Portland High School, and an orthopaedic consultant to Bowdoin College since 1980, a volunteer team physician for the US Olympic Committee at the National Sports Festival (’82) and World University Games in Japan (’85).
In 1986, he began an association with US Soccer, serving as a team physician for the U16, U20, U23, Men’s Olympic, and Men’s National Teams. Over 15 years he traveled to 24 countries to cover over 40 international matches, including the Men’s World Cup in Italy in1990. In 1993, he was appointed head team physician for the Women’s National Team, and he covered numerous international matches and two World Cups - Sweden ’85 (Bronze Medal) and USA ’99 (Gold Medal).
He has been a member of the US Soccer Medical Committee since 1988, and in 2002, helped organize the first international soccer sports medicine symposium jointly sponsored by FIFA, US Soccer, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Dr Brown has been a active member of AOSSM since 1981; has served on the Board of Directors (’89-’01); as Treasurer (’92-’96), and as President (’98-’99) (www.sportsmed.org). Since 2001, he has also been on the board of trustees and is now chairman of the Medical Publishing Group of AOSSM, which is responsible for publishing the American Journal of Sports Medicine (ajs.sagepub.com) and Sports Health.
A native of Waterville, Dr. Brown graduated from Phillips Andover (’64), Bowdoin College (’68), and the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine (’72). Dr. Brown was captain of both hockey and baseball teams at Andover, and the hockey team at Bowdoin. After orthopaedic residency at the UVM, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Sports Medicine Clinic in Atlanta. Prior to moving to Portland in 1980, he served as a LCDR in the U.S. Navy and as team physician at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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