College of Osteopathic Medicine alum named chief medical officer for Team USA

Jonathan Finnoff has served as team physician for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx
Jonathan Finnoff has served as team physician for the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) recently named Jonathan Finnoff, D.O., '95, as its chief medical officer.

The USOPC is the National Olympic Committee for the United States.

Reporting to the chief of athlete services, Finnoff will be responsible for setting and implementing the USOPC’s strategic direction for promoting holistic athlete well-being in ways that directly improve Team USA athletes’ day-to-day lives, on and off the field of play.

“We are excited to welcome and entrust Jonathan with the important responsibility of evolving and leading our world-class medical strategy in support of American athletes and their pursuit of excellence, in both competition and in life,” commented Sarah Hirshland, CEO of USOPC.

With more than two decades of experience in medical treatment of sports injuries, Finnoff joins the USOPC after serving as medical director for the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Minneapolis, where he has served as a team physician for the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA and Lynx WNBA teams since 2014.

A former professional athlete, he has also served as a team physician for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association since 2003, specializing as the head team physician for the U.S. nordic combined ski team for the last five years during which time he accompanied Team USA to the Olympic Winter Games in 2014 and 2018.

“It is truly an honor to be selected by the USOPC for this position,” said Finnoff. “I’m looking forward to working with Team USA, USOPC leadership, national governing bodies, and our Olympic and Paralympic partners to advance the health and well-being of the athletes representing our nation.”

Finnoff will relocate to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and begin his role March 2.


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