Timing of ACL Surgery; Team Physicians: Working as a Team

Episode 14.44 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One:

Steve and Dr. Cole discuss in greater detail, the diagnosis and timing issues in dealing with ACL tears for pro-athletes compared to the non-professional. A very informative and insightful discussion that addresses many questions asked by those who may have experienced this type of injury.


 

Segment Two:

Featuring Dr. Kathy Weber discussing her role as a team physician and the multi-disciplined approach in managing medical and orthopedic problems for team athletes.

Dr. Kathleen Weber of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush was named the President-Elect for the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association (MLBTPA). A sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Dr. Weber will become the first female physician to take the reins as Vice President in 2015 and President in 2016.

“The selection of Dr. Weber is a perfect choice,” explains former MLBTPA President, Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. “Kathy is one of the leading primary care sports medicine physicians in the country with 15 years of experience caring for collegiate and professional athletes.”

Kathleen Weber, M.D.Dr. Weber currently serves as a team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Force Women’s Football. She is also the head team physician for the DePaul Blue Demons, Malcolm X College, and a physician consultant for Hubbard Street Dance Company. In addition to her team physician role, she also serves as a member of the LPGA Medical Advisory Board and the MLB research committee.

“I’m honored to have been elected to this position,” explains Dr. Weber. “I would love to see more women pursue a career in sports medicine and be recognized for their hard work and talent.”

A former college athlete herself, Dr. Weber holds numerous awards for excellence in patient care, teaching excellence and was recently recognized as “Health Champion” by “Girls in the Game,” a non-profit organization providing sports and fitness opportunities, leadership development, and health education to enhance the well-being of underserved girls and adolescents.

The MLBTPA strives to provide professional baseball teams with the highest quality medical care in order to ensure an athlete’s safety, health and well-being. Providing services for teams including the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, the MLBTPA maintains its mission through continued medical research and the development of injury prevention recommendations and policies.