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UT Southwestern named the official health care team of the Dallas Stars
Date:8/20/2012

DALLAS Aug. 20, 2012 UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians will oversee the health needs of the Dallas Stars as the team's official medical provider, marking the first time a single organization has managed the entire spectrum of medical care for the National Hockey League club.

This collaboration expands the longstanding relationship between the Stars and UT Southwestern, whose plastic surgeons and neuropsychologists have been part of the club's medical team for a decade. Faculty physicians from the medical center now will serve as team doctors and manage the full range of health care needs for the players, including the evaluation and treatment of injuries on and off the ice.

"We are excited about the opportunity to provide comprehensive medical care to the Stars through the breadth and depth of our expertise across the health care spectrum," said Dr. Bruce Meyer, executive vice president of health system affairs. "This professional sports partnership demonstrates the high level of health care that we are able to deliver in an academic medical center."

Frank Provenzano, assistant general manager of the Stars, said: "Since arriving in Dallas 20 years ago, the Dallas Stars have had a history of exceptional medical care provided to our athletes and staff. We look forward to continuing this tradition for our organization through the partnership with UT Southwestern. They bring a depth of expertise and passion for hockey and the Stars."

Two UT Southwestern physicians with far-reaching experience as sports-medicine specialists will lead the Stars' medical team. They are:

  • Dr. Robert Dimeff, a professor with appointments in orthopaedic surgery, family and community medicine, and pediatrics. He al
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Contact: Michael Berman
michael.berman@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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