July 7, 2011
CHARLESTON -- C. David Geier, Jr., MD, orthopaedic surgeon and director of Sports Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), will be installed as chair of the public relations committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) during the society’s annual meeting in San Diego, California July 7-10.
"I have always enjoyed discussing injuries and important sports medicine topics with the media,” said Geier. “As chairman of the PR committee, I want to help AOSSM become the most trusted resource for sports medicine information and strengthen bonds with sports organizations across the United States."
Since 2007, Geier has been an active member of AOSSM, having served on the public relations and technology committees. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, Willis C. Campbell Club, Charleston County Medical Society, South Carolina Medical Association, Southern Orthopaedic Association and the STOP Sports Injuries campaign – an initiative AOSSM helped to create.
"AOSSM has always been a world leader in sports medicine," said Geier. With the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, I hope to help AOSSM create awareness of youth sports injuries and prevention methods to the media and to coaches, parents and athletes across the world."
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South. Today, MUSC continues the tradition of excellence in education, research, and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and residents, and has nearly 11,000 employees, including 1,500 faculty members. As the largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $1.7 billion. MUSC operates a 750-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized Children's Hospital, the Ashley River Tower (cardiovascular, digestive disease, and surgical oncology), and a leading Institute of Psychiatry. For more information on academic information or clinical services, visit www.musc.edu or www.muschealth.com.
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids. For more information on AOSSM or the STOP Sports Injuries campaign, visit www.sportsmed.org or www.stopsportsinjuries.org