HSS Docs On 2 Wheels Do Central Park Laps, Bike to Work

Examiner.com—May 19, 2011

Have you seen these swift riders? When not in scrubs, these rockin’ docs from New York City’s premier hospital for sports trauma, Hospital for Special Surgery, are on their bicycles, practicing what they preach for good health, injury prevention – and fun.

According to Dr. David S. Levine, the HSS cycling contingent can be seen most mornings doing laps at 6 a.m. in Central Park. “On average, there are 10 of us. In season our paceline, averages 22 miles per hour,” said the foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. The group leader: Dr. Leonardo Paroli, anesthesiologist.  Also on the team, Mets team doc and noted orthopedist David Altchek, Dr. Andrew Weiland, orthopedic surgeon – hand surgery, and Dr. Riley Williams, team doc for the New York Red Bulls.

“We do it because it’s good for us, it’s healthy, it’s an opportunity to get stronger, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to exist with people we like outside of work,” said Dr. Levine, a team consultant for the Red Bulls. The group includes a few women and its members range from 24 to 68 years old.

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