New York, NY—July 18, 2003
San Jose native Scott Rodeo will serve as Head Team Physician for the USA Swimming National Team at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona taking place July 20th through the 27th. Rodeo, an associate attending orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan, has been offering medical assistance for USA Swimming since 1998. Last year, he served as Head Team Physician at the World Championships in Moscow. As chairman of the USA Swimming Sports Committee, Rodeo is responsible for coordinating the medical care both home and abroad for all athletes competing for Team USA.
Rodeo is a sports medicine specialist, with a particular interest on shoulder and knee instability. A former swimmer himself, Rodeo competed for two years at Stanford University, where he earned a trip to the NCAA National Championships. He became involved with USA Swimming because of a desire to give back to the sport, which ignited his interest in sports medicine. Currently, Rodeo also serves as a medical director for Asphalt Green, a local swimming club in New York City where he currently resides. He also serves as an Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants football team.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.