Hospital for Special Surgery's Sports Medicine Experts to Discuss Safe and Effective Training Tips for the Novice Marathon Runner

New York—June 19, 2012


Event:            ING New York City Marathon Learning Series at Hospital for Special Surgery

If you’re a novice marathon runner or perhaps just considering the challenge, it is important to understand how to safely and effectively train your body in order to stay out of the doctor’s office and in the race. Hospital for Special Surgery, an Orthopedic Consultant to NYRR for the ING New York City Marathon, will host a live Learning Series event and simulcast webinar to teach novice marathon runners how to identify and avoid injury, assess and improve performance and fuel the body during training and race day.

Date:             Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Time:             6:30 - 8 p.m.


Place:             Hospital for Special Surgery

Richard L. Menschel Education Center (second floor)
535 East 70th Street (between York Avenue and FDR Drive)

New York, NY 10021


Panelist:         Led by physicians, physical therapists and nutritionists from the Primary Care Sports Medicine service, the Women’s Sports Medicine Center, and the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center at HSS will include:

Jordan Metzl, M.D.
Dr. Metzl is an Associate Attending Physician at HSS. As a 29-time marathon runner and nine-time Ironman finisher, he combines his knowledge as an athlete and experience as a physician to treat and educate athletes of all levels. Dr. Metzl is also a columnist for Triathlete magazine and author of The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies (2012, Rodale Books).

Marci Goolsby, M.D.
Dr. Goolsby is an Assistant Attending Physician at the Women's Sports Medicine Center at HSS. She has a special interest in the Female Athlete Triad, which is the interrelation of energy availability, menstrual function, and bone health in female athletes. Dr. Goolsby has served as an event physician at marathons and triathlons, and is a former collegiate basketball.

Leigh-Ann Plack, P.T., DPT
Ms. Plack is a staff physical therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery in the Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center. Her main areas of interest are in orthopedic injuries, specifically running. She works with runners of all abilities and performs running mechanics video analysis and assessments through the HSS Sports Performance Center. She has competed in 7 marathons, 14 half marathons, and several triathlons, including a half Ironman.

Sotiria Everett, M.S., R.D., CDN, CSSD
Ms. Everett is a registered dietitian and nutritionist on staff at HSS where she works with active individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Her interests include sports nutrition, the Female Athlete Triad, and weight management.  She has completed the ING New York City Marathon and enjoys running and cycling.

To attend the event or to interview a panelist, please contact the Office of Public Relations at HSS at (212) 606-1197. Also, please contact us throughout the marathon season if you would like to interview other members of the HSS Sports Medicine Service, Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and Nutrition, when you are developing stories and need background on sports medicine and preventing athletic injuries.



About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018), 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. HSS has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.


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