July 2016

West first female sports medical head in NFL

The Washington Redskins on June 15 announced that Robin West, MD, is the team’s new director of sports medicine, which also makes her the first female head team physician in the National Football League.

West, a board-certified orthopedics and sports medicine surgeon, is medical director of Inova Sports Medicine in Fairfax, VA, and was the first female physician in  Major League Baseball serving as lead doctor for the Washington Nationals.

She was previously assistant orthopedic team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 11 years and team physician for the athletic departments of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh.

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- Emily Delzell

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