• By Rhoda Madson

Expert Alert: Michael Stuart, M.D., to lead Team USA medical staff at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

September 15, 2016

ice hockey players in action with hockey sticks and puckROCHESTER, Minn. – Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon Michael Stuart, M.D., will be the Team USA physician at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 1 in Toronto.

Eight teams representing the U.S., Canada, Czech Republic, Europe, Finland, North America, Russia and Sweden are competing in the event, which was last held in 2004.

“This is a very exciting opportunity,” Dr. Stuart says. “The World Cup brings together the best players in the world to represent their countries in a highly competitive tournament. These games will pique interest, increase exposure and grow the game of ice hockey.”

Dr. Stuart will oversee the medical care for all players and staff of Team USA, work with the NHL staff and other team physicians, and help in the random drug testing of players.

Dr. Stuart’s roots in the hockey community run deep. Currently, he is chief medical officer for USA Hockey and president of the Rochester Mustangs sled hockey team. He is also co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine.

He also served three times as team physician of the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team. His three sons played in the NHL, and his daughter played NCAA Division I hockey.

Dr. Stuart can also address other orthopedic and sports medicine topics including:

  • Ice hockey injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Concussions
  • Doping in sport

To schedule an interview with Dr. Stuart, contact Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005 or newsbureau@mayo.edu.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Rhoda Madson, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, newsbureau@mayo.edu

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