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Scott Rodeo Is Head Team Physician for US National Team -- July 24, 2003

NEW YORK, July 24. SAN Jose native Scott Rodeo is serving as Head Team Physician for the USA Swimming National Team at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona.

Dr. 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 Short Course 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 in 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 serves as an Associate Team Physician for the New York Giants football team.

Founded in 1863, the Hospital for Special Surgery is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. Ranked No. 1 in the Northeast in its specialties by U.S. News and World Report's, HSS was awarded Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. A member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, HSS provides orthopaedic and rheumatologic patient care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All HSS medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Its Research Institute is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases.