US Lacrosse has assembled 15 of the country's foremost authorities in sports medicine, psychology, nutrition, athletic training and injury epidemiology.
Amiel Bethel, M.D., F.A.C.S.• Neurology • Baltimore Washington Spine and Neuroscience• Dr. Bethel is a neurosurgeon with the UM Baltimore Washington Spine and Neuroscience Center. He was at GBMC for 12 years, two as the hospital’s chief of surgery.
Andy Lincoln, Sc.D., M.S.• Health Policy/Public Health • MedStar (Md.) Institute • Dr. Lincoln is the director of the Sports Medicine Research Center for the MedStar Health Research Institute and research coordinator of the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program. He specializes in the epidemiology and prevention of sports-related injuries, also working with the NFL Cardiovascular Health Subcommittee.
Shane Caswell, A.T.C., Ph.D.• George Mason • Dr. Caswell, a researcher at George Mason, is an associate professor of the Athletic Training and Director of Sports Medicine Assessment, Research & Testing (SMART) Laboratory. He conducts injury prevention research to improve youth and scholastic sport safety.
Ruben Echemendia, Ph.D. • Neuropsychology • National Academy of Neuropsychology (Pa.) • Dr. Echemendia is the director of the NHL’s Neuro-Psychological Testing Program and chair of its Concussion Working Group. He also is chair of MLS’s concussion program and is a consulting clinical neuropsychologist for Team USA soccer.
George O’Neil, A.T.C. • Certified Athletic Trainer • NATA and Princeton • O’Neil works with several Princeton teams and was the trainer for Team USA in 1998 and 2002.
Richard D. Ginsburg, Ph.D.• Sport Psychology • MGH Sport Psychology (Mass.)• Dr. Ginsburg is the co-director of the MGH PACES Institute of Sport Psychology, director of MGH Child and Adolescent Group Psychotherapy, director of psychological services at the MGH Youth Concussion Clinic and assistant clinical professor of the Harvard med school.
Jackie Berning, Ph.D., R.D.• Nutrition • Colorado • A biology professor at Colorado, Dr. Berning also is a nutrition consultant for the Buffs, MLB’s Colorado Rockies, the NFL’s Denver Broncos and USA Swimming.
Trey Crisco, Ph.D. • Bio-Mechanical Engineering • Brown Medical School/Rhode Island Hospital • Dr. Crisco is a professor of Orthopedic Research at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. A former lacrosse player, he has coached girls for 12 years.
Margot Putukian, M.D., F.A.C.S.M. (Chair) •
Internal Medicine • Princeton • Dr. Putukian is the director of athletic medicine and head team physician at Princeton. She’s a past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, serves on the NFL’s Head, Neck & Spine Committee and works as a team physician for US Soccer and the U.S. men’s lacrosse team.
Laura Darby McNally, A.T.C. • Certified Athletic Trainer • NATA and Middlesex (Mass.) • An athletic trainer at Middlesex (Mass.), McNally previously served as trainer of the U.S. rowing teams and in the 1984 Olympics.
Paige D’A. Perriello, M.D., F.A.A.P. • Pediatrics • Pediatric Associates of Charlottesville (Va.) • Dr. Perriello played field hockey and lacrosse at Princeton. Her interest is general pediatric and adolescent medicine, with focuses in sports medicine/concussion management and newborn/breastfeeding issues.
Randy Dick, Ph.D. • Health and Safety Sport Consultants, LLC (Ind.) • Dr. Dick is a Fellow and Board of Trustee with the American College of Sports Medicine and worked for 20 years with the NCAA, managing its sports medicine and injury prevention programs.
Richard Hinton, M.D., M.P.H. • Orthopedics •
Greater Chesapeake (Md.) Orthopedic •
Dr. Hinton serves as director of the MedStar Sports Medicine Fellowship in Baltimore. He’s the head team physician for the U.S. women’s team, as well as Towson’s lacrosse teams.
Jeffrey Mandak, M.D., F.A.C.C. • Cardiology • Moffitt, Pease, Lim Cardiology Assoc. (Pa.) •
Dr. Mandak is a cardiologist with the Fulton County Medical Center and a graduate of Penn’s med school. His clinical practice focuses on prevention of cardiovascular disease.
Douglas McKeag, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.M. • Family Medicine • IU Center for Sports Medicine (Ind.)• Dr. McKeag is a professor of family and preventive medicine at Indiana. He is a past president and founder of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and served as a consultant to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Committee, New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts.