It gives us great pleasure to announce that USC Athletics will fully integrate its athletic medicine services with Keck Medicine of USC, through USC Student Health. This will allow us to better serve our student-athletes with the exceptional care provided by Keck Medicine – a top-20 U.S. News & World Report ranked academic medical center. This new model for athletic medicine will launch July 2021.
The enhanced athletic medicine program will enable USC Athletics and its student-athletes to benefit from Keck Medicine’s world-renowned medical experts and resources, combined with USC Student Health expertise in college health to provide exceptional care for our student-athletes.
Moving forward, USC Athletics student care and clinical operations will be overseen by USC Student Health under the leadership of Sarah Van Orman, MD, chief health officer for USC Student Health. Dr. Van Orman provides leadership on campus public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and oversees comprehensive medical, mental health, prevention and education initiatives that enhance student wellness, increase access to health services, and address critical issues impacting our student population.
As part of the new program, Seth Gamradt, MD, orthopaedic surgeon with Keck Medicine and director of orthopaedic athletic medicine for USC Athletics, will transition into the role of director of athletic medicine. Dr. Gamradt specializes in the treatment of sports medicine injuries and has extensive experience working with and treating collegiate and professional athletes.
John Brodhead, MD, former associate chief medical officer for medical services at Keck Hospital of USC, will transition from his role as director of athletic medicine following his appointment as associate chair, Department of Medicine for the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Dr. Brodhead has been a trusted Keck Medicine physician for more than 30 years. As director of athletic medicine for the past 10 years, he tended to the complex needs of our student-athletes with incredible ingenuity and compassion. During his tenure, he created a culture of continuous quality improvement, and enabled our athletics programs to successfully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic safely and efficiently in partnership with USC Student Health.
We want to thank the many talented and dedicated individuals who made this integration a reality. Our student-athletes inspire our communities, and we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition as we continue to advance the health and well-being of our students.
Rod Hanners, Interim CEO, Keck Medicine of USC
Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Southern California
Mike Bohn, Director of USC Athletics, University of Southern California