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Published on April 19, 2016

Matt Gammons, MD, Installed as 23rd President of American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

Matt Gammons, MDMatt Gammons, MD, an orthopaedic physician at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic, Killington Medical Center and East Dorset Medical Campus was installed recently as President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) during its 25th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Dallas (Downtown) Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Gammons is board-certified in family practice and sports medicine and specializes in non-operative musculoskeletal care.

"It is truly an honor to serve our organization as President," said Dr. Gammons. "I have had incredible opportunity to work with and learn from many dedicated and outstanding leaders during my time on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. It is my hope to continue to this tradition of excellence in serving our members and organization."

Dr. Gammons previously served as the Assistant Residency Director and the Director for Sports Medicine at St. Michael Family Practice Residency in Milwaukee.

He has authored numerous sports medicine-related articles, papers and presentations and served as an expert physician for several media outlets. Dr. Gammons has been the recipient of several professional honors, including the Harry Galanty Young Investigators Award for Outstanding Research from AMSSM.

He is also Medical Director of the Sports Medicine and Sports Concussion Clinic and enjoys several sports team affiliations, including serving as team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams.

About the AMSSM Annual Meeting

The 2016 conference, with more than 1,600 sports medicine physicians attending from throughout the United States and around the world, explores current decisions, controversies and best practices related to return-to-play decision-making that defines the clinical practice of sports medicine. It features lectures and research addressing the most challenging topics in sports medicine today, including issues surrounding concussions and mental health, pre-participating screenings and prevention, lower back pain, bone health, emerging technologies and more.

About the AMSSM 

AMSSM logoAMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of 3,000+ sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. www.amssm.org

About Rutland Regional Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center is the second largest healthcare facility in Vermont with a national reputation for outstanding patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. US News & World Report has recognized Rutland Regional as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, and Healthgrades® named Rutland Regional among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety, along with “high performing” designations for its clinical performance in Pacemaker Procedures, Prostate Surgery and Total Knee Replacement. Recently designated for a second time, Rutland Regional is a Magnet® hospital, providing the highest level of recognition for quality nursing care.

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Media Contact: Bernadette C. Robin, 802.772.2843 or bcrobin@rrmc.org

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