Stanley Lorber, MD (1917–2014) joins the Philadelphia Warriors (76ers), becoming the ﬁrst team doctor in the NBA, a position he held for 25 years through two NBA championships.
Ray Moyer, MD, and Joe Torg create the “National Head & Neck Injury Registry.” As a result, the NCAA and NFL ban “spear tackling” in 1975. Torg and Moyer link knee injuries with the seven-cleat athletic shoe — prompting redesign.
Joseph Torg, MD, establishes the nation’s ﬁrst university-based sports medicine program at Temple University Hospital.
Torg and Ted Quedenfeld (1935–2001), Temple’s longtime lead athletic trainer (the ﬁrst of the modern trainers and inventor of the “wounded owl” logo) are made namesakes of the Philadelphia Sports Medicine Congress’s annual top honors.
Temple alumnus John Bergfeld, MD ’64, former Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Program (longtime team physician for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers), wins an NFL Lifetime Achievement Award.
Temple’s Sports Medicine Director, Eric Kropf, MD, is named Chair of Orthopedic Surgery. Kropf is team physician for Temple Athletics, St. Joseph’s Prep, and consultant for the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Temple Health - Temple Health Magazine - Spring 2016