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Baylor College of Medicine Partners with TSU Athletics

Sports medicine physicians at Baylor College of Medicine are now the official team physicians for Texas Southern University men’s and women’s athletic teams.

 Through this new collaboration, Baylor Sports Medicine physicians will handle all aspects of TSU’s team medical care, including on-site injury evaluation and assessment, treatment and follow-up clinic visits. Baylor physicians and athletic trainers from both Baylor and TSU will be on the field, court, and track for TSU home and away football games as well as men’s and women’s basketball and track events.

 “I am excited to introduce the expertise and resources of our multidisciplinary sports medicine team to the student-athletes at TSU,” said Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Baylor, who travelled with the men’s basketball team to the NCAA tournament last month. “Our goal is the provision of high value, individualized, evidence-based care, with a strong emphasis on injury prevention and innovative treatment of sports injuries. We are honored to partner with another landmark Houston institution and we look forward to developing a program that enhances student-athlete health and achievement.”

“We are extremely excited to have the expertise of the Baylor College of Medicine sports physicians and athletic trainers in the care and prevention of injuries for our student-athletes,” said Dr. Charles McClelland, vice president for intercollegiate athletics at TSU. “Baylor College of Medicine has a reputation of providing high quality and personalized patient care, they bring the latest technology and treatment to the forefront of patient care and their doctors are among the best.”

“We are thrilled about this new collaboration with the TSU Department of Athletics and look forward to working alongside their staff,” said Dr. Thomas Hunt, chair of orthopedic surgery at Baylor. “Baylor sports medicine combines excellence in multidisciplinary patient-centered care with cutting-edge prevention and treatment strategies to help TSU student athletes attain their goals like never before.”