MCW Physician Wins Prestigious Sports Medicine Award
Craig Young, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery and family and community medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was awarded the 2012 Founders Award by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). The award is not given annually, but rather at the discretion of AMSSM leadership and is presented to the individual, group or organization who exemplifies the practice of sports medicine.
In addition to serving as director of primary care sports medicine in the department, Dr. Young co-directs the Annual Sports Symposium at the MCW and serves on a variety of professional committees. He has been the director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship since 1993. Dr. Young sees patients at Froedtert Hospital, and is a team physician for a number of professional athletic teams including the Milwaukee Brewers and the U.S. Snowboarding Team, and is a company physician for the Milwaukee Ballet. Dr. Young also provides coverage for a wide range of sporting and special events, including serving as medical director for Lakefront Marathon and as a pool physician for the US Olympic Committee, which appointed him as a team physician for the 23rd Winter World University Games in Torino, Italy.
Dr. Young received his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, in 1988. He did his residency in family medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed a sports medicine fellowship with the Cleveland Clinic in 1992. He joined the MCW faculty in 1992.
Dr. Young has been selected by his peers as a “Best Doctor” by the nationally known Best Doctor Inc® listing since 2001. He was elected president AMSSM in 2007-2008.
“He has consistently been recognized for his excellence in clinical care and as an educator,” said 2011-12 AMSSM President Dr. Cindy Chang.
The AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of sports medicine physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, advocacy, and the care of athletes of all ages. Founded in 1991, the AMSSM is now comprised of more than 2,000 sports medicine physicians whose goal is to provide a link between the rapidly expanding core of knowledge related to sports medicine and its application to patients in a clinical setting.