Interview with Dr. Marc Philippon, Dan Drawbaugh, Bill Moreau

Bill Moreau, vice president of the sports medicine division at the United States Olympic Committee, felt fortunate to do the types of things that really matter to him, and bringing the USOC to The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) is something near and dear to his heart. “I want the world to be a better place and this partnership brings greater value than anything measurable,” he said to Dan Drawbaugh, CEO of SPRI and The Steadman Clinic, as well as Dr. Marc Philippon, managing partner of The Steadman Clinic and co-chair of SPRI. He spoke about how the newly solidified relationship between SPRI, USOC and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will help provide healthcare to the Team USA athletes. “This is special because we are putting the athlete at the center of this relationship, which makes it a winning relationship because of our synergy with the USOC,” said Dr. Philippon. “This is a tremendous accomplishment,” added Drawbaugh. “We are looking forward to 2018 as a year for major growth for both the clinic and research. This will have a huge impact on elite athletes, and the research that we develop here can be applied to all individuals that we serve.” The three men discussed how this unique opportunity through the IOC can help them to reach people throughout the world. “This is all about the spirit of the Olympian,” added Moreau. “Lay down political differences and let’s just play. There are no borders and we can protect athletes worldwide. The IOC provides the opportunity for us to do more together than we could ourselves.” Drawbaugh and Dr. Philippon agreed. “In the area of injury prevention, we can share our knowledge with every country so that we can compete with everyone at their top performing level. This is a global endeavor,” said Drawbaugh. The partnership will last through the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic games. Dr. Philippon thoughtfully paused before adding: “This makes us very proud. The Olympic rings represent perseverance, courage and humility. Just to be a part of this movement, it is really humbling and inspiring.”

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