UNTHSC PHYSICIAN TO LEAD AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ACADEMY OF SPORTS MEDICINE

April 8, 2002

FORT WORTH, Texas, Fort Worth physician Alan Stockard, DO, FAOASM, will assume the presidency of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine at its annual meeting April 10-14 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Stockard is sports medicine director at Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation of Texas (SMART) and associate professor of family medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He is actively involved in the athletic community in several capacities. Locally, Dr. Stockard volunteers as the team physician for 10 local high schools and one of several physicians for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. He is also the medical director of the Cowtown Marathon.

Dr. Stockard is also a charter member of Texasâ?? University Interscholastic Leagueâ??s Medical Advisory Committee. He has served as team physician for a variety of statewide organizations, including the Texas State Golden Glove Championships. Nationally, Dr. Stockard serves on the national Sports Medicine Subcommittee of the USA Judo team. He has also been a part of the U.S. Olympic Committeeâ??s drug control team.

He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Arlington and his medical degree from the health science centerâ??s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM). Dr. Stockard is board certified in both family practice and sports medicine.

The American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine is dedicated to treating athletes involved a variety of sports, emphasizing the use of osteopathic manipulative medicine in treating the complete athlete.

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