TRIA orthopedic surgeon and one of the team physicians for the Minnesota Wild, Brad Nelson, MD has been named the President of the NHL Team Physician Society. We sat down with Dr. Nelson to learn more about his new role.
How did you become the President of the NHL Team Physician Society?
The President is elected by the members of the Society after being nominated by the nominating committee.
What does the role of President of the NHL Team Physicians Society entail?
The President serves a two-year term. The President is responsible for appointing physicians to the various sub-committees that provide medical guidance to NHL. So I will be working with all the team physicians.
I also serve on the NHL Joint Health and Safety Committee which oversees all medical decisions for the NHL. I also preside over the annual meeting.
Who is part of the NHL Team Physician Society?
All NHL team physicians are involved. There are over 80 physicians in this group.
Does your new role affect your clinic schedule or time with the Wild?
Luckily, most of our work is done over email. We meet as a group during the All-Star break and in the summer so I do not miss time with the Wild or many days at TRIA.
Is travel required with this position?
Yes. I will attend our Executive Meeting at the All-Star break and the Annual NHLTPS meeting in the summer.