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Red Sox Announce Restructuring of Major League Medical Staff

The Boston Red Sox today announced the restructuring of the club’s Major League medical staff.

The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington.

Rick Jameyson, ATC joins the Red Sox as Head Athletic Trainer.  Jameyson spent the last 20 seasons as an athletic trainer in the Cleveland Indians organization, including the last 10 as Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Major League club after being named to that post in July of 2002.  He began his professional athletic training career in 1992 with Cleveland’s Short-A Watertown club and also served as the trainer at Single-A Columbus (1994-98) and Triple-A Buffalo (1999-2002).  Jameyson earned a degree in health education with specialization in athletic training from Baldwin-Wallace (OH) College.

Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, ATC has been named Head Physical Therapist.  Reinold has served as Boston’s Head Athletic Trainer/Assistant Director, Medical Services for the last two years.  He previously held the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer for four seasons from 2006-09, adding the title of Rehab Coordinator prior to the 2008 campaign.  Reinold earned a degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University and holds a doctorate in physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

Brad Pearson, MS, ATC has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Trainer.  Pearson will be in his 10th year with the Red Sox organization in 2012, serving as the club’s Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator for the past three seasons.  He joined Boston’s system as an athletic training intern with the Rookie-level Fort Myers team in 2001 and also has five years of experience as a minor league athletic trainer for Red Sox affiliates.  He earned a bachelor of science in athletic training from Springfield College and a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Massachusetts.

Pat Sandora, CSCS has been named Strength and Conditioning Coach.  Sandora has served as Boston’s Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the last five seasons.  His previous experience includes stints as a minor league strength and conditioning coach in the Rangers (1998-99), Brewers (2005) and Indians (2006) systems, and parts of six years as the Phillies Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coordinator from 1999-04.  Sandora graduated from West Virginia University and has a master’s degree in athletic coaching.

Dan Dyrek, PT, DPT joins the staff as a Clinical Consultant.  With over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist specializing in orthopedics, he provides consultation services to athletes, teams and clinicians regarding the management of difficult clinical cases, and has treated athletes at the professional, Olympic, international, and collegiate level from across the country.  Dyrek graduated summa cum laude in physical therapy from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Mike Boyle, ATC has been hired as a Strength and Conditioning Consultant.  He has over 30 years experience in the field of strength and conditioning, including over 25 years on the Boston University staff.  Boyle, who is the co-founder of Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning training centers, has been involved in training and rehabilitation with a wide range of athletes and has served as a consultant to players and teams in the NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA, and at the collegiate level.  He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Springfield College.

Rounding out the training staff, Medical Operations Coordinator Jim Rowe, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer Masai Takahashi, MS, ATC, Massage Therapist Russell Nua and Massage Therapist Mitsugi Funatsu will all return in the same positions they held in 2011.  In addition, Tom “TJ” Hagan, DC  will serve as a Chiropractor Consultant.

Larry Ronan, MD will continue as the Red Sox Head Team Internist, a position he has held since 2005.  Dr. Ronan is a Staff Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Senior Advisor to the Center for the Medical Integration of Innovative Technology (CIMIT) and the Director of the Thomas S. Durant, MD Fellowship in Refugee Medicine at MGH.  He earned degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School.

Peter Asnis, MD has been promoted to Head Team Orthopedist after serving as a Red Sox team physician since 2005.  He is also the head team physician for the NHL’s Boston Bruins and a team physician for the NFL’s New England Patriots.  An Orthopedic Attending in Sports Medicine Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Asnis earned his undergraduate degree cum laude from Harvard College and his MD from Cornell University Medical School with honors in research.

Additional physicians on the club’s medical staff include: Tom Holovacs, MD (Team Orthopedist/Shoulder Consultant), George Theodore, MD (Team Orthopedist/Foot and Ankle Consultant), Eric Berkson, MD (Team Orthopedist), Steve Southard, MD (Team Internist), Jim Januzzi, MD (Team Cardiologist) and Jeff Bostic, MD (Consultant), all from Massachusetts General Hospital; Arun Ramappa, MD (Team Orthopedist) from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Brian Busconi, MD (Head Minor League Physician) from UMass Memorial Medical Group.

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