Dr. Asheesh Bedi Appointed Chief Medical Officer of the NBPA

Dr. Asheesh Bedi Appointed Chief Medical Officer of the NBPA

NEW YORK, NY, May 15, 2023  -- The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today that Dr. Asheesh Bedi will serve as the new Chief Medical Officer of the NBPA. Dr. Bedi will report to NBPA Chief Player Engagement Officer Chrysa Chin. In this role, Dr. Bedi will work with NBPA leadership to set the strategic direction for player health, lead the NBPA’s sports medicine programming, and oversee initiatives related to policy development, evidence-based research, technology, educational opportunities, and public outreach, among other responsibilities.

Dr. Bedi has 15+ years of experience practicing medicine as an orthopedic physician, surgeon, medical researcher, and team physician. He has published over 375 peer-reviewed publications and is widely regarded as a key opinion leader in sports medicine. Dr. Bedi is the Director of the Comprehensive Sports Medicine and Joint Preservation Program, Vice Chair of Research at NorthShore Orthopedic Institute, and an Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

Dr. Bedi recently worked as an Orthopedic Team Physician for the Chicago Bears and a second opinion consultant for the NHLPA. Dr. Bedi is also the former Division Chief of Sports Medicine and Head Orthopedic Team Physician at the University of Michigan and a former Medical Director for the Detroit Lions organization. Dr. Bedi also has experience working with the NBPA and its members, serving as the Head Orthopedic Consultant for the union since 2016.

Dr. Bedi is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Bedi completed his Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation Surgery training at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Weil Cornell Medical Center in New York City.

“This is a new chapter in my career, and I am excited to take on this role as the new Chief Medical Officer of the NBPA,” said Dr. Asheesh Bedi, Chief Medical Officer of the NBPA. “It has been an honor to be a trusted advisor for the players in sports medicine, rehabilitation, and general healthcare. My focus will always be on the long-term wellness of our athletes on and off the court, and I am eager to get started.”

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Bedi join us as the new Chief Medical Officer,” said Tamika Tremaglio, Executive Director of the NBPA. “Dr. Bedi’s experience in sports medicine, research, and athletic performance is comprehensive, and I know he will be an invaluable resource for our members. I am confident that Dr. Bedi will bring an innovative mindset to enhance our services and procedures at the NBPA related to player health.”

“Dr. Bedi’s expertise in sports medicine and research is extensive, and I am excited to welcome him as the NBPA’s new Chief Medical Officer,” said Chrysa Chin, Chief Player Engagement Officer of the NBPA. “Throughout his career, Dr. Bedi has demonstrated a strong commitment and dedication to the well-being of athletes in all sports. His new position as our Chief Medical Officer will surely be of great value to our members.”

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