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By Peter Schmuck

 

Pioneering orthopedic surgeon Frank Jobe, who invented and performed the first elbow ligament reconstruction surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John in 1974, will be recognized for his contribution to Major League Baseball at this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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Dr. Frank W. Jobe has dedicated his life to the clinical practice and science of maintaining and restoring the health of athletes. For 40 years, Dr. Jobe served as the team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and has directly influenced the careers of thousands of athletes. His pioneering contributions to baseball medicine have been recognized by athletes, professional teams, media, the public, the medical community. Dr. Jobe has defined the concept of sports medicine through his commitment to clinical excellence, dedication to research, and education has trained of over two hundred fellows. This past December 1, 2012, the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) inducted Dr. Frank Jobe into the PBATS hall of fame

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The Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association (MLBTPA) is an organization of physicians dedicated to the care of professional baseball players, their families and associated staff.  Its member are professionals, board certified in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and many other medical specialties.  Founded in 1970 by a small group of doctors the organization has evolved to over 100 members many of whom are renowned in their fields of expertise.  Members are deeply committed to medical research, education and the treatment of the professional and amateur athlete as well as the occasional sports enthusiast.  This web site should further advance those goals.

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