Dr John Bergfeld

Dr. Bergfeld distinguished himself on the playing fields and developed his love of sports medicine while an offensive lineman at Bucknell University. He did his internship and residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and subsequently served as the team physician at the Naval Academy where he honed his skills along with another well-known sports medicine team physician, Dr. Bill Clancy. He subsequently served for more than 25 years as the Cleveland Browns team physician (Fig. 1-2) and was very active in helping set up the medical staff for the Baltimore Ravens during the mid-1990s. He has been one of the top mentors for young orthopedists in the history of the AOSSM. For these efforts and general excellence in the field of sports medicine education, he received the George D. Rovere Award in 1996. His fellowship group, The Warthog Society, is perhaps the most active alumni group of any of the fellowship programs in North America. Dr. Bergfeld, known to many of us as "Bergie," is a beloved figure as an educator, researcher, and team physician. He has had a particular interest in the posterior cruciate ligament and has been responsible for the popularity of the inlay technique and for better understanding which injuries may be managed nonoperatively. Perhaps his greatest contribution has been the integration of the primary care sports medicine team physicians into the active care of the athletes. He has worked hard to break down the sociopolitical barriers and "turf" concerns that had impeded this progress previously. His only concern has been that the athlete is cared for and is the focus of a truly multidisciplinary approach. His many colorful aphorisms have been widely quoted throughout his alumni group and

Figure 1-2 A and B, Dr. John Bergfeld served as the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns for more than 25 years.

Figure 1-2 A and B, Dr. John Bergfeld served as the head team physician for the Cleveland Browns for more than 25 years.

those of us who have been directly and indirectly influenced by him. His insistence that you "do what you do best" has been a mantra for young physicians confused over particular techniques of management.

For many years, Dr. Bergfeld has also been an innovator in running the safety committee of the National Football League Team Physician Society. He has been a trusted confidant of both management council and the National Football League Players Association in traversing very difficult sociopolitical issues related to the care of the professional athlete. He has been responsible for distributing millions of dollars of grant funding for National Football League charities and has never lost sight of the big picture as it relates to integrity and dedication in the care of the athlete at every level (see Fig. 1-2).

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