DURHAM, N.C. – USA Baseball announced Thursday that it has named Josh Bloom, MD, MPH, CAQSM to its Medical/Safety Advisory Committee.  Dr. Bloom is currently a partner physician at Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine which has offices across the Triangle-area of N.C.

Dr. Bloom is also the medical director of the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic, and among other affiliations, he works as a team physician for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes and USA Baseball National Teams when they compete at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. and at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.

“We’re excited to add a respected physician like Josh Bloom to our Medical/Safety Advisory Committee,” said Paul Seiler, USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO.  “Dr. Bloom’s history and familiarity with the USA Baseball National Teams, as well as his vast sports background makes him an ideal member of this already impressive group of professionals.”

Dr. Bloom joins committee chair Dr. Fred Mueller on the committee along with members Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Glenn Fleisig, Herndon Harding, Elliot Hopkins, Tommy John, Sandy Jones, David Klossner, Steve Marshall, Dr. James Ronai and John Sadler.

“Dr. Bloom has been involved with high school athletes and presently serves on the North Carolina High School Sports Medicine Advisory Committee,” said Dr. Mueller.  “I think he will be a great addition to our committee.”

Dr. Bloom and his wife Carie (MD) live in Cary and have three children: Payton (9), Taylor (5) and Braden (3).

For the last 17 years, the USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee has published a number of articles, and a list of current information can be found at www.USABaseball.com or by clicking here.

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