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William J. Robertson MD has been named a 2016 Best Doctor in Dallas by D Magazine
UT Southwestern named the official health care team of the Dallas Stars
DALLAS – Aug. 20, 2012 – UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians will oversee the health needs of the Dallas Stars as the team’s official medical provider, marking the first time a single organization has managed the entire spectrum of medical care for the National Hockey League club.
Two UT Southwestern physicians with far-reaching experience as sports-medicine specialists will lead the Stars' medical team. They are
Dr. Robert DimeffDr. Robert Dimeff, a professor with appointments in orthopaedic surgery, family and community medicine, and pediatrics. He also is the medical director of sports medicine at UT Southwestern. Dr. Dimeff will serve as the director of medical services and team physician for the Stars. Dr. Dimeff is a former head team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association and for the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns. He is past president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. William RobertsonDr. William Robertson, an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery and chief of the sports medicine and shoulder service at UT Southwestern. He will serve as the Stars’ head team physician. The former all-Ivy League football player at Brown University previously served on the medical staff of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, the New England Patriots of the NFL, and the NHL’s Boston Bruins.
“One of the advantages of being in an academic medical center is that we have a large number of highly skilled and renowned specialists under one roof,” Dr. Dimeff said. “That makes our communication and coordination of care more efficient and cost-effective.”
The UT Southwestern medical team present at every Stars home game will include a primary care sports-medicine physician, orthopaedic sports surgeon, emergency-medicine specialist, dentist, and plastic surgeon. A full range of UT Southwestern medical and surgical specialists also will be available for consultation and medical services as needed.
“We have a deep bench of accomplished physicians across all specialties,” Dr. Robertson said. “Our team will provide the same outstanding clinical care to the Stars that we give to the patients we see every day.”
UT Southwestern will be visible on the Dallas Stars practice jerseys beginning next season. Physicians will work with the Stars to promote healthy messages and sports medicine tips for fans through “Hockey Pulse,” found on Dallasstars.com, and also will take part in the NHL’s “Hockey Fights Cancer” initiative.
UTSW Sports Medicine team moving up to the new UTSW Clinical Center in Richardson, TX in December.
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Dr. Robertson has been named UT Southwestern Orthopaedics Medical Director.
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Dr. Robertson has been recently named Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at UT Southwestern Medical Center and also Medical Director of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital.