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Dr. Jason Davenport named medical director and head team physician for CMU Athletics

CMU Athletic Department, College of Medicine collaborate on care of student-athletes

Contact: CMU News

Collaboration between Central Michigan University athletics and the College of Medicine has resulted in the hiring of Dr. Jason Davenport as CMU Athletics’ medical director and head team physician.

Davenport is a sports medicine-trained physician who has worked with both collegiate and professional athletic teams. He will be an assistant professor with the College of Medicine and coordinate the overall care of CMU student-athletes.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes is paramount to everything we do in intercollegiate athletics,” CMU Athletic Director Dave Heeke said. “The central focus of this cooperative partnership between athletics and the College of Medicine is to establish a comprehensive sports medicine program that will provide the best possible care for our student-athletes.”

Davenport comes to CMU from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where he served as the team physician for Rockford University, Rock Valley College and as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at University of Illinois at Rockford. He also worked in private practice as a sports medicine physician at Rockford Orthopedic Associates.

Previously, he worked as team physician for the Rockford Riverhawks of minor league baseball, team physician and assistant clinical professor of medicine for Ohio State University athletics, and team physician at Michigan State University. He completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University in 2004, completed his family medicine residency at the University of Michigan in 2003 and graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

“Dr. Davenport brings one more area of expertise that will benefit our medical students in their early clinical experiences,” CMU College of Medicine Dean Ernie Yoder said. “Beyond athletics, he also can provide quality care for students, faculty and staff who suffer sports injuries.”

Davenport is set to join CMU in early July.

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