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Eagles Announce Training And Medical Staff Updates

The Eagles have announced an addition to the team’s training staff:

• Shireen Mansoori, DPT, OCS – Director of Rehabilitation

Shireen Mansoori will enter her first season with the Philadelphia Eagles as the Director of Rehabilitation. Mansoori completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Washington, followed by an Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Southern California, and a Division I Sports Physical Therapy Fellowship with the Duke Athletics Department. She is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS). Previously, she worked in the private sector as the owner of Seattle Sports Institute & Physical Therapy, in which she consulted for various intercollegiate and professional teams nationally and internationally, and worked with professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, and MLS. Additionally, she serves as a part-time teaching assistant to the University of Washington. 

The Philadelphia Eagles have also announced the team’s medical staff for the 2018 season:

• Stephen A. Stache, MD – Head Team Physician and Head Internist

• Christopher C. Dodson, MD – Head Orthopedic Physician

• Matthew D. Pepe, MD – Associate Head Orthopedic Physician

Paul A. Marchetto, MD – Orthopedic Physician

John P. Salvo, MD – Orthopedic Physician

• Jeremy D. Close, MD – Assistant Team Physician

• Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, Ph.D, MBA – Team Spine Consultant

Stephen Stache, who is a non-operative sports physician at the Rothman Institute, will serve as the team’s head team physician and head internist. Stache completed his fellowship and residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College. He is board certified in non-surgical sports medicine and family medicine and is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He currently serves on the medical staff for the Philadelphia Phillies and as a consultant for the Philadelphia 76ers and St. Joseph’s University. He has previously served as a team physician for Neumann University and Radnor High School. A former college football player, Stache was a four-year starter for John Hopkins University, where he earned his undergraduate degree.

Christopher Dodson enters his sixth season with the Eagles and his first as head orthopedic physician, having previously served as an assistant team physician. He is also the head team physician for the Philadelphia 76ers and an orthopedic consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Previously, he was an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers. Dodson earned his degree from Brown University and went on to complete an orthopedic residency and fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He is currently an associate professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a sports medicine surgeon with Rothman Institute.

Matthew Pepe enters his ninth season with the Eagles. He is an assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and a sports medicine surgeon with the Rothman Institute. He completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Paul Marchetto re-joins the medical staff having previously worked for the Eagles as an assistant team physician. Marchetto is a sports medicine surgeon with Rothman Institute and an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He has served as the head team physician for Rutgers University-Camden and as the assistant team orthopedist for the Philadelphia Flyers. Marchetto completed his orthopedic residency training at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and his fellowship in sports medicine at Temple University Hospital.

John Salvo will enter his second season on the team’s medical staff. He is a sports medicine surgeon with Rothman Institute and is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Salvo is also an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers and a consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and his orthopedic surgery residency at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia. He also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at University of Miami/UHZ SMI.

Jeremy Close will enter his first season on the team's medical staff. He is a sports medicine physician with Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University. He is board certified in non-surgical sports medicine and family medicine. Dr. Close is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and serves as a team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies. 

Alexander Vaccaro enters his 15th year as spine consultant for the team. Dr. Vaccaro has served as the president of the Rothman Institute since 2014, and is the Richard H. Rothman Professor and Chairman in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Professor of Neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the President-elect of Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), 2019. Dr. Vaccaro also serves as Co-Director of the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley and Co-Director of Spine Surgery and the Spine Fellowship program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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