Stannard Receives Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certificate
COLUMBIA, Mo. — James Stannard, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and an orthopaedic surgeon at University of Missouri Health Care, has received subspecialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Sports medicine is an interdisciplinary subspecialty of medicine that deals with the treatment and preventive care of athletes, both amateur and professional. Certification means that Stannard has achieved proficiency in orthopaedic sports medicine as prescribed by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Stannard joined University Physicians in September 2009. Previously he was chief of orthopaedic trauma at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Medicine. Stannard is also a veteran, having served 10 years in the United States Army.
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery functions to serve the best interests of the public and of the medical profession by establishing educational standards for orthopaedic residents and by evaluating the initial and continuing qualifications and knowledge of orthopaedic surgeons.