4 physicians treating women's Final Four basketball teams

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The four remaining teams in the women’s collegiate NCAA basketball tournament are facing off in this weekend’s Final Four in Dallas.

Here are the physicians treating players on the four top teams of the 2017 NCAA tournament:

Connecticut

Deena Casiero, MD, of Farmington, Conn.-based UConn Health is head team physician for Storrs-based University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team.

Dr. Casiero serves as director of primary care sports medicine and associate clinical professor at UConn. She previously provided care for Hempstead, N.Y.-based Hofstra University athletics and was director of player medical services for the United States Open Tennis Championship. Dr. Casiero is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Her clinical interests include acute sports-related shoulder, hip, knee and ankle injuries, overuse injuries in young athletes and sports-related concussions.

Dr. Casiero graduated from Valhalla-based New York Medical College, and completed her internal medicine residency at New York City-based Montefiore Medical Center. She then went on to complete her sports medicine fellowship at the UConn School of Medicine.

Mississippi State

Robert Looney, DO, Philip Pearson, DO, Michael Mabry, MD, Bob Collins, MD, and Cliff Story, MD, serve as Mississippi State University’s women’s basketball team physicians.

The team’s orthopedists are Chris Galjour, MD, Justin Hall, MD, Scott Jones, MD, David Macias, MD, Chad Altmyer, MD, Russell Linton, MD, and Kenny Edwards, MD, of Columbus (Miss.) Orthopaedic Clinic.  

South Carolina

Jeffrey Guy, MD, of Columbia-based University Specialty Clinics is team physician for the University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball team.

Dr. Guy is the University of South Carolina’s medical director and serves as team physician for the football, women’s soccer, swimming and track & field teams in addition to the women’s basketball team. He is assistant professor within the University’s department of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and a member of The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Sports Medicine Institute Fellowship Society, Clinical Orthopaedic Society and the South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Guy served as a team surgeon for the Beijing, China Olympic Games in 2008 and was named Physician of the Year by the South Carolina Medical Association in 2011.

After obtaining his medical degree from Boston-based Harvard University and completing a residency at Harvard University School of Medicine, Dr. Guy completed fellowships at Boston-based Massachusetts General/Trauma, Boston Children’s Hospital and Birmingham, Ala.-based American Sports Medicine Institute.

Stanford

Geoffrey Abrams, MD, of The Palo Alto (Calif.) Veterans Affairs Health Care System is team physician for the Stanford (Calif.) University women’s basketball team.

In addition to the care he offers the women’s basketball team, Dr. Abrams serves as team physician for the Stanford men’s tennis team and Belmont, Calif.-based Notre Dame de Namur University. He is assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at The Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System and serves as a reviewer for several sports medicine journals.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Abrams has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles and over 20 book chapters and has presented his research at national and international meetings. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, California Orthopaedic Association, Arthroscopy Association of North America and Western Orthopaedic Association.

After obtaining his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Abrams completed his residency at Stanford University School of Medicine and his fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

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