James Voos, MD, Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University Hospitals and Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns, Elected NFL Physicians Society President

BYLINE: Macie Jepson

Newswise — (Cleveland, OH – March 1, 2024) – James Voos, MD, Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns and the Jack & Mary Herrick Distinguished Chair of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at University Hospitals (UH), was unanimously elected President of the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) at the group’s annual meeting Thursday.  

“It is an honor to represent the NFLPS, and I am grateful for the leadership of Dr. McAdams and the NFLPS Board. I am committed to continuing the mission of providing the highest quality of care to NFL athletes and supporting the accomplished physician members of this society,” said Dr. Voos.

“I am delighted that James Voos was elected president of the NFLPS. Throughout his years as team physician for the Cleveland Browns, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills, superb clinical judgement and high quality, impactful research. All of these characteristics combine to make him the ideal person to run this prestigious organization,” said outgoing NFLPS President and 49ers’ Head Team Physician Dr. Timothy McAdams.

Dr. Voos has served as Head Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns since 2014. In addition to his work with the Browns, he is Executive Director of the UH Haslam Sports Innovation Center. He is also lead orthopedic surgeon for multiple Northeast Ohio colleges and high schools.

“We’re extremely proud of Dr. Voos for being elected to the role of NFLPS President and could not think of anyone more deserving,” said Cleveland Browns Managing and Principal Partner Dee Haslam. “Dr. Voos has done an exceptional job working with our athletes and the entire Browns organization over the last decade. We’re looking forward to supporting him in this new role as well as continuing to work with him as our head team physician and the Executive Director of the Haslam Sports Innovation Center as part of our partnership with University Hospitals.”  

Dr. Voos has published more than 100 scientific papers on orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In 2023, he was the recipient of the prestigious NFLPS Arthur C. Rettig Award for Academic Excellence for his presentation, “Return to Play Assessment after ACL Reconstruction Using Wearable Technology.” 

He is a member of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and holds a subspecialty certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

Dr. Voos received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed residency in orthopedic surgery and fellowship in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He also served as the assistant team physician for the New York Giants and WNBA New York Liberty. Previously, he was a team physician for the Kansas City Chiefs and head physician for the Kansas City Ballet. He now holds that position with the Cleveland Ballet.


About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio

Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 21 hospitals (including five joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and over 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s flagship quaternary care, academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, is affiliated with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Oxford University, the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and National Taiwan University College of Medicine. The main campus also includes the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, with more than 3,000 active clinical trials and research studies underway. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to 19 Clinical Care Delivery and Research Institutes. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with more than 30,000 employees. Follow UH on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. For more information, visit UHhospitals.org.

About The NFLPS

Since its inception in 1966, the NFLPS has worked to address issues faced by team physicians and improve communication and to provide the highest quality of care for NFL athletes. To this day our mission has remained consistent: to provide excellence in the medical and surgical care to the athletes in the NFL, and to provide direction and support for team physicians and the athletic trainers in charge of the care for these athletes.

Media contact: Macie Jepson, [email protected]

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