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NFL names Johns Hopkins' Dr. Nicholas Theodore chairman of Head, Neck and Spine Committee

NFL names Johns Hopkins' Dr. Nicholas Theodore chairman of Head, Neck and Spine Committee

A Johns Hopkins University neurosurgeon, Dr. Nicholas Theodore, has been named chairman of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee, the league announced Thursday. The committee is made up of independent and NFL-affiliated physicians and scientists, including advisors for the NFL Players Association.

Theodore and other experts who volunteer on the committee will advise the NFL on medical policies, procedures and protocols, in addition to identifying and recommending medical research that affects the health and safety of NFL players.

The Donlin M. Long Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Univerity School of Medicine, Theodore,...

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