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‘Amazing experience.’ Penn State Health physician leads medical team at 2019 Special Olympics World Games

Dr. Peter Seidenberg poses for a photo with two young men who are members of the Hungarian roller skating team. He is wearing a red vest with “Medic” on the right side. The player on the left is wearing a spandex suit with shorts. The player on the right is wearing a sweatshirt with “Hungary” on the front. Behind them are three players. One is sitting on a chair.

Dr. Peter Seidenberg pauses for a photo with two members of the Hungarian roller skating team after treating the athlete on the left for an injury.

By Jen Vogelsong

As team physician for Penn State’s football and softball teams, Dr. Peter Seidenberg is used to making on-the-spot medical calls – but none quite like the life-changing decisions he made as chief medical officer at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games last March.

“It was definitely an amazing experience,” said Seidenberg, a Penn State Health family and sports medicine physician in State College who has been lending his sports medicine expertise to Special Olympics for almost 20 years. In his latest post, he led a medical team responsible for more than half a million people, including 7,000 athletes from 194 countries, support staff, country delegations and spectators.

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June 12, 2019 at 2:25 pm Leave a comment


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