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Team USA Partnership

The Team Behind the Team

As a former host city and home to hundreds of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, we’ve always felt a connection to the Olympic Games.

U of U Health was selected for this role because of its:

  • longstanding history of high-quality medical care;
  • leadership in sports and research initiatives; and
  • location, which allows us to support Team USA athletes where they train.

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University of Utah Health became an official member of the United States Olympics Committee (USOC) family in May 2016, when it joined the USOC’s National Medical Network. As its newest member, U of U Health is entrusted to provide medical care to America’s top 1,000 athletes.

What We Provide

Orthopedic medicine, dentistry, psychiatry, ophthalmology, and neurosurgery services to talented and driven individuals.

The Right Fit

As a member of the network, U of U Health has the opportunity to collaborate on meaningful research, including leading a Zika study prior to the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and efforts to prevent injury in female athletes. Chris Gee, MD, MPH, will be accompanying Team USA this February.

"University of Utah Health is thrilled to be part of the USOC’s National Medical Network and to provide care to help these athletes perform at their highest levels. We are able to come together as a team of physicians, physical therapists and dietitians to consult with these athletes as needed to not only prevent illness and injuries but to keep them strong and in peak condition. It’s an amazing opportunity to play such a vital role in Utah’s ongoing Olympic legacy."

Christopher Gee, MD, MPH

Caring for Our Athletes

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Paralympic Champion has Her Eyes Set on 2018 Success

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Mitch Whitmore Proves Being an Olympian Requires More than Physical Strength

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On the Road to Olympic Gold with the World's Best Slalom Skier Mikaela Shiffrin

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Olympian Alex Wubbels: From Childhood Wish to Reality

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On the Ground in PyeongChang with Team USA

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Speedskating Champion is Right at Home in Utah

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