World University Games: Loyola Doctors are Team Physicians| Loyola Medicine
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Two Loyola Doctors are Team Physicians at World University Games

Haemi, Choi, MD, and Douglas Evans, MD
MAYWOOD, IL – Loyola Medicine sports medicine physicians Douglas Evans, MD, and Haemi Choi, MD, will serve as official team physicians for American hockey teams competing in the 2019 Winter World University Games in Krasnoyarsk, Russia March 2-12.
The World University Games is the largest global winter multi-sports event for student athletes. Three thousand athletes will compete in 11 sports before 100,000 spectators. Among all winter competitions, only the winter Olympics has more events and athletes.
The Krasnoyarsk games will be the fifth time Dr. Evans has served as team physician for USA Hockey's men's team at the World University Games. Dr. Choi will be serving as team physician for the women's hockey team for the fourth time.
"It's exciting to be among these elite athletes and meet physicians from around the world," Dr. Evans said.
Drs. Choi and Evans will bring Loyola medical and surgical expertise to the frontlines of competitive hockey. “We look forward to providing care to ensure the teams are physically equipped to meet the challenges of the Winter Games," Dr. Choi said.
Drs. Evans and Choi said hockey injuries can include concussions, lacerations, shoulder problems, sprains and strains. Drs. Choi and Evans also will help provide medical care to athletes in other competitions.
Dr. Choi is an associate professor in Loyola's Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Evans is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation.
The USA teams are composed of players that compete in the NCAA and American Collegiate Hockey Association. In the preliminary rounds, the women's team will play Japan, Switzerland, Canada, Russia and China. The men will play the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Slovakia and Japan.

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