LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2012) — The University of Kentucky's chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Dr. Darren Johnson has been named the 2013 Southeastern Conference Team Physician of the Year.
This award is chosen by the athletic training staffs at SEC member institutions and is given annually to recognize a team physician who has contributed greatly to both his or her school's teams and to the SEC sports community. Voting criteria includes both reliability to the physician's athletic department and noted involvement in the field of sports medicine.
Johnson, who began at UK in 1993, currently serves as head orthopaedic surgeon for UK Athletics.
“I am humbled and honored to receive this award from my peer institutions throughout the Southeastern Conference,” Johnson said. “It is a great honor and reflection on our entire sports medicine team at UK, which includes our extremely dedicated and devoted athletic training staff and team physicians. Our entire team provides the highest level care possible to our student-athletes.”
The SEC Team Physician of the Year Award is sponsored by DJO Global and the Southern Orthopaedic Association.
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