Steven Cuff Joins Sports Medicine at Nationwide Childrens Hospital

August 19, 2008

Steven Cuff, MD, FAAP (43212), has been appointed as the newest physician in Sports Medicine at Nationwide Childrens Hospital. Dr. Cuff will assist in treating injured athletes to make a healthy recovery and return to their sport in a timely manner. He will also work to implement strategies to prevent future injuries. Dr. Cuff will also have an appointment at The Ohio State University College of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor.

Together with Thomas Pommering, DO, Rich Rodenberg, MD, and Anastasia Fischer, MD, Dr. Cuff will assist in the continued development of the Sports Medicine program at Nationwide Childrens as well as educating primary care residents in the diagnosis and management of basic musculoskeletal problems in children. The Sports Medicine staff at Nationwide Childrens is trained to help provide age-appropriate care for patients with a focus on injury prevention.

"Dr Cuff's addition to our sports medicine team will allow us to continue to meet the immediate needs of our injured athletes who need expert care quickly. His background and training will bring new experience and expertise to our pediatric sports medicine program," said Dr. Pommering.

Dr. Cuffs specific area of focus at Nationwide Childrens includes treating musculoskeletal and medical problems associated with sports in school age, high school and collegiate level athletes, with the goal being to treat the injury and help the athlete return to their sport in a safe and timely manner.

Dr. Cuffs professional and research interests include concussions and how seasonal patterns of athletic participation affects the rates of overuse injuries by assessing the relationship between the two and then documenting injuries over three high school seasons to more accurately classify injuries.

Dr. Cuff comes to Nationwide Childrens from Akron Childrens Hospital where he recently completed his fellowship in sports medicine. He also served as a team physician for the University of Akron and Walsh University. Dr. Cuff received a bachelors degree in biology from Duke University and a medical degree from The Ohio State University. He completed his pediatrics residency at Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hospital/University Hospitals of Cleveland.

Dr. Cuff is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of its Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness and is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has authored several publications and presentations.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.