Thomas Pommering, DO, medical director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine, was one of three physicians named Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) Team Physician of the Year during a ceremony held recently in Columbus. The OATA recognizes physicians with this prestigious honor for the time and dedication they give to the student athletes and schools they serve, as well as for their support to the profession of athletic training.
Dr. Pommering is fellowship trained and board certified in sports medicine, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He attended medical school at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing an internship at Doctor’s Hospital, a family practice medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and a sports medicine fellowship at Grant Hospital.
Dr. Pommering, also a clinical assistant professor in Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and a faculty member at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is the head team physician and medical director for Capital University Athletics and Athletic Training Education Program.
He regularly teaches pediatric and family medicine residents, athletic trainers, school nurses and coaches about sports medicine issues in both the clinical and didactic settings. Dr. Pommering is the medical director for the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure and head team physician with Canal Winchester High School.
Lastly, he leads a multi-disciplinary team at Nationwide Children's working to provide specialized care to athletes with concussions.
The Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the health care needs of the physically active. Founded in 1984, the primary goal of the OATA is to ensure that athletes, at any level, receive immediate, professional, quality health care. This comprehensive and cost-effective care is accomplished with the daily contact and cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals.
NOTE TO EDITOR: Dr. Pommering is a resident of Grandview 43212.