University of California (UC) San Diego Health has named San Diego Padres and San Diego Sea Lions soccer team physician Dr. Catherine Robertson as chief of sports medicine.
In her new post, Robertson will be the lead physician in the U.S. Olympic Committee partnership with the health system, which is also the official health care provider for the San Diego Padres, according to the press release.
Robertson was previously team physician for the San Diego Chargers and is currently team doctor for all UC San Diego Tritons sports teams.
“Dr. Robertson is a fantastic surgeon and colleague," Dr. Steven Garfin, chair of UC San Diego School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, said in a news release. "She tailors surgical procedures to best suit her individual patients and their unique bodies, injuries and goals — and her patients love her for it. We are very fortunate to have her leading our sports medicine program.”
Robertson, a southern California native, earned her medical degree and completed her residency training in orthopedic surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She also completed a nationally renowned sports fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
“I’m passionate about keeping patients active, improving their quality of life and optimizing performance,” Robertson said in the release. “As I continue to lead the sports medicine program here at UC San Diego Health, I’m looking forward to expanding our breadth of care as we add skilled specialists and develop our sports medicine program as the best in the region.”