Following their announcement of the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine as the official team medical provider, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos today named Dr. Juliet DeCampos, M.D., and Dr. Roger Ostrander, M.D., as official team Medical Directors. Both DeCampos and Ostrander are highly regarded orthopaedic surgeons with extensive experience in treating athletes from the high school, collegiate, and professional levels.
Blue Wahoos President Bruce Baldwin stated that DeCampos and Ostrander were selected based on their experience and a rigorous interview and professional evaluation by the Cincinnati Reds organization, including Dr. Timothy Kremchek, M.D., the Medical Director and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Cincinnati Reds.
"As I think the community is learning, being a part of a Major League franchise means that we have to meet the standards set by the Cincinnati Reds when it comes to things like medical care for the players, branding, and marketing, among other things. To be selected as Medical Director for a Major League franchise is a significant accomplishment. The Reds organization sees the Blue Wahoos, and the players that Drs. DeCampos and Ostrander will be treating, as organizational assets. We as a team and an organization invest a lot in these players. The Reds, as well as the Blue Wahoos, want to make sure that these players have the best care available to keep them healthy, to help them recover from injury, and to ensure they have the best chance of being successful professional athletes," said Baldwin.
"Having this sort of medical capability right here in Pensacola is a tremendous asset for the Blue Wahoos, and being approved by the Reds and Dr. Krimcheck, the Reds' Medical Director, is a real statement of the trust and confidence that the entire Reds organization has in Dr. DeCampos and Dr. Ostrander," Baldwin continued, "and we look forward to working with them."
Juliet M. DeCampos, M.D.
Dr. DeCampos is the Medical Director for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. A board certified orthopaedic surgeon with additional qualification in Sports Medicine, she specializes in the treatment of shoulder and knees, including arthroscopy. Her clinical interests within sports medicine include team care, baseball injuries and treatment of adolescent and female athletes.
A graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine, she completed a sports medicine fellowship program at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Los Angeles, CA. under the instruction of Dr. Frank Jobe (Dodgers) and Dr. Lewis Yocum (Angels). She has served as the president of the women orthopaedic FORUM, an associate master instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North American and both Chief of Staff and Chief of Orthopaedics for Baptist Hospital. Her extensive background in sports medicine and team coverage include the Pensacola Pelicans (Medical Director), the 1996 Olympics, US Judo Team, Olympic Training Center, USC Women's athletics, USC volleyball.
Other professional coverage includes Los Angeles Dodgers, Angels, Lakers, Kings and Rams during fellowship. Locally, she currently is the team physician for Pine Forest High School, a role she filled for Woodham High School in Pensacola and South Pasadena High School in California. She is a faculty member for the Andrews Institute fellowship program; previously she was clinical faculty at the USC Department of Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine division.
Roger V. Ostrander, M.D.
Dr. Ostrander is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and Sports Medicine. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and completed a Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy fellowship under renowned surgeons, James R. Andrews, M.D. and William Clancy, M.D.
His team physician experience included coverage of Auburn University football and athletics and Birmingham Barons AA baseball. Currently, in addition to his role as Co-Medical Director for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, he is team physician for the University of West Florida and West Florida High School. As an active clinical investigator, he has authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals and industry magazines. Dr. Ostrander also is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Award of Service Excellence for Outstanding Patient Satisfaction, designating him as one of Baptist Health Care's physicians ranking in the top one percent in patient satisfaction.