About Sports Medicine Consultants

SMC is a company with over 30 years of experience and proven success when working with event directors on the medical management, marketing, and volunteer recruitment for large scale athletic events. Sports Medicine Consultants can assist race directors with both long and short term medical planning, problem solving, regulatory compliance, and new strategy implementation.

All programs are designed to ensure a safe, enjoyable event for your athletes, spectators and volunteers. In many cases, we can assist with sponsorship packages that will support your medical program, allowing the medical aspect of your operation to now become a revenue producing part of your event. We have the knowledge and the tools to ensure that your event will meet and surpass the expectations of today's health care industry.

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George Chiampas, D.O.

 

George Chiampas, DO

George Chiampas, DO is an Assistant Professor in Emergency and Sports Medicine at the Feinberg school of medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. George serves multiple roles in the sports medicine world with a broad scope from team physician, emergency management and response, as well as mass event planning.

George currently serves as team physician for the Northwestern University wildcats, Chicago Blackhawks as well as travels and provides medical coverage for US soccer and the Men’s National team locally and internationally. He has been the Medical director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with 45,000 runners annually and the 40,000 participant Shamrock 8k shuffle. He works closely with city, state and federal agencies in the planning of these events and has incorporated and lead the way with the “Unified Command” approach for mass sporting events and medical coverage.

He currently is president of the American Road Race Medical Society where the direction of “Best Practices” in medical endurance events have been established. He has lectured nationally and internationally and has authored book chapters and journal articles on several topics including mass event management, EMS and communication in a unified command approach. In 2010 Dr Chiampas led and co-authored the medical chapter for the US Bid  for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup.

Locally in Chicago, Dr Chiampas is involved with several shorter and larger running events and since 2009 has also served as co-medical director of the Hustle up the Hancock climb for lung disease research. He is involved and a member of several national emergency and sports medicine societies where his focus has become emergency management and mass event preparedness.

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