NFL names Dr. Elizabeth Nabel chief medical advisor
Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel was named the by the NFL as its first chief health and medical advisor.
Dr. Nabel will be the senior medical expert.
Dr. Nabel will continue to serve as president of Brigham and Women's Hospital and as a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. A cardiologist and distinguished biomedical researcher, she formerly served as Director of the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Nabel brings a unique perspective to health care based on her experience as a physician, research scientist, academic medicine leader, and wellness advocate.
“We are excited to have Dr. Nabel’s insight as we continually seek ways to make our game better and safer,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. “The game is safer than it has ever been, but not as safe as it will be with advisors like Dr. Nabel providing expertise.”
Dr. Nabel will work directly with Goodell. She will provide strategic input to the NFL’s medical, health and scientific efforts; participate as an ex-officio member on each of the NFL’s medical advisory committees; and identify areas for the NFL to enhance player safety, care and treatment.
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