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CHARLOTTESVILLEDr. Danny Mistry, co-medical director of Virginia’s sports medicine program, will be the team physician for USA Swimming May 2-9 at the Open Water World Championships in Seville, Spain.

This is the latest in a series of opportunities for Dr. Mistry to work with national teams and athletes. He was the team physician and athletic trainer for the USA Junior Swim Team at the Victoria State Championships in Melbourne, Australia, from Dec. 28, 2007 through Jan. 9, 2008. He served two weeks as a team physician at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., in June of 2007.

Dr. Mistry has also traveled with various men’s and women’s soccer U.S.A. national teams as an athletic trainer and massage therapist for the U.S. Soccer Federation.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Mistry as part of the medical staff covering the student-athletes at UVa,” said Ethan Saliba, Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer at Virginia. “He has a tireless passion for providing care and he is extremely versatile in the type of care he can provide. He is a director, a clinician, an educator and he is not hesitant to get in the trenches if needed.”

Dr. Mistry has served as co-medical director of Virginia’s sports medicine program since June of 2003 and has served as a primary care physician for the Virginia athletics department for the last six years. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Department of Internal Medicine and the Curry School of Education at UVa.

Dr. Mistry joined the full-time athletics medical staff at Virginia after completing his residency training at the University of Virginia Health System. He was a resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation between June 1995 and June 1997 and in Internal Medicine between July 1997 and June 2002, during which time he spent three years as a research fellow in cardiovascular physiology. He also worked with the UVa athletics medical staff during his residency.

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