Dr. Danny Mistry Swimming Team Physician At World Games
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CHARLOTTESVILLEDr. Danny Mistry, co-medical director of Virginia’s sports medicine program, will be the team physician for USA Swimming at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia (July 5-11). The USA swimming team at the games will be coached by Virginia men’s and women’s head swimming coach Mark Bernardino.
Dr. Mistry has also been chosen to receive the USA Swimming Gold Standard Award for his exceptional level of commitment, teamwork and quality care to the National Team, particularly during international travel. He was selected to receive the award by the USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Committee.
Dr. Mistry’s selection as the team physician for USA Swimming at the 2009 World University Games is the latest in a series of opportunities he’s had to work with national teams and athletes. He was the team physician for USA Swimming at the 2008 Open Water World Championships in Seville, Spain. He was also 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 also 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.
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 seven years. He is also an associate 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.