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Sports Medicine Expert Joins Albany Med Staff
   September 12, 2006


ALBANY, N.Y., September 12, 2006-Hamish Kerr, M.D., a primary care sports medicine physician, has joined the staff of both the departments of medicine and pediatrics at the Albany Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Kerr will serve as assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the Albany Medical College. He also will be the team physician for the Siena College men’s and women’s soccer teams.

Dr. Kerr, originally from Scotland, is an expert in management of sports injuries, including concussions. He is certified to use ImPACT, a research-based neuropsychological testing program that helps clinicians evaluate sports-related head injuries and is a standard tool for professional and college athletic teams across the country.

"We live in an active community, where sports play a significant role in our recreation and the potential for severe injuries exists," said Ferdinand Venditti, MD, chairman of the department of medicine. "Having Dr. Kerr on staff as a sports medicine expert continues to allow Albany Med to respond to its community’s needs by providing such specialized patient care."

Dr. Kerr recently completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and received a master’s degree in sports and exercise from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He finished his residency in 2003 at Albany Med, where he served as pediatric chief resident and was awarded the Medical College’s Outstanding Resident Golden Apple Award.

The Albany Medical Center consists of one of the state's largest teaching hospitals, the Albany Medical Center Hospital, and one of the nation's oldest medical schools, the Albany Medical College.

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