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AOSSM Past President Peter A. Indelicato, MD to be Inducted to Society’s Hall of Fame

BOSTON, MA – Esteemed orthopaedic surgeon Peter A. Indelicato, MD will be inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on Friday, July 14, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Boston. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the sports medicine field. It is one of the Society’s highest honors. 

Dr. Indelicato has been a long-time thought leader in sports medicine and supporter of the AOSSM throughout his career. Recently, he retired and is currently an Emeritus Professor of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Florida. In addition, he has served as the head team physician of the Florida Gators for 35 years and was the Wayne Huizenga Professor of Sports Medicine at the university for more than 20 years.

Dr Indelicato graduated from New York Medical College in 1969 and was awarded the Medal of Honor from New York Medical College in 2007. He successfully completed his orthopaedic residency at New York University in 1974 and then he served as Lt Commander in the US Navy and was stationed as a staff orthopedic surgeon at Corpus Christi Naval Station. Two years later, Dr Indelicato successfully completed a year-long Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. 

In 1977, He was appointed as chief of the Sports Medicine Service in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr Indelicato served as the 40th president of the AOSSM.

Dr. Indelicato has authored over 60 articles on the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and his main area of research has focused on allograft tissues as a graft choice in knee reconstruction. He published the landmark article on the successful non-operative management of complete isolated tears of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in 1983. He has given more than 400 lectures in dozens of countries over the last 40 years.

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the premier global organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.