Jim Ellis USFL Chief Medical Officer

USFL Hires Dr. Jim Ellis As League’s First Chief Medical Officer

The USFL continues to take player’s health and safety seriously. Dr. Jim Ellis has now been hired as the league’s first Chief Medical Officer, according to reports from Ben Fischer of SBJ.

This is excellent to see, for multiple reasons. The USFL has already made safety for their athletes a key focus up to this point. Now they bring in Jim Ellis to elevate the attention given to that area for season two.

Ellis has been in the NFL for decades. He most recently served as the emergency physician and associate team physician for the Atlanta Falcons. Jim also worked with the NFL for 27 years, coordinating medical care for teams participating in the Super Bowl.

Brian Woods, President of Football Operations for the USFL, had this to say about the hire:

This is a touchdown hire for the USFL and our players. One of the USFL’s most important success stories during our inaugural season was the comprehensive medical care our players received. Dr. Ellis becoming the USFL’s first ever Chief Medical Officer will help us expand and surpass our already high standards for player health and safety as we head into season two.

Clearly, he has a ton of experience in this field, and will bring valuable assets to the USFL as a whole. Expect Ellis to play a key role in ensuring that all USFL athletes are given the best treatment and care heading towards the 2023 season.

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