Since 2016, Dr. Casey Batten has served as lead medical-team physician for the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL and as Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine for the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles. To help him remain current in his field, Casey Batten, MD, maintains membership with the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), where he also sits on the membership committee.
Formed in 1991, the AMSSM seeks to establish a relationship among sports-medicine physicians and patients. Its mission is to advance sports medicine through education, advocacy, and research in order that patients receive the best in care.
Each year, the AMSSM hosts a meeting where it presents awards for research and investigation. The 27th annual meeting took place on April 28, 2018, at the Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Some of the awards were the following:
* Jason Zaremski, MD, earned the best overall research award for his study on pitch counts among high school baseball pitchers.
* Andrea Kussman, MD, earned the Harry Galanty Young Investigator Award for her study on female athletes and the relationship between risk-assessment scores during pre-event physical exams and the risk of bone-stress injury in collegiate distance runners.
* Steven Carek, MD, earned the NCAA Research Award for interventricular septum measurements when it comes to the screening of collegiate athletes.