Redskins’ Dr. Robin West Becomes 1st Female Head Physician in NFL

June 15, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dr. Robin West reportedly became the first female head physician in National Football League history Wednesday when the Washington Redskins hired her as their new director of sports medicine.
Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed the landmark nature of the staff addition. The Redskins announced the hire on their official site and provided comments from West, who also serves as the lead team physician of MLB's Washington Nationals:
I'm excited to be to joining the Redskins' medical team and helping to provide the highest quality medical care, where we focus to improve performance, decrease injuries and provide immediate access to an elite group of medical specialists. I look forward to helping athletes on the field and being involved in community outreach and initiatives with the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.
At a time when concussions are a hot-button topic in the NFL, Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk noted West stated football is as "safe as it's ever b...

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