Orlando, Florida (May 31, 2016) – Daryl Osbahr, M.D., chief of sports medicine at Orlando Health, has been named venue medical director for Copa America Centenario in Orlando. In this role, Osbahr will oversee onsite medical services during the tournament at the newly-renamed Camping World Stadium (formerly known as the Orlando Citrus Bowl) to ensure all medical needs are met for competing athletes. He’ll be joined by Harrison Youmans, M.D., sports medicine specialist at Orlando Health, as assistant venue medical director, and Carol Kneller, MA, ATC, LAT, director of athletic training and outreach at Orlando Health, as venue medical liaison.
At 100 years old, COPA America is the oldest international continental soccer tournament. It will be played in 10 cities throughout the United States, including Orlando, June 3 through June 26. It is the first time the tournament will be held in the United States and will feature 16 national teams from South America, North America, and the Caribbean, including the U.S. Men’s National Team.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve as Orlando’s medical director for Copa America Centenario,” says Osbahr. “Our top-notch sports medicine team at Orlando Health has what it takes to support the needs of the teams participating in this prestigious tournament, and we’re looking forward to showcasing our ability on an international stage.”
In addition to his role as chief of sports medicine at Orlando Health, Osbahr serves as medical director for Major League Soccer’s Orlando City SC, Orlando City B of the United Soccer League, and Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League. He leads a team of Orlando Health physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers who serve as exclusive medical provider for all three professional teams. Under his direction, the medical team provides comprehensive medical care for players, including on-site, in-stadium medical services on game day.
About Orlando HealthOrlando Health is a $2.3 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals, and outpatient care centers throughout Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,000 physicians have privileges at Orlando Health, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 15,000 employees who serve nearly 2 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients annually. Additionally, Orlando Health provides nearly $235 million in support of community health needs. More information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.