Following this development, Mount Sinai Health System will remain the US Open’s official hospital and medical services provider through 2026.
Through a team of recognised orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine and emergency medicine doctors, musculoskeletal radiologists, and other specialists from the Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai has subsequently, since the collaboration’s inception in 2013, offered the best athletes top-tier medical care throughout the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This will once again continue by means of a rekindled alliance and expanded medical services program.
Stacey Allaster, US Open Tournament Director and Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, USTA, said, “Mount Sinai has been an incredibly vital partner for more than 10 years, setting industry standards for player health care at the US Open. Continuing this partnership strengthens our ability to deliver on our shared priorities. Together we provide best-in-class care and services for US Open players and our Billie Jean King and Davis Cup teams, and we spread the message that tennis is an ideal sport for health and longevity.”
In addition to hosting the US Open, Mount Sinai has reaffirmed its dedication to serving as the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup teams’ official medical services provider.
Dr Alexis C. Colvin will remain in her long-standing position as team doctor for the U.S. Billie Jean King Cup team and Chief Medical Officer of the US Open. The USTA hired Melissa D. Leber, M.D., earlier this year, to be the next Director of Player Medical Services of the US Open, making the 2023 competition the first to have an all-female leadership team for its player medical services staff.
Along with continuing to be a dependable doctor for the US Open, James N. Gladstone, M.D. will also continue to serve as the official U.S. Davis Cup team physician.
Dr Colvin, said, “We are honored to bring our multidisciplinary team of medical experts together to provide outstanding comprehensive health care for all of the athletes for the 11th consecutive year. I am proud to serve alongside Dr. Leber in her new role. It speaks volumes about the importance of diversity and inclusion in professional sports to have two women leading medical care at an internationally recognised sporting event.
“Along with the entire medical team from Mount Sinai, we bring years of sports medicine expertise grounded in innovative research to the tournament.”
The USTA and Mount Sinai have elevated the US Open over their ten-year cooperation, positioning it at the forefront of healthcare and medical services at major athletic events throughout the world. For the past eight years, Mount Sinai has offered US Open competitors on-site diagnostic ultrasonography and radiographic tests, as well as a devoted radiologist to assist in accurately and reliably diagnosing musculoskeletal ailments.
Along with offering player health care for the 2023 US Open, Mount Sinai will interact with spectators and families at a booth at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center during the competition and Fan Week, at the Mount Sinai Children’s Sports Zone Court on Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, and through digital and social media, sweepstakes, giveaways, and photo opportunities, further showcasing its dedication to diversity and inclusion through a new initiative called “Serving All: Championing Advanced, Equitable Health Care.”
Two professional tennis players will also make special meet-and-greet visits at Mount Sinai; the performers, times, and locations of both events will be announced beforehand.