Doc Simpson interviews Sports Medicine Physician Dr. John Neidecker
Dr. John Neidecker was born and raised in New York on Long Island. He has wanted to be a physician from his earliest recollection. He was an athlete and his own experience with injuries led him to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. Knowing this, he decided to obtain his undergraduate degree and certification in athletic training from High Point University. After college he then worked for one year as a certified athletic trainer at South Side High School on Long Island. He then went on to go to medical school in south New Jersey at Rowan University, School of Osteopathic Medicine. He then remained there to complete his residency in family practice and served as chief resident. After residency, he went on to his fellowship at the world famous Cleveland Clinic, working with the Cleveland Indians, Lake Erie Crushers and Oberlin College.
After his medical training was complete, Dr. Neidecker went back to south New Jersey to work at the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute where he served as team physician for Rutgers- Camden University, Rowan University and the Philadelphia Wings. (Professional Indoor Lacrosse)
One of Dr. Neidecker’s passions is ringside medicine. He is on the board of directors for the Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international non-profit organization, dedicated to health and protection of boxers and mixed martial artists. He serves as the ARP certification committee chair, enabling physicians to become certified in ringside medicine in collaboration with the American College of Sports Medicine.
Association of Ringside Physicians: http://www.ringsidearp.org
Serving over 3 decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as an Emergency Medicine Physician assigned to Special Operations, Mike Simpson is well acquainted with what it truly means to be a warrior. As a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and a practicing fight doctor, Mike works extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical medicine and combat sports medicine, he is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor. Now, as host of the Mind Of The Warrior podcast, Mike shares his knowledge, and that of his guests, in an effort to spread to warrior ethos to the general public.