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Larry Nassar, D.O., ATC, FAOASM

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Dr. Larry Nassar, D.O., ATC, FAOASM

Associate Professor and Team Physician
Michigan State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Department of Radiology
Division of Sports Medicine

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Dr. Larry Nassar received his medical degree from Michigan State University in 1993.  He completed his family practice residency at St. Lawrence Hospital in 1996 followed by a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Michigan State University in 1997.  Dr. Nassar is the Team Physician for the M.S.U. Women’s Gymnastics and Women’s Crew Teams.  He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, Division of Sports Medicine and teaches sports medicine and physical exam skills to the first and second year medical students in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at M.S.U.  He developed the curriculum and created the four sports medicine courses currently taught to the medical students at M.S.U. Dr. Nassar is the medical consultant for the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. His medical practice is specific for osteopathic manual medicine and primary care sports medicine care of athletes and is located at the M.S.U. Sports Medicine Clinic.  Dr. Nassar has dedicated his medical practice in the memory of his two greatest mentors: David Hough, M.D. and Allan Jacobs, D.O.

Dr. Nassar is a 1985 graduate from the University Of Michigan where he received his athletic training education.  He maintained his certification as an athletic trainer for 20 years and believes this has enhanced his ability to care for the injured athlete.  After 20 years as a certified athletic trainer he was eligible to retire.  He has chosen to do so but continues his support of the athletic training profession.  He has been appointed by the Governor of Michigan to the Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers to oversee the practice of athletic trainers and their licensure in the state of Michigan.

In addition to his work at M.S.U., Dr. Nassar is the USA Gymnastics’ National Team Physician. Since 1996, he has been responsible to coordinate the medical care for USA Gymnastics at every national and international competition.  He has been a part of the USA Gymnastics National Team Medical Staff since 1986. Locally, he has been the team physician for Gedderts’ Twistars Gymnastics Club  since 1996 and Holt High School since 1997.
Dr. Nassar received a patent on his ankle brace for gymnasts’ with syndesmotic ankle sprains in 1990 (patent #4,926,846).

Dr. Nassar has accumulated many awards throughout his medical career.  A partial list includes the following awards:

“USA Gymnastics Shirley Marshack Memorial Award for the Development of the Talent Opportunity Program”

“United States Women’s Gymnastics Elite Coaches Association National
Contributor of the Year” Voted on by the coaches nation wide.  He has received this award 6 times.
“USA Gymnastics Service Award”
Presented by the USAG Athlete Advisory Council

“USA Gymnastics Region 5 Contributor of the Year”
Voted on by the coaches in USAG Region 5.  He has received this award 4 times.
(The USA Gymnastics Region 5 Consists of the Following
  States: MI, OH, IL, IN, KY)

“Women’s Gymnastics Contributor of the Year for the State of Michigan” Voted on by the coaches in the state of Michigan.  He has received this award 3 times.

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Contact Information:

MSU Sports Medicine
4660 South Hagadorn Road
Suite 420
East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517.884.6100
Fax: 517.884.6233

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