Dr. Thom Mayer Shares His Experiences as Medical Director for the NFL Players Association

Baptist was a proud sponsor of the recent cityCURRENT events with Dr. Thom Mayer, medical director for the NFL Players Association.

During an in-person reception on Thursday, May 4 and a virtual breakfast presentation on Friday, May 5, Dr. Mayer shared his experiences and emphasized the importance of being prepared to respond to emergencies. Baptist also offered CPR training for community coaches and trainers on May 4.

Baptist’s Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Physician Executive Dr. Saju Joy moderated the panel discussion, titled “The Heart of Sports: Keeping our Student Athletes Healthy and Safe,” with Dr. Mayer, Dr. Marcus Biggers with OrthoSouth, Dr. Tamunoinemi Bob-Manuel with Stern Cardiovascular, Dr. Candice Crewse with Baptist Medical Group-River City Pediatrics, Dr. Steve Gubin with Stern Cardiovascular and Dr. Christopher Witherspoon with Baptist Medical Group-Brain and Spine Clinic.

Dr. Mayer is an expert in cardiovascular disease. In 2009, he led the work to ensure all NFL teams had emergency action plans.