Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center

Dr. Arthur & Martha Pappas

Dr. ARTHUR M. PAPPAS of Auburn, Massachusetts, earned his Bachelor of Arts at Harvard College and completed his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Pappas is considered the “founder” of sports medicine. He has served as medical director for the Boston Red Sox for over 25 years and has had a long distinguished career at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, serving as the founding cDr. and Mrs. Pappashair of the Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation and professor and chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 2007 he received the Edward Bradford Award for his lifelong commitment to handicapped children and an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Franklin Pierce College. The Massachusetts Medical Society presented Dr. Pappas with a Lifetime Achievement award in 2011 and in the same year received a Doctor of Science, honoris causa from the University of Massachusetts. He was a member of the Franklin Pierce Board of Trustees from 1998 - 2006.

quote It is important to expand not only the rehabilitation potential, the athletic potential, but the reality that the student must have more opportunities to participate in their career in Health Services.

      - Dr. Arthur Pappas



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