Ross Mathiasen, MD, named director of Athletic Medicine for Husker Athletics 

Ross Mathiasen, MD

Ross Mathiasen, MD

Emergency and sports medicine physician Ross Mathiasen, MD, is the new director of Athletic Medicine for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Mathiasen will lead a new initiative that will see Nebraska Medicine physicians providing care to Nebraska Athletics’ student-athletes. Nebraska Medicine’s physicians will provide both clinic staffing and event coverage as a part of the new agreement. 

“The goal of this partnership is to utilize all the medical resources and expertise available to provide the best and most convenient care for our student-athletes,” said Trev Alberts, director of Husker Athletics. “Having Nebraska Medicine, the clinical partner of UNMC, working in this role will give our student-athletes access to providers who will be able to do just that.” 

Dr. Mathiasen has been with Nebraska Medicine and UNMC for a little more than eight years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from medical school at UNMC. He completed his emergency medicine residency and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa. He currently serves as chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Sports Medicine Section and chair of the NSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. He also is tournament physician for the NCAA Men’s College World Series and has previously served as a physician for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Additionally, he has provided medical care to a number of local high schools.  

“There is a rich history of sports medicine at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and I am honored to be able to continue to build upon the prior success,” Dr. Mathiasen said. “In addition to providing excellent care to the student-athletes, the addition of Nebraska Medicine resources allows for innovation and growth opportunities within Sports Medicine to reach the goal of being the model sports medicine program in the country.” 

Dr. Mathiasen will continue to serve in his roles with Nebraska Medicine and UNMC, however, in a reduced capacity. More information about the operation of this new agreement will be available soon.  

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  1. Walker Lana says:

    Congratulations Ross well deserved. I’m sure you’ll excell at the job. GOOD JOB best of luck in the future..

  2. Beth Morris says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Mathiasen!

  3. Larry Buttry says:

    Congratulations Ross very proud of you.

    Go big red!

  4. Brian Delaney says:

    Congrats Ross, that is awesome!

  5. Ben Buttry says:

    Congratulations Ross. Awesome job!

  6. Dani Burgan says:

    Congratulations Dr. Mathiasen!

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