Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) will host Jeffery Kovan, DO, Team Physician at Michigan State University (MSU), on October 18th at 7pm for a presentation about his work with MSU athletes. He will also describe his experiences as a physician for the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Dr. Kovan’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Community Room on MMCC’s Mt. Pleasant campus.

Dr. Kovan received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan State University. He was Head Primary Care Team Physician for Western Michigan University from 1991 to 1995. Dr. Kovan is currently the Director of Sports Medicine and Performance for MSU Athletics and oversees the health care of all student-athletes. His primary team coverage responsibilities include men's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country and track, rowing, and men's and women's golf. He also volunteers at the Playmaker’s Injury Clinic.

Sports Medicine is a rapidly growing career path in health care, encompassing physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and nurses. Sports medicine focuses on preventing and treating sports related injuries as well as improving movement and performance among athletes and all those who look for more effective exercise programs. The field also seeks to help disabled patients expand their physical capabilities.

This is the first presentation in MMCC’s new Ronald G. Verch Visiting Scholars Speaker Series. The College anticipates hosting future speakers who will share their life stories or unique experiences. For more information about this MMCC presentation, please contact Matt Miller at mmiller@midmich.edu or 989.386.6600.

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