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Sourav Poddar
Position: Team Physician
Alma Mater: Rice '93/UT-Southwestern Medical Center '98

Dr. Sourav Poddar is his 15th year working with the CU athletic program as a team physician, his 13th with the football program.†

Poddar, 42, is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, and is on staff at the CU Sports Medicine Clinic as well as the University Medicine-Westminster.† He also serves as the Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine (PCSM) Program.

He is board certified in family practice, with a CAQ certificate in sports medicine.† His specific areas of medical interest are sports medicine, heat illnesses and concussions.† In addition to primary care, he specializes in the non-operative management of sports medicine injuries, as well as injury prevention, and novel approaches to treat overuse injuries.

He graduated from Rice University in 1993 with a degree in biochemistry, and then completed medical school at the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 1997.† At Rice, he was a member of the soccer team.

Sourav completed his residency in family practice at the UCHSC-Rose in Denver (he was chief resident during his third year in residency), and subsequently completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Colorado, working with former CU team physician Rob Loeffler.

Born April 15, 1972 in Bombay, India, his family moved to the United States when he was a two-year old; he graduated from Clear Lake High School in Houston, where he lettered in soccer.† He is married to the former Emily Aldeen.† (His name is pronounced shuh-rav poe-dar.)

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