Dr George T. Chiampas
USA | FIFA
Dr. Chiampas is an Assistant Professor and Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He serves as Associate Director of EMS and Medical Director for Community and Sports Event Preparedness and Management at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, EMS Director for the Chicago Police Department, as well as founder and Co-Director of the Chicago Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation and Educational Services (CCARES), a foundation which promotes greater public education, awareness, training and legislation on Sudden Cardiac Death.
Since 2007, Dr. Chiampas has supported the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle as Medical Director. During this time the Chicago Marathon has become a leader and example globally in operational safety and emergency preparedness and response in mass event incidents. Additionally, he has led innovative educational situational tracking and communication tools which have led to greater public safety during mass event disasters. Dr. Chiampas has served as President and currently serves on the Board of the International Institute for Race Medicine IIRM which promotes runner and race safety during mass events.
In 2014, Dr. Chiampas was appointed as Chief Medical Officer for the U.S. Soccer Federation, developing and establishing best practice policies and building the sports medicine platform for the federation as well as guiding sport safety for the 4+ million players nationally. He additionally serves as Team Physician for the Men’s National team, traveling nationally and internationally for competitions and tournaments since 2006. He serves as a Team Physician to the Chicago Blackhawks since 2013, was previously with Northwestern University Athletics including serving as Interim Head Team Physician from 2011-2013. He also serves on Gatorades Sports Science Institutes GSSI speakers’ panel and is a board member for FIFA’s Medical Advisory Board implementing best practices in the sport of soccer globally.