Bhubaneswar: Dr Sudeep Satpathy (Physiology and Sports Medicine), Professor of Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), KIIT University, has been named doctor of the Tokyo-bound Indian men’s Olympic hockey squad.
Dr Satpathy, who holds a Diploma in Sports Medicine from International Olympic Committee (IOC), has a fair bit of experience in the field of sports.
He accompanied the Indian senior men’s hockey team on its tour of Argentina for training and practice matches from April 1-15, was a Doping Control Officer in the Medical Delegation for AFC Champions League-West 2020, as well as Sports Medicine doctor for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Premier Badminton league.
He was also team doctor of Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters FC in the 2015 Indian Super League.
KIIT & KISS Founder Prof. Achyuta Samanta congratulated Dr Satpathy and wished him success for the prestigious assignment.
The first doctor from Odisha to get this opportunity, Dr Satpathy thanked Prof. Samanta for the support and blessing he had received.