Park Slope United Announce New Medical Director

BROOKLYN UNITED AND PARK SLOPE UNITED ANNOUNCE

NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR

ASAD R. SIDDIQI, DO WILL JOIN BROOKLYN UNITED AND PARK SLOPE UNITED

AT THE END OF SUMMER AND LEAD BOTH PROGRAMS AS 

MEDICAL DIRECTOR 

 

(Brooklyn, NY) August 12th, 2021 – Brooklyn United, Brooklyn’s soccer academy, and Park Slope United, Brooklyn’s premier youth development program, is proud to announce that Asad R. Siddiqi will be joining the club over the summer as Medical Director . Dr. Siddiqi will host seminars for our community throughout the season to discuss various training and healthy lifestyle topics that are pertinent to training and preparing for top level soccer competition. Dr. Siddiqi has worked with a wide range of athletes, and specializes in the comprehensive management of acute and chronic sports injuries, concussion care, and general injury prevention. 

Dr. Siddiqi and his practice will allow our players and families to get direct bookings with his world class staff for treatment. He will also work with our staff to help improve the on and off-field experience at Park Slope United and Brooklyn United by advising our coaching staff on how to monitor, notice and help mitigate training injuries. “I have long admired Park Slope United as model of sustainable and responsible youth athlete development, and I’m honored to join a team that values the health and well-being of their athletes as much as they value achievement.” stated Dr. Siddiqi about his joining Park Slope United and Brooklyn United. “Working directly with the coaches, players, and administration in this role allows us to foster a culture of health, performance, and joy in sport that these kids can carry forward throughout their lives, and I’m thrilled to be a part of that effort.” 

“We are very excited to have a Brooklyn based doctor of Dr. Siddiqi’s caliber joining our team to continue improving the experience and offerings for Brooklyn United and Park Slope United. Over the last two years we have invested heavily on the infrastructure and backend processes that allow the club to continue focusing on providing the highest level training on the field.” Stated Nathan Bell, Founder and Executive Director of BKU and PSU. “We are confident that our methodology, curriculum and player development pathways are some of the best in the region, and adding Dr. Siddiqi to our world-class roster of directors, coaches and front office only demonstrates our clubs dedication to providing a holistic and 360 degree approach to player development.” 

Asad Siddiqi, DO, CAQSM is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College with board certification in rehabilitation medicine and primary care sports medicine. He specializes in the comprehensive management of acute and chronic sports injuries, concussion care, and injury prevention, and he serves as Team Physician for the City College of New York, the United Nations International School, and a number of youth sport and performing arts organizations. He is an advocate for healthy lifestyles and physical activity promotion, and is a firm believer that everybody is an athlete.Dr. Siddiqi completed his undergraduate education at New York University. While attending medical school at A.T. Still University – School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, he cultivated an interest in sports medicine and functional optimization. He went on to complete an internship at Maimonides Medical Center and a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University Medical Center – Rusk Rehabilitation. As a resident, he provided sideline and training room medical coverage for PSAL/CHSAA football, the New York City and Brooklyn marathons, the 2012 Ironman US Championships, LIU-Brooklyn athletics (NCAA Division I), St Joseph’s College athletics (NCAA Division III), and various boxing and mixed-martial arts events throughout New York City. He also developed specialized interests in performing arts medicine through rotations at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries and The Julliard School, as well as in adaptive and wheelchair sports through his work with the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System.Dr. Siddiqi then pursued fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas at Greenville Health System, where he served as team physician for local high schools, the Greenville Drive (Single-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox), North Greenville University athletics (NCAA Division II), and USA Karate. He was a member of the traveling medical staff for Team USA at the 2015 World Karate Federation Junior and Cadet Under-21 Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Siddiqi believes in an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to non-operative management and prevention of sports injuries.