By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

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Gwinnett Medical Center recognizes Freddie Fu, M.D.

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. (May 18, 2017) - Gwinnett Medical Center's (GMC) Sports Medicine Program recently honored Freddie Fu, M.D. of  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with its Pioneer of Sports Medicine Award.

The honor, bestowed yearly to a physician who has made a significant impact in the field of sports medicine and the treatment of athletes, was presented to Dr. Fu for his extensive contributions to surgical techniques for patients.

"Dr. Fu has built a global reputation for innovation in pioneering new surgical techniques for sports-related injuries," said Gary Levengood,  M.D., chairman of GMC's sports medicine program. "With this, we recognize a physician who has dedicated his life to improving patient care."

"I am honored and humbled to be among the group of physicians who have received the Pioneer of Sports Medicine award over the years," said Fu. "I'm deeply appreciative to GMC who is helping advance sports medicine."

Dr. Fu received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he also completed both a residency in orthopedic surgery and a fellowship in orthopedic research. He earned undergraduate and post graduate degrees from Dartmouth and Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.

In 1985, Dr. Fu helped establish the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Sports and Preventive Medicine Institute, which is now a preeminent center. Since 1986, he has served as the head team  physician for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics, and he established the school's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program for physicians.

Dr. Fu received the award at a banquet held at the 1818 Club attended by orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows and other sports medicine professionals from the metro Atlanta area.

GMC's Sports Medicine Program is nationally recognized for not only treating the injuries, but the whole athlete. Services include orthopedic medicine and surgery, sports psychology, concussion treatment, rehabilitation and physical therapy, and fitness and performance enhancement.

About Gwinnett Health System

Gwinnett Health System (GHS) is the parent company of Gwinnett Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Group and Sequent Health Physician Partners. GHS employs 5,000 associates and has 800 affiliated physicians serving more than 600,000 patients annually.  Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) is a nationally-recognized, not-for-profit healthcare network with acute-care hospitals in Lawrenceville and Duluth. Additional facilities include: the Gwinnett Women's Pavilion, the Gwinnett Extended Care Center, Glancy Rehabilitation Center, outpatient health centers and surgical centers, imaging centers and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy facilities. To learn more about how GMC is transforming healthcare, visit gwinnettmedicalcenter.org.