Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Richard Reynolds, MD, pediatric surgeon-in-chief and chief of orthopaedic surgery, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, to the Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers. The 11-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the licensure and practice of more than 1,000 athletic trainers.

"We are very proud of Rick and his appointment by the governor," said Herman Gray, MD, MBA, president, DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. "He’s perfectly suited for such a role, and his experience and track record will certainly be an asset to the Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers."

Prior to his current roles at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and as clinical associate professor at Wayne State University, Reynolds served as a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He holds bachelors and medical degrees from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine in Canada and a master's degree in health care management from Harvard School of Public Health.

Appointees to the Michigan Board of Athletic Trainers serve four-year terms that commence January 1, 2013 and expire December 31, 2016. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

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About DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan For more than 125 years the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is the first and most experienced hospital in the state dedicated exclusively to the treatment of children. A leader internationally in neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, oncology, and diagnostic services, it is ranked one of America’s best hospitals for children. More Michigan pediatricians are trained at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan than in any other facility. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is one of eight hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). The DMC is proud to be the Official Healthcare Services Provider of the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.