April 19, 2021
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Mark Silbey, MD, Named New Hampshire Athletic Trainers’ Association Service Award Winner
Keene, NH—Cheshire Medical Center’s Mark B. Silbey, MD, has received the 2020 New Hampshire Service Award from the New Hampshire Athletic Trainers’ Association (NHATA). The award recognizes non-athletic trainers from various backgrounds who have made outstanding contributions to the profession of athletic training in New Hampshire. Keene State College’s Athletic Training Program Director Wanda Swiger, EdD, ATC, CES, NH-LAT, presented the award to Dr. Silbey on April 7, 2021, at Cheshire Medical Center.
“Through his leadership and advocacy for the athletic training profession, and in partnership with Dr. Cherie Holmes and Tate Erickson, ATC, Cheshire Medical Center’s Orthopaedics Department has become a leader in the state of New Hampshire in the utilization of the athletic trainer in a physician’s office,” said Dr. Swiger. “By creating a multidisciplinary health care team, the athletic trainers work side-by-side with physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and others to provide a unique but quality health care model to the residents of the Monadnock region.”
Dr. Silbey helped introduce the practice of using certified athletic trainers as primary clinical support staff with orthopaedic surgeons in New Hampshire. He serves as the Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Program, which supports Keene High School, Monadnock Regional High School, Fall Mountain Regional High School, and the Keene Swamp Bats. He is also the team physician for Keene State College’s Athletics Department.
Dr. Silbey has provided sports medicine care since 1992. He joined the Orthopaedics Department as an orthopaedic surgeon at Cheshire Medical Center in 2001. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and his orthopaedic residency at Duke University Medical Center, where he was chief orthopaedic resident from 1990-1991. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1992. He holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
In addition to providing consultation services to local sports teams including the Keene Swamp Bats, the Monadnock Marauders, Keene State College, Keene High School, Monadnock Regional High School, and others, Silbey has been a sports medicine consultant to the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, the U.S. Soccer Federation and the Sarasota Ballet Company of Sarasota, Florida. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Orthopaedics is the broad-based medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The Orthopaedic Department at Cheshire Medical Center cares for patients of all ages and offers comprehensive care and treatment options for existing conditions, sports injuries, and accidents. Options, information, and support are shared with each patient to create a health care plan that supports the individual’s goals and lifestyle. Our multi-specialty team collaborates closely with physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals to get patients back to the activities they enjoy the most.
For information about Cheshire Medical Center, visit cheshiremed.org or call 603-354-5400.
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About Cheshire Medical Center: Cheshire Medical Center (Cheshire) is a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (D-HH) affiliate providing the communities in the Greater Monadnock Region a continuum of care spanning primary care and specialty medicine, to surgical services and acute inpatient care. For more than 125 years, Cheshire has been a key contributor to the health and vitality of the Monadnock Region. As a not-for-profit community medical center, Cheshire is deeply committed to delivering excellent care in a safe and welcoming environment. Cheshire is dedicated to being a great neighbor and serves as an integral community resource. Cheshire is the area’s largest health care provider and leading employer. Along with the services delivered on their Keene campus and satellite locations, the Medical Center partners with local organizations to provide vital services and programs throughout the region. To learn more, call 603-354-5400 or visit cheshiremed.org.