University of Northwestern

Partnering with University of Northwestern to provide prevenative care and on-the-field medical support to student athletes.

Team Physician: Dr. Furmanek

Summit sports medicine expert Jeffrey Furmanek, D.O., has been supporting the student athletes of the University of Northwestern St. Paul since 2011. Dr. Furmanek has worked in partnership with the university’s 3 athletic trainers to keep athletes healthy, prevent injury, and get injured players back to the activities they are so passionate about.

Dr. Furmanek’s Approach to Care

“My training has taught me to understand that the human body is a complex sum of its parts with an innate ability to heal. My role as an orthopedic surgeon can be an important part of this natural process.”

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