Trustee Candidate: Medicine Tracy Ray, M.D., FACSM
Orthopaedic Surgery Director
Primary Sports Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
1. Please list your previous service to ACSM.
I became a member of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1993, when I anticipated attending my first Team Physician Course. I was a first year family medicine resident with aspirations of becoming a Fellowship trained sports medicine physician. Upon completion of my family medicine residency, and subsequent Sports Medicine Fellowship, I have remained active, both as a speaker and attendee at Annual Meetings and Team Physician Courses. I most recently performed as faculty for the Advanced Team Physician Course 2012 given in New Orleans. Otherwise, most of my involvement with ACSM has been at the Southeastern Chapter level. Since 2002, I have been involved with the planning Committee for the clinical track portion of the Annual Meeting for the Southeastern ACSM. From 2006 to 2009, I functioned as the Clinical Representative and member of the board of the directors for the SEACSM. It was during that time that I was installed as a Fellow to the American College of Sports Medicine.
2. What is ACSM’s greatest strength and how would you make that aspect of the organization even stronger?
I’ve often been impressed with ACSM’s ability to create unity with professionals from multiple disciplines into a unified field of study. During the 20 years of my involvement with the organization I have seen and benefited from this strength. It is my hope that the organization will continue to reach out to all professionals with an interest in advocating for health and fitness. I do, indeed, feel that one of my strengths is the ability to bring people together to share expertise and learn from each other’s experiences. This has been one of my primary objectives in leadership roles that I have held, both within ACSM and in other organizations.
3. ACSM works closely with many other organizations, including associations, companies, philanthropies, and governmental agencies. Indicate those organizations/companies/agencies for which you play an advisory, consulting, or leadership role.
I have previously served on the Board of Directors for the American Medicine Society for Sports Medicine from 2007 to 2011. I’ve also previously served as a member and subcommittee Chair on the NCAA Competitive Safe Guards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee. I’m currently AMSSM’s liaison to the National Athletic Trainers Association. I’m also a member of the Anti-doping Review Board for the United Stated Anti-doping Agency and sit on the Primary Care Sports Medicine advisory board to DJO Global. At Duke University, as an Associate Professor, I serve as the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine and the Fellowship Program, as well as the Director of the Duke Sports Medicine Outreach Program.