|Title:||Team Physician (Hockey)|
Dr. Scott Grindel, a sports medicine physician, is presently in his 14th year as a team physician for Ferris State University Athletics after starting in September 2004.
Dr. Grindel has a Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Practice at Spectrum Health Reed City (Mich.) campus. He's board certified in both Sports Medicine and Family Practice. Dr. Grindel has done extensive research on concussions having published several papers and given several national presentations on the subject.
Prior to his current professional position, Dr. Grindel was head team physician for Mercyhurst College and the Director of Saint Vincents' Sports Medicine Fellowship Program both in Erie, Pa.
Grindel received his Doctoral Degree in Medicine (MD) from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and would go on to do his residency training at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., in which he served as a team physician for the University's athletics program. Following his residency, Dr. Grindel completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) in which he also was a team physician for not only Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University but also the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Football League's (NHL) Pittsburgh Steelers.
Grindel graduated from Three Rivers (Mich.) High School before earning his bachelor's degree in physiology from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Grindel is married to Nicole and the couple have two children, Samantha and Nicholas. He's very active in the community, volunteering time with two local high school as a team physician. Grindel has been on the Reed City Board of Education, vice president of ANGEL Animal Rescue, and on the Crossroads Community Center Board which was formed to fund and construct a fitness center in his community. His interests include downhill skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, and camping.