Pt. Loma doctor named team physician for hungry U.S.A. rugby sevens squad

By Scott Hopkin

Dr. Joseph Allen, SGUSOM ’99, will serve as USA Rugby’s team doctor during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ’16 Games will mark the first time that rugby is an Olympic event for nearly a century (1924, Paris)

The U.S. Olympic Committee screened and certified Dr. Allen, who is a partner at Point Loma Family Practice and Sports Medicine in San Diego, California. Dr. Allen then flew to Australia for the first stop on the HSBC Sevens World Series tour, which makes six stops in four continents between February and May of 2012.

Dr. Allen is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in both family medicine and sports medicine. In addition to his practice, he is the team physician for the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club Rugby team, one of the premier rugby clubs in San Diego……

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