Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Russell Meldrum, MD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine
Position:
Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Drug use is a serious concern, not only for the concepts of integrity and fair play in competitive sports, but because of the health threats to the athletes. Certainly drug testing programs should continue with increasing numbers of athletes being tested and increasing penalties for detection, since these are most likely means of deterrence. Drug education programs must also continue in a further attempt to curtail the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs by empowering the young athlete with the information and skills to make responsible and healthy decisions.”

Cowritten with Judy R. Feinberg, PhD, “Drug Use by College Athletes: Is Random Testing an Effective Deterrent?,” The Sport Journal, Spring 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2007-present
  • Chief of Orthopedics, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital, 2004-present
  • Attending Staff, Indiana University Hospital, 2000-present
  • Attending Staff, Wishard Memorial Hospital, 2000-present
  • Attending Staff, Riley Children’s Hospital, 2000-present
  • Attending Staff, Methodist Hospital, 2000-present
  • Attending Consultant, Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital, 2000-present
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Indiana University School of Medicine, 2000-2007
  • Awarded, “General’s Medal,” Brooke Army Medical Center, 2003
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, University of South Alabama, 1999-2000
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, University of South Alabama, 1998-2000
  • Clinical Instructor – Assistant in Orthopedics, Harvard Medical School, 1996-1997
  • Resident Physician, Orthopedic Surgery, St. Mary’s Medical Center, 1992-1996
Education:
  • MD, University of Utah, 1991
  • BA, Chemistry, Brigham Young University, 1987
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?
  2. Are Existing Testing Efforts Effective in Detecting the Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs?