Last updated on: 7/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Shannon Sovndal, MD Biography

Title:
Emergency Medicine Physician at Boulder Community Hospital and former doctor of the Slipstream cycling team
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

“Athletes these days are often put through the ringer by the drug testing agencies. Their lives are disrupted frequently, even if they never test positive. Since a positive test will likely ruin an athlete’s career, there should be no doubt when delivering a positive test verdict. I have long been a fan of cycling, and am sorry to continually read about new doping scandals. I never thought I’d need my medical degree just to figure out the technology behind the latest and greatest doping techniques.”

“The Hamilton Case: A Doctor Explains Blood Doping,” VeloNews, Sep. 28, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Emergency Medicine Physician at Boulder Community Hospital, Colorado
  • Former Team Doctor, Slipstream cycling team
  • Medical Director, American Medical Response (AMR), Colorado
  • Physician, General Center For Clinical Research, University of Colorado
  • Former Team Doctor, Slipstream cycling team
  • Founder, Thrive HFM.com
  • Former Resident Doctor, Stanford University Hospital
  • Member, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Member, American College of Emergency Medicine
  • Winner, California/Nevada District Road Cycling Championship
Education:
  • Resident Doctor, Stanford University Hospital
  • MD, Columbia University
Other:
  • None found