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The Philadelphia Inquirer and Healio Orthopaedics Highlight the Life and Legacy of Dr. Joseph Torg Following His Passing at Age 88

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Joseph S. Torg, MD, who graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in 1961 and co-created the first university-based sports medicine program with Ted Quedenfeld at Temple University Hospital in 1974, passed away on December 15 at 88 years old. Known as the “Father of Sports Medicine,” Dr. Torg also created the Joe Torg, MD, Endowed Scholarship Fund with his wife, Barbara, at the Katz School of Medicine, and his work was instrumental in spear tackling being banned in football in 1976. Dr. Torg’s passing and accomplishments were covered by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Healio Orthopedics.