World Tens Series professional rugby introduces Northside's Dr. Mark Sakr as tournament medical director

The World Tens Series has named Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute's Dr. Mark Sakr as tournament medical director for the World Tens Series Bermuda 2020. Dr. Sakr has years of experience working with the USA Men’s and Women’s Olympic rugby teams at the US tournament stops of the HSBC 7’s series, and he has worked as team physician with the USA Rugby 15's Men’s National Team, including at the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

Dr. Sakr currently is director of non-operative sports medicine for Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute and program director of the Northside Hospital Sports Medicine Fellowship. Originally from New York, Dr. Sakr has always been active, playing football, soccer and basketball growing up, and he played flanker and number eight for the University of Michigan rugby team.

The first-ever Word Tens Series tournament will take place Oct. 24-Nov. 7. Eight international privately-owned teams from all over the world will compete in a ten-a-side rugby tournament, over three rounds of action which includes round-robin, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals.

Other Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine providers joining Dr. Sakr include Drs. Stephanie Hsu, Joseph Powers, Douglas Leder, and Daniel Charek. All will provide their expert care to the athletes and staff competing in this premier event that will be broadcast internationally.

Dr. Sakr has been working with local authorities to ensure a safe event for all players; he is responsible for ensuring players receive the best medical care.

“We have worked closely with the Bermuda Health Ministry to make sure we are adhering to their travel and quarantine guidelines as we enter into the World Tens Bubble in Bermuda," said Dr. Sakr. "There are many considerations for medical that happen before any athlete steps foot at a tournament site."

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