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Dr. Todd Tredinnick Honored with William B. Howard Team Physician Award

June 19th, 2020

William B. Howard, M.D. - Team Physician Award: Dr. Todd TredinnickTowson Orthopaedic Associates is proud to announce that Sports Medicine Physician, Dr. Todd Tredinnick, is the recipient of the William B. Howard Team Physician Award of 2019 as recognized by the Maryland Athletic Trainers Association.

This award, named in memory of William H. B. “Bill” Howard, is presented to a physician who, like Dr. Howard, exemplifies what it means to be a team physician.

For nearly four decades, Dr. Howard cared for athletes of all ages, athletic abilities, and endeavors. Dr. Howard possessed a tireless work ethic and truly epitomized what it meant to be a “Team Physician”.

Having had Dr. Howard as part of our team, Towson Orthopaedics is proud to recognize yet another exceptional team physician in Dr. Tredinnick.

Dr. Tredinnick was nominated for this award by many current and former members of the Harford County athletic community including Edgewood High School’s Head Athletic Trainer, Katie Sporing, LAT, ATC.

In her nomination letter, Ms. Sporing says “When Dr. Howard suddenly passed away, I thought no doctor I would work with would ever really be able to live up to his standard. I was lucky enough that Dr. Tredinnick, without hesitation, came to me and said that he would take over as team physician for Edgewood High School . . . Having worked with Dr. Howard and knowing the standard he set of being a ‘Team Physician’, Dr. Todd Tredinnick is a man of the same values and commitment to the student-athletes and athletic trainers.”

She says Dr. Tredinnick is recommended by many of the ATCs in the area when orthopedic care is needed because “he ‘gets’ sports medicine, is empathic to the athletes, and has a bedside manner that makes parents and athletes realize that everything will be ok.”

“[Dr. Tredinnick] has a bedside manner that makes parents and athletes realize that everything will be ok.” ~ Katie Sporing, LAT, ATC

Another letter supporting Dr. Tredinnick was signed by approximately 60 people including athletic directors, school support staff, athletic trainers, and physical therapists.

Qualifications for the William B. Howard Team Physician Award include:

  • Function as the team physician for a high school, college/university, or professional team for a minimum of five years.
  • Be the supervising physician for the athletic trainer and staff.
  • Provide sideline/courtside coverage of games both home & away.
  • Provide athletic training room sick call/injury clinic visits.
  • Participate in the development and periodic review of medical policies & procedures.
  • Be available to the athletic trainer & staff 24/7 or 365 for consultations/directions.
  • Be a “Champion” for athletic trainers as allied healthcare professionals.

Learn more about the William B. Howard Award>>

Dr. Todd J. Tredinnick specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Fellowship-trained in sports medicine, Dr. Tredinnick has the added expertise needed to keep athletes of all ages at their desired competitive level. Click here to learn more about Dr. Tredinnick>>