The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association (OATA) selected Marc Galloway, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Mercy Health – Cincinnati, for the 2022 Ohio Team Physician Award.

The award recognizes a team physician who has demonstrated professional excellence, is committed to the care of competitive athletes and works effectively with athletic trainers as part of an efficient team to deliver care to athletes. This is the second time that he has been selected as the award recipient.

Longtime Bengals athletic trainer Paul Sparling expresses that Dr. Galloway “fully understands the value and the role of the athletic trainer and admires and utilizes the skills and training of the certified and licensed athletic training staff of the Cincinnati Bengals. He has come to rely on them daily and considers them as an essential part of the health care team.”

Dr. Galloway earned his medical degree at Duke University. He completed his residency in general and orthopedic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center. He is board-certified in both general and orthopedic sports medicine. He has been included in Best Doctors in America since 1996 and has frequently been cited as a “Best Doc” by Cincy and Cincinnati magazines.

Dr. Galloway has expertise in the treatment of athletic injuries as well as arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He serves as a consultant for the National Football League and is in his 12th year as the head team physician and medical director for the Cincinnati Bengals. 
The Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association (OATA) is a not-for-profit [501(c) (6)- IRS approved, 10/98] organization dedicated to the health care needs of the physically active. Founded in 1984, the primary goal of the OATA is to ensure that athletes, at any level, receive immediate, professional, quality health care. This comprehensive and cost-effective care is accomplished with the daily contact and cooperation with physicians and other allied health care professionals.

Members of the OATA are highly qualified allied health professionals who are educated and experienced in dealing with the health care needs of the physically active, whether they are a high school student-athlete, a "weekend warrior," an active mother or an Olympic hopeful. Membership has risen steadily to more than 2,000 members.

Formally recognized by the American Medical Association, athletic trainers are employed in a variety of settings including, but not restricted to professional, collegiate, scholastic, industrial and sports medicine clinics.