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Atlanta Braves announce changes to medical staff

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Changes are on the way

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The Atlanta Braves announced several changes to their medical staff on Wednesday. Dr. Gary M. Lourie has been named as the team’s head physician while Brandon Scott was promoted to Head Sports Performance Coach. The team also announced that Jordan Wolf was named the team’s Performance Therapist.

“We look forward to continuing our tradition of providing the best possible medical care for our players and staff,” Braves general manager John Coppolella said. “Gary Lourie will lead this group and we are excited about what he brings as a doctor, leader, and longtime member of the Braves family.”

Lourie has been a member of the Braves’ medical staff as an associate physician since 2000. He also serves as the Hand Surgeon Consultant for Georgia Tech athletics and is Head Orthopedic Team Physician for the Yellow Jackets baseball team.

“I am honored to assume this position as Head Team Physician with the Atlanta Braves and to continue my longtime association with this franchise,” Lourie said. “Our staff of dedicated, experienced physicians, some of whom have been affiliated with the Braves for many years, will work to assure that this great baseball organization has the finest medical care for players and staff.”

Scott served last season as the team’s performance therapist. He previously served as the Director of Athletic Performance for the University of Portland.

Wolf previously served as Minor League Conditioning Coordinator for the San Diego Padres. He also spent time as a strength and conditioning coach for the Diamondbacks minor league system.