Bellows is retiring as INDYCAR’s Director of Medical Services, IMS after the 2022 season

Bellows is retiring as INDYCAR’s Director of Medical Services, IMS after the 2022 season

Bellows is retiring as INDYCAR’s Director of Medical Services, IMS after the 2022 season

DR. JEFFREY PELLOWS ANNOUNCED DURING THE NTT INDYCAR SERIES DRIVERS MEETING FRIDAY JULY 15 AT Honda Indy Toronto that he will be stepping down as Director of Medical Services at INDYCAR and Indianapolis Motor Speedway after the 2022 season.

Dr. Julia Pfizer He will succeed Bellows as Director of Medical Services for INDYCAR AND IMS, become First female chief medical officer Punishment body history and track. Pfizer who held office Assistant Medical Director for IndyCar and IMS Since 2021, he has also held an acting position Medical Director at Bellows He was on a short medical leave earlier this spring.

Billows plans to continue contributing to INDYCAR and IMS medical services part-time starting in 2023. he is underwent treatment sMumps salivary cancer since November 2020.

“It’s no secret that the past 20 months have been very difficult for meBellows said. After much thought and discussion with my wife, I You have Established to me retirement at the end of thhe is season. This is something I plan to combat and live with for many yearsAnd the And I thoughtAnd the “I have to enjoy the time I have left.” But I stay until I can helptime because I enjoy it so much.

Opportunity to work with INDYCAR IMS was lifetime opportunity. It was a career like no other. I think it’s very rewarding. Not only does it give me an opportunity to help take care of drivers, but it also gives me an opportunity to promote safety in the motorsports industry.”

Bellows started working at IMS during his stay in 1993, Volunteering at IU Health Emergency Medical Center in the stadium during racing events. He served as AMR Safety Team Physician and Deputy Medical Director and became IMS Director of Medical Services in 2006. Bellows assumed the role of INDYCAR’s Director of Medical Services at 2016.

Besides providing medical care to drivers and spectators at IMS and on INDYCAR race weekends, Bellows has worked tirelessly with INDYCAR officials and the AMR Safety Team to advance driver safety in motorsports, becoming a respected global leader in the field.

Throughout his career with IMS and INDYCAR, Bellows has also served as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Clinical Emergency Medicine at Indiana University College of Medicine.

“Dr. Billows has been an integral part of INDYCAR’s success both on and off the trackAnd thesaid INDYCAR President Jay Frey. “His guidance and experience have been a tremendous asset to the series, the drivers and all of our stakeholders. We are excited that he is spending more time with his family and are grateful that we will still see him on the racetrack.

“Dr. Bellows and Dr. Pfizer have been working very closely together over the past few years, so we know this will be a smooth transition. We look forward to continuing to work with Dr. Pfizer as she leads in her new leadership position as Indykar’s first Chief Medical Officer.”

IMS President J. Douglas Bowles said: “There are not enough words to express our complete gratitude and respect for Dr. Bellows and his service to our racing community. We appreciate his contributions and are thrilled that we will continue to see him at IU Health Infield Care through May and beyond. We also know that Dr. Pfizer is extremely well prepared for this new role and we congratulate her on this exciting opportunity.”

Vaizer has operated under Belows with AMR Safety Team since 2020 and became the first person to complete the IU School of Medicine Motorsports Fellowship in July 2021. she She has been associated with motorsports medicine since 2017 and began her involvement with INDYCAR and IMS the following year while attending an elective motorsports medicine training program. Pfizer He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at IU College of Medicine and as Assistant Medical Director for IU Health LifeLine.

She earned her undergraduate degree in 2011 from the University of Florida and her medical degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida. She completed emergency residency training at Detroit Reception Hospital in 2019 and completed a dual fellowship in medicine in EMS/Motorsports at IU College of Medicine in 2021.

Dr. Bellows He was a friend, mentor, mentor, and family friend to mePfizer said. There is a lot of excitement for him to take a new stage in his life and spend more time with his family. It’s great that he’s staying on as an INDYCAR doctor.

It is an honor to be chosen to carry on his legacy. You fill me with inspiration. I know I will work hard to continue doing what he established as one of the most successful medical teams in motorsports. I can’t wait for the next chapter and see how we can continue to improve the field of motorsport medicine for the next generation.”

Bellows said:Dr. Pfizer Not only a skilled and talented emergency medicine doctor but a talented educator. She is the only physician on the planet to have completed an official postgraduate motorsports medicine undergraduate fellowship. i have 100% Confidence to transfer the position of medical director to her.

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