Surgeon plays soccer on world stage

Dr. David Machado-Aranda joins physicians in 2015 World Medical Football Championships

There’s a World Cup for soccer-playing physicians, and University of Michigan surgeon Dr. David Machado-Aranda will play defense for the U.S. as 18 countries including Germany, Brazil, Great Britain and Austria compete in the 2015 World Medical Football Championships. Before play begins June 28 in Long Beach, Calif., the Venezuelan-born physician shares what soccer has taught him about the importance of team work – on the pitch and in the operating room.

UPDATE: U.S. team outmatched Venezuela 2-0 to advance to the semifinals on July 3.

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