Klenck is UT's new team doctor

Tennessee head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh announced earlier this week that Dr. Chris Klenck, M.D., has accepted the post of team physician on the UT Sports Medicine staff. Klenck, 35, comes to the Vols following a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center.

He served the Indianapolis hospital since June 2001 in the positions of pediatrics intern, pediatrics resident and pediatrics chief resident.

"We all are very excited about having Dr. Klenck on board," McVeigh said. "He comes very highly recommended and we are looking forward to working alongside him as we move toward our goal of providing world-class care to all of our athletes."

In addition to his work at IU Med Center, Klenck was the assistant team physician for the Indianapolis Colts preseason training camps and worked the NFL Scouting Combines in Indianapolis. He has NCAA championships experience, was assistant team physician at Purdue University, his alma mater, and served as a team physician in the Indiana high school ranks.

"This really is a dream job for me," Klenck said. "If I had to sculpt a job from the ground up, this would be it. I'm very excited to have this chance to come to a major university like Tennessee.

"I couldn't be more thrilled to be involved with the medical staff they have here. I'm very impressed with the facilities and they have a lot of exciting things planned for the sports medicine department."

An Evansville, Ind., native, Klenck earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from Purdue before completing his doctor of medicine degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine.

Klenck is married to the former Laura Botto of Dayton, Ohio. They are the parents of three children: Jacob, 7; Ben, 5; and Ella, 3.


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