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14COMMUNIQUFALL2014StevenKarageanesphysician-artistLightscameraSTATbyPatGrauerWhenthetwintowersinNewYorkfellin2001StevenKarageanesimmediatelydrovefromMichigantojoinmedicalvolunteersprovidingcaretosurvivorsandrescueworkers.Thatlevelofpassionimpulseandcouragecharacterizesmuchthatthe1995MSUCOMalumnusdoesandhasearnedhimrecognitionatanationallevelintwocareersasasportsmedicinephysicianandasaprofessionalscreenwriterdirectorandactor.Theintersectionoftheseinterestshascreatedanewinitiativetocareforartistspersonswithnelytrainedbodieswhomustperformpreciselyondemandevenifinjuredasathletes.StevenKarageanesThedoctorisin.ThephysicianKarageanesnowmedicaldirectorofsportsmedicineatSt.MaryMercyHospitalinLivoniacompletedatermin2013asthenationalpresidentoftheAmericanOsteopathicAcademyofSportsMedicine.HealsoservesasclinicalassistantprofessoratMSUCOMandtheregionalassistantdeanfortheKansasCityUniversityofMedicineandBiosciences.Heboastsnumerouspublicationsincludingaseditor-in-chiefofthebookPrinciplesofManualSportsMedicineandproduceroftheOsteopathicClinicalJointExamvideos.HesastrongadvocateforthehealthofartistslikedancersmusiciansperformerscheerleadersandsaysPerformingartsmedicineiswheresportsmedicinewas25yearsago.InJulyhewasnamedtherstspecialconsultanttotheboardoftheInternationalAssociationofDanceMedicineandScience.WorkingwiththeAmericanCollegeofSportsMedicinetodevelopthecoalitionAthletesandtheArtsheurgesphysicianstogiveartiststhelevelofcaretheywouldeliteathletes.ForexamplehesaysOnestudyfoundthat84percentofmusiciansinprofessionalcompanieshavemissedworkbecauseofinjuries.Theydontwanttoseedoctorswhoseresponseisusuallytotellthemtotakesixweeksoff.WhowoulddismissanathletethatwayIfitwereaninjuredfootballplayerhedgeteverythingheneeded.Footballplayersalsohavesecond-stringbackupswhollinuntiltheplayerisrecovered.Oboistsorballetcorpsdancersdont.Itsjustameasureofhowoursocietyperceivestheimportanceofdifferentactivities.Karageanesisworkingonsettingupanetworkofprovidersfordancerssotheycanseereceptiveandknowledgeablephysicianswhentheyreontheroad.Adancerhastohitthemarkeverytimeorshedberedheexplains.Ifyoureinjuredyouredone.Butitsdifcultforthemtotakecareofthemselvesespeciallywhentraveling.TheartistKarageanesIMDbInternetMovieDatabaselistingshowsthatthespectrumofhisworkcoversmanyrolesprimarilyasproducerwriteranddirector.Buthealsohascreditsforeditingactingcomposingsoundcinematographyvisualeffectsanimationandproductionmanagement.Hessnaggednumerousawardsmostnotablya100000prizeintheActiononFilmAwardsWriters100KChallenge.FiveotherawardsfromActiononFilmwereforbestsportsdocumentarybestdocumentaryshortbestactorinashortbesthorrorfeaturescriptandbesttitlesequenceandanhonorablementionforbestshortlmfromtheAccoladeCompetition.HehasninelmsandachildrensTVseriestohiscreditandthreeintheworks.Needlestickahospital-basedthrillerwillbecompletedthisfallunderanincentiveOnthesetdirectingComeTogether.ALUMNI