We are honored to announce that our very own, Dr. James E. Muntz has been awarded the prestigious Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award.
Dr. Muntz was recognized as an outstanding NFL team physician by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) at the NFLPS Annual Scientific Meeting and Symposium during the NFL Scouting Combine. The award is given annually by PFATS to the NFL team physician who has made the greatest contributions to both the NFL and the profession of athletic training.
“The annual NFL top doctor award is a significant honor for me as a doctor with a career in sports. I have been fortunate and all the stars were aligned for me to be successful with the combination of a world-class orthopedic team including Drs. Lowe, Flores, Mansour , Varner, and Lintner, combined with an incredible office staff and highlighted none other than support from my patient wife and daughter for this award to come to fruition!” – Dr. James E. Muntz
“Dr. James Muntz embodies everything that is important to be an award-winning team physician. He is caring, loving, sympathetic, servant-minded, accessible, funny, and knowledgeable. What separates Jim for other people is his ability to connect with his patients and make them feel as though they are his only patient. Jim has always been a mainstay in the athletic training room and over the last 30-plus years has been a tremendous friend and supporter for the Houston Texans Athletic Training staff and all athletic trainers across the country,” said Geoff Kaplan, Director of Sports Performance Planning and Medical Administration for the Houston Texans.
Dr. Muntz you are the real MVP! We love you and applaud you for receiving this honorable recognition. Here’s a standing ovation for you!