Home SoCal Coyote News WEHRLI APPOINTS REGINALD FAYSSOUX, M.D., AND ERIC SICKINGER, D.O., TO COYOTES MEDICAL STAFF

WEHRLI APPOINTS REGINALD FAYSSOUX, M.D., AND ERIC SICKINGER, D.O., TO COYOTES MEDICAL STAFF

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(INDIO) – Renowned orthopedic surgeon Reginald Fayssoux, M.D., and sports and family physician Eric Sickinger, D.O., have been appointed to the medical team of the six-time champion SoCal Coyotes, the non-profit organization announced today.

In his first official move as new medical director of Coachella Sports & Entertainment Stadium Authority and the Coyotes, Dr. Ben Wehrli wasted no time in swiftly naming both Dr. Fayssoux and Dr. Sickinger to the staff of America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program™.

“Hope, healing and recovery are staples of both these physicians,” Dr. Wehrli said. “They are both best-in-class, and combine progressive care with personal passion. Moreover, they demonstrate a commitment to our community. 

“These values are synonymous with the standards of the SoCal Coyotes non-profit leadership organization,” Dr. Wehrli added. “This makes them ideal candidates to care for our athletes, our most precious resource.” 

The Coyotes report for training August 22 at their Shadow Hills facility, where they train, practice and play. As reigning Pacific Coast Champions of Developmental Football International, the Coyotes open their season September 14 on the road in San Diego.

-SVP Ron DiGrandi (ron@thesocalcoyotes.com) 

ABOUT DR. REGINALD FAYSSOUX

Dr. Fayssoux brings a legacy of excellence to the SoCal Coyotes as a fellowship-trained orthopedic spinal surgeon, who specializes in the operative and nonoperative care of patients with problems related to their spine.

He obtained his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his orthopedic residency in Philadelphia. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society during medical school and, as a resident, was involved in research at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and the renowned Rothman Orthopedic Institute.

Dr. Fayssoux completed his fellowship training in adult and pediatric spinal surgery at the Emory University Spine Center, in Atlanta, one of the most prestigious and sought-after spine fellowships in the country. His training focused on the operative and nonoperative management of complex spinal conditions from the neck to the tailbone, including advanced techniques in spinal reconstruction, scoliosis surgery and the use of motion-sparing and minimally invasive technologies.

An author of numerous articles and book chapters related to both the operative and nonoperative management of adult and pediatric spinal conditions, Dr. Fayssoux’s areas of particular interest include the treatment of cervical (neck) and lumbar (low back) degenerative disease, scoliosis, revision surgery and minimally invasive surgery. 

His current research interests include return to golf after back injury and after spinal surgery. He is currently pursuing research with the PGA on these topics. In his spare time, Dr. Fayssoux is a volunteer spine surgeon at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Los Angeles.

ABOUT DR. ERIC SICKINGER 

Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Sickinger has been an athlete his whole life. His interest in sports accompanied him throughout his education and ultimately led him into the medical profession, where he became a Sports/Musculoskeletal Board Certified Physician.

Dr. Sickinger attended San Diego State University, graduating where Magna Cum Laude while obtaining bachelor’s degrees in both Kinesiology and Cell Biology. 

He went on to graduate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he finished in the top 25-percent of his class. He excelled in his Internship, and after was appointed Co-Chief of his residency program in Long Beach, California. 

Dr. Sickinger was selected into the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine.

As president and founder of Advanced Center for Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Dr. Sickinger’s medical interests include minimally invasive ultrasound guided procedures, as well as regenerative medicine.

ABOUT THE SOCAL COYOTES

The SoCal Coyotes are the national standard of American developmental football. The Coyotes non-profit organization provides elite athletes a professional environment that refines and showcases their skills through trademarked processes similar to the NBA’s D-league and MLB’s minor-league systems.

NFL executives have named the SoCal Coyotes organization America’s #1 Developmental Football Program™ for its national, scalable brands, community outreach programs, six-year operating track record, verifiable data, youth curriculum, sales, public-private sector alliances, and measured results.

ABOUT CSESA

Coachella Sports & Entertainment Stadium Authority LLC specializes in marketing, funding, media, licensing and branding, and works with an array of sports organizations, entertainment conglomerates, schools and institutions. It owns, manages, operates, partners and commercially represents memorable events that influence every facet of modern culture, with a focus on family values. CSESA is the master developer, operator and manager of The Shield at 1 Coyote Way®.

The Shield is expected to employ over 2,500 desert residents across an array of pro sports, technology, entertainment, medical and broadcasting platforms. Plans include a 14,000-seat indoor, air-conditioned stadium for pro, college and high school sports. Once fully operational, The Shield is projected to pump an anticipated $1 billion into the local economy every 10 years, while generating an additional $250 million in taxes in that span.

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