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William Heinz, MD Presents at Dixon Lecture

The annual Walter G. Dixon Lecture was held on Monday, October 21st in the Harper Conference Center of Stephens Memorial Hospital.  This year's presentation, “Concussion 101: The Science behind Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” was presented by Dr. William Heinz. 

Dr. Heinz is a medical orthopedist from OA Centers for Orthopaedics in Portland who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports related concussions and musculoskeletal injuries. He received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and then his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine, where he sub-specialized in shoulder injuries. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Heinz is an adjuvant professor at the University of New England in the Department of Physical Therapy, and is a co-founder of the Maine Concussion Management Initiative. He is the current Chair of the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the National Federation of State High School Associations, and also serves on the Maine Principals’ Association Sports Medicine Committee. He is the team physician for the Portland Sea Dogs, the sports medicine consultant for Portland High School and Gould Academy, and the company physician for the Portland Ballet.

Walter Dixon, MD was an orthopedic surgeon at Stephens Memorial Hospital for 45 years, retiring in 1984.  The medical staff of Stephens Memorial Hospital established the Dixon Fund in honor of Dr. Dixon’s years of service, to help defray the cost of speakers coming to the area for continuing medical education for physicians and staff. The first Dixon lecture was held in 1986 and has become an annual event.


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