Oregon State Athletic Commission - Medical Advisory Committee
About the Committee:
The Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee serves
as an advisory group to the Oregon State Athletic Commission on medical
issues and policies. So much of the critical components of
the Commission's regulatory function is the application of health and
safety standards. The Committee provides advice to the
Commission on required medical testing for competitors, medical
requirements for the safe conduct of boxing, mixed martial arts, and
entertainment wrestling events, and other issues that require the
expertise of trained physicians. The Committee also considers
and approves proposed ringside physicians. The Committee is
comprised of five, volunteer physicians appointed by
the Oregon State Police Superintendent. The Committee meets
The Medical Advisory Committee is currently made up of the
following Oregon Physicians:
How do I become a Ringside Physician in the State of Oregon?
The Oregon State Athletic Commission is currently recruiting
qualified physicians with an interest in serving as a Ringside
Physician. The Commission requires that a physician be
assigned to all regulated events. To be eligible to serve as a
Ringside Physician in Oregon, a physician must be currently licensed in
If you are interested in becoming a Ringside Physician please contact
State Athletic Commission for more information.
Ringside Physicians are asked to conduct pre-fight physical
examinations of mixed martial arts and boxing competitors.
They review submitted medical testing to approve applicants
for competition. Ringside Physicians observe the competition and
respond to medical needs; including advice to referees on the
continuation of a bout after injuries. They also perform
post-competition examinations to determine if a competitor must be
temporarily or permanently suspended from further competition.