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The Duke Sports Sciences Institute Celebrates Dr. Squire's Retirement


On Monday, June 24, 2019, the James R. Urbaniak, MD Sports Sciences Institute hosted a retirement celerbation for Deborah Squire, MD.

Dr. Squire has been providing sports medicine care at Duke Sports Medicine and the Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute since 2011, after a long tenured career in the department of pediatrics. Dr. Squire has remained academically involved with resident education in addition to serving as a preceptor for primary care sports medicine fellows.

Dr. Squire, a Pittsburgh, Pa., native, graduated from Wheaton (Ill.) College and received her medical degree from Northwestern University. She completed her pediatric residency at Duke University Medical Center, where, during her year as chief resident and two years as Robert Wood Johnson Fellow, she served as a clinical fellow in sports medicine under the direction of Dr. Frank Bassett III, then team physician for Duke athletics. She is a founding member and former member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and served as President of the AMSSM from 1999-2000.

According to Dr. Ned Amendola, Chief, Division of Sports Medicine:

 “I have had the pleasure of working alongside Deb Squire since coming to Duke in 2015, but I knew of her contributions to the field of sports medicine nationally prior to my arrival here. She defines the true definition of a team player in our clinic and demonstrated her dedication to taking care of students, athletes and patients throughout her career.”

Longtime colleague and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alison Toth states:

"I have had the honor of working with Dr. Squire since 1994, when I was an orthopaedic surgery resident. She took me under her wing and taught me how to be a team physician. She dedicated herself to the care of Duke female athletes, long before any one cared about women's sports. She has remained a fixture at Duke women's basketball and field hockey games for 35 years, a remarkable span. As a pediatrician and sports medicine physician, Dr. Squire has served generations of patients and their families. Scores of residents and fellows at Duke have learned musculoskeletal medicine from Debbie. She is a great teacher and doctor, and she will remain an icon of our Duke Sports Medicine program."

Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Dr. Benjamin Alman says:

“On behalf of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, I would like to thank Dr. Squire for her many years of service and invaluable contributions to the team. Her dedication and commitment to sports medicine and women’s athletics has allowed Duke to achieve a new level of excellence.”