Some shots from Lauberhorn courtesy of Dr. Macy
John Macy, MD, renowned orthopedic shoulder surgeon with Mansfield Orthopaedics, just returned from Lauberhorn in Wengen Switzerland where he served as a USSA Team doctor covering the World Cup FIS races. “Lauberhorn, under the shadow of the Eiger, in the Bernese Alps, provides a spectacular and breathtaking backdrop,” said Dr. Macy. “It was a great week of races and no injuries to speak of,” he continued. Dr. Macy noted Europe, much like Vermont, has experienced limited snow so far this year.
Dr. Macy shared that US Olympic athletes, including local Vermonter Ryan Cochran-Seigle, who took home Silver in the Super G last year at the Olympics, was part of his group amongst many others. “I cannot begin to express the privilege it is to work with such a professional group of athletes.”
This year was Lauberhorn’s 93rd International FIS Ski Cup Race. The Lauberhorn Downhill is the longest race in the FIS Ski World Cup circuit and one of the most attended winter sports events in the world.
“I am truly humbled to have been part of this race, and serving as a Team doc,” Macy continued.
Dr. Macy has been covering World Ski Championships with the USSA for nearly 10 years. His ventures have taken him as near as events in the USA, and as far as Sweden, Norway, Canada and Austria. Last year, Dr. Macy served as the Team Physician during the 2022 Hahnenkamm Races in Austria for the US Ski Team.
Closer to home, Dr. Macy is with the Jay Peak Ski Patrol, a role he has served for more than 10 years and truly enjoys. When not in the operating room, or clinic, Dr. Macy too enjoys being on the slopes and trails doing some down-hill and back country skiing.