Nov. 11, 2008
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The USTA announced that former men’s tennis player Brian Hainline M.D. has been named the organization’s Chief Medical Officer, a newly created position. In his new position, Hainline will participate in developing and overseeing all aspects of the sport in relation to medical care and training.
Hainline’s responsibilities will deal with all levels of the sport, spanning from the recreational level to professional tournaments, with an eye toward promoting and developing the healthy growth of tennis. He will develop and coordinate comprehensive medical practices for the US Open, the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup and USTA Pro Circuit events. He will also be responsible for supervising the medical staff at the USTA events.
Dr. Hainline has been involved with the sport of tennis and the USTA for many years. He served as the Chief Medical Officer for the US Open Championships from 1992-2007 and also served as a member of the USTA Board of Directors for 2007-08. He has acted as chair of the ITF Sport Science and Medicine Commission since 2003, after serving as a member of the commission for the previous ten years. Hainline, who is also a member of the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Medical Commission, was named the recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Tennis Education Merit Award in 2001.
While at Notre Dame, Hainline earned monogram’s for the men’s tennis team in the 1975, ’76 and ’78 seasons under legendary Irish head coach Tom Fallon, an ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee. Hainline helped Notre Dame earn Eastern Collegiate Champion status in 1976. At the event, he captured the “B” singles flight and also teamed with Mike O’Donnell to garner the doubles crown for the Irish. Overall, Hainline posting a 17-4 mark in the 1976 season.
After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, Hainline studied medicine at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine. He then completed his neurology residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.
While serving as the USTA’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hainline will retain his current position with ProHEALTH Care Associates in Lake Success, N.Y., where he serves as Chief of Neurology and Integrative Pain Medicine. He is also a clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the New York University School of Medicine as well as a Fellow of both the American Academy of Neurology and the American College of Sports Medicine. The author of four books, Dr. Hainline most recently penned Back Pain Understood: A Cutting-Edge Approach To Healing Your Back.
Dr. Hainline, 52, resides in Douglaston, N.Y. with his wife Pascale and three children, Clotilde, Arthur and Juliette.