Dr. William Dexter - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. William Dexter

Tufts University School of Medicine

“PEDs: Not Just a Problem in Elite Athletes"

Dr. Bill Dexter, a recipient of the Maine Governors Council on Physical Activity Lifetime Achievement Award, AMSSM Founders Award and the EATA Moyer Award, is a past President of the American College of Sports Medicine (2013-14). 

He is Professor of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Southern Maine, where he also serves as Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the Athletic Training program. He is the school and team physician for Cheverus HS, a team physician for the Portland Red Claws (NBA-D), Medical Director of the Maine Marathon and sports medicine consultant for a number of community sports organizations. Graduating from Dartmouth College and the Medical College of Virginia, he completed his Family Medicine residency at Maine Medical Center and his Sports Medicine fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dr. Dexter is active in sports medicine research and education. 

He has given over 170 invited presentations nationally and internationally; he serves on numerous scientific, non-profit, review, and editorial boards and in addition to co-editing a textbook on musculoskeletal ultrasound, has published over 70 book chapters, articles and abstracts. 

A charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, he chairs the Faculty Development committee and is very involved in “teaching the teachers”. Married to Cindy, aka “Born to be Wild Rose” (Maine Roller Derby) and a father of three active 20-somethings, he is an avid skier (goal not yet achieved: 50 days per year!), recreational rower, a hack golfer (24 handicap) and a life-long rugby enthusiast - a former national team trialist, U-19 coach and referee - he continues his involvement in the sport on the USARFU Medical Board.