Hartford, Conn. - Former Trinity College athletics doctor Carl Nissen, M.D. was honored before the Trinity versus Bowdoin football game on October 21, 2017 in a special ceremony that took place at midfield near the end of pre-game warmups. Nissen, who recently retired after more than 20 years as Trinity's team physician, was presented with a framed commemorative Bantam football jersey in appreciation of his dedicated service during his time here.
"Dr. Nissen has been our team doctor every year that I have been here," said Head Football Coach Jeff Devanney (12th season). "What always impressed me was the time that he would take to communicate with everyone involved when dealing with an injured athlete. Despite his busy practice, he was always available on his cell phone if I had a question. He was compassionate with the athletes and took the time to meet with parents. We are going to miss him dearly."
Dr. Nissen earned his bachelor's degree from Princeton University before going on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Connecticut and his fellowship at the Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center. While a part of Trinity's team, Dr. Nissen worked in Connecticut Children’s Elite Sports Medicine division, where he specialized in the prevention and care of adolescent sports injuries.
"Dr. Nissen’s professionalism, compassion for our athletes, and tireless work will be greatly missed as he moves on," added Men's Hockey Head Coach Matt Greason (7th season). "Doc has a way about him that made it easy for our athletes to relate to him. He’s one of the best and he will be missed."