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Browns name Dustin Nabhan Head of Athlete Health and Performance

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have named Dr. Dustin Nabhan Head of Athlete Health and Performance.

“We are excited to welcome Dustin as our new Head of Athlete Health and Performance, where he will oversee all player health and performance initiatives for our Club,” said Browns Executive Vice President and General Manager Andrew Berry. “Dustin brings a wealth of multidisciplinary knowledge across this space and rich experience in competitive athletics from his 12 years working with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Dustin has extensive experience directing athlete patient care across many sports and has successfully overseen injury prevention and research programs. He brings an insatiable work ethic, a natural curiosity to find innovative health solutions and a relatability that our players and staff will appreciate. We look forward to seeing Dustin integrate into our team and augment our existing practices.”

“I’m equally honored and excited to be able to join the Cleveland Browns organization,” said Nabhan. “In meeting with the leadership team throughout the interview process, it’s clear that the organization shares my passion for athlete health, safety and performance. I’m looking forward to collaborating with our staff in place and being additive to the mission of helping our players with a holistic approach to maximize their physical and mental performance, all to put us in the best position to win and compete at the highest level for championships. I want to thank the Haslam and Johnson families, Andrew Berry, Kevin Stefanski, Paul DePodesta, and everyone else involved in the process to enable this opportunity.”

Nabhan earned his PhD in sport science at the Norwegian School of Sport Science in Oslo, Norway. He did his fellowship at the United State Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and his residency at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, Calif. He did his graduate studies at Southern California University of Health Sciences, where he finished as valedictorian as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Nabhan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.

Following his education, Nabhan worked in a variety of roles for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee from 2009-21. Beginning as a Sports Medicine Fellow in 2009, he rose in the ranks to his most recent position as Vice President of Sports Medicine, Research and Innovation from 2019-21. He later served as Vice President of Health and Performance at Canyon Ranch from 2021-23 and as a Health and Human Performance Consultant for various sports organizations and technology companies from 2023-24.

Tyler Butler