John A. Lombardo, MD
John A. Lombardo, MDScientific Advisory Board Member

Dr. Lombardo serves as the Independent Administrator for the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances. He also serves as a member of the WADA Therapeutic Use Exemption Expert Group, a reviewer of therapeutic use exemptions for USADA and PGA and a member of the Board of Directors for Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory.

Prior to his retirement from clinical practice in 2015, Lombardo was board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.  He began his career as the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and team physician for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Ballet and volunteered as team physician for Chagrin Falls High School. He served as the head team physician for the 1987 US team at the World University Games in Zagreb and the 1988 US Olympic Team in Calgary.

He was recruited and became Professor & Chair of Department of Family Medicine, Medical Director of Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician at The Ohio State University. He concluded his clinical career as a founder and Medical Director of MAX Sports Medicine and volunteered as team physician for Upper Arlington High School.

Lombardo was a founding member and first president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine. As a founder of one of the early Fellowships in Sports Medicine, he trained over 50 fellows.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton, his medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed his Family Medicine residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He has received Distinguished Alumni Awards from Brooklyn Preparatory High School and the University of Dayton, Citation Award from the American College of Sports Medicine and is a member of the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.