Dr. Stephen Lucie, head team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the past six years, is retiring as the team's physician. Dr. Carlos Tandron, who has served as the Jaguars' associate orthopaedic surgeon, will be replacing Lucie as the Jaguars' head team physician.
"I have enjoyed these last six years with the Jaguars," Lucie said, "but at this time I want to step back and allow myself more time for my family and for my private medical practice. Dr. Tandron is a qualified and excellent physician, and his past involvement with the team and the players will make this transition a smooth process. The relationships which have been built and the people with whom I have worked have given me many great memories of being a part of the Jaguars family."
"I want to thank Dr. Lucie for his loyal service and his contributions to our team since our beginning," said Jaguars chairman and CEO Wayne Weaver. "Dr. Lucie has been an important part of what we have done. The demands of his job never end, and I appreciate the way he has performed his duties as our lead doctor. I wish him well as he devotes more time to his practice and his family."
"Dr. Lucie has always been there when needed," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "We have had many challenges and many demands placed on our medical professionals every season, and Dr. Lucie has taken on the challenges and conscientiously done his job. I am appreciative of his devotion and his service, and I thank him for all that he has done in our first six seasons. I'm also very confident in Dr. Tandron and am excited that he will be taking on this new responsibility."
The 42-year-old Tandron was born in Santa Clara, Cuba, and is a graduate of Georgia Tech and Emory Medical School in Atlanta. He performed his internship and residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. He also maintains a private practice at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute and is a member of the active staff at Baptist Medical Center.
As associate orthopaedic physician for the Jaguars' first six seasons, Tandron has assisted in the evaluation of injuries and surgical procedures on joints and muscles. He is a member of the NFL Team Physician Society, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Tandron has also served as a team physician for the Jacksonville Suns, Jacksonville University, Florida Community College-Jacksonville, and Bishop Kenny High School.
Lucie, who is the head team physician for Jacksonville University and The Bolles School, previously served as the team physician for the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League. He is an orthopaedic consultant for the University of North Florida, the Jacksonville Suns, and Florida Community College-Jacksonville.
Lucie maintains a private medical practice at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, and his hospital affiliations include Baptist Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center. He is president of the Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program and chairman of the sports medicine committee for the Florida Orthopaedic Society. Lucie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the Medical College of Georgia.