Mashup Tokyo Olympics logo and Ariel Nassim in front of Team USA sign


News Byte: NYITCOM Alumnus Heads to the Olympics

July 22, 2021

Ariel Nassim (D.O. ’12) is headed to Tokyo for the summer Olympics. He will be one of seven physicians who are part of the U.S. medical team. He is no stranger to participating at sporting events at this level. Nassim, a board-certified internist and sports medicine specialist, has cared for athletes at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, the New York City Marathon, and served as a team physician for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

“They invited me to the Pan Am Games, so I guess they appreciated the work I did,” Nassim told Newsday in a July 20 article. “I think my internal medicine background really came in handy for them as they often don’t have internists on staff.”

Nassim has offices in Great Neck and Flushing, N.Y., and is currently the team physician for the Brooklyn Nets G League affiliate, the Long Island Nets.