Dr. Ron Kamm
Dr Kamm is an adult and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in Oakhurst, NJ and is a distinguished life fellow of the American psychiatric association. Dr. Kamm sub-specializes in sport psychiatry, and has been lecturing nationally and internationally on the subject since the 1970s. In addition to consulting with high school and college teams, he has treated elite athletes in all sports, and was the sport psychiatrist for the Jersey Shore Cats of the USBL, a minor league basketball team coached by NBA hall of famer Rick Barry.
Dr. Kamm, a past president of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, is currently interested in improving the youth sport experience for our youngest athletes and his articles and opinions have appeared in the New York Times, in Sports Illustrated and on his website, www.mindandbodysports.com. He has written chapters in three recently published textbooks on sport psychiatry, is on national boards serving the sports of gymnastics and boxing, and was vice-president of Gerry Cooney’s organization, FIST.
Dr Kamm has made numerous radio and TV appearances, including a discussion of the Roger Clemens – Mike Piazza World series bat-throwing incident with Sam Donaldson on ABCnews.com. In October 2007 he was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute for International Sport.