CHARLOTTE – Dr. Nancy Gritter has been named lead internist for the Carolina Panthers, making her the first woman to serve in that role for an NFL organization.
Dr. Gritter has worked with the Panthers since 2005, when she performed her first consultation for a player. Her specialties include internal medicine and nephrology. She is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine, and she completed her primary care sports medicine fellowship at Atrium Health in 2018, which earned certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine.
"Since joining the Panthers in 2005, Dr. Gritter has been committed to providing the highest quality care for our athletes," Owner David Tepper said. "Everyone who has worked with her has noted her work ethic, enthusiasm and compassion for people. We are very proud to have her take a leadership role with our team."
Dr. Gritter attended medical school at Indiana University, while conducting her internship, residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Robert A. Heyer, who has been the lead internist for the Panthers since the team's inception in 1994, will continue to serve as a team physician. Dr. Patrick M. Connor, orthopedic surgeon, will continue to serve as the head team physician.