Well known and admired Dr. Allan Fields (L) of Florida accepted his appointment as the Chief Medical Advisor for IKF Kickboxing and ISCF MMA in May of 2007.
Along with his appointments to the IKF and ISCF, Dr. Fields is Chief Medical Advisor for many fight sport sanctioning bodies (Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts) such as the Florida Kickboxing and Karate Association, the Florida Gold Coast Boxing Association, the International Sport Karate/Kickboxing Association and many other fight sport organizations. He is also the Chief Medical Advisor and Chief Ringside Physician for the State of Florida Athletic Commission and has been an intrical part of developing Ringside Physicians around the globe in all fight sports. He also serves as the Chief Ringside Physician for the IKF World Classic Tournaments and was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2009.
He has been a surgeon since 1973 and has been involved in sports medicine his entire career. His resume and list of honors is long and impressive and includes serving as team physician to the USA Olympic Team and serving as chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the Florida State Athletic Association. A member of the USA Olympic Boxing Committee, he was vice-president of the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians, and was named Physician of the Year, in 2004, by the AAPRP. Currently he is on the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the Medical Review Board of the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians, which is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the health and safety of the professional and amateur boxer.
Established in 1997, the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians was created to develop medical protocols and guidelines to insure the safety and protection of professional boxers. The organization is comprised of the brightest and most experienced ringside physicians throughout the world who are devoted and dedicated to the medical aspects of boxing. Since their inception, the AAPRP now includes physicians from around the globe, working towards a common goal of insuring health, safety and protection in the sport of boxing.
Along with working with other fight sport sanctioning and regulatory bodies, Dr. Fields will be working with the IKF and ISCF in several different arenas. His main responsibility and concern is to continue to help enhance the safety issues of both Amateur and Pro Kickboxers and Mixed Martial Art Fighters. Additional concerns will center around the growth and safety of Mixed Martial Arts throughout North America on the Amateur Level.
The need for a legit, safe and credible Amateur MMA Sanctioning body has become a necessity in nearly every state in America and Dr. Fields and several others feel the ISCF is one of the top organizations capable of overseeing such a task, as is IKF Kickboxing for both Professional and Amateur Kickboxing. Already the leading Sanctioning Bodies for both sports, the IKF and ISCF are continuing to grow rapidly. The growth of the ISCF though has been staggering since 2005. Much of this success can be accredited to fighter registrations and the constant overseeing of amateur fight cards to assure amateurs are not fighting professionals as they are allowed to do on some of the other MMA sanctioning bodies events.
Since more and more USA States are discovering unethical practices among the many alphabet soup sanctioning bodies for kickboxing and MMA, Dr. Fields will assist the IKF and ISCF as one of the most established and endorsed Amateur Fight Sport Sanctioning Bodies for Kickboxing and MMA in the USA as is USA Boxing in America is for Amateur Boxing. The IKF and ISCF are proud to have Dr. Fields as a valued part of their fighter safety and medical advisory board.