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Dr. Hiller to be medical director for 2020 paralympics triathlon


August 15, 2019

Dr. William Hiller

Dr. William (Doug) Hiller finished three Ironman races, later serving at the Olympics as triathlon medical director.

He was there in the early years, the 1982-83-84 Ironman in Hawaii, when you just had to arrive with $150 and sign up.

Now after serving three Olympic Games as medical director of the triathlon, the Whitman Hospital orthopedic surgeon has been named as chief medical officer for the 2020 Paralympic triathlon in Tokyo.

It started when Dr. William (Doug) Hiller was in his internship at Pennsylvania Hospital on Society Hill in Philadelphia. He went to Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in the city after growing up in Oahu, Hawaii – swimming, playing water polo, body-surfing and saili...

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