A bigger role for Saillant

Professor Gerard Saillant has been invited to become Deputy President of the FIA Institute. He will replace the late John Large. He is already a fellow the Institute.

Saillant is an orthopaedic surgeon who made his name in motor racing circles in the late 1980s with his treatment of Philippe Streiff and later oversaw the recovery of Michael Schumacher in 1999 after the German broke his leg in a crash at Silverstone. He also worked with the Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo who had knee problems which Saillant fixed prior to the 2002 World Cup. Saillant has also been working in recent years on plans for the Institut de Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere (ICM), the Paris Institute for Brain and Spinal Chord Disorders.

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