Specialized protective equipment company G8RTech, Inc. appointed Andrew Saleh, MD, MPH, to its Medical Advisory Committee.

The company’s first product, G8RSkin, invented by G8RTech Founder and CEO Carter Hogg, is a specialized balaclava-like shell that goes under football helmets. Having completed rigorous testing at the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab, G8RSkin PPE has been shown to reduce the risk of concussion through its proprietary design.

Dr. Andrew Saleh is the head medical team physician for the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls, Major League Rugby’s San Diego Legion and United Soccer League’s San Diego Loyal. He was previously integral to the medical teams for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and the Baltimore Ravens.

A native of Los Angeles, Saleh completed his undergraduate training at UCLA with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience. He received his Medical Degree from SGU School of Medicine, where he also received a Master of Public Health. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey and served as chief resident.

After residency, Saleh completed advanced training in Sports Medicine at the University of Maryland as a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins and the Ravens.

“Through my experience providing medical care for teams across several different sports, I have seen a dire need for new advancements in concussion prevention,” explained Saleh. “G8RTech’s products are leading the way in the fight to reduce the risk of concussions and other sports-related injuries substantially. I am quite honored to play a role in their efforts.”