Greater St. Louis Marathon Welcomes Full Marathon Sponsor SSM Health and Race Day Medical Director Jamil Neme, MD - GO! St. Louis

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Greater St. Louis Marathon Welcomes Full Marathon Sponsor SSM Health and Race Day Medical Director Jamil Neme, MD

Monday, April 22, 2024 [St. Louis]—The Greater St. Louis Marathon proudly announces SSM Health as the full marathon sponsor and Jamil Neme, MD, as the medical director of this week’s 2024 Greater St. Louis Marathon, which will take place on April 27.

SSM Health is committed to serving the comprehensive health needs of communities across our region by promoting healthy lifestyles, community engagement, and supporting an active community by sponsoring events that encourage healthy activities.

“We are proud to partner with GO! St. Louis to promote healthy living through local programs and fitness events, which cater to participants of all ages and athletic abilities. Our partnership reinforces our commitment to encouraging physical activity,” said Jeremy Fotheringham, Region President, SSM Health.

SSM Health’s primary care sports medicine physician Jamil Neme, MD, will serve as the medical director for the 2024 Greater St. Louis Marathon. Dr. Neme brings a wealth of expertise to this leadership role for the Marathon, where he will manage a team of more than 30 SSM Health professionals.

With a focus on sports medicine and expertise in treating non-surgical sports injuries and overuse injuries, Dr. Neme is well-equipped to lead medical efforts for the more than 12,000 runners expected on race day, plus hundreds of staff and volunteers.

“As medical director, I will work diligently to oversee everything from pre-race evaluations to on-course treatment and post-race care,” said Dr. Neme. “We’re eager to see St. Louis and our neighbors rallying together for a healthy run, followed by a well-deserved celebration.”

In his practice, Dr. Neme offers the latest sports medicine treatments, including ultrasound-guided joint injections for knees, shoulders, ankles, wrists, hands, feet, and the SI joint. He’s also an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

For more information about the Greater St. Louis Marathon and to register for one of the races, please visit

About GO! St. Louis

GO! St. Louis is a non-profit organization that encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year round. The organization accomplishes this through 

community collaborations, school based programming and the creation of new and fun fitness events.

About Greater St. Louis, Inc.

Greater St. Louis, Inc. brings together business and civic leaders to create jobs, expand inclusive economic growth, and improve St. Louis’ global competitiveness. We speak with a unified voice, lead with a bold agenda, and act as one metro anchored by a vibrant urban core. Learn more about Greater St. Louis, Inc.

About SSM Health 

Nationally recognized for quality and innovation, SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit, fully integrated health system working to advance health equity and empower all people to achieve their full potential. 

With care delivery sites in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin, SSM Health provides convenient access to high-quality community-based services as well as world-class academic medicine, clinical trials, and research studies. The organization’s footprint includes hospitals, physician offices, outpatient and virtual care services, senior care, comprehensive home care and hospice services, a fully transparent pharmacy benefit company, a health insurance company, and an accountable care organization. As one of the largest employers in every community it serves, the organization’s 40,000 team members and 13,900+ providers are dedicated to fulfilling SSM Health’s Mission: “Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.” Like our founding sisters, we care deeply for our communities — SSM Health reported $470 million in community benefit in 2023, including the provision of more than $346 million in uncompensated care. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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