The Discovery Channel has chosen Dr. Ellen Smith from EMA at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and our System wide Director of Sports Medicine as the expert for their episode “Maxed-Out!” This episode is all about Human Sports and Endurance. The episode will be part of the Human Spirit Series in SVOD. Dr. Smith was invited to the Discovery Channel Curiosity Project Studios and interviewed for 1.5 hours. Questions and topics covered included sports medicine, wilderness survival, running biomechanics, sprinting form, evolutionary mechanics of the bipedal athlete, altitude and dive medicine, heat stroke and hypothermia, and the limits of top sports performance. The interview segments both video and voice overlay with animation from pixeldust studios and will become the content for the show. The Discovery Channel choses to interview 20 “luminaries” a month choosing experts in their fields from all over the world. Dr. Smith was honored to be chosen for the sports endurance episode due to her recognition in combined fields of emergency and sports medicine and being an endurance athlete.