Featured Officials

GCA would like to recognize GCA Officials Ringside Physician Tim Silver, M.D., and Senior Referee Mike King for their part in helping us maintain our high standard of safety and fairness in MMA and Muay Thai.

Dr. Tim Silver is the Medical Director for Sheltering Arms Hospital South. His primary clinical interests include rehabilitation of neurological disorders, sports medicine, management of work-related injuries, and management and treatment of acute orthopedic injuries. Dr. Silver received his medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency at Yale University. He completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the Medical College of Virginia. Prior to joining Sheltering Arms Hospital in 2005, Dr. Silver was employed by the PM&R department of the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and the McGuire VA Medical Center where he was Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In addition to his role at Sheltering Arms, Dr. Silver also serves as Director of Sports Medicine, and Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, for St. Francis Medical Center. He is a Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians.  He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Silver volunteers as a team physician for local high schools and has been the team physician for the USA Kickboxing team, and has held the position of Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the World Kickboxing Association. Dr. Silver has served as an athletic care physician at the Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Athens and, more recently, traveled to Torino, Italy to serve as a physician for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

Featured Referee – Mike King, Senior Referee
Mike has been with GCA since its inception.  He has been an extremely valuable asset to our team.  Never hesitating to do whatever it takes to help GCA accomplish our mission.  Whether it be volunteering for events far from his home in Richmond, or accepting assignments last minute due to other officials being unable to make the trek, countless events would have suffered over the years were it not for Mike’s resolute devotion to GCA.