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Atlanta, Georgia

Randy Cronic  MD

Team Doctors Chief Medical Officer
Sports Medicine, Family Practice

Team Affiliations:  Atlanta Falcons – NFL (14+ Years)

Biography

Hospital Affilations: Gwinnett, Piedmont

Professional Societies/Memberships: AAFP, NFL Physicians Society

Fellowship and Awards:
Medical College of GA- Medical School
Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine- Residency

Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Academy of Family Medicine, Dr. Cronic’s prior practice experience has been in family, preventive and sports medicine. For eight years he practiced family medicine with Gwinnett Physicians Group where he also served as the Medical Director. Since 1994, Dr. Cronic has been the team physician for the National Football League (NFL) Atlanta Falcons. He is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Living Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers cardiovascular screening to athletes. Dr. Cronic also works with the Sports Medicine Department at Georgia State University taking care of the medical needs of their athletes.

Dr. Cronic’s goals are to promote wellness by combining the latest technology and his medical experience into assessing individual risk, detecting disease and early intervention. From experience with his own family practice, and from interactions with many experts in preventive medicine, Dr. Cronic has learned that while most physicians prefer to practice medicine, they tend to spend their time treating diseases that are already well advanced. This is mainly due to the fact that health insurance companies reimburse based on diagnosis and treatment of symptoms, rather than predictive evaluations that can detect pre-symptomatic diseases.



Robert A. Gadlage  MD, FACS

Team Doctors Board Chairman and Founder
Ear, Nose and Throat, Facial Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Apnea

Team Affiliations/Consultant: Atlanta Braves – MLB (30+ years), Atlanta Falcons – NFL (19+ years), Gwinnett Braves

Biography

Specialty: Ear, Nose and Throat, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sleep Apnea Surgery

Board Certifications: AAOHNS Certified, AAFPRS Certified, AB Sleep Medicine, Board Eligible

Hospital Affiliations: Emory John’s Creek Hospital, Emory Eastside Medical Center, Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth GA

Professional Societies/Memberships:

• American Board of Otolaryngology
• 
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
• Georgia Otolaryngology Associates
• American Rhinological Society
• Georgia Society of Otolaryngology



Fellowship and Awards:

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Rhinological Society

Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery:

Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery since 2008, (more procedures than anyone in Southeast), Faculty for FIERO International Sinus Surgery Symposium 2011 and 2012 NYC

Achievements:

• GAOS Past President
• GSO Past President



Ched Garten  MD

Sports Medicine, Family Medicine

Team Affiliation/ Consultant: Atlanta Falcons – NFL, Atlanta Thrashers – NHL

Biography

Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine

 Residency: Wake Forest University, Family Medicine

 Birmingham, Ala, Sports Medicine Institute, Dr. Jim Andrews

 Board Certification: American Academy of Family Medicine

American Sports Medicine Institute, Fellows Society

NFL Team Physician Society

NHL Team Physician Society

American Medical Society of Sports Medicine

Minor League hockey/baseball, Winston-Salem


Asheville, North Carolina

Jim Ellis  MD, FACEP

Team Doctors President and Board of Directors Member
Emergency Medicine

Team Affiliations: Atlanta Falcons – NFL, Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, 20+ Super Bowls – NFL, World Cup Soccer

Biography

Dr. Jim Ellis received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, his medical degree from Louisiana State University, and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. After residency, he moved to Atlanta and founded the largest private emergency physician group in the state of Georgia. His experience in professional and college sports includes the NFL, NCAA basketball, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, the LPGA, World Cup Soccer, and both Summer and Winter Olympic Games. During the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, Dr. Ellis was Medical Director of the Olympic Stadium and Co-Chairman of the Olympic Medical Support Group. He recently worked as a consultant to Sochi 2014, the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games and also worked with Russia for their 2018 World Cup Soccer Bid. Dr. Ellis just completed his 23rd year with Medical Sports Group, coordinating team medical care for the NFL at the Super Bowl. He is in his 12th season as the emergency physician/associate team physician for the Atlanta Falcons. Dr. Ellis has given lectures nationally on emergency care of the athlete and published numerous journal articles and book chapters on Venue and Sports Medicine, including “Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletic Medicine” in the Journal of Athletic Training and the sports medicine chapter in the textbook Emergency Department Management. He has been an officer with the American College of Emergency Physicians Sports Medicine Section. Currently, Dr. Ellis serves as the Medical Director of University Medical Group with the Greenville Health System, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the USC School of Medicine and faculty with the Steadman Hawkins Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is a member of the NFL Team Physicians Society and President of Team Doctors Preferred Access.


Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Henry Friedman  MD

Team Doctors Board of Directors Member

Chief of Neuro-Oncology, Duke University College Medicine

Biography

Certifications

• Board Certified in Pediatrics
• Board Certified in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
• Chief of Neuro-Oncology, Duke University College Medicine

Achievements

• Internationally renowned academic adult and pediatric neuro-oncologist.
• Co-founded and manages the world’s largest brain tumor research center, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University.
• Secured more than $75 million in grant funding and philanthropic gifts since 1983.
• Proven experience in drug development working with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry, Food and Drug Administration, National Cancer Institute and advocacy groups.
• Expert connector with a network of decision-makers in a broad spectrum of industries, including financial/banking, health care, health insurance, sports, media, federal, legal and political.

Professional Experiences:

• ESPN Women’s National Advisory Panel
• The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center
• Serves as the Deputy Director of this internationally recognized center of excellence for the treatment of adults and children with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. This center was formally established in 2005. Prior to that served in same capacity in the Duke Neuro-Oncology Program.
• Member, Executive and Super-Executive Committees, Duke Medical School, 2008-present
• Recruiting, screening and selection of medical students.
• National Institutes of Health, Reviewer for Study Section Man Power and Training, 2008-2012
• National Institutes of Health, Reviewer for Study Section ET-2, 1992-2002
• Senior Editor, CNS Oncology, 2011-present
• Associate Editor (Neuro-Oncology), Cancer, 2000-present
• Reviewer for Numerous Academic Journals (25+)
• Member (AD-HOC), Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (Peds Subcommittee), Food and Drug Administration, 2000-2001
• Creator and Co-Director, Collegiate Athlete Premedical Experience (CAPE), 1999-present
• Mentoring program for female undergraduate varsity athletes seeking admission to medical school.
• Expert Witness (Plaintiff and Defense) Medical Malpractice Lawsuits, 1980’s-present
• 200+ cases to date.

 Professional Awards and Special Recognitions:

• Visionary Award, Tug McGraw Foundation, 2010
• Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award, Voices Against Brain Cancer, 2010
• Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation, 1994-present
• F. Wayne Rundles Award for Outstanding Cancer Research, Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1990
• Citation, Upstate Medical Center, 1977
• Founder, Co-Developer and Director of C.A.P.E.(Collegiate Athlete Premedical Program


Los Angeles, California

Michael 'Mickey' Mellman  MD

Internal Medicine

Team Affiliations: 20+ years with the Los Angeles Dodgers – MLB (2004-2006), Los Angeles Lakers – NBA (20+ years), Los Angeles Kings – NHL (30+ years)

Biography

Medical School: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NYC

Residency: Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, NHL Team Physicians Organization (1984 to present), NBA Team Physicians Organization (1984-1995), MLB Team Physician Organization (1984-2006), MLB Team Physician Organization – President (2000-2001)


San Francisco, California

Anthony Saglimbeni  MD

Internal Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine

Team Affiliations/Consultant: San Francisco Giants – MLB, San Francisco 49ers – NFL

Biography

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Residency: University of California Irvine College of Medicine, Pediatrics

Board Certification: Board Certified Internal and Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine

 

Anthony J. Saglimbeni, MD is a native of San Jose. He went to high school and graduated from Bellarmine College Preparatory. Following in his father’s footsteps, he went on to become a physician. Anthony completed his undergraduate college education at UCLA. Following his graduation, he attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, received his M.D., and returned to California to complete his residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UC Irvine. He continued his training by completing a sports medicine fellowship at UC San Diego. In 2000, he moved back home to continue his practice and create the foundation for his dream, South Bay Sports and Preventive Medicine Associates.

Today, Dr. Saglimbeni practices internal medicine and his favorite field of medicine, primary care sports medicine. He serves as physician for the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara University, San Jose Giants, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Presentation High School, Notre Dame San Jose, and West Valley Community College. His medical group now works with Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (SOAR), in San Jose, Redwood City and San Francisco. He is proud of the new business he has formed, which includes some of his most respected colleagues and therapists and staff. His goal and that of SBSPMA is to provide the highest quality medicine experience to the citizens of the greater Bay area.

Clinical Interests include musculoskeletal medicine, preventive medicine and wellness, exercise induced asthma and he is most passionate about concussion care. In the last 4 years, he and his colleagues and a team of experienced sports medicine practitioners have formed the California Concussion InstituteDr. Anthony is most proud of his wonderful wife and family, without whose support he could never achieve his goals. Whenever he is free, he is likely to be found watching his children succeed in their school and sports endeavors or finding ways to his circle of friends and family.


Boston, Massachusetts

Suzanne L. Miller  MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency and Sports Medicine

Team Affiliations/Consultant: Boston Celtics – NBA

Biography

Medical School: Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Sinai Hospital, University Health Center of Pittsburgh

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency and Sports Medicine

Societies:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons

Dr. Miller completed her medical school and her residency training at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York followed by a sports medicine fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh. She has a master’s degree from Columbia in Exercise Physiology. Dr. Miller is board certified and holds a subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic sports medicine and she serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University.

Her clinical interests lie in treating sports medicine injuries of the upper and lower extremity. She has published extensively in medical literature and has several ongoing clinical trials involving shoulder and hamstring injuries.


Denver, Colorado

Jeffrey L. Boone,  MD, MS

Cardiometabolic Health, Preventive Cardiology, and Stress Medicine

Team Affiliations: Denver Broncos – NFL, Colorado Rockies – MLB

 

Also, selected as one of the 160 Top Doctors in America by Men’s Health Magazine, and listed as one of the 17 Top Cardiovascular Doctors in America for Men.

Biography

Jeffrey L. Boone, M.D., M.S., is a Consultant in Cardiometabolic Health, Preventive Cardiology, and Stress Medicine in private practice in Denver, Colorado. In 2007, he was selected as one of the 160 Top Doctors in America by Men’s Health Magazine, and listed as one of the 17 Top Cardiovascular Doctors in America for Men. He is the President, CEO, and Medical Director of the Boone Heart Institute, a Denver-based health care organization dedicated to the eradication of heart disease and stroke. Under Dr. Boone’s direction, the Boone Heart Institute has performed cardiovascular risk assessments on the employees of numerous corporations including Mack Energy, Enertia Software, and Intrepid Mining, as well as public servants such as the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority and the employees of Douglas County. In 2010, the Boone Heart Institute expanded its scope with the creation of Boone Medical Imaging, a subsidiary organization providing preventive cardiology imaging to over 40 clinics along the Front Range of Colorado. From 2008 through 2013, Dr. Boone served as a member of the NFL Cardiovascular Committee. In addition, he is the Co-Founder of the NFL Player Care Foundation Cardiovascular Program, sponsored by the NFL, NFL Player’s Association and the NFL Alumni Association. Furthermore, Dr. Boone works as the Preventive Cardiology Consultant for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. The Broncos players, coaches, and front office personnel have undergone the Boone Heart Institute’s advanced cardiovascular testing protocol prior to each season since 2006. Dr. Boone is dedicated to continuing his work with former professional football players to eliminate heart disease and stroke in this high-risk, high-profile group. In 2009, the Boone Heart Institute initiated its unique preventive cardiology testing with the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball, testing all players, coaches, and front office personnel. The success of this program caused Dr. Boone’s testing regimen to become a permanent part of the Rockies’ Spring Training. In 2015, the Pittsburgh Pirates adopted Dr. Boone’s testing protocol as a part of their spring training regimen. In 2012, Dr. Boone sought to expand the reach of his cardiovascular work with athletes by founding the EveryHeart Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the heart health of high school athletes. Earlier in his career, Dr. Boone served as the Director of Stress Medicine and Hypertension at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he worked as the Medical Director of the Preventive and Stress Medicine Center in Denver, Colorado, and the Medical Director of The National Center for Preventive and Stress Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. He also served as Medical Director of Preventive Medicine and Director of Continuing Medical Education at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. The title of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine was conferred at the University of Colorado College of Medicine in 1994.Dr. Boone is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine and a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Boone has served at the Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, as the Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, as a Research Associate of the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas, as a Stress Medicine and Preventive Cardiology consultant to the Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas, Texas, and as Stress Medicine and Preventive Cardiology Consultant to both The U. S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and the National Defense University in Washington, D. C. In 1983, Dr. Boone was one of the recipients of the prestigious Secretary’s Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention presented by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. As an active clinician and researcher, he has authored and co-authored numerous professional articles and books pertaining to Cardiometabolic Risk, Preventive Cardiology, and Stress Medicine. In 1991, he served as Guest Editor for the book, Primary Care: Hypertension, published by the W.B. Saunders Company. As an international lecturer, Dr. Boone has spoken to tens of thousands of health care professionals throughout the world. His approach to the early detection and aggressive prevention of cardiovascular disease has been presented to audiences on four continents in twelve countries and in forty-seven of the United States. Dr. Boone’s unique clinical approach focuses on aggressive prevention of cardiovascular disease, including the evaluation of the cardiovascular consequences of mental stress, the early clinical use of the latest cardiac imaging techniques and the advanced detection and treatment of cardiometabolic risk.



Thomas J. Noonan  MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Team Affiliations: Colorado Rockies (MLB)

Also, the assistant editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Senior Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine, Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver.

Biography

Dr. Noonan joined the Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver in January of 2002 and specializes in the treatment of shoulder, elbow, and knee disorders. He is also skilled in the evaluation of general orthopedic problems such as fractures and sprains. He is the Head Team Physician for the Colorado Rockies major league baseball team.

Dr. Noonan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University where he majored in Civil Engineering and Operations Research. He was also honored by being selected for induction into Phi Beta Kappa. He played varsity football as well as intramural ice hockey while at Princeton. He then attended the Duke University School of Medicine where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He was also presented with the Dean’s recognition award at graduation. He stayed at Duke University for his orthopedic surgery residency training and then performed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Dr. Noonan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Princeton University where he majored in Civil Engineering and Operations Research. He was also honored by being selected for induction into Phi Beta Kappa. He played varsity football as well as intramural ice hockey while at Princeton. He then attended the Duke University School of Medicine where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He was also presented with the Dean’s recognition award at graduation. He stayed at Duke University for his orthopedic surgery residency training and then performed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

He serves as the team physician for Valor Christian High School. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association (past President), and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Dr. Noonan is an assistant editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is a Senior Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Denver.

Dr. Noonan and his wife live in Denver with their two daughters. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and tennis in their spare time.


Dallas, Texas

Andrew Dossett  MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Team Affiliations/Consultant: Dallas Cowboys – NFL, Texas Rangers – MLB, Dallas Stars – NHL

Biography

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas

Residency: Parkland Hospital and affiliated hospitals

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Societies: North American Spine Society, National Football League Team Physicians, Major League Baseball Team Physicians Organizations

A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Andrew B. Dossett, MD attended Jesuit High School there. He received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California where he was honored for his scholastic achievement by being named a summa cum laude graduate and being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Dossett attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After graduating, he completed a University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Orthopaedic residency at Parkland Hospital and affiliated hospitals. As a resident, Dr. Dossett presented papers at a number of national medical conferences on trauma research conducted at Parkland Hospital.

After completing his residency, Dr. Dossett was awarded a one-year fellowship in spine surgery under Robert Watkins, MD at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Dossett is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, a certified member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and an active member of the North American Spine Society. In addition, he is a member of the National Football League Team Physicians and the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Organizations and serves as a spine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys Football Club, the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Dr. Dossett also serves as a consultant to numerous Division I athletic programs in treating their athletes that have spinal disorders.

Dr. Dossett is the author of numerous articles on fusions in the lumbar spine, as well as neck injuries in athletes, and presents on a national basis for athletic injuries to both the cervical and lumbar spine.

Dr. Dossett, married and the father of six children, enjoys spending time with his family and, in his free time, thinks about playing golf.


Houston, Texas

James E. Muntz  MD

Orthopedic Surgery

Team Affiliation: Houston Rockets – NBA, Houston Astros – MLB, Houston Texans – NFL

Biography

Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine

 Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery*

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

James E. Muntz, MD is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University, Dr Muntz received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and his postgraduate education at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals located in Houston, Texas. In 1995, Dr. Muntz received the Outstanding Internist award presented by the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Additionally he is a member of numerous scientific organizations, such as the American College of Physicians, the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Involved in various sponsored research, Dr Muntz has presented his findings on venous thrombosis at more than 600 conferences and has been interviewed by the television networks ABC, NBC, ESPN and CNN in regards to his sports affiliations. He is currently medical team physician for the NBA Houston Rockets, the Houston Astros major league baseball, and team internal medicine physician for the NFL Houston Texans. Dr. Muntz is also the Medical Director of Continental Airlines and The Roger Clemens Facility.

 


San Antonio, Texas

Paul S. Saenz  DO


Team Affiliation: San Antonio Spurs – NBA, WNBA Silver Stars and 1996, 2004 Olympic Games, 2012 Pre-Olympic Competitions

Biography

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth

Residency: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Phoenix General Hospital, Phoe

Board Certification:  Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

Subspecialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

 

A native San Antonian, He serves as a team physician for the NBA San Antonio Spurs, the WNBA Silver Stars, the San Antonio Missions Double A Baseball Club, San Antonio area high schools and universities. He was appointed to the medical staff for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and for the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York City. He served as team physician for USA Pentathlon at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. In 2010, Dr. Saenz was selected as the St. Mary’s University Distinguished Alumnus and voted as one of Texas “Top Doc’s” by Texas Monthly Magazine. More recently Dr. Saenz served as Team Physician for USA Track and Field at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey and in July, 2012 accompanied USA Basketball while they participated in Pre-Olympic competitions in Manchester, England and Barcelona, Spain.


Indianapolis, Indiana

Doug Robertson  MD

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Team Affiliations/Consultant: Indianapolis Colts – NFL

Biography

Medical School: Indiana University, School of Medicine

Residency: Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis

Board Certification: Board Certified in Family Medicine


Jacksonville, Florida

David T. Murray  MD, FACP

Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Team Affiliations: Jacksonville Jaguars – NFL (20 years)

Biography

Education: Yale University, Chemistry – New Haven, CT 1965, West Virginia University, School of Medicine – Morgantown, WV 1973

Internship: University Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 1974

Residency: University Hospital of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 1975

Fellowship: Baptist Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, Hematology / Medical Oncology, 1976

Dr. David Murray has written numerous publications. He has also served as Holland America Cruise Line Ship Physician, Board Member of the Emergency Medicine Resources Group, in Jacksonville, FL, and is the Medical Director of Century Ambulance Service in Jacksonville Florida.


Miami, Florida

Frank T. Finlon  MD

Internal Medicine, Primary Care

Team Affiliation/Consultant: Miami Dolphins – NFL

Biography

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency: Aristotle Univ Of Thessaloniki, Med Sch, Thessaloniki, Greece

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Honors: Best Doctors in America 2005-2015, Best Doctors in South Florida 2007-2015



Jerry Kuykendall  MD

Internal Medicine, Sub-Specialty Cardiovascular Disease

Team Affiliation/Consultant: Miami Dolphins – NFL

Biography

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency: Medical College Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital

 Board Certification: American Board Internal Medicine

 


Orlando, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana

Tim Finney  MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Team Affiliations/Consultant: New Orleans Saints – NFL

Biography

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Board Certification: The American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

 

Timothy P. Finney, M.D. received his orthopaedic training at Louisiana State University Medical School. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Sports Medicine West in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Finney has worked with high school, intercollegiate, semi-professional and professional athletics in the Greater New Orleans Area. He has been a team physician for the New Orleans Saints football team since 1993. He was selected as one of the U.S. Olympic team physicians in 1996.

Dr. Finney received the NFL Team Physician Society’s Outstanding Team Physician of the Year Award for 2005. He has participated in the training of LSU family practice sports medicine fellows and is a clinical professor at LSU. His interests include sports related injuries and pathology of the shoulder and knee.  He has extensive training and experience in total arthroscopic shoulder, rotator cuff, and labral repairs. Dr. Finney performs arthroscopic ACL reconstructions and meniscus repairs on all range atheletes from the Weekend Warrior to the Professional Athlete. He also administers injections of PRP in the knee and Shoulder.


New York, New York

Brian Halpern  MD

Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Team Affiliations/Consultant: New York Mets – MLB

Biography

Medical School: Far Eastern University Medical School
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Residency: University of Maryland School, Department of Family Medicine

Board Certification: Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

 Sub Specialties: Sports and Internal Medicine

 



Rock G. Positano  DPM, MSc, MPH

Podiatry, Foot & Ankle, Sports Medicine, Trauma

Team Affiliations/Consultant: New York Mets – MLB, New York Giants – NFL

Biography

Education

MPH, Yale School of Medicine – Master of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut
DPM, New York College of Podiatric Medicine – Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, New York
MSc, NYU School of Medicine – Master of Science, New York

Fellowship

Foot Clinics of New York, New York
Yale School of Medicine
NYU Medical Center- Institute of Environmental Medicine, New York

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island

 

 


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gary Dorshimer  MD

Internal Medicine

Team Affiliation/Consultant: Philadelphia Eagles – NFL (18+ years), Philadelphia Flyers – NHL, Adirondack Phantoms – AHL, Philadelphia Kixx – MISL

Biography

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania

Residency: Pennsylvania Hospital

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Sports Medicine, NHL Team Physician Society, NFL Team Physician Society

Dr.Dorshimer is in his 18th year as an internist with the Philadelphia Eagles. Dr. Dorshimer is currently on the medical staff at Pennsylvania Hospital. He practices general internal medicine and sports medicine as part of Penn Personalized Care. He is the Chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital. He serves as the associate program director for the Primary Care/Sports Medicine Fellowship program of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dorshimer, a member of the NFL Physicians Society and at-large representative to the executive committee of the society from 2003-07 and from 2015-present, is also a team physician for the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL). The secretary and treasurer of the NHL Team Physicians Society since 1987, he also served as an internal medicine consultant for the NHL players at the 1998, 2002, 2010, and 2014 Olympics. He is a member of the advisory committee to the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society, and recipient of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association David G. Moyer Award in 2010. He was the NFL Physicians Society representative to the NATA Consensus Conference on Sickle Cell Trait in Athletes in 2006. He has served as the Co-Chair for the 2009 NFL Physicians Society/AOSSM Symposium on Sports Medicine in Football, held May 2009 in San Francisco, as well as the 2013 NFLPS/AOSSM Symposium on Sports Medicine in Football. He has spoken at several NFL/AOSSM and all NHL/AOSSM Symposia on Sports Medicine.

Born in Allentown, PA, he went on to receive a B.S. in natural science with summa cum laude honors from Muhlenberg College in 1977 and an M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha academic societies. He completed his postgraduate training at Pennsylvania Hospital and was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1984. In 1995, he earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine from that board and was recertified in 2005 and 2014.

Dorshimer lives in Drexel Hill, PA, with his wife, Deborah.

 


Phoenix, Arizona

Jeffrey Nebelsieck  MD

Internal Medicine

Team Affiliation: Phoenix Cardinals – NFL, Since 2001

Biography

Dr. Jeffrey Nebelsieck was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. He received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. After medical school, Dr. Nebelsieck returned west to complete his residency at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center/Phoenix VAMC. He joined Internal Medicine of Arizona in 2001.
Dr. Nebelsieck is board certified in Internal Medicine. He has been named “Top Doc” by Phoenix Magazine. His practice aims to provide comprehensive care for adults of all ages. This includes an emphasis on preventative medicine as well as management of acute and chronic disease states. Additionally, Dr. Nebelsieck is a member of The National Football League Physicians Society and has served as team physician for the Arizona Cardinals since 2001.
When out of the office, Dr. Nebelsieck enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and son. Dr. Nebelsieck enjoys soccer, travel, gardening, and the sunny Arizona skies.


Detroit, Michigan

Tony Colluci  DO, FACEP


Team Affiliations/Consultant: Detroit Redwings – NHL

Biography

Medical School: Des Moines Iowa School of Medicine

Board Certification: Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine

 

Professional Memberships:

Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Osteopathic Association
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care


Green Bay, Wisconsin

John Gray  MD

Family Medicine

Team Affiliations/Consultant: Green Bay Packers – NFL

Biography

Medical School: University of Minnesota

Residency: Marquette General Hospital

Board Certification: Board Certified American Board of Family Medicine

 


Chicago, Illinois

Michael Terry  MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Team Affiliations/Consultant: Chicago Blackhawks – NHL, USA Olympic Volleyball Team, US Ski Team

Biography

Medical School: University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency: Cornell – Hospital for Special Surgery

Fellowship: Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic in Vail, Colorado

Dr. Michael Terry grew up in the suburbs of Chicago prior to attending the University of Illinois where he graduated with honors in mechanical engineering with bioengineering and pre-med minors. He then attended the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors as well as being named the top student clinically in his class. He was also elected, while there, to Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honors society. From the University of Chicago he went to Cornell’s prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery where he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in New York. After residency he attended the Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine Clinic in Vail, Colorado for his fellowship.

After completing his training he returned to the University of Chicago where he joined the faculty of the Pritzker School of Medicine. While there he focused on research, education and a clinical practice in addition to developing affiliations with various local sports teams. His research focus at the University of Chicago involved using gene therapy to apply bone morphogenic proteins to rotator cuff repairs in an animal model. His research has been presented world wide and he has received grants in support of it. While at the University of Chicago, he became the second orthopedic surgeon in the history of the medical center to receive the faculty award from the medical students. He eventually and recently joined the staff at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he currently practices and is an associate professor.

Dr. Terry has won numerous awards including the Charles Neer award, given annually as the most prestigious award for shoulder research. Dr. Terry is the head team physician for the Chicago Blackhawks. He has also worked with numerous sports teams and currently is a team physician for the Olympic USA volleyball team, the US ski team and Northwestern University’s varsity athletics. Dr. Terry has also recently published his first book and has authored numerous book chapters, scientific articles, and has lectured and operated around the world. Dr. Terry currently hosts 10 to 15 surgeons at Northwestern from around the world who observe and learn from his clinical practice.