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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Supplemental application materials and inquiries should be addressed to:

Pam Hough
Department of Family Medicine
29 South Paca St.
Lower Level
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-328-5012
phough@som.umaryland.edu 

Thank you for your interest in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland Sports Medicine Fellowship is an accredited postgraduate sports medicine fellowship. One position is available to board certified/eligible applicants in family medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine or PM & R.

This fellowship program was started in 1997. It was granted full accreditation by the Residency Review Committee for Family Practice of the ACGME in 1998. Physicians completing this fellowship are eligible to sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine examination.

University of Maryland Sports Medicine offers a comprehensive fellowship for interested applicants. This fellowship involves experiences at:

The fellowship is centered on office, training room, sideline and operating room evaluation and management of athletic injuries. Laboratory facilities are utilized at the downtown University of Maryland campus and Union Memorial Hospital.

Research and educational opportunities are abundant through a series of formal and informal teaching conferences and laboratory experiences.

Curriculum

MONTHLY ROTATION SCHEDULE  

August

Primary Care Sports Medicine (PCSM)

September

Orthopedics

October

PCSM

November

Orthopedics

December

Elective

January

Research

February

PCSM

March

Sports Medicine Medical Sub-Specialty*

April

Sports Medicine Medical/Surgical Sub-Specialty

May

Sports Medicine Surgical Sub-Specialty**

June

PCSM

July

Elective

* Options include: Physical Therapy, Sports Psychology, Sports Cardiology, Sports Nutrition, Ski Medicine, Concussion Clinic, Runners Clinic 

** Combination Hand/Foot/Ankle/Podiatry
Radiology is longitudinal
 

Faculty

Valerie E. Cothran, M.D.
Dr. Cothran received her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. She completed her residency training at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. She also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University Of Kentucky Medical Center. She is team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins and Archbishop Spaulding, Cavaliers. She serves as assistant professor of family and community medicine and serves as the program director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. She has a special interest in childhood obesity, sports medicine, and injury prevention.

Andrew Tucker, M.D. 
Dr. Tucker received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Ill. He completed a residency in family medicine at Wake Forest University, The Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at The Alabama Sports Medicine and Orthopeadic Center in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. Tucker serves as the associate program director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is the head team physician for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

He serves as medical director of the Union Memorial Sports Medicine program at Union Memorial Hospital (UMH) in Baltimore, and has over 20 years of experience providing primary medical care to professional, collegiate, scholastic and recreational athletes. Dr. Tucker, a prominent sports health expert, is the head team physician for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL), the UMBC Retrievers, and the Coppin State University Eagles.  Dr. Tucker serves as the co-chair of the NFL subcommittee on Cardiovascular Health.  He is a past president of the NFL Physicians Society.

Yvette Rooks, M.D. 
Dr. Rooks received her medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse. She completed her residency training here at the University of Maryland. She also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is the head team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins. She serves as an assistant professor of Family and Community Medicine and is the program director. Dr. Rooks also serves as the vice chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Brian Corwell, M.D. 
Dr. Corwell received his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He also completed a fellowship in sports medicine here at the University of Maryland. He is team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins. Dr. Corwell serves as assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. 

James Baronas, M.D. 
Dr. Baronas received his medical degree from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Maryland and also completed a fellowship in sports medicine here at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He serves as a team physician for the University of Maryland Terrapins. He serves as an assistant professor of Family and Community Medicine and is the medical director of Student/Employee health for the UMB campus and University Immediate Care.  He has an interest in urgent care, knee pain/injuries as well as shoulder problems.

Teri Metcalf McCambridge, M.D.
Dr. McCambridge received her medical degree and completed a residency in pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She also completed a fellowship in adolescent and sports medicine from the University of Wisconsin.  She is team physician for Garrison Forest, Institute of Notre Dame, Maryvale Preparatory, St. Pauls School for the Girls, Hereford High School, and Rebounders Gymnastics. She is a member of the education committee for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and on the Council of Champions for the STOP Sports Injuries Campaign. She is a past chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. She is a member of the USA Gymnastics referral network and former team physician for the women’s USA lacrosse team.

Craig Bennett, M.D. 
Dr. Bennett received his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Emory University and a knee and shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of sports medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He serves as the head team orthopaedic surgeon for the University of Maryland at College Park. Dr. Bennett previously served on the staff of the Center for Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where his roles included being associate team physician with the Pittsburgh Steelers and head team physician for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball team.

Frank Henn, M.D. 
Dr. Henn received his medical degree from Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.  He also completed a sports medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital where he helped care for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins.  He is an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine.  He serves as a team physician for the University of Maryland at College Park.

Fellows

There is a great opportunity for hands-on involvement at all levels for the University Sports Medicine fellow.

Current Fellows

  • Louis Kovacs, MD and Oladunni Filani, MD

Previous Fellows

  • Leonie Prao, MD and Lindsay Jones, MD (2012 – 2013)
  • Jeff Mayer, MD and Matt Sedgley, MD (2011 – 2012)
  • Rohan Moffatt, MD and Shirdi Nulliah, MD (2010 – 2011)
  • James Baronas, MD and Alicia Tucker, MD (2009 – 2010)
  • Amy E. Valasek, MD (2008 – 2009)
  • Frank P. Dawson IV, M.D. (2007 - 2008)
  • Matthew Grady, M.D. (2006 - 2007)
  • Brian Corwell, M.D. (2005 - 2006)
  • Thomas Maino, M.D. (2004 - 2005)
  • Diparshi Mukerjee, M.D. (2003 - 2004)
  • Michael Yorio, M.D. (2002 - 2003)
  • Damion Martins, M.D. (2001 - 2002)
  • Jimmy Huebert, M.D. (2000 - 2001)
  • Nicholas Kilmer, M.D. (1999 - 2000)
  • Sean Curtain, M.D. (1998 - 1999)
  • Yvette Rooks, M.D. (1997 - 1998)

Fellows' Weekly Schedule

 

AM  

PM  

EVE  

Monday 

Baltimore Ravens 10am-12noon Aug thru Dec

Monthly Rotation Jan 07-July 07

Monthly Rotation

Peds Sports Medicine

Game
Coverage
as
Needed

Tuesday 

Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Conference - University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute - 6:30am

Sports Medicine Conference - Union Memorial - 7:30am

Monthly Rotation

Coppin State Training Room
2-4:30

Loyola HS Training Room On –call

Wednesday 

Monthly Rotation

UMBC Sports Medicine Training Room 12-2:30

UM College Park Training room 5:00-7:00 Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov

Scholarly Activity All other months

Thursday 

UM College Park Training Room 9-12 Aug/Sept/Oct

Monthly Rotation all other months

Continuity Clinic

College Park Sports Medicine Clinic

Friday 

8-12am Sports Medicine clinic w/Tucker

12:30 – 2:00pm didactics

Sat/Sun 

Game Coverage

 

Benefits

About Baltimore

The city of Baltimore is a vibrant city on the water located centrally on the east coast. Known as "Charm City", Baltimore is the 18th largest city in the United States. The city provides easy access to all the great things city living has to offer: Great restaurants, major league sports, world class museums, the Baltimore Zoo, the Baltimore Symphony.

 

Annual Salary

Stipends for house officers are revised annually. The yearly stipend for Sports Medicine Fellows is based on their level of training. The fellow is paid commensurate with a PGY-4 salary.

Insurance

  • Health insurance
  • Malpractice liability for all fellowship activities

Vacation

  • Three weeks (vacation)
  • One week (CME)

Other Benefits

  • Continuing Medical Education travel and registration costs
  • Eligible to receive all hospital employee benefits

How to Apply

Applications for the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS).

Please include the following:

  • Copy of medical school dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one letter from the program director
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of medical school transcript
  • Copy of USMLE transcript or equivalent

The application deadline is November 1st.