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Sports Medicine Fellowships

Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, located in the Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute, provides medical care for all NCAA Division I Vanderbilt athletics, Belmont athletics, and athletes of all ages and levels of competition from Tennessee and surrounding regions. Dr. Kurt P. Spindler, Director of Sports Medicine; Dr. John E. Kuhn, Dr. Gene A. Hannah, Dr. Andrew J.M. Gregory,  Dr. Warren R. Dunn, Dr. Paul J. Rummo,  Dr. R. Warne Fitch, Dr. Charles L. Cox, Dr. Alex B. Diamond, and Dr. James Fiechtl, lead the sports medicine staff, which includes physical therapists and certified athletic trainers, in treating all athletic injuries and conditions, both musculoskeletal and general medical. The Center offers two distinct sports medicine fellowships, one for the orthopaedic surgeon and one for the primary care sports medicine physician. 

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery Fellowship, under the direction of Dr. John E. Kuhn, is a one-year program in which candidates actively participate in the coverage of SEC varsity and high school athletes. Fellows focus on developing skills in all aspects of the musculoskeletal examination, ligament reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow. Active participation in weekly didactic conferences on sports medicine topics as well as appropriate orthopaedic resident conferences is encouraged. Fellows also develop and complete an appropriate research project during the year for publication of results and findings. Click here for more information

Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
The Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Gregory, is a two-year program and welcomes applicants with backgrounds in pediatrics, internal medicine and emergency medicine. The program involves active participation in providing both musculoskeletal and medical coverage for varsity and high school athletes. The fellows also have their own primary team coverage assignments. In addition to the primary focus of learning musculoskeletal examination skills, fellows also focus on systemic and general medical concerns of athletes such as exercise-induced asthma, nutritional guidance, and prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries via appropriate training therapy methods. Fellows in this program participate in clinic with all sports medicine faculty as well as conduct one clinic each week in their area of specialty. Active participation in weekly didactic conferences on sports medicine topics as well as appropriate resident conferences is encouraged. Fellows also develop and complete an appropriate research project during the two-year period for publication of results and findings. Click here for more information

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