Sports Medicine Fellowship Curriculum
Ortho - Sports Medicine 1
Fellows work with Drs. Thompson and/or Swaringen of Orthopaedic Associates of West Florida. Drs. Thompson and Swaringen specialize in sports medicine.
Ortho - Sports Medicine 2
Fellows work with Drs. David Leffers and Charles Nofsinger of the USF College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Leffers and Nofsinger specialize in sports medicine.
Ortho - Sports Medicine 3
Fellows work with Dr. Mitchell Herrema, DO, of Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay.
Ortho - Spine Surgery
Fellows work with Dr. Byron Davidson of Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay and/or Dr. Andrew Messer of Orthopedic Associates of West Florida. Drs. Davidson and Messer specialize in spine surgery.
Ortho - Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fellows work with Dr. Aaron Mates who is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery and is a orthopedic physician with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Ortho - Elbow and Hand Surgery
Fellows work with Dr. Anthony Marcotte of Orthopaedic Specialties of Tampa Bay and/or Dr. Scott Wisotsky and Dr. Michael Rothberg of Orthopaedic associates of West Florida. Dr. Marcotte, Dr. Wisotsky, and Dr. Rothberg specialize in elbow and hand surgery.
Fellows work with Drs. Scott Beck, Gregory Hahn, and Jeffrey Neustadt of Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates. Drs. Beck, Hahn, and Neustadt specialize in pediatric orthopedic surgery.
Sports Medicine - Physical Therapy 1
Fellows work with Morton Plant Mease physical therapists and athletic trainers at the Barrett Outpatient Rehabilitation Center in the Ptak Orthopaedic and Neuroscience Pavilion. There will be opportunity to be involved with Human Performance testing in this rotation with exposure to gait analysis and metabolic cart testing.
Sports Medicine - Physical Therapy 2
Fellows work with physical therapy faculty at the USF Physical Therapy Center.
Cardiology, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, and Performance Testing and Nutrition
Fellows will work with Drs. Kim Quick and Todd Kovach for sports cardiology and stress testing. The fellows will also have exposure to the Human Performance Center where testing on athletes and patients is completed.
Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging
Fellows receive lectures from and work with fellowship trained musculoskeletal radiologists. Time is also spent on education and hands on training in sports ultrasound by the primary faculty. In past years we have been fortunate to be able to provide cadaver access and training.
Elective and Research Rotation
Fellows have one four-week block of elective and research time during the academic year which can be an away rotation. These self-directed elective rotations are in the sports medicine field of the fellow’s choosing.
Fellows have one four-week block devoted to working on a faculty approved scholarly activity of their choice.