Sports Medicine Fellows
Kristin Hertweck, MD
Hometown: Marissa, IL
Undergraduate Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology and biochemistry with a minor in chemistry from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO
Medical School: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Residency: University of South Florida Family Medicine Residency
In Her Own Words
"USF PCSM Fellowship has everything you could possibly need to reach your full potential – plenty of teaching experiences, as much research as you want to take advantage of, division 1 college sports and professional sports. Choosing to stay at my home program was an easy choice and I have zero regrets. The faculty are very supportive, and they will do whatever it takes to help me surpass every goal I set."
About Dr. Hertweck
Dr. Kristin Hertweck was born in a small town in Southern Illinois. She grew up playing every sport her school had to offer. “I was a very competitive kid – always had to be better than I was the month before. I’m still competitive in sports, but I have mellowed quite a bit outside of athletics.” Dr. Hertweck enjoys strength training/conditioning/kickboxing at her local gym “MA Fitness,” beach volleyball with her husband and friends, golf, softball and basketball. She is always up to try a new athletic endeavor.
She decided to enter the specialty of Primary Care Sports Medicine after covering a Pinellas County High School Football game. "I knew from the moment I stepped on the field that this was what I was meant to do. After that, the USF/BayCare faculty invited me to their sports medicine clinics and my love for the specialty grew. Primary Care Sports Medicine combines all of my passions into one. I wake up every morning and can’t wait to start my day treating athletes."
Jeffrey Kannen, DO, MS
Hometown: Medina, OH
Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Residency: Summa Akron City Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Akron, OH
In His Own Words
"During the interview process for fellowship I sought to find a training program that aligned with my own goals and expectations. I was interested in the University of South Florida because of its reputation as a large university that caters to trainees who seek experience in high-level Division 1 collegiate sports as well as the additional support from research and academics. Something unique that really drew my interest is that this program collaborates with BayCare Health System, which gives fellows additional experience to learn in a community-based primary care setting working in a family medicine residency clinic. Because of my previous educational background in exercise science and physiology, I wanted to continue training in a program that recognizes the importance of exercise science and conditioning, and this program offers rotations and electives in these disciplines as well additional experience in wilderness medicine and dive medicine. On top of it all, the geographic location is just amazing. After living in the Northeast and Midwest for most of my life, I am looking forward to enjoying the warm and tropical climate!"
About Dr. Kannen
Dr. Jeffrey Kannen was born and raised outside the rural town of Medina just west of Akron, OH. He has had an interest for the outdoors and sports since a very young age, participating in soccer and baseball until high school when he competed in cross country and track for four years. Once old enough he joined the Boy Scouts of America where he completed several different high adventures and projects that challenged him to eventually earn the rank of Eagle Scout. At the end of high school, Dr. Kannen became interested in sports medicine after shadowing a local sports medicine physician at Akron Children’s Hospital. He completed his undergraduate degree at Canisius College and then went on to complete his graduate degree in exercise physiology. During that time, he worked full time in a running store and at the CRESE laboratory at the University of Buffalo. From there he completed his osteopathic medical training from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he solidified his interest in primary care sports medicine after volunteering with medical staff in local sporting events. He then returned to his hometown of Akron to complete his family medicine residency training at Summa Health where he gained additional experience in osteopathic medicine, sports medicine and orthopedics, and worked as a team physician for a local high school.
Dr. Kannen is passionate about exercise and healthy balanced diet as a way to support longevity and quality of life. He is an active long-distance runner and trains to compete in local long-distance races from 5K to marathon distances. He aspires to compete in an ultramarathon trail race and eventually compete in triathlon. Dr. Kannen enjoys spending his time outside of work with his wife who is also a family medicine physician. They enjoy traveling, watching movies and sharing their home with a ginger cat named Tess.