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Department and Faculty

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship has a diverse and passionate faculty with special interests that include endurance sports performance, injury prevention, musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative therapies, concussion management, tennis medicine and beyond.

Faculty member Areas of special interest
Walter C. Taylor III, M.D., program director Tennis medicine, marathon research, management of common tendinopathies, fellow/resident and medical student education
Jennifer R. Maynard, M.D. assistant program director Concussion, female athlete triad, joint injections, clinical skills teaching
Robert P. Shannon, M.D. Geriatric sports concerns, exercise in the setting of chronic diseases, running and yoga, exercise-induced asthma, other medical problems related to sports
Cedric J. Ortiguera, M.D. Shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair, minimally invasive reconstructive surgery
Shane A. Shapiro, M.D. Overuse injuries, tendinopathies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic tendinopathies
Kristina F. DeMatas, D.O. Osteopathic manipulative medicine, endurance event coverage, concussion education and management, musculoskeletal ultrasound
Thomas D. Rizzo Jr., M.D. Musculoskeletal disorders, master's athletes, rowing-related disorders
Daniel P. Montero, M.D. Overuse injuries, tendinopathies, injury prevention, arthritis and exercise
Mark Friedrich B. Hurdle, M.D. Spine care in the athlete, musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis in the athlete, musculoskeletal ultrasound for injection, heat-related injuries in endurance athletes
Edsel B. Bittencourt Manual medicine, visceral mobilization, athletic performance
Irvin (Scott) S. Haak, P.T. Manual therapy, strength training and conditioning, rehabilitation of the running athlete, scapular mechanics and shoulder complex, rehabilitation in the athlete

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work at noon or morning lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.

  • June 21, 2013
  • ART190497