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.
||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
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.