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Sports Medicine Fellowship

Sports Medicine

The United Health Services Hospital’s Sports Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited twelve-month program sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine. Fellows receive training in all areas of primary care sports medicine, including exercise-related illness and injury, concussion, physiology, pharmacology, nutrition, non-surgical orthopedics, fracture management, musculoskeletal radiology, sports psychology, and exercise and wellness counseling.

The fellowship features a longitudinal musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum encompassing both diagnostic and procedural ultrasound.  Fellows work in Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center alongside a diverse faculty of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians, sports medicine and neurosurgeons in the UHS Spine Center.  Musculoskeletal radiology is taught throughout the year as well as through dedicated rotations with the Upstate Medical University Musculoskeletal Radiology Department.  Fellows collaborate closely with physical and occupational therapists and a huge team of athletic trainers.  The fellow works with strength and conditioning coaches to learn advanced fitness training and programming, and fellows are welcome to utilize the Sports Performance Academy resources for their own training.  For additional information about the UHS Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center click here

Coverage

The fellowship provides ample and diverse coverage experience including:

  • Division I Binghamton University Bearcats, all teams and training rooms
  • Division III SUNY- Broome Hornets
  • Union Endicott High School (fellow takes lead)
  • Various running races and triathlons
  • New York State High School Rugby Championships
  • Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger professional tennis
  • Mixed martial arts, combat sports, and professional wrestling
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on the PGA Championship Tour

Location

Binghamton is a university town in upstate New York located in the rolling hills of the northern Appalachian Mountains. It is known for the Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally, as the birthplace of the carousel ride, and as the namesake of one of the best public universities in the United States. Beside Binghamton University and United Health Services healthcare system, much of the economy is engineering and technology with major employers including IBM, Lockheed, and BAE Systems. Only a few miles outside of town the region has a rural feel. Binghamton is 3 hours from New York City and Philadelphia, 3.5 hours from Buffalo, and around 5 hours to Boston, Pittsburgh, and Toronto.

Program Director

Stanley Hunter, MD, CAQSM

Stanley Hunter

Fellowship Program Director
UHS Concussion Center Director

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Curriculum, Faculty and Fellowship

The Fellowship is organized in a 13-block rotation including:

  • Sports Medicine (4 blocks)
  • Orthopedics (1 block)
  • Orthopedics/Spine (1 block)
  • Orthopedics/Hand (1 block)
  • Radiology (1 block)
  • Podiatry (1 block)
  • Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation (1 block)
  • Physiology/Psychology/Nutrition (1 block)
  • Elective (2 blocks)

The fellow completes a scholarly project/interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative. Fellows may participate in research, but this is not a requirement. The fellow presents at regional and national conferences.  Fellows typically attend and present at the AMSSM annual meeting, the national ACSM conference and at least one regional conference.

The fellow's weekly schedule is comprised of rotational time, sports medicine clinics, didactics, scholarly and quality improvement activities, family medicine clinic, and game and event coverage.

Faculty

Stanley Hunter

Stanley Hunter, MD, CAQSM

Fellowship Program Director

UHS Concussion Center Director

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Matthew BennettMatthew Bennett, MD - Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Spine

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Gallagher, MDDavid Gallagher, MD - Attending Faculty for Orthopedics

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Donald Nash

Donald Nash, MD – Attending Faculty for Sports Medicine & Urgent Care

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Jennifer SweetJennifer Sweet, DPM - Attending faculty for Podiatry

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Darrel Harvey

Darrel Harvey, PT, DPT – Director of Physical Therapy

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Micah Lissy

Micah Lissy, MD, MS, PT, ATC, CSCS - Attending Faculty for Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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Khalid Sethi, MDKhalid Sethi, MD - Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Spine

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Douglas TaberDouglas Taber - Attending faculty for orthopedics/spine

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Lawrence WiesnerLawrence Wiesner, DO - Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Joint Surgery

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Regina M. Meis, MD – Attending Faculty for Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Bradley Hart, DPM – Attending Faculty for Sports Podiatry

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Woodley Desir, MD – Attending Faculty for Orthopedic Joint Surgery

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Christopher Yanusas, PhD – Attending Faculty for Neuropsychology & Concussion

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Mark Caramoore, MD – Attending Faculty for Physiatry

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Current Sports Medicine Fellow:

 Shannon Clemons, MD

Shannon Clemons, MD is the UHS 2019-2020 Sports Medicine fellow. She studied Exercise Physiology at Howard University and then completed medical school at Meharry Medical College in 2014. After medical school, she completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital, Ft Lauderdale, FL. As the UHS Sports Medicine Fellow she teaches residents and medical students and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She covers a wide variety of community and high school athletics, provides regular coverage for Johnson City Senior High School, is an Assistant Team Physician for the Binghamton University Bearcats, and covers the SUNY Broome Men’s and Women’s soccer teams. Dr. Clemons’ interests are wide in the field of Sports Medicine.

As an Internal Medicine trained physician specializing in Sports Medicine, she enjoys taking care of both young athletes and adults with a wide variety of ailments, from fractures to arthritis to concussions. She values exercise and sport as a tool for health in all patients, including the elderly and disabled. Dr. Clemons also has interests in reading, exercising, and improving mental health issues amongst society as a whole.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Sports Medicine Fellowship Graduates:

Hamad Saleemi, DO – Stony Brook University Hospital, PM&R Residency
Preet Joshi, MD - Sports Medicine
Kate Grant, DO - Orthopaedic, Family Medicine
Joon Park, MD - Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Luis Rodriguez, MD - Primary Care, Sports Medicine
Rowena Reyes, MD - Primary Care, Sports Medicine
Alexander Kats, MD - Sports Medicine, Hospitalist
Michael Tunick, DO - Primary Care, Sports Medicine
Romulo Vasquez, MD - Ross University
Scott Weiss, MD - Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics
Hossein Zarrini, MD - Urgent Care, Sports Medicine at UHS
Amir Hendiani, MD - Ross University
David Li, DO - Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Paul Han, MD - St. George's University
Nathaniel Baer, MD - Primary Care, Sports Medicine

Stipends & Benefits

UHS Geriatric and Sports Medicine Fellowship Benefits

SALARY $60,000 (Year)

Sample Residency Agreement

BENEFITS
  • Insurance Coverage
    • Health Insurance: UHS is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with UHS Preferred Provider Organization (UHS PPO). UHS covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
    • Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy, or through mail order.
    • Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
    • Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
    • Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
  • Personal Time Off (vacations, holidays, unexpected absences including illnesses)
    • 27 days
  • Moving Allowance
    • A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.
  • Professional Development Fund
    • Each fellow is allotted $1500/year to be used towards professional development, conferences, books, PDA's, software, stethoscopes, etc.
  • Academic Appointments
    • All fellows receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.
  • Athletic/Gym Privileges
    • Fellows have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.
    • Fellows have also made use of the equipment and expertise in our own orthopedics center in the Sports Performance Academy.
  • Licensure
    • Obtaining a full New York medical license is required of fellows. NYS licensure fees are covered by GME.

Elective Rotations

Residents are welcome to request two to four week elective rotations in the UHS Sports Medicine Department. For more information about the fellowship or elective rotations, or to schedule an elective rotation, please contact the fellowship coordinator, Karen Stewart at karen.stewart@nyuhs.org. Please include your CV and a request for your preferred rotation dates.

To Apply

This fellowship is open to candidates who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, or PM&R. The interested applicant should apply to our program using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), September through December 1st. The following materials should be included:

  • Personal Statement
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3) including one from your Residency Program Director
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcript

For more information e-mail: medical.education@nyuhs.org