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Sports Medicine Fellowship

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.


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


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

Fellowship Program Director
UHS Concussion Center Director


Curriculum, Faculty & 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.



Stanley Hunter, MD, CAQSM
Fellowship Program Director
UHS Concussion Center Director




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




David Gallagher, MD
Attending Faculty for Orthopedics




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





Matthew Bennett, MD
Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Spine





Khalid Sethi, MD
Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Spine





Jennifer Sweet, DPM
Attending faculty for Podiatry





Darrel Harvey, PT, DPT
Director of Physical Therapy





Douglas Taber
Attending faculty for orthopedics/spine



Lawrence Wiesner

Lawrence Wiesner, DO
Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Joint Surgery





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





Bradley Hart, DPM
Attending Faculty for Sports Podiatry




Woodley Desir, MD
Attending Faculty for Orthopedic Joint Surgery





Christopher Yanusas, PhD
Attending Faculty for Neuropsychology & Concussion





Mark Caramoore, MD
Attending Faculty for Physiatry





Current Sports Medicine Fellow


Caroline J. Lee, MD
Medical School:  St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada – 2016
Residency:  SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Specialty:  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Caroline J Lee, MD is the UHS 2020-2021 Sports Medicine fellow. She studied Biochemistry at Dartmouth College and then went on to complete a post-bacchelaureate program at Drexel University College of Medicine. She moved to New York to pursue a career in research at Columbia University before changing gears and applying to medical school. Caroline completed medical school at St. George’s  University in 2016 and then went onto do her internship year in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in 2017. She completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2020. As the UHS Sports Medicine Fellow, she teaches residents and medical students and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. 

As a PM&R physician, she enjoys taking care of athletes young and old for a variety of muscular and neurological problems. Dr. Lee has a particular interest in women’s soccer and hopes to continue her career affiliated with a major soccer club in the future. She is also involved in combat sports, fitness, rock climbing, cycling, travelling, food, and music.

Fellowship Graduates


Where are they now?

Shannon Clemons, MD


Sports Medicine in New Orleans, LA

Hamad Saleemi, DO


Sports Medicine in Allentown, PA

Nathaniel Baer, MD


Sports Medicine in Portland, OR

Paul Han, MD


Sports Medicine in San Diego, CA

David Li, DO


Sports Medicine in Bay Area, CA

Amir Hendiani, MD


Family Medicine in Gloucester, VA

Hossein Zarrini, MD


Urgent Care & Sports Medicine UHS

Scott Weiss, MD


Sports Medicine in Brooklyn, NY

Romulo Vasquez, MD


Sports Medicine in Jamaica, NY

Michael Tunick, DO


Family Medicine & Sports Medicine, Endicott, NY

Alexander Kats, MD


Sports Medicine & Hospitalist in Olympia, WA

Rowena Reyes, MD


Family Medicine & Sports Medicine in San Antonio, TX

Luis Rodriguez, MD


Sports Medicine in Miami, FL

Joon Park, MD


Family Medicine & Sports Medicine in Astoria, NY

Kate Grant, DO


Sports Medicine & Family Medicine in Rochester, NY

Preet Joshi, MD


Sports Medicine in Bear, DE


Stipends & Benefits

SALARY: $61,380 (Year)

Insurance Coverage

  • Health Insurance: UHSH is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with Blue Preferred (UHS PPO).  UHSH 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.
  • Vision Insurance:  Shared cost with the hospital
  • Wellness Rewards
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Direct Deposit
  • Personal Time Off:  (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, 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 $1,500/year to be used towards professional development, conferences, books, tablets/computers, 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.

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, medical.education@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), beginning in July.  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