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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.

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
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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.


Faculty

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


 

 


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

 




 


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David Gallagher, MD
Attending Faculty for Orthopedics

 

 


 


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

 

 


 


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Matthew Bennett, MD
Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Spine
 

 

 

 


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Khalid Sethi, MD
Attending Faculty for Orthopedics/Spine
 

 

 

 


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Jennifer Sweet, DPM
Attending faculty for Podiatry

 

 


 


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Darrel Harvey, PT, DPT
Director of Physical Therapy

 

 



 


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Douglas Taber
Attending faculty for orthopedics/spine


 



 


Lawrence Wiesner

Lawrence 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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Christopher Yanusas, PhD
Attending Faculty for Neuropsychology & Concussion

 

 


 


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Mark Caramoore, MD
Attending Faculty for Physiatry

 

 

 

 


Current Sports Medicine Fellow

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Ryan J. Thachen-Cary, MD
Medical School:  American University of Antigua College of Medicine – 2017
Residency:  SUNY Upstate Medical University 
Specialty:  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 


Ryan J. Thachen-Cary, MD is the UHS 2021-2022 Sports Medicine Fellow. He studied Life Sciences at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada and then went on to complete a Master’s degree at Queen’s University in Anatomical Sciences. After graduation he moved to the United Kingdom where he worked as an instructor for a postgraduate sports and exercise medicine program. He then completed medical school at American University of Antigua College of Medicine in 2017 and then went on to do his internship year in Internal Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2018. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2021. As the UHS Sports Medicine Fellow, he teaches residents and medical students and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. 

As a PM&R physician, he enjoys taking care of athletes young and old for a variety of muscular and neurological problems. During his residency, he was a lead member of a group that offered sports physicals and sideline care to participants in the Special Olympics in Rochester, NY. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and kayaking; sports like volleyball, curling, and skiing; and he follows NHL hockey and Formula 1 racing.  


 

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Caroline Lee, MD, the UHS 2020-2021 fellow, set New York State records in deadlift, bench press, and strict curl during her fellowship year
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B. Max Kammerman, MD, CAQSM; Caroline Lee, MD & 2020-2021 fellow; and Stanley Hunter, MD, CAQSM, after a 100% Raw Powerlifting Federation meet held at UHS. The UHS Sports Medicine crew trains together and holds many state and national records.

 

Fellowship Graduates

Year

Where are they now?

Caroline Lee, MD

2020-2021

Sports Med/PM&R in Englewood, NJ

Shannon Clemons, MD

2019-2020

Sports Medicine in New Orleans, LA

Hamad Saleemi, DO

2018-2019

Sports Medicine in Allentown, PA

Nathaniel Baer, MD

2017-2018

Sports Medicine in Portland, OR

Paul Han, MD

2016-2017

Sports Medicine in San Diego, CA

David Li, DO

2015-2016

Sports Medicine in Bay Area, CA

Amir Hendiani, MD

2014-2015

Family Medicine in Gloucester, VA

Hossein Zarrini, MD

2013-2014

Urgent Care & Sports Medicine UHS

Scott Weiss, MD

2012-2013

Sports Medicine in Brooklyn, NY

Romulo Vasquez, MD

2011-2012

Sports Medicine in Jamaica, NY

Michael Tunick, DO

2010-2011

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine, Endicott, NY

Alexander Kats, MD

2009-2010

Sports Medicine & Hospitalist in Olympia, WA

Rowena Reyes, MD

2008-2009

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine in San Antonio, TX

Luis Rodriguez, MD

2007-2008

Sports Medicine in Miami, FL

Joon Park, MD

2006-2007

Family Medicine & Sports Medicine in Astoria, NY

Kate Grant, DO

2005-2006

Sports Medicine & Family Medicine in Rochester, NY

Preet Joshi, MD

2004-2005

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