With the epidemic of sports-related injuries over the past decade, our Sports Medicine Center has been growing by leaps and bounds since it was officially launched in 2010. Our team consists of four primary-care sports medicine physicians, two orthopedic surgeons, sports physical therapists, certified athletic trainers and a whole team of dedicated support staff. In the past year, we had well over 8,000 outpatient visits and provided event coverage to area high schools, youth sporting organizations, and Sporting KC (MLS) Academy teams. Our staff is highly involved at both the national and regional level helping to improve health care for all athletes today and into the future.
We began our one-year, ACGME-accredited, Pediatric and Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship program in 2016, and offer a broad exposure to all facets of sports medicine with a unique emphasis on the adolescent and youth athlete. Our fellows also spend time seeing adult athletes with our partners at University Health to round out their experience. Multiple opportunities exist for game/event coverage throughout the Kansas City metro region including the Kansas City Marathon, Hospital Hill 5k, high schools, elite youth sports, college teams, and professional sports. All graduating fellows will be eligible to take and expected to pass the CAQ exam for Primary Care Sports Medicine upon completion of their fellowship.