Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship (DMC)
Welcome & Thank You for your interest in our program
The Detroit Medical Center Sports Medicine Program is dedicated to a multi-specialty, multi-faceted approach to the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries.
Our program is designed for board eligible physicians who wish to specialize in orthopaedic surgery sports medicine.
We provide a comprehensive 1 year curriculum to enable fellows to learn and enhance their skills in orthopaedic surgery with a specific focus on arthroscopic sports medicine procedures in the operating room and clinical setting.
Our goal is to produce outstanding fellows who will be local and national leaders in the sports medicine field throughout their careers –either academic sports medicine, private practice or both.
Please click on the links located on this page to find specific information regarding all aspects of the fellowship program. For additional information please contact our staff at (313) 745-0517
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Todd Frush, M.D.
DMC Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship
Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship (DMC) Information
Fellowship Academic Conferences
- Attend weekly lectures and present 5-7 topics at lectures each year
- Attend Orthopaedic Department Visiting Lecturer Series - 2nd Wednesday of the month
- Attend Sports Medicine Journal Club – 1st Wednesday of the month
- Attend bioskills and MSK ultrasound labs – 4th Wednesday of the month
- Attend American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) annual meeting
- Fellow Arthroscopy Course’s
- Michigan Orthopaedic Society (MOS) annual meeting
- Attend & participate in the DMC Graduate Medical Education and Department of Quality and Safety; GME QuESST Research Day Poster Competition
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
- Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA)
Regional and National Conferences
Sports Medicine Fellows will have the opportunity to attend several meetings and conferences throughout the fellowship. Fellows also receive an educational stipend that can be used towards education expenses or any additional conferences selected with program director approval.
The Program is divided into 3 four month rotations:
Diana Silas, D.O.; Todd Frush, M.D.; Sean Bak, M.D.; Jason Holcomb, M.D.
Drs. Frush, Silas, Holcomb and Bak lead this four month rotation based out of the Motor City Orthopedics and Sports Medicine office, DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, Novi Bone & Joint Surgery Center, and Ascension Providence Novi and Southfield. Dr. Todd Frush serves as the program director for the fellowship and Dr. Silas is the site director for this rotation.
Dr. Frush and Dr. Silas are both sports medicine fellowship trained. Both physicians specialize in all areas of sports medicine including shoulder, hip, knee and elbow. Dr. Silas provides hip preservation and arthroscopy expertise on the rotation. Dr. Frush emphasizes on lower extremity injuries including meniscus preservation, malalignment, knee instability, and patellofemoral reconstruction.
Dr. Holcomb and Dr. Bak are both shoulder and elbow fellowship trained. Both physicians will provide focus on arthroscopic and complex cases of the shoulder and elbow on this rotation, including shoulder arthroplasty.
The faculty will provide a high volume of patients with knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip pathology. The fellows will gain hands-on experience in the clinic and operative setting and gain exposure to both common and complex sports medicine cases.
Christopher Cooke, M.D.; Mohamed Saad, M.D.; Collin O’Keefe, D.O.; Robert Meehan, M.D.
Drs. Christopher Cooke, Mohamed Saad, Collin O’Keefe and Robert Meehan lead this four month rotation that will provide the fellow with a high volume of patients with many common sports injuries and procedures at DMC Harper Hospital, DMC Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, William Beaumont Hospital Dearborn, Dearborn Surgery Center and various other outpatient clinics. Drs. Cooke, Saad, O’Keefe, and Meehan will provide the fellow with hands-on skills in the operating room and the fellows will gain high volume exposure to both outpatient surgery centers and hospital-based settings. Drs. Cooke, Saad, O’Keefe all perform a wide range of sports medicine procedures that will allow the fellow to see different techniques.
Drs. Cooke, Saad, and O’Keefe are sports medicine fellowship trained and will emphasize arthroscopic surgery and specialized care of the injured shoulder, knee, and elbow. Dr. Meehan is foot & ankle fellowship trained and will focus on arthroscopic and complex sports medicine cases of the ankle.
Henry Goitz, M.D.; Manuel Schubert, M.D.; Chase Ansok, M.D.
Drs. Henry Goitz, Manuel Schubert and Chase Ansok lead this four month rotation based out of the DMC Sports Medicine clinics and Harper Hospital. The faculty will provide a high volume of patients with knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle pathology. The fellows will gain hands-on experience in the clinic and operative setting and gain exposure to both common and complex sports medicine cases.
Dr. Goitz and Dr. Schubert are both sports medicine fellowship trained. Dr. Ansok is fellowship trained in the shoulder and elbow. All three physicians have busy practices treating patients from across the metro Detroit area from a variety of backgrounds.
Todd Frush, M.D.
Chase Ansok, M.D.
Sean Bak, M.D.
Christopher Cooke, M.D.
Henry Goitz, M.D.
Jason Holcomb, M.D.
Robert Meehan, M.D.
Collin O’Keefe, D.O.
Mohamed Saad, M.D.
Manuel Schubert, M.D.
Diana Silas, D.O.
The fellow is required to complete at least one clinical or basic science research study during their one-year tenure. The goal is to complete a quality publishable project, written and submitted to peer-reviewed journal and presented at a meeting appropriate to the content of the study. The fellowship director holds the belief that science and scientific inquiry is about answering questions. We develop questions and go about finding ways to answer them. Research is often collaborative as we seek out labs that have the facilities to assist us in answering our questions.
Fellows are asked to begin the planning process for the next year’s fellows to ensure each fellowship class is involved in two research projects.
The research aspect of the fellowship program will provide the fellows with the structure and techniques to design a plan, implement a study, write a manuscript, and present at regional and national meetings.
If you would like any additional information regarding research or our alumni fellow projects, please contact our research team.
- Chaoyang Chen, MD, PhD
Research Scientist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, DMC
Director and Associate Professor (Adjunct), Robotic Rehabilitation Lab, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University
Research Interests: Clinical Orthopaedic Research, Biomechanics, Robotic Assistive Rehabilitation, Artificial Intelligence in Orthopaedics
Andreea Geamanu, MS, PhD
Scientist / Research Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Nutrition, Disease prevention and management, Sports Medicine, Trauma, and Spine
- Hannah Joines, BS
Research Assistant / Lab Coordinator
Research Interests: Biomechanics, Pediatric Orthopaedic, and Sports Medicine
Heather Preston, D.O.
Medical School - Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency - Western Reserve Hospital, OH
Katherine Rashid, D.O.
Medical School - Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency - Ascension Genesys Hospital, MI
Anthony Velott, M.D.
Medical School - Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency - Georgetown University Hospital, DC
Professional Team Coverage
Sports Medicine Fellows work with faculty physicians covering games for both the
- Detroit Tigers (MLB) &
- Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
In addition to game coverage, Sports Medicine Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to, and partake in, Spring Training, training camps, and pre-season physicals.
Amateur Team Coverage
All Sports Medicine Fellows will cover their “own” high school team during their year of tenure. Coverage includes pre-participation physicals, game coverage, and other event coverage throughout the year. High school coverage is focused primarily on football games but other sports may be covered for the school as well.
In addition to opportunities working with school, club and semi-professional teams, another integral component of DMC Sports Medicine outreach is participation in key athletic events in the city. Some of the key events include:
- Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) – Men’s & Women’s Team
- Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle
- Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic
- Detroit Women’s Half Marathon on Belle Isle and other community races and events
- Detroit Police 5k
- Heels & Wheels Handcycle and 5k event
Community Education Programs
In addition to providing immediate access to physicians and health care services to the schools and clubs, the DMC Sports Medicine team provides schools and clubs with educational programs. Some of these programs, which involve the fellows, include:
- Boot Camps - Three-hour sessions in which physicians, therapists and trainers give lectures, exercises, and assessments related to a specific sport.
- Pre-participation sports physicals - Our team of physicians and trainers go to schools and provide the required physicals and paperwork necessary for the athlete to participate in their sport.
- Pre-season screenings - We screen teams of athletes to assess each athlete’s flexibility, strength, and right to left asymmetries.
DMC Sports Medicine Fellowship does not require moonlighting. However if a Fellow would like to moonlight he/she must meet the below requirements:
Fellow education is a full-time endeavor; the Program Director must ensure that moonlighting does not interfere with the ability of the Fellow to achieve the goals and objectives of the educational program.
During the time moonlighting has been approved. The Fellow will not be permitted to exceed moonlighting 3-4 times per month and/or only 1 weekend per month.
The following requirements must be meet before a Fellow may schedule moonlighting;
- Fellows must hold a permanent Michigan medical license (not an educational limited license), a Michigan CS‐3 (Controlled Substance) pharmacy license and an independent federal DEA number in order to moonlight
- Liability coverage for moonlighting activities is NOT provided through DMC-GME.It is the responsibility of the Fellow to ensure that appropriate liability coverage is in place for his/her moonlighting activities
- Internal and external moonlighting must be counted toward the 80‐hour weekly limit on duty hours
Additional information for requirements per the GME will be available for any Fellow applying to ensure GME compliance
- Clinic Call – home based call covering all DMC Sports Medicine Clinics. Fellows cover call for all attending’s working in the clinics. Fellows are scheduled approximately 4 days of call per month.
All fellows will abide by the resident/fellow work hours regulations set forth by the ACGME. Work hours will be recorded by the fellows and monitored by the program staff. Any fellow who appears to be tracking towards a higher than 80-hour average will be sent home.
Our fellowship program is an Orthopaedic surgery sponsored program. The program works closely with both our Orthopaedic Surgery residency and our Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Our program participates with applications submitted through the SF Match. If you are interested in applying to the program please submit your application in the SF Match system.
Prior to entering our fellowship program, candidates are required to:
- successfully complete an approved 5-year orthopaedic surgery residency program at an ACGME or AOA accredited residency
- successfully pass USMLE Steps 1, 2 (CK and CS) and 3
- -or COMLEX level 1, 2, 3
- Current ACLS & BLS
- For applicants that hold a visa, J-1 is the only visa accepted by the program.