DMC Sports Medicine Fellowships

DMC Detroit Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
DMC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program








DMC Detroit Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

sportsteamsThe DMC Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program is designed for board eligible orthopaedic surgeons who wish to specialize in sports medicine.

At the forefront of the program are exceptional faculty that are board certified, fellowship trained, sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons:

  • Stephen Lemos, M.D., Ph.D. – Program Director
  • Kristopher Aalderink, M.D.
  • Maher Bahu, M.D.
  • Shariff Bishai, D.O.
  • Brian Borden, M.D.
  • Henry Goitz, M.D.
  • Jason Holcomb, M.D.
  • Robert Kohen, M.D.
  • Mark Pinto, M.D.
  • Douglas Plagens, M.D.
  • Robert Williams, M.D.
  • Michael Yusaf, M.D.

The Program offers an extremely comprehensive package of benefits:

Rotations

The Program is divided into 4 three month rotations:
  • Rotation #1: 3 months at the Detroit Medical Center with Stephen Lemos, M.D., Ph.D., Henry Goitz, M.D., Robert Kohen, M.D.
  • Rotation #2: 3 months at Chelsea Community Hospital with Mark Pinto, M.D., Brian Borden, M.D., Kristopher Aalderink, M.D., Robert Williams, M.D.
  • Rotation #3: 3 months at Henry Ford Wyandotte and Oakwood Hospitals working with Jason Holcomb, M.D. and Douglas Plagens, M.D.
  • Rotation #4: 3 months at Unasource, Premier and Waterford Surgery Centers, Henry Ford Macomb, McLaren Macomb, William Beaumont Grosse Pointe, McLaren Oakland Hospitals with Maher Bahu, M.D., Shariff Bishai, D.O. and Michael Yusaf, M.D.
  • Fellows also work with the following faculty in the operating room and educational conferences throughout the fellowship year: Roland Brandt, D.O.,
  • Todd Frush, M.D. and David Patterson, M.D.

Professional Team Coverage

Sports Medicine Fellows work with Dr. Lemos covering games for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). Fellows work with Dr. Lemos and Dr. Paolucci covering games for the Detroit Pistons (NBA). Fellows work with Dr. Plagens covering the 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.

Special Events and Outreach

Sports Medicine Fellows help cover the Detroit Free Press Marathon, Detroit Grand Prix and other events sponsored by DMC Sports Medicine.

Academic Conferences

Each Sports Medicine Fellow will have the opportunity to present academic lectures at weekly fellow conferences, as well as case presentations at the monthly DMC Sports Medicine Visiting Lecture Series. There are also monthly Journal Clubs and quarterly Regional Journal Clubs that are required for fellows to attend. Fellows may also choose to attend orthopaedic surgery resident conferences and local sports medicine orthopaedic surgery meetings.

Bioskills Lab

Sports Medicine Fellows attend weekly bioskills labs focused on improving arthroscopic skills of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle. There is also a musculoskeletal ultrasound component to the bioskills labs. A 12-week rotating schedule ensures that fellows participate and gain mastery of skills which enables the fellows to teach the lab for residents and students during the last quarter of the Fellowship year.

Research Projects

Each Sports Medicine Fellow is asked to complete one clinical or basic science research project during their tenure. Fellows are also asked to initiate the projects for the following years fellows. This ensures that all fellows participate in 2 research projects during their fellowship. The Program has a dedicated research team to assist in completion of the projects.

Regional and National Conferences

All Sports Medicine Fellows attend the annual American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Conference as well as the Michigan Orthopaedic Society Fall and Spring conferences. Sports Medicine Fellows will also attend various arthroscopy courses locally, regionally, and nationally.

Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium

All Sports Medicine Fellows present their research findings and attend this two-day event in July hosting speakers from the Metro Detroit area and national Keynote Speakers. All DMC Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Fellowship alumni, present fellows, and incoming fellows are invited as a way for fellows to stay connected with each other and the Program.








DMC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

The DMC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is designed for board eligible physicians who wish to specialize in sports medicine.

Faculty

At the forefront of the program are exceptional faculty that are board certified, fellowship trained, sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgeons:

  • Tariq Awan, D.O. – Co-Program Director
  • Sadiq Haque, D.O. - Co-Program Director
  • Britta Anderson, D.O.
  • Kristy Smith, M.D.
  • Benjamin Paolucci, D.O.
  • Stephen Lemos, M.D., Ph.D
  • Todd Frush, M.D.
  • Antonio Bouffard, M.D.
  • Nick Moore, M.D.

Rotations

The Program is divided into 12 one month rotations including: Primary Care Sports Medicine (2 Months), Orthopaedic Surgery (2 Months), Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Radiology, Physical Therapy & Sports Performance, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Cardiology and Exercise Performance, and elective options.

Professional Team Coverage

Sports Medicine Fellows work with Dr. Stephen Lemos and Dr. Britta Anderson covering games for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). Fellows work with Dr. Stephen Lemos, Dr. Todd Frush and Dr. Sadiq Haque covering games for the Detroit Pistons (NBA). Fellows work with Dr. Douglas Plagens and Dr. Tariq Awan covering the 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.

Special Events and Outreach

Sports Medicine Fellows help cover the Detroit Free Press Marathon, Detroit Grand Prix and other events sponsored by DMC Sports Medicine.

Academic Conferences

Each Sports Medicine Fellow will have the opportunity to present academic lectures at weekly fellow conferences, as well as case presentations at the monthly DMC Sports Medicine Visiting Lecture Series. There are also monthly Journal Clubs and quarterly Regional Journal Clubs that are required for fellows to attend. Fellows attend and present their research finding at the Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium.

Research Projects

Each Sports Medicine Fellow is asked to complete one clinical or basic science research project during their tenure working with at least one member of the fellowship faculty. Fellows are also asked to initiate the projects for the following year's fellows. This ensures all fellows participate in 2 research projects during their fellowship. The Program has a dedicated research team to assist in completion of the projects.

Regional and National Conferences

Sports Medicine Fellows will have the opportunity to attend the annual American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) conference. Fellows also receive an educational stipend to be used towards attending a Team Physician Course or Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course selected with program director approval.

Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium

All Sports Medicine Fellows present their research findings and attend this two-day event in July hosting speakers from the Metro Detroit area and national Keynote Speakers. All DMC Sports Medicine Fellowship alumni, current fellows, and incoming fellows are invited as a way for fellows to stay connected with each other and the Program.

Sports Team Coverage:

  • “Own” High School Sports Team
  • 4-6 High School preparticipation physical rounds
  • Detroit Marathon and Grand Prix coverage
  • Professional Teams - Tigers, Pistons, Red Wings
  • Minor League Teams - Michigan Bucks
  • Tigers Spring Training; Red Wings Training Camp; Pistons Preseason Physicals

Research Project:

  • Completion of 1 research project and submission of abstract prior to graduation

Academic Conferences:

Weekly:

  • Article review and journal discussion prior to continuity clinic.

Monthly:

  • Attend Sports Medicine Visiting Lecturer Series
  • Attend Sports Medicine Journal Club

Annual:

  • Fellow attends Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium and presents research findings
  • Attend American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Meeting (March)
  • Attend Advanced Team Physician course or MSK Ultrasound course

Other

  • Fellow presents 1 nonoperative primary care topic at Fellow Lectures each quarter for a total of 4 lectures annually.
  • Fellow attends Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Fellow Lectures while on rotation with Orthopaedic Surgeons (2 months) bioskills lab optional.
  • Fellow attends ultrasound training courses held at the Center for Education & Research dates to be determined with Dr. Antonio Bouffard

Call:

  • Fellow will cover DMC Sports Medicine clinic call throughout the educational year approximately 6 days per month.