Sports Medicine

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    Faculty

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    Kate E. Berz, DO
    Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship

    513-636-4366

    kate.berz@cchmc.org

    Kate E. Berz, DO

    Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship

    Staff Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Email: kate.berz@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    DO: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, 2008.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

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    Roger Cornwall, MD
    Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center

    513-636-4785

    Roger Cornwall, MD

    Co-Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Center

    Director, Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Orthopedic Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Brachial plexus birth palsy; pediatric hand and wrist trauma; congenital hand and upper extremity abnormalities; complex pediatric elbow trauma and deformities; gymnast wrist.

    Research Interests

    Brachial plexus injury and the growth and development of muscles; minimally invasive surgical treatment for shoulder contracture in brachial plexus birth palsy; nerve transfers for unreconstructable brachial plexus birth injuries; outcomes following surgical and nonsurgical treatment algorithms for pediatric hand fractures; outcomes of non-operative and operative treatment algorithms for chronic adolescent wrist pain.

    Education and Training

    MD: Columbia University, New York, NY, 1997.

    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, 2002.

    Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Harvard University, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2003.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.

    Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, 2004.

    Visiting Fellowship: Pediatric Hand and Brachial Plexus Surgery, l'Institut de la Main, Paris, France, 2004.

    Certification:    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006;Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand,The American Board of Surgery, 2009. 

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    Nicholas M. Edwards, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0250

    Fax: 513-636-6374

    Email: nicholas.edwards@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Physical activity promotion; overweight/obesity prevention and treatment; infectious disease in athletes; injury risk and biomechanics in overweight/obese adolescents

    Biography

    Dr. Edwards is an assistant professor and a pediatrician who specializes in sports medicine and performs research related to physical activity and overweight/obesity in youth. His training background is in medicine and public health, and he has presented his work nationally at scientific meetings. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including small private practices and large medical centers. He has provided medical coverage for numerous athletic events, ranging from youth sports to the Division I collegiate level, and ranging from small local events to large community events such as marathons.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI, 1999.

    MD: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, 2003.

    Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI, 2006.

    Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2007.

    Fellowship: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.

    MPH: University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN, 2009.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2006.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, 2007.

    Publications

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    Paul J. Gubanich, MD, MPH
    Fellowship Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-636-4366

    paul.gubanich@cchmc.org

    Paul J. Gubanich, MD, MPH

    Fellowship Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Email: paul.gubanich@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Sports concussion; medical problems in athletes; injury prevention; performance enhancement;  musculoskeletal ultrasound

    Research

    Sports concussion; promotion of positive health behavior; injury prevention

    Biography

    Paul J. Gubanich is board certified in internal medicine and holds a CAQ in sports medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic where he remained a staff physician in the Department of Orthopaedics from 2005-11. During his tenure at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Gubanich worked with athletes of all levels including serving on the medical staff of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, and Barons. In addition, he worked with Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland City Schools, as well as a various professional, collegiate, high school, and youth organizations. 

    Dr. Gubanich earned his master’s degree in public health from Case Western Reserve University in 2007. He served as the director of primary care sports medicine research and director of sports wellness and safety. Dr. Gubanich developed the Sports Concussion Program at the Cleveland Clinic and Healthy Futures, a childhood wellness initiative to promote positive health behavior in at risk youth. 

    Prior to relocating to Cincinnati Children’s in 2013, Dr. Gubanich was an assistant professor of internal medicine and sports medicine at the Ohio State University. Dr. Gubanich served as research director for the Sports Concussion Program and team physician for Ohio State University Athletics, the Ohio Machine and Columbus City Schools. He was appointed medical director of the New Albany Wellness Center. Nationally, Dr. Gubanich is a member of the ACSM, ACP, and the AMSSM on which he serves on the research committee and faculty for the annual Fellows’ Research and Leadership Conference. 

    Dr. Gubanich’s clinical and research interests include the management of sports concussion, treatment of musculoskeletal and medical problems in athletes, performance optimization, injury prevention, and returning athletes to play. Dr. Gubanich has a passion for the promotion of positive health behavior and physical activity for athletes of all ages and levels of competition.

    Education and Training

    Undergraduate: Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1997.

    Medical School: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2001.

    Residency: Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2004.

    Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2005.

    Graduate: Masters of Public Health, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2007.

    Publications


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    Adam W. Kiefer, PhD
    Director of Research Education, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-636-1231

    adam.kiefer@cchmc.org

    Adam W. Kiefer, PhD

    Director of Research Education, Division of Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1231

    Email: adam.kiefer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Augmented/virtual reality; behavioral dynamics; biofeedback; dynamical disease; exercise science; individual/team coordination; nonlinear dynamics; quantitative methods; sports medicine

    Biography

    Dr. Kiefer's research takes a complex systems approach to performance enhancement and injury prevention in sport, and integrates innovative technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, eye tracking, and biofeedback tools with established training practices to improve training outcomes. His expertise in behavioral dynamics and dynamical disease provides an innovative approach to measuring, modeling and analyzing the complexity of healthy and pathological human performance in a variety of contexts. Opportunities for mentorship in the research process are available, and participation by interested fellows and prospective graduate students is encouraged.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, La Crosse, WI.

    MS: Barry University, Miami, FL.

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

    Post Doctoral: Brown University, Providence, RI.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Driving performance of teenage patients with concussion. Principal investigator. State of Ohio Emergency Medical Services. July 2014-June 2015.

    Brad G. Kurowski, MD, MS

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7480

    Email: rehab@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Traumatic brain injury, specifically mild TBI and concussion in children

    Research Interests

    Genetic influence on cognitive and behavioral recovery after pediatric traumatic brain injury; improving evidence-based management of pediatric TBI

    Biography

    Brad Kurowski, MS, MD, holds a BS and MS in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2000. Dr. Kurowski completed his medical school training at Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine in 2004. Subsequently, Dr. Kurowski completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2008 and his fellowship training in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2010. Dr. Kurowski joined the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center through the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine in July of 2010.

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.

    MS: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

    Publications

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    Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP
    Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-636-4366

    kelsey.logan@cchmc.org

    Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP

    Director, Division of Sports Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Email: kelsey.logan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Concussion; female athlete issues; overuse injuries in sport

    Research

    Concussion; female athlete health

    Biography

    Kelsey Logan, MD, MPH, is director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati.  She joined Cincinnati Children’s in 2013 from the Ohio State University, where she was from 2009-2013 as an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics and the medical director of the sports concussion program and a team physician for OSU Athletics.  Prior to OSU, Dr. Logan was an assistant professor of pediatrics at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and faculty at Elite Sports Medicine at CCMC, from 2006-2008.  She graduated from Samford University with a degree in sports medicine and from medical school at the University of Alabama.  She then completed her residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.

    Dr. Logan is involved in multiple professional organizations.  She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics, where she serves on the Executive Committee of the Young Physicians Section and was chair from 2010-2011.  She is also active in the AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.  She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, where she serves on the publications and research committees.  She served on the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports from 2010-2013.  She is involved in the Ohio AAP chapter and Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association, for whom she was elected a 2013 Team Physician of the Year.

    Education and Training

    MD: The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2000.

    Residency: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2004.

    Fellowship: Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2006.

    Masters of Public Health: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

    Certification: Internal Medicine, 2004; Pediatrics, 2005; Sports Medicine, 2006.

    Publications

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    Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D
    Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

    513-636-4366

    greg.myer@cchmc.org

    Gregory D. Myer, PhD, FACSM, CSCS*D

    Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine

    Director of Human Performance Laboratory, Division of Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4366

    Fax: 513-636-6374

    Email: greg.myer@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Over the past decade, Dr. Myer, PhD, has published more than 180 articles (including over 40 in 2013) in peer reviewed medical journals and has published books and several book chapters related to his research on the biomechanics of knee injury, sports performance and knee injury prevention training.

    Dr. Myer has received numerous awards for his excellence in sports medicine research. Among those awards are The Clint Thompson Award for the development of ACL prevention strategies (2005, 2010); NCAA Research Award (2010); National Strength & Conditioning Association Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year, the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons Nicolas Andry Award, and Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award. 

    Dr. Myer is serving or has served as an investigator on several nationally funded grants focused on injury prevention and rehabilitation which have contributed multi-million research dollars in direct costs to his institution. He is a member of and lecturer to the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Training Association and serves as an invited lecturer to the and American Physical Therapy Association.

    Education and Training

    BA: Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 1996.

    MS: Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1998.

    PhD: Rocky Mountain University, Provo, Utah 2010.

    Postdoc: Ohio State University (Sports Medicine, Physiology and Cell Biology).

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    Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC
    Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    513-636-0517

    mark.paterno@cchmc.org

    Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC

    Coordinator, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy - Sports Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0517

    Fax: 513-636-6374

    Email: mark.paterno@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Mark V. Paterno, PT, MS, MBA, SCS, ATC, has a special interest in sports medicine, ACL injuries in female athletes and balance and proprioception.

    Education and Training

    PT, MS: Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1994.

    EMBA: Troy State University, Troy AL, 2002.

    Certifications: Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) 2001. NATA certified Athletic Trainer , 1998.

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    Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-626-4366

    Email: gregory.walker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Physical inactivity in youth; concussion

    Biography

    Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP, obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He completed a year-long fellowship in the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Research Training Program in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his pediatric residency training at the University of Arizona and his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Walker is an assistant professor in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. He is active in numerous professional organizations including: the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.

    Education and Training

    MD: The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2009.

    Fellowship: Clinical Research Training Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2008.

    Residency: Pediatrics, the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2012.

    Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

    Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2012.


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    Eric J. Wall, MD
    Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

    513-636-4785

    eric.wall@cchmc.org

    Eric J. Wall, MD

    Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

    Director, Orthopaedic Fellowship

    Professor, UC Department of Surgery

    Phone: 513-636-4785

    Fax: 513-636-3928

    Email: eric.wall@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Endoscopic non-fusion scoliosis correction with guided growth; sports growth plate arrest overuse syndromes; patella dislocations; anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in patients with open growth plates; osteochondritis dissecans treatment

    Research Interests

    Hip disorders; open pelvic osteotomy and endoscopic pelvic osteotomy

    Biography

    A professor of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Eric J. Wall, MD, specializes in sports medicine and scoliosis treatment.

    Dr. Wall completed his orthopaedic residency at the University of California, San Diego. He is fellowship trained in biomechanics and spine research at the University of California, San Diego, and pediatric orthopaedics at the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.  In addition, Dr. Wall holds a certificate in Sports Medicine and is recognized as a national leader in pediatric sports medicine.  Dr. Wall’s clinical interests include endoscopic pelvic surgery, osteochondritis dissecans, scoliosis, sports-related injuries, orthopaedic basic science research and orthopaedic management of myelomeningocele.

    Eric Wall, M.D. has rapidly established himself in pediatric sports medicine, as well as endoscopic surgery. He has made important contributions to endoscopic surgery through his basic science research efforts in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and his innovative creation of an endoscopic pelvic osteotomy technique.  Dr. Wall has developed new techniques for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, the treatment of patella dislocations and osteochondritis dissecans in young patients. He also co-founded Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK), the multidisciplinary OCD (osteochondritis dissecans) Study Group of North America.

    Dr. Wall stepped down as the division director in August 2010. His focus will now be to concentrate on his revolutionary treatment of early onset scoliosis using spine staples, which were recently FDA approved and is the first and only approved by the FDA.  The technique can eliminate extensive spinal fusion to correct an abnormal curvature by stapling together the growth plates on the actively growing side of the deformity to allow the other side of the spine to catch up.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of California, San Diego, Calif.,1986.

    Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 1986-1992.

    Fellowship: Biomechanics/Spine Research, University of California, San Diego, Calif., 1988-89; Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Los Angeles Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif., 1992-1993.

    Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1995.

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