My clinical interests include muscle/tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, concussion, endurance athletics and evidence-based medicine. I direct a National Institutes of Health-funded lab to study muscle inflammation and repair, as well as the role of the quadriceps in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee. We are particularly interested in the role of massage in recovery of skeletal muscle from intense exercise.
I am also an active member of the Spine Research Institute and Sport Health and Performance Institute. Both institutes are dedicated to understanding the cause of injuries and to promoting health and wellness.
What I enjoy about working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is the opportunity to do so many things and to collaborate with so many disciplines. I’m involved in patient care, teaching and research.
In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing with my family, traveling and staying physically fit through running and triathlons. I also serve as the team physician for Columbus’s professional dance troupe, BalletMet.
I also hold the following academic titles:
Professor of Family Medicine
Pomerene Chair of Primary Care
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
- American College of Sports Medicine lifetime achievement award
- Editor of ‘Evidence-Based Sports Medicine’ book; top seller of BMJ
University of Western Ontario
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9/1/1993 - 6/13/1995
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Sports Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Ankle Injuries
- Foot Injuries
- Knee Injuries
- Shoulder Pain
- Athletic Injuries
- Fractures, Bone
- Leg Injuries
- Brain Concussion
- Arm Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Sprains and Strains
- Hip Injuries
- Asthma, Exercise-Induced
- Athletic Performance
- Physical Endurance
- Back Injuries
- Medicine in Art
- Nutritional Sciences
Locations where I practice
More about my work
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
9/1/1995 - 6/13/1996
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Sports Medicine)
News about me
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- Abbott Laboratories
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