Since 1987, the American Sports Medicine Institute has offered educational opportunities to professionals in the field of sports medicine as well as young people who aspire to become the sports medicine professionals of the future.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program administered by ASMI is located at Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham. The Fellows rotate through the services of Program Director Dr. Jeff Dugas, and faculty members Dr. Lyle Cain, and Dr. Benton Emblom to gain maximum exposure to different philosophies and procedures. All educational and research activities and resources for the program are provided by ASMI.
The basic educational method of the Fellowship programs involves the Fellows and faculty working side-by-side in all aspects of patient care.
The Fellows spend 80 percent of their time in direct patient care in the clinic, operating rooms, rehabilitation, and follow-up. As surgical first assistants, the Fellows are integral participants in the pre-operative counseling and instruction of the injured athlete and in provision of surgical care.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
The American Sports Medicine Institute in collaboration with Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center and Ascension St. Vincent’s East Family Medicine Residency Program offers a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship to develop non-operative orthopaedic physicians with expertise in the total care of patients of all ages and of every level of proficiency who sustain or develop activity-related, musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
The fundamental purpose of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute is to provide an opportunity for the generalist or non-orthopaedic surgeon to obtain in-depth, advanced training in the prevention, primary care, and total rehabilitation of individuals with musculoskeletal, activity-related problems.
A secondary purpose of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is to produce physicians capable and willing to teach other physicians, as well as allied health professionals, trainers, coaches, athletes, and parents, the fundamentals of injury prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation through personal instruction and the proper utilization of instructional materials and methods.
Thirdly, the purpose of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is to develop in the physician an appreciation of the role biomechanical research plays in this specialty by participation in the formulation and production of a prospective study utilizing camera, video, and computer-generated techniques.
2021-2022 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellows
CHUCK FRYBERGER, MD
ALEX LOEB, MD
NICK MONTEMURRO, MD
ZACK MOORE, MD
NIMA REZAIE, MD
AMIR SHAHIEN, MD
Primary care orthopaedic sports medicine fellows
JAKE ALBERT, MD
HUNTER HALEY, MD
BRANDON MAISEL-RAMOS, DO
ADAM SKIPPER, DO