2015-2016 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Nailah Adams, MD
A native of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Adams received her Undergraduate degree in Biology from Howard University. She went on to receive her Masters in Nutrition from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Adams received her medical education from Duke University School of Medicine. After completion of medical school, she moved to Miami, Florida where she completed a three-year residency in Family Medicine at the University of Miami.
Dr. Adams has received a number of awards during her medical career specifically she received the Duke University Deans award for service, President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, Presidents Volunteer Award 2011, Greensboro Medical Society Foundation Scholars Leadership Award as well as the Albert Schweitzer Fellow Award.
Joshua Berkowitz, MD
A native of Pittsburgh, PA raised in Chapel Hill NC, He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his medical education from the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine. After completing medical school, Dr. Berkowitz completed a four-year Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency here at UNC. Dr. Berkowitz then served a year as Chief resident in the Department.
Dr. Berkowitz has received numerous awards during his medical career. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor societies. He also received the Robert Cefalo House officer of the year award, Janet Fischer award, Floyd Denny Alumni Society Resident Award and the Med Peds Program Doctor of the people Award. Dr. Berkowitz is an active member of AMSSM. He has presented several years at the conference.
2014-2015 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Emily Krodel, MD
A native of Jasper, Indiana, Dr. Krodel received her medical education from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completion of medical school, she moved to South Carolina where she completed a one-year surgery internship with Palmetto Health at the University of South Carolina. While at Palmetto Health, Dr. Krodel also completed a three-year residency with Family Medicine.
Dr. Krodel’s sports medicine experience includes coverage with the Columbia Marathon, Columbia City Ballet, SMART-physicals, University of South Carolina Athletic Department-sideline coverage for Cardinal Newman, Brooklyn Cayce & Keenan High School Football, Orthopaedic Student Interest Group and the Governor’s Cup Half Marathon.
Dr. Krodel is an active member of AMSSM, with presentations presented in 2012, Collegiate Athletes with Chest Pain; 2013, poster presentation of Tailback with wrist Hyperextension; 2014 Pedal to the Metal; Putting the Brakes on Calf Pain.
During her leisure time Dr. Krodel, enjoys running, playing kickball and volleyball with her leagues, reading nonfiction and playing the piano.
Lauren P. Porras, MD
A native of Atlanta Georgia, raised in Miami, Florida, received her medical education from the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Miami Fl. After completing medical school, Dr. Porras completed a three-year Internal Medicine Residency at Duke University with interest in sudden cardiac death in athletes. Dr. Porras is an active memebr of AMSSM. In 2012 she presented a case presentation of doxycycline sclerosis of a Morel-Lavallee lesion of the knee.
Also while at Duke, Dr. Porras was involved with ongoing research, mentored by Dr. Blake Boggess, in Economic Analysis of Images-Guided Intra-articular Hip Injection. The results were presented at the North Carolina American College of Physicians Conference and the 2013 national meeting of American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Porras sports medicine experience includes sports coverage with C.E. Jordan High School Football , Club Hockey and Club Rugby concussion screenings, Duke University Student Athlete Physicals, Coconut Grove Regatta and the Chicago Marathon.
During her leisure time Dr. Porras is an amateur photographer and enjoys traveling with her husband Juan.
2013-2014 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Brent Fisher, MD
Brent, a Bowling Green, KY, native, completed his family medicine residency at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in Spartanburg, SC, where he was chief resident. His sports medicine experience includes coverage of local high school football, USC-Upstate women’s soccer, the Eye Opener cross country meet, and the 2012 Shrine Bowl High School Football All-Star game. He also spent time at Self Regional in Greenwood, SC, working with Dr. Dave Sealy. Prior to residency, Brent spent a year with the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Louisville, working on musculoskeletal trauma and sports medicine research with Dr. Craig Roberts and John Nyland, PhD. He completed medical school training at the University of Louisville and obtained bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Kentucky. He played club and high school soccer growing up and when not working now, he enjoys cycling, distance running and spending time outdoors. He is a member of CMDA, AMSSM, SEACSM, and SCAFM.
Dr. Fisher completed his fellowship on June 30, 2014 and accepted a position with MD 360, Urgent Care Group at Greenville Healthcare System in Greenville, SC.
Zachary Sandbulte, MD
Zach was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington, where he majored in Economics. After completing his undergraduate degree, he spent a year in Bolivia, installing water wells in remote communities. He subsequently attended medical school at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia.
After medical school, he traveled to the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for his residency in Family Medicine. During that time, he covered high school football at East Chapel Hill High School, as well as the training room and some games at North Carolina Central University. Zach was also active with the AMSSM during residency, including a podium case presentation at the national conference in 2012.
Zach is married to Dr. Jenny Sandbulte, an OB/Gyn physician. They have a daughter named Harper. With his free time, Zach enjoys golf, running, barbequing, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Sandbulte completed his fellowship on June 30, 2014 and accepted a position with Salem Family Practice in Winston-Salem, NC.
2012-2013 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Kyle Pope, DO
Having received his undergraduate degree in Biology from UNC, Kyle Pope, DO was happy to return home again with his wife Sam and young son. As stated in his residency bio, “After [attending] my third ACC School, I’ve decided that it’s almost impossible to cheer for anything but your first love…” Kyle completed his specialty training in Family Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Edward via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Pope made his decision for residency as testament of his strong interest in sports medicine. He sought out opportunities for coverage with high school football, wrestling and minor league baseball. He also completed rotations with sports medicine professionals within Wake Forest as well as with Dr. Fields at Moses Cone Sports Medicine. Kyle has covered an event with the North Carolina School of Arts Ballet.
He attended the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual meeting in 2011 where he delivered a case report on Atypical Left Foot Pain.
Dr. Pope completed his fellowship on June 28, 2013 and currently holds the position as a Primary Care physician and Sports Medicine physician at Novant-Presbyterian in Charlotte, NC.
Aaron Vaughan, MD
Aaron Vaughan, MD completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of Virginia where he was chief resident. Dr. Vaughan attended Wright State University’s School of Medicine where he received his Doctor of Medicine. His undergraduate studies were completed at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
Aaron’s sports medicine experiences include local high school football, collegiate rugby, multiple mass running events, and athletic training room coverage. Dr. Vaughan completed sports medicine rotations at Indiana University with Dr. Kevin Gebke and internally at the University of Virginia in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MSK Radiology, and a non-operative sports medicine rotation with Dr. Thomas Webber.
Aaron attended the 2011 and 2012 American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual meetings.
In his spare time, Aaron is comfortable in the kitchen and loves to spend time outdoors and with his wife Bethany that's an artist.
Dr. Vaughan completed his fellowship on June 28, 2013 and currently holds the position as Director of Sports Medicine at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC.
2011-2012 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Natasha Harrison, MD, MPP
Natasha Harrison completed her residency training in family medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Harrison attended Duke University’s School of Medicine where she received a Masters in Public Policy as well as a Doctor of Medicine in a dual degree program. Her undergraduate studies were completed in Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Spanish at Wake Forest University. While completing her undergraduate studies, Natasha volunteered at the Special Children’s School, Meals on Wheels, with her sorority and as a mentor on campus
Dr. Harrison’s sports medicine experiences include two-one month rotations Dr. Rahul Kapur and Dr. Nicole Otta at the University of Pennsylvania and a one month rotation with the Pediatric Sports Medicine Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Natasha has also covered the University of Pennsylvania gymnastics team, Penn Relays, Penn Spring Football, the Keystone Wrestling Classic and the Penn Relays Distance Classic. Dr. Harrison attended the American College of Sports Medicine conference and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine conference in Salt Lake City in 2011. She is also a published author and has two pending chapters for publication that are sports medicine related.
In her spare time, Natasha enjoys improving her talent in piano, voice, and dance.
Dr. Harrison completed her fellowship on June 29, 2012 and currently holds the position as an Assistant Professor/Physician in Sports Medicine at Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center, West Virginia University.
Mark Sakr, DO
Dr. Sakr concluded his specialty training in Family Medicine at Duke University where he was chief resident. Dr. Sakr received his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Michigan in Microbiology. Dr. Sakr has had an interest in sports medicine since medical school. He used his time as a student to volunteer with sports medicine physicians at local high schools. His interests continued and shaped his learning experiences while in residency. Mark’s sports medicine rotations during residency included a longitudinal sports medicine clinic at Duke Family Medicine Center from June 2009 – July 2011, Duke University Sports Medicine, and UNC Sports Medicine with Harry Stafford. Dr. Sakr also provided physician coverage with Holton Community Center, North Carolina Central University Athletics, Jordan High School Athletics, Duke Athletics, and the Coastal Combat Circuit in Elizabeth City.
He attended the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American Osteopathic Academy for Sports Medicine Conferences 2011 and 2012. Mark has presented research at both meetings.
In his spare time, Mark plays basketball and tennis and enjoys running. He is also fluent in French and Arabic.
Dr. Sakr completed his fellowship on June 29, 2012 and currently holds the position as a Primary Care Physician with Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine in Raleigh, North Carolina.