UNC Sports Medicine Fellowship


UNC Sports Medicine Injury Clinic Starts August 2017

If you suspect you may have sprained your ankle, broken a finger or received a concussion in last week's game, come to the UNC Family Medicine Center on Saturday morning to get checked by our sports medicine experts.  We are now offering a walk-in injury clinic on Saturday mornings only.

Sports Medicine teams complete coverage of fall sports

UNC Family Medicine, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine combined to provide sideline and training room coverage for areas high schools. The coverage provided a needed service to the community and also gave residents and medical students valuable sports medicine experience.  

4th Annual Steadman Hawkins Hosted in Greenville, SC - Sports Medicine Conference                                             

We had another great turnout from sports medicine providers from the area and South Carolina for the two day symposium. Former graduates were able to come in for the annual event. The event included sessions covering MSK US and anatomy for the fellows and residents. The fellows also presented cases for discussion. Main topics of this year's symposium were evaluation of low back pain, shoulder and elbow rehab and bracing in athletes. Next year's event will be held in Chapel Hill. This event is growing in size every year. 



UNC provides medical coverage for Northwood High holiday wrestling tournament

Darkina Ward is already making a big difference in our community outreach program. She coordinated coverage for the event during the Christmas Holidays. It was a great success.






Community Outreach

Thanks to everyone who participated in our annual holiday community project. We were able to sponsor two community events over the past two quarters. We adopted a kindergarten class at Eastway Elementary School. We were able to buy needed school supplies for children during the first quarter of the academic year.
Our second quater project was a great success as we adopted a family for the holidays. We were able to supply beds and gifts so that a family could have a wonderful holiday season. Thanks to everyone that participated.

AMSSM Annual Meeting

The UNC Sports Medicine faculty and fellows attended the 2016 AMSSM conference held in Dallas, Texas.  This year's theme "Back to the Future: Celebrating 25 years of AMSSM". The purpose of the conference was to provide a valuable source of current "cutting edge" medical knowledge to professionals actively engaged in treating athletic patients. UNC was very active during the week with community service projects, podium presentations from the faculty and fellows.



UNC held its annual reunion at AMSSM 

It was a pleasure to see previous graduates and current fellows together. We look forward to a reunion in 2017! 



BerkoffDr. Berkoff elected to AMSSM Board of Directors

Congratulations to Dr. David Berkoff, Associate of Director  the Sports Medicine Fellowship, who was elected to the Broad of Directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) in May 2013. We congratulate him on this outstanding achievement.




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Stafford speaks at Collegiate Athletic Trainer Symposium – Las Vegas, Nevada

Dr. Harry Stafford was invited to teach a musculoskeletal (MSK) workshop to collegiate athletic trainers. Twenty athletic trainers attended the workshop. During the workshop they learned MSK ultrasound of both the shoulder and knee. The workshop was well received by all in attendance. Dr. Stafford hopes to expand the workshop to include additional athletic trainers next year. A very special Thank You to SonoSite, the MSK Ultrasound Co., for providing ultrasound units to help teach the course.

Sports Medicine Fellows

  Dr. Pope 2013 Casting Workshop   Dr. (s) Vaughan & Call  2013 Casting Workshop

Faculty from UNC Family Medicine and the Sports Medicine Fellowship teach bracing, casting and splinting workshops.  UNC Sports Faculty and fellows were available for the UNC School of Medicine family medicine interest group workshop. During the workshop students learned how to correctly apply braces as well as how to split and cast musculoskeletal injuries.