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 schoolfootball, 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.
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 resident at UNC. They have a daughter named Harper. With his free time, Zach enjoys golf, running, barbequing, and spending time with his family.
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 be coming 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.
After his completion of UNC Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Pope accepted 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.
After his completion of UNC Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Vaughan accepted the position as Director of Sports Medicine at Mountain Area Health Education Center in Ashville, 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.
After her completion of UNC Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Harrison accepted the position as an Assistant Professor/Physician in Sports Medicine at Clark K. Sleeth Family Medicine Center, West Virginia University.
Dr. 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.
After his completion of UNC Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Dr. Sakr is a Primary Care Physician with Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine in Raleigh, North Carolina.