2019-2020 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Colton Wood, MD
Dr.Wood received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Georgia. While in Athens, he was a percussionist on the UGA drumline and went on to receive his medical education from the Medical College of Georgia at the University of Georgia. Following medical school, he and his wife moved to Charlottesville, VA to complete his Family Medicine residency at the University of Virginia.
Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Morgan; they love to go on walks and hikes together. He enjoys reading the Bible, running, recreational weightlifting, UGA and UNC athletics, playing the drums, going to live concerts, exploring new restaurants and eating tons of food, deep-sea fishing, studying U.S. history, and war documentaries.
Justin Lockrem, MD
A native of Woodbury, Minnesota, Dr. Lockrem received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. A collegiate quarterback, he later served as the Quarterbacks Coach & Offensive Coordinator at his alma mater. He then pursued his medical education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. After completion of medical school, he returned to MN where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.
In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, singing, coaching, and baking chocolate chip cookies.
2018-2019 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Marcia Newby-Goodman, MD
A native of Virginia, Dr. Newby-Goodman received her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of Georgia. While at UGA, she was able to win 3 NCAA national championships in gymnastics. Dr. Newby-Goodman received her medical education from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX where she graduated co-valedictorian. After completion of medical school, she moved to Daytona Beach, FL where she completed her Family Medicine Residency as Halifax Health and was able to serve as chief resident her senior year.
In her free time, she enjoys working out so that she can eat dessert and enjoy great food at local restaurants.
JD Hales III, MD
A native of Live Oak, Florida, Dr. Hales received his undergraduate degree in Integrative Health Science at Stetson University in DeLand, FL. Dr. Hales received his medical education from Florida State University College of Medicine. After completion of medical school, he moved to North Carolina where he completed Family Medicine residency at UNC Chapel Hill.
In his leisure time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Joanna, one of the UNC Pediatric Chief Residents and their daughter, Leila. He enjoys mountain trips and family hikes in local state parks with their dog Penny.
2017-2018 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Crystal Higginson, MD
A native of Michigan, Dr. Higginson received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Central Michigan University. Dr. Higginson received her medical education from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. After completion of medical school, she moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she completed her Family Medicine residency at Wake Forest.
In her leisure time she enjoys playing or watching any sport, especially her beloved Detroit Lions. She has a knack for finding nearby tacos and giving exceptional high fives.
Kenzie Johnston, MD
A native of western Maryland, Dr. Johnston received her undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. She received her medical education from University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. After completion of medical school, she moved to North Carolina and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at UNC.
In her free time she enjoys hiking, trail and road running, biking, and swimming with her husband as well as spending quality time with her dog.
2016-2017 Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellows
Jason Boothe, MD
A native of Carol City, Florida, Dr. Boothe received his Undergraduate degree in Athletic Training / Human Sciences from Florida State University. Dr. Boothe received his medical education from Florida State University School of Medicine. After completion of medical school, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he completed his residency in Family Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center.
Dr. Boothe has received a number of awards during his medical career. Specifically, he received the Altruism in Medicine Award, James H Filling Scholarship, EC and Tillie Allen Scholarship and was a part of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Christopher Felton, DO
A native of Pittsburgh, PA . ,Dr. Felton received his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science with Emphasis in Athletic Training from the University of Georgia. He received his medical education from Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine. After completing medical school, Dr. Felton completed his residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Dr. Felton then served a year as Chief resident in the Department.
Dr. Felton received the American Academy of Osteopathy Award in Osteopathic and was a Pre doc fellow in Osteopathic Practices and Principles
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.