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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Nonoperative Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine


Medical Degree
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine

National Capital Consortium (NCC) – Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

Primary Care Sports Medicine
National Capital Consortium (NCC) – Uniformed Services University

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Care of the Female Athlete

UNC Orthopaedics (Carolina Pointe II)
6011 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

UNC Orthopaedics at Pittsboro
75 Freedom Parkway
Pittsboro, NC 27312

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Care of the Female Athlete
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine in Family Medicine Teaching
  • Brennan FH Jr, Rao AL, Myers RA, Ferderber M, Marcussen B, Mansfield L, Miller EM, Spittler J, Sylvester J. Suggested Curricular Guidelines for Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine in Family Medicine Residency Training. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 May;19(5):180-188.
  • Sylvester JE, Buchanan BK, Paradise SL, Yauger JJ, Beutler AI. Association of Splenic Rupture and Infectious Mononucleosis: A Retrospective Analysis and Review of Return-to-Play Recommendations. Sports Health. 2019 Nov/Dec;11(6):543-549.
  • Silvis M, Sylvester J, Haken B, Wawrzyniak J, Kelly R, Lynch S, Mosher T, Chinchilli V, and Black K.  Comparison of Three Exercise Modalities on Patient Reported Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Prospective Study. J Arthritis. 2016;5(5):1-5.
  • Sylvester JE, Hennrikus WL. Treatment outcomes of adolescents with Iselin’s apophysitis. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2015 Jul;24(4):362-5.
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with Combat Device (2020)
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) “Shark Tank” Research Grant (2018)
  • Outstanding Resident Teacher Award – Family Medicine (2017)
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD) Resident Award for Scholarship (2017)

Phone: (984) 974-5700
Referrals Fax: (919) 966-7956

Provider Office
Phone: (919) 966-7095
Fax: (919) 966-6730



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