Innovation and research
to develop best practices
CLINICALThe UNC Sports Medicine Institute takes a holistic approach to caring for you, and not just the injury. We provide individualized care utilizing a team of healthcare providers and clinical research scientists from multiple specialties to ensure you receive the best possible care. Our treatment team includes sports medicine physicians and surgeons, advanced practice providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners), physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, nutritionists, biomechanists and more. Your appointment may include one or more of our medical providers, clinical research scientists, and physical therapists. For other specialty needs, we can refer you to someone in our large network of affiliated providers.
RESEARCHThe UNC Sports Medicine Institute is dedicated to conducting the most cutting-edge and impactful clinical science that will maximize outcomes after musculoskeletal injury, minimize activity limitations, and prevent persistent disability. Our award-winning research is leading to innovative treatments for our patients and others throughout the world as our research is published in high-impact medical journals and presented at national and international conferences.
A major goal of the UNC Sports Medicine Institute is to impact the future of sports medicine care and research by educating the next generation of clinicians and clinical scientists. This is accomplished through our internationally recognized doctoral, post-doctoral, and fellowship training programs.