Sports Medicine Fellowship

About the Program

The Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), in collaboration with Jefferson 3B Orthopaedics, is offering an intense one-year clinical fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine.

The history, expertise and compassion that make Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia unique are also what makes it the best place for medical trainees.

The fellowship provides comprehensive clinical and academic training in primary care sports medicine. Fellowship graduates will be fully prepared and eligible to successfully complete the examination for the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQ).

Program snapshot


Fellows will gain experience with core faculty in multiple primary care sports medicine disciplines, including pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine. Core orthopaedic faculty include both adult and pediatric sports medicine surgeons. Core adult orthopaedic experience is through Jefferson 3B orthopaedics with Arthur Bartolozzi, MD. The first half of the year is focused on core sports medicine learning and experience. The second half of the year may incorporate more surgical subspecialty electives and personal electives based on the fellows’ interests and future needs.

  • Longitudinal experience in pediatric sports medicine weekly with Dr. Matthew Grady, with a high volume of concussion and general pediatric sports medicine
  • Longitudinal experience in family medicine sports medicine with Dr. Arjun Ramprasad with a high volume of ultrasound guided injections and other procedures
  • Longitudinal experience in orthopaedic sports medicine with Dr. Bartolozzi including procedures and operating room observation
  • Training with MSK ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures throughout the year
  • Half-day per week in primary specialty office per ACGME guidelines
  • Monthly didactic lectures with core faculty and weekly didactic lectures with Dr. Grady
  • Radiology interpretation on a daily basis with core faculty with elective time with musculoskeletal radiologists within the CHOP/Penn system
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation experience in the clinic setting, learning both operative and non-operative rehabilitation strategies
  • Experience with orthopaedic subspecialty surgeons: foot and ankle, hand and shoulder, spine as part of core rotations
  • Elective rotations available: all pediatric orthopaedic subspecialties including spine, hand/elbow, foot/ankle, as well as other experiences in exercise physiology, pulmonary, cardiology

Coverage experience

  • Primary physician for a local high school with football game coverage and weekly athletic training room session.
  • Intercollegiate coverage through West Chester University (Division II), Holy Family University (Division III), and University of Pennsylvania (Division I) with weekly training room coverage. Multiple sports covered: football, sprint football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse.
  • Professional experience with the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) and Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) with team physicians Arsh Dhanota, MD, and Gary Dorshimer, MD, as professional sports rules allow. Coverage includes training camp, physical exams and post-game coverage.
  • Assistant medical director for Penn Relays, the largest track and field event in the United States.
  • Other mass-coverage includes Philadelphia Escape Triathlon, Philadelphia Marathon, Rock and Roll Marathon, and a regional collegiate wrestling tournament at the University of Pennsylvania.

Academic experience

Fellows are required to:

  • Participate in and present at regular sports medicine journal clubs
  • Present a case or original research at a regional or national sports medicine meeting (American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) or American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM))

Fellows are expected to:

  • Participate in educational presentations to the local community as well as residents and fellows in other specialties
  • Write an academic article (case report, book chapter, or journal review article)
  • Attend the fellows lecture series and relevant CHOP orthopaedics resident lecture series

Fellowship core faculty

Current fellows

Edward Re, MD
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pediatrics)

Kristin Hullings, MD, MPHS
Residency: Temple University Hospital (Internal Medicine)


Fellows are PGY-4/PL-4 CHOP residents/fellows and will receive standard PGY-4 salary and benefits.

Former fellows

Past fellows and where they are now:

  • 2019-2020
    • Arvind Balaji - Pediatrics - Sparcc, Tucson, AZ
    • Erica Gaertner - Internal Medicine - Patient First, Baltimore, MD
  • 2018-2019
    • Stessie Zimmerman - Pediatrics - Seattle Children’s, Seattle, WA
    • Micah Lamb - Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA
  • 2017-2018
    • Oluwarotimi Adesina - Pediatrics - Ascension Medical Group, Waco, TX
    • Mark LaSorda - Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016-2017
    • Gregory Summerville - Internal Medicine - Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA
    • Sara Slattery - Internal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015-2016
    • Jonathan Santana - Pediatrics -  Texas Children’s, The Woodlands, TX
    • Daniel Morrissy - Emergency Medicine - Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014-2015
    • Christopher Renjilian - Pediatrics -  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    • Natasha Desai - Emergency Medicine - Columbia University, New York City, NY
  • 2013-2014
    • Brian Vernau - Pediatrics -  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
    • Arsh Dhanota - Family Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012-2013
    • Christian Turner - Pediatrics - Novant Health, Charlotte, NC
    • Omar Elkhamra - Internal Medicine - OrthoVirginia, Lynchburg, VA
  • 2011-2012
    • Jeremy Ng - Emergency Medicine - UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA
    • Jason Waterman - Internal Medicine - Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, CA

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How to apply

  • Application is via ERAS under Pediatric Sports Medicine.
  • Application information is available at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
  • This program participates in the Match.

More information

For more information about the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, please contact Matthew Grady, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, Fellowship Director, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Donna Dougherty at

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

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