The Sports Medicine Fellowship at UHS Wilson Medical Center, established in 2005, offers a structured, one-year program that is flexible to meet individual interests and professional goals. With board certified sports medicine faculty and supporting board certified specialists, the program strives to provide training in sports medicine in an environment conducive to insuring the refinement of clinical skills while encouraging strong didactic learning in a supportive environment.
Fellows have the opportunity to work in two sports medicine clinics: Binghamton University (Division 1) and Broome Community College. The fellow also has the opportunity to teach in the UHS Wilson Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and to medical students from SUNY Upstate Medical University Binghamton Clinical Campus.
UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City, NY, is a 280-bed teaching hospital providing a full range of medical-surgical services, including cardiology, emergency medicine, maternity care, neonatology, nephrology, neuroscience, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, perinatology, podiatry, pulmonary medicine, and renal dialysis.
In addition to providing the traditional services typically found at a community hospital, UHS Wilson Medical Center is the gateway to high-intensity acute care and high technology diagnostics at UHS Hospitals. These services are available at the Decker Center for Advanced Medical Treatment, as well as our Vestal I building, one of the newest UHS facilities.
UHS Sports Medicine Fellows are involved in providing sports medicine services throughout the year in a variety of sporting event and mass participation events including:
- Dick's Open Senior PGA Golf Tournament
- Chris Thater Memorial USA Cycling Race and 5K Run
- Cayuga Lake Triathlon
- Wine Glass Marathon
- Bridge Run (half marathon)
- John Mack Lacrosse Tournament (largest indoor lacrosse tournament in North America)
- Broome Community College Soccer, Basketball, Hockey and Lacrosse
- Binghamton University Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer and Wrestling
- Union-Endicott High School Football
Donald Nash, MD
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel University School of Medicine)
Residency: UHS Wilson Medical Center, Family Medicine, Johnson City. NY Specialty Certification - Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
Interests: Fly Fishing, Backpacking, Canoeing, Running, Weight Training. Brief career as a professional boxer. Played rugby for local and national-level teams for over 25 years. Many wilderness canoe expeditions, including eastern Siberia and Canadian Northwest Territories.
Message from Donald Nash, MD, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director
"Welcome to the Sports Medicine Fellowship. Our program is a primary-care based experience that provides encounters with a diverse population of athletes, from little-league to Division 1! Fellows will work closely with local high school teams and with collegiate athletes at Broome Community College and Binghamton University. Our program provides a strong background in the fundamentals of sports medicine while allowing time for the fellow to pursue individual areas of study as well."
Donald Nash, MD
Curriculum, Faculty and Fellowship
The UHS Sports Medicine Fellowship is organized in a 13-block rotation including:
- Sports Medicine (2 blocks)
- Orthopedics (3 blocks)
- Orthopedics/Spine (1 block)
- Orthopedics/Hand (1 block)
- Radiology (1 block)
- Podiatry (1 block)
- Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation (1 block)
- Physiology/Psychology/Nutrition (1 block)
- Elective (2 blocks)
In addition, the fellow is required to complete a scholarly project and an interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative. The fellow is expected to present their project(s) at a regional or national conference, as well as to other UHS residency programs. UHS sports medicine fellows have the opportunity to attend two local sports medicine conferences: Cayuga Lake Triathlon Sports Medicine Conference, put on by members of the UHS Sports Medicine Fellowship faculty and the Cooperstown Shoulder and Elbow Symposium.
The fellow's weekly schedule is comprised of rotational time, sports medicine clinics, didactics, scholarly and quality improvement activities, family medicine clinic, and game and event coverage.
|All of our faculty are board-certified physicians:
|Donald Nash, MD - Program Director/Attending faculty for urgent care
Donald Nash, MD went to medical school at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now known as Drexel University School of Medicine). He completed his Family Medicine Residency at UHS Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City and received a certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Nash enjoys fly fishing, backpacking, canoeing, running, and weight training. He had a brief career as a professional boxer, and also played rugby for local and national-level teams for over 25 years. He has enjoyed many wilderness canoe expeditions, including Eastern Siberia and Canadian Northwest Territories.
Stanley Hunter, MD - Attending faculty for sports medicine
Stanley Hunter, MD, CAQSM joined the UHS team in 2016. He studied mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started a software company for the analysis of workout and exercise performance before his interest in health and fitness led him to medical school. After graduating from Upstate Medical University he completed a general surgery internship and a family medicine residency at the University of Vermont, then a fellowship in sports medicine at Summa Health System in Akron, OH. He has covered sports at all levels, from youth to NCAA to professional, including baseball in the Oakland A’s and Cleveland Indians’ system. He is currently a team physician for the Binghamton University Bearcats and numerous local high schools.
Dr. Hunter’s interests include the full breadth of sports medicine, with particular interests in non-surgical orthopedics, concussion management, the strength athlete, medical issues surrounding performance enhancing drugs, exercise physiology, and evolutionary biomechanics. He regularly incorporates diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures into his practice. He also enjoys teaching and is assistant fellowship director for the UHS Sports Medicine Fellowship and an associate clinical professor at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is a third degree black belt in Chung Do Kwan Korean Karate and dabbles in various strength sports.
Jill Sadoski, MD - Attending faculty for sports medicine
Jill Sadoski, MD, MBA, CAQSM joined the UHS team in 2016. She studied Biology and Zoology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and went on to medical school at St. Matthews University. After graduating from medical school she completed a family medicine residency at Wayne State University in Michigan and completed her MBA at Davenport University while in residency training. She went on to complete her fellowship in sports medicine at Maine-Dartmouth Sports Medicine. She has covered sports at all levels including youth, NCAA, and professional coverage. She has also been involved in the planning and coverage of several mass coverage events including marathons, cycling competitions, and Ironman triathlons. She is currently a team physician for the Binghamton University Bearcats and numerous local high schools.
Dr. Sadoski’s interests include all topics within sports medicine, with special interest in non-surgical orthopedics, female athlete triad and relative energy deficiency, concussion management, and exercise physiology. She regularly integrates diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures into her practice. She is also actively involved with teaching and is assistant fellowship director for the UHS Sports Medicine Fellowship. She enjoys running and being involved with community outreach throughout the area.
Thomas Gudas, MD - Attending faculty for radiology
Thomas Gudas, MD has been at Park Ave Associates in Radiology since 1997. He went to Harvard Medical School and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Massachusetts, and a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He finished his Neuroradiology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor for SUNY Upstate Medical School. Dr. Gudas enjoys reading, traveling, and golfing. He is a competitive marathon runner, previously winning the Sugarloaf Marathon and placing in the top 100 in the New York City Marathon.
|Jennifer Sweet, DPM - Attending faculty for podiatry
Darrel Harvey, DPT - Attending faculty for physical therapy
Darrel Harvey, PT, DPT joined the UHS team in 2008. He studied Psychology at Binghamton University and received his Doctorate in physical therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has worked as a physical therapist in an outpatient setting in multiple locations with a special interest in the Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment method. He is currently the Director of Operations for Outpatient Physical Therapy Rehabilitation. He is actively involved in high school wrestling and works to promote the sport throughout section 4.
Sue Connelly, LCSW-R - Attending faculty for behavioral science
Sue Connelly, LCSW-R is an Academic Social Worker with UHS. She got her MSW from Marywood College in Scranton, PA and specializes in Behavioral Science. Sue loves pugs and coordinates the Annual Southern Tier Pugfest.
Andrea Barbis, LCSW-R - Attending faculty for behavioral science
Andrea Barbis, LCSW-R is a faculty social worker and Assistant Coordinator for Behavioral Health. She got her MSW from Arizona State University and specializes in trauma issues including PTSD, anxiety, EMDR, play therapy, and child welfare and development. She has previous experience as a child protective services caseworker, therapist for a sexual abuse treatment program, emergency room social worker, pediatric social worker, inpatient psychiatric social worker (child and adult), and in private psychotherapy practice. She enjoys sewing, music festivals, and playing with her children.
|Maureen Kennedy-May - Attending faculty for nutrition
Micah Lissy, MD - Attending faculty for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine
Micah Lissy, MD joined the UHS team in 2013. He has a master’s degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College and is certified as an athletic trainer and strength coach. He spent time working in all three of these professions with Professional Olympic and Recreational athletes before pursuing his medical degree.
Dr. Lissy received his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, New York Program and completed an internship and a residency in orthopedics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
During his Orthopedic Sports Fellowship at Detroit Medical Center, he provided sports medicine care to members of the MLB’s Detroit Tigers, the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, and the NHL’s Red Wings professional sports teams. Currently he is team physician for the Binghamton University Bearcats. At UHS, he specializes in arthroscopic surgeries of the ankle, knee, hip, elbow and shoulder.
Kuang Kuo, MD – Attending faculty for orthopedics/hand
Douglas Taber - Attending faculty for orthopedics/spine
Douglas Taber, DC is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, where he is a member of the Presidents’ Council. He is board certified in Pain Management, Motor Vehicle Accident Trauma, and Disability Trauma. He is also a Certified Ergonomics Technician, an Exercise Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Chiropractic Sports Injury Specialist, and Certified Chiropractic Sports Medicine Specialist. Dr. Taber has also been certified in Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) since 2003.
Dr. Taber’s articles have been featured in such national magazines as Chiropractic Wellness & Fitness, Health & Wellness Magazine, The American Chiropractor, and Foot Leveler’s “Secrets of My Success” series. He has maintained an active pursuit of emerging medical technology as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Chiropractic Products Magazine, and is involved in the review of spinal research as an Editorial Advisory Board Member of The Spine Journal. Dr. Taber was a co-founder of the New York Spine Society, and was part of the Wellness team at the 2009 United States’ Golf Association’s US Open in Bethpage, NY. He has been voted as “One of America’s Top Chiropractors” by the Consumers’ Research Council, and in 2011 he was one of only 100 doctors worldwide to receive the Hippocrates Award from the ABI. Dr. Taber is a Post-Graduate Faculty member of New York Chiropractic College and regularly lectures to health care providers and the general public on various health topics. He conducts lectures, presentations and continuing educational seminars to medical and chiropractic organizations, health care providers, hospitals, and clinics.
Current Sports Medicine Fellow:
Paul Han, MD - St. George's University
Sports Medicine Fellowship Graduates:
Preet Joshi, MD - Sports Medicine
Kate Grant, DO - Orthopaedic, Family Medicine
Joon Park, MD - Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Luis Rodriguez, MD - Primary Care, Sports Medicine
Rowena Reyes, MD - Primary Care, Sports Medicine
Alexander Kats, MD - Sports Medicine, Hospitalist
Michael Tunick, DO - Primary Care, Sports Medicine
Romulo Vasquez, MD - Ross University
Scott Weiss, MD - Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics
Hossein Zarrini, MD - Urgent Care, Sports Medicine at UHS
Amir Hendiani, MD - Ross University
David Li, DO - Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stipends & Benefits
UHS Geriatric and Sports Medicine Fellowship Benefits
SALARY $60,000 (Year)
Sample Residency Agreement
- Insurance Coverage
- Health Insurance: UHS is partnered with Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to provide our employees with UHS Preferred Provider Organization (UHS PPO). UHS covers a major portion of the health insurance premiums. Premiums are deducted bi-weekly from your paycheck.
- Pharmacy: Prescriptions may be filled through UHS, Community Practice Pharmacy, a Blue Cross network pharmacy or through mail order. Costs will be lowest at the Community Practice Pharmacy.
- Life Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital, equal to your annual salary.
- Malpractice Insurance: Provided and paid for by the hospital.
- Dental Insurance: Standard and high option dental plans available at shared cost with the hospital.
- Personal Time Off (vacations, holidays, board exams, interviews, unexpected absences including illnesses)
- Moving Allowance
- A moving allowance of $300 is provided to each resident.
- Professional Development Fund
- Each fellow is allotted $1500/year to be used towards professional development, conferences, books, PDA's, software, stethoscopes, etc.
- Academic Appointments
- All fellows receive an academic appointment as a Clinical Assistant Instructor at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, New York.
- Osteopathic fellows receive an additional academic appointment with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA.
- Athletic/Gym Privileges
- Fellows have access to the non-fee based athletic facilities at Binghamton University: gymnasium, weight room, indoor and outdoor tracks, pools, racquetball and tennis courts.
ON-SITE HOUSING - Eckelberger Tower
On-site housing is conveniently located across from the hospital. This spacious and comfortable facility is for residents, fellows and visiting medical students. Rent includes: heat, electric, water, air conditioning, standard cable television and wireless internet. Free laundry facilities, fitness center, parking, and trash removal.
1 Bedroom: $550/month
2 Bedroom: $675/month
3 Bedroom: $900/month
Successful completion of a residency in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine from an ACGME accredited program. The interested applicant should apply to our program using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), September through December 1st. The following materials should be included:
- Personal Statement
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 3) including one from your Residency Program Director
- USMLE and/or COMLEX Transcript
- Intent to take either the Family Medicine or Internal Medicine board exam
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