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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

The United Health Services (UHS) Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited twelve-month fellowship sponsored by the UHS Department of Family Medicine. Fellows receive training in all areas of primary care sports medicine, including exercise-related illness and injury, concussion, physiology, pharmacology, nutrition, non-surgical orthopedics, fracture management, musculoskeletal radiology, sports psychology, and exercise and wellness counseling. The fellowship features a longitudinal musculoskeletal ultrasound curriculum encompassing both diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided procedures. Fellows work in the UHS Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Center alongside a diverse faculty of fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians, fellowship-trained sports orthopedic surgeons, and a variety of other orthopedic specialists, including hand, trauma, joint replacement, and foot/ankle. The fellow also rotates with the UHS Spine Center and with the Upstate Medical University Musculoskeletal Radiology Department. Fellows collaborate closely with rehabilitative specialists, including physical and occupational therapists, and may also choose to become involved with the UHS Sports Performance Academy.

Sports Medicine

The UHS fellowship provides ample and diverse coverage experience. The fellow takes the lead covering a large and competitive local high school, one of approximately a dozen high schools we cover. The fellow works closely with the UHS Sports Medicine fellowship director emeritus to cover the NCAA Division III Broome Community College Hornets. The fellow works with a variety of sports medicine and sports orthopedic physicians to help cover the NCAA Division I Binghamton University Bearcats. The fellows covers AHL professional hockey with the Ottawa Senators/NJ Devils system. Finally, the fellow helps the UHS Sports Medicine team cover a variety of mass participation events throughout the year, from running races to the New York State Public High School Basketball Championship Tournament, to the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on the PGA Championship Tour.

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.

Program Directors

Jill SadoskiJill Sadoski, MD, MBA, CAQSM

Program Director

Medical School: St. Matthew’s University

Residency: Wayne State University Family Medicine

Fellowship: Maine-Dartmouth Sports Medicine

Interests: Sports medicine topics with special interest in non-surgical orthopedics, female athlete triad and relative energy deficiency, concussion management, and exercise physiology. She enjoys running and being involved with community outreach throughout the area.

Stanley HunterStanley Hunter, MD, CAQSM

Co-Program Director

Medical School: SUNY Upstate

Residency: University of Vermont General Surgery Internship, Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship: Summa Health System Sports Medicine

Interests: 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 is a third degree black belt in Chung Do Kwan Korean Karate and dabbles in various strength sports.

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/interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative. Fellows who wish may participate in research, but this is not a requirement. The fellow is expected to present their project(s) at a regional or national conference, as well as to other UHS residency programs. Fellows typically attend and present at the AMSSM annual meeting, the national ACSM conference, and at least one regional conference. Fellows also 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.

Jill SadoskiJill Sadoski, MD - Program Director/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.

Board Certifications: Sports Medicine, Family Medicine

Stanley HunterStanley Hunter, MD - Co-Program Director/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.

Board Certifications: Sports Medicine, Family Medicine

Donald NashDonald Nash, MD - 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.

Thomas GudasThomas 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 SweetJennifer Sweet, DPM - Attending faculty for podiatry

Darrel HarveyDarrel 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.

Andrea BarbisAndrea Barbis, LCSW-R - Attending faculty for behavioral science

Andrea Barbis, LCSW-R joined the UHS Wilson Family Medicine Residency faculty in 2008. She graduated from the University of Buffalo, majoring in both Health & Human Services, with a child development concentration, and in Sociology. She earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Arizona State University and is currently working on her dissertation for a doctorate in psychology with a teaching concentration. Andrea has been providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including inpatient, private practice, and outpatient settings for over 17 years.

Andrea's professional interests include trauma treatment, anxiety, gender issues, eating disorders, and social media influence/behavior. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Andrea’s personal interests are spending time with her three children (which includes volunteering to assist in their soccer club), hiking/backpacking, skiing, and sewing.

Maureen Kennedy-May - Attending faculty for nutrition

Micah LissyMicah 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 KuoKuang Kuo, MD – Attending faculty for orthopedics/hand

Douglas TaberDouglas 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:

Nathaniel Baer, MD – University of Washington School of Medicine

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
Paul Han, MD - St. George's University

Stipends & Benefits

UHS Geriatric and Sports Medicine Fellowship Benefits

SALARY $60,000 (Year)

Sample Residency Agreement

BENEFITS
  • 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, an Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield network pharmacy, or through mail order.
    • 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)
    • 27 days
  • 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.
  • 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.

Elective Rotations

Residents are welcome to request two to four week elective rotations in the UHS Sports Medicine Department. For more information about the fellowship or elective rotations, or to schedule an elective rotation, please contact the fellowship coordinator, Karen Stewart at karen_stewart@uhs.org. Please include your CV and a request for your preferred rotation dates.

To Apply

This fellowship is open to candidates who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, or PM&R. 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

For more information e-mail: medical_education@uhs.org