Sports Medicine Team Physicians

Michigan State University's student-athletes receive first class care from the Sports Medicine staff comprised of a team of certified athletic trainers, family practice physicians, orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine consultants, and sports medicine fellows.Cartoon doctor The MSU philosophy is two-fold: to assist in preventing injuries through effective seasonal and research oriented programs and to facilitate an aggressive post injury/illness total body rehabilitation program for a timely return to competition. In all cases, the ultimate well-being of each individual is the top priority. Michigan State's aggressive and functional approach encompasses a wide array of consultants. Several programs include osteopathic manual medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanical evaluations, clinical/sports psychology, sports psychiatry, and orthopedic surgeons.

Lynn Brumm, DO, Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Brumm, Professor Emeritus in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, serves as a consultant in manual medicine injury situations for Michigan State University's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Dr. Brumm is a member of the MSU's Department of Family and Community Medicine Program and the College of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Brumm's national expertise involves muscle energy techniques, assessments, and hip/adductor somatic dysfunction treatments in athletes.

Douglas Dietzel, DO, Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dietzel is a 1986 graduate of Ball State University with a B.S. in science with Pre-med and undergraduate minor in Athletic Training and became a certified ATC at that time. He then went to medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 1991. During this time he worked with the Philadelphia Eagles Football organization. Internship and Residency were completed at St. John's Medical System in Detroit and Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Michigan State University under the direction of Dr. Herb Ross. Dr. Dietzel had spent five years as part of MSU Sports medicine and team physician before leaving to go into private practice for the last three years. Dr. Dietzel returned to MSU as Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon and Clinical Director of MSU Sports medicine with Dr. Jeff Kovan. He continues to serve as Board member of American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Jennifer Gilmore, DO, Physician

Dr. Gilmore serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at MSU. Dr. Gilmore has received three degrees from MSU: a BA in Accounting, an MA in Exercise Physiology, and a DO from the College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was a resident at both the St. Lawrence Family Practice and Department of Osteopathic Medicine programs. Dr. Gilmore, on the MSU staff since the Fall 2000, currently assists a team physician and offers evaluative and manual manipulative skills to the MSU athletic population.

 

 

Jeff Kovan, DO, Director of Sports Medicine

Serving as MSU's director of Sports Medicine and head team physician is Dr. Jeff Kovan. Dr. Kovan received his undergraduate degree from MSU in 1983 and his medical degree in 1987 from MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following his Internship at Botsford General Hospital, Dr. Kovan completed his Residency with St. Lawrence Family Practice. In 1991, he completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Michigan State University. He worked at Western Michigan University's sports medicine department before returning to MSU in 1995 to direct the school's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Kovan is certified under the American Board of Family Practice. Primary sport responsibility is for men's basketball and men's and women's golf, with primary coverage of MSU weekly morining injury cllinics and NCAA Drug Testing coordination.

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C. Luke Wilcox DO, Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Christopher Luke Wilcox joined MSU Sports Medicine after completing a Sports Medicine Fellowship under the direction of world renown orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Wilcox has served as team physician for both Auburn University and Tuskegee University. Currently hs is one of MSU's orthopedic team physicians with MSU Athletics with direct supevision to baseball and football programs. He completed his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and MSU Medical School in the College of Oseopathic Medicine finishing in 2007. He was selected in the 22nd round of MLB draft in 1992.

 

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Robert Norris, MD Team Physician

Dr. Norris is currently working with the Volleyball team while working at MSU Olin Health Center. Born in Traverse City, Michigan, Dr. Norris attended Alma College with a double major in Biology and Chemistry, while competing in the intercollegiate basketball program. Bob graduated from the MSU College of Human Medicine in 1997, participated in the MSU/St. Lawrence Family Practice Residency from 1997-2000, and was the Chief Resident in 1999-2000. Dr. Norris oversees the MSU volleyball. hockey, and baseball programs.

Randy Pearson, MD, Team Physician

Dr. Pearson has been an associate professor in MSU's Department of Family Practice since 1994, has directed the MSU/St. Lawrence Hospital Family Practice Residency, and is currently senior associate director of Sparrow/MSU Family Practice Residency and Director of MSU's Sports Medicine Fellowship. He was appointed U.S.A. Team Physician for the 1999 World University Games and held the same position for the U.S.A. Men's Junior National Basketball Team Trials. A MSU team physician since 1986, Dr. Pearson currently oversees MSU's Football program as team physician.

Andrew Schorfhaar, DO, Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Schorfhaar completed his undergradaute degree at Western Michigan University. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internship and Orthopaedic Surgical Residency were completed at Garden City Hospital in Garden City, MI. Dr. Schorfhaar completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to specializing in Knee and shoulder arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery, he also performs joint replacements and osteotomy. Dr. Schorfhaar is the Team Physician for the MSU Hockey and Swimming teams and Lansing Catholic Central High School.

Mike Shingles, DO, Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Shingles received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Michigan State University. Dr. Shingles is Board Certified and serves as one of the Michigan State University Team Orthopedic Physicians working with Men's and Women's Basketball, Football and . He is also the team physician for both East Lansing High School and the Lansing Lugnuts.

Michael Straus, PA-C, ATC

Michael Straus, PA-C, ATC, received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his graduate degree from Emory University. He completed an Intership with the New York Giants football team and worked for the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Department in Colorado Springs for two years. Mr. Straus traveled overseas twice with USA Men’s Field Hockey and volunteered for the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games in both cycling and archery. He has also traveled with the Michigan State University football team to the Gator Bowl (1988) and the John Hancock Bowl (1990) and received the Student Trainer of the Year Award in 1992. Mike Straus is Team Physician’s Assistant for MSU Field Hockey, Lansing Lugnuts, is also a volunteer Physician’s Assistant for Lansing Catholic Central High School.

 

 

 

Nathan Fitton, DO, Sports Medicine Fellow

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Lindsay Rudert, DO Sports Medicine Fellow

Dr. Lindsay Rudert received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her primary care/family practice training at the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency Program. She has been involved with covering local gymnastics club and many running events in the area. Her primary sports coverage this year will focus on women's soccer, cross country, track and field, softball, and Waverly High School.

 

Mike Slesinski, DO Sports Medicine Fellow

Dr. Mike Slesinski was raised in Milford, Michigan and recieved his undergraduate degree from Alma College. While at Alma, he played infield for the baseball team. After graduating from Alma College, he attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his intenship at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan State. He is currently completing a 2 year sports medicine fellowship in electrodiagnostic medicine and interventional spine, here at Michigan State University.


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