Sports Medicine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, was the first ACGME-accredited physical medicine and rehabilitation sports medicine program in the tri-state area

Our goal is to train broadly competent, sports medicine specialists who can evaluate and manage a full spectrum of sports-related disorders. Our program integrates training alongside nonoperative and surgical specialists, providing fellows the opportunity to develop outstanding clinical skills in an evidence-based framework. Scholarly activity is encouraged and expected.

This fellowship is directly affiliated with the Department’s residency training program. This offers fellows the opportunity to attend the program's didactic lecture series and grand rounds, as well as other specialty grand rounds. Fellows have an integral role in education through interactions with residents and medical students. As a fellow, you will contribute to and organize our regular didactic program, spine and sports medicine conferences, and cadaver lab sessions.

The fellowship offers comprehensive training in all aspects of sports medicine including general musculoskeletal care, evaluation and management of acute and overuse injuries, diagnostic sports ultrasound, ultrasound guided procedures, interventional spine procedures, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology, neuropsychology, MSK radiology, and athletic event coverage. In addition, our fellows get hands on experience in fracture management, regenerative medicine procedures (PRP, Tenex, stem cells, viscosupplementation), cardio metabolic testing, and concussion management.

Fellows participate in weekly musculoskeletal and sports clinics and also participate in the World Trade Center Health Effects and Treatments Program. Training opportunities covering high school football, collegiate athletics, professional and amateur sporting events such as USA Boxing, professional boxing, the NYC Marathon and other Road Runner events are offered to the fellows. They will serve as team physicians to a Division III college and care for Red Bull sponsored athletes performing as members of the Red Bull North American Medical Team and P360 Center.

This is a strongly academic program. The fellow will have an integral role in education through interactions with residents and medical students and by contributing to and organizing aspects of the regular didactic program, sports medicine conferences and cadaver lab sessions.

Our training faculty members include physicians from multiple disciplines.

Physiatrists
Dayna McCarthy, DO – Systems Chai, Department of Rehabilitation & Human Performance, Program Director, Professor
Richard G. Chang, MD, MPH – Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor, Regenerative MSK Medicine
Gerardo Miranda-Comas, MD, RMSK – Assistant Professor
Eliana Cardozo, DO – Assistant Professor, Women’s Health
Emily Fatakhov, MD – Assistant Professor
Stuart Kahn, MD – Associate Professor, Interventional Spine
Alexander Lee, MD – Assistant Professor, Interventional Spine
Dayna McCarthy, DO – Assistant Professor, Regenerative MSK Medicine
Parag Sheth, MD – Director of Interventional Spine Medicine, Assistant Professor
David Spinner, DO, RMSK – Director of Interventional Pain Management, Assistant Professor
Mariam Zakhary, DO – Assistant Professor

Emergency Medicine
Amie M. Kim, MD – Assistant Fellowship Director (EM), Assistant Professor
Melissa D. Leber, MD – Assistant Professor

Orthopedics
James Gladstone, MD – Chief of Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Associate Professor
Alexis Colvin, MD – Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Associate Professor, Chief Medical Officer for US Tennis Association
Michael Hausman, MD – Orthopedic Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Vice Chair Orthopedic Surgery
Sheena Ranade, MD – Pediatric Orthopedics, Assistant Professor
Steven Weinfeld, MD – Orthopedic Chief of Foot/Ankle Surgery, Associate Professor

Musculoskeletal Radiology
Robert Irish, MD – Assistant Professor

Neuropsychology
Wayne Gordon, PhD – Professor – TBI/Concussion 
Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD – Associate Professor – TBI/Concussion

Research Faculty
David Putrino, PT, PhD – Director of Rehabilitation Innovation and Abilities Research Center (ARC) – Assistant Professor

Exercise Physiology
Adam Fry, PhD (Human Performance; Kinesiology)
Alex Blunt, MS (Human Performance specialist; Strength & Conditioning Coach-Red Bull and Mount Sinai)

Nutrition
Adena Neglia, RDN (Human Performance)

The program has committed all of its positions to the National Residency Matching Program (NRPMP). Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Candidates must register for both ERAS and the NRMP.

Eligible candidates must be in good standing for graduation from an accredited PM&R or Emergency Medicine residency program. It is not necessary to have taken an elective in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Human Performance or in Emergency Medicine to be favorably considered for a position in this program.

This one-year fellowship begins each year on July 1. There is a stipend. Fellows must have a New York State medical license and be board certified or board eligible in PM&R or Emergency Medicine before beginning the fellowship.