Welcome to Our Sports Medicine Fellowship

Director's Message

Dustin Richter, MDThank you for your inquiry about our one-year, accredited Sports Medicine fellowship program at UNM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. We have a rich history of producing well trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons through a curriculum that encourages personal and professional growth. We have two 12-month, ACGME-accredited fellowship positions available which begin every August 1st. Completion of an approved, orthopaedic surgery residency training program is required prior to applying for the fellowship.

The UNM Division of Sports Medicine is comprised of 6 full-time, subspecialty-certified, sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons supplemented with 5 CAQ-certified, primary care sports medicine physicians. Our Sports Medicine Division is busy, seeing more than 2,500 patients yearly at the OSIS Sports Medicine Clinic and General Orthopaedic Clinic. Pediatric sports medicine injuries are also seen weekly at Carrie Tingley Children’s Hospital. Our program provides the broadest possible exposure to diagnosis, treatment (operative and non-operative), and rehabilitation of athletes of all ages. We are one of the leading institutions in the country managing multi-ligament knee injuries. We provide our fellows with a well-rounded surgical experience including hip arthroscopy, complex shoulder and elbow procedures, osteotomies about the knee, pediatric and adolescent sports injuries.

Additionally, the fellow will be intimately involved in providing care for more than 600 Division 1 athletes at UNM's training room plus assisting in high school/professional event coverage. Fellows learn to treat common sports-related illnesses and medical conditions for use in their practice as a sports orthopaedic surgeon. They are provided a unique experience to observe and participate in the management and care of a Division I athletic team. They also work within the athletic training room system which fosters a trusting relationship between athletic training/physical therapy staff and primary care sports medicine physicians.

We take great pride in the cohesiveness and camaraderie among our fellows, residents, and faculty and encourage a positive and productive fellowship year. Past trainees have gone into both private and academic practices and treat athletes from the high school to collegiate and professional levels. Please take time to review our website and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the training experience here at UNM. Questions regarding the salary, benefits, etc can be found on the UNM GME website.

Dustin Richter, MD

Assistant Professor

Sports Medicine Fellowship Director

Robert Schenck, MD

Robert Schenck, MD

Professor

& Chairman

Dustin Richter, MD

Dustin Richter, MD

Assistant Professor

& Program Director

Daniel Wascher, MD

Daniel Wascher, MD

Professor

 

Andrew Veitch, MD

Andrew Veitch, MD

Professor

Gehron Treme, MD

Gehron Treme, MD

Associate Professor

Eric Benson, MD

Eric Benson, MD

Associate Professor

Chris McGrew, MD 

Christopher McGrew, MD

Professor

Rebecca Dutton, MD

Rebecca Dutton,MD

Assistant Professor

 Suki Pierce, PA

Suki Pierce, PA

Advanced Practice Provider

Jonathan Tobey, MD

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
Undergraduate: Baylor University, Waco, TX
Medical School: University of Texas, HSC at Houston, Houston, TX
Residency: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Post Fellowship: TBD

Richard Wardell, MD

Hometown: 
Undergraduate: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Medical School: University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Residency: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Post Fellowship:  TBD

Fellows learn to treat common sports-related illnesses and medical conditions for use in their practice as a sports orthopaedic surgeon. They are provided a unique experience to observe and participate in the management and care of a Division I athletic team. They also work within the athletic training room system which fosters a trusting relationship between athletic training/physical therapy staff and primary care sports medicine physicians.

Fellows learn sports medicine practice plus athlete-and-coach interactions by working with athletic trainers in the UNM Athletic Department. Inpatient responsibilities include participating in the workup and care of inpatients with traumatic injuries involving fractures or dislocations sustained during sporting events. They are also exposed to traumatic injuries of sports medicine interest (e.g., knee dislocations, shoulder/ankle injuries involving fracture dislocations). Outpatient surgery is done in a state-of-the-art, University outpatient surgical center within walking distance from the main hospital. There are also opportunities to treat adolescent sports injuries at the nearby Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital.

Sports Medicine Fellowship Information Packet

Goals and Objectives

Didactic Schedule

Sports Medicine Rehab Protocols

Applications for our Sports Medicine Fellowship program are accepted until November 30. Our program utilizes SF Match for application submission, and for our ranking and matching process. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be contacted regarding a potential interview beginning December 1 in accordance with rules established by AOSSM.

For questions regarding our application process, please contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Darren Krehoff.

Past Fellows

Brock Johnson, MD
Post Fellowship: Ashland, KY
Residency: Marshall University
Medical School: St. Louis University

Heidi Smith, DO
Post Fellowship: Manhattan, KS
Residency: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Medical School: Kansas City University

David Hankins, MD
Post Fellowship: Lexington Medical Center - West Columbia, SC
Residency: University of Florida Jacksonville
Medical School: University of Florida

Andrew Ockuly, DO
Post Fellowship: Twin Cities Orthopedics
Residency: Kansas City University
Medical School: Rocky Vista University

David Johannesmeyer, MD
Post Fellowship: Lowcountry Orthopaedics - Charleston, SC
Residency: University of Alabama Birmingham
Medical School: Medical College of South Carolina

Lucas Korcek, MD
Post Fellowship: Slocum - Eugene, OR
Residency: Loma Linda University
Medical School: Loma Linda University

Matthew Lilley, MD
Post Fellowship: The Center - Bend, OR
Residency: San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program
Medical School: USC Keck School of Medicine

Blake Obrock, DO
Post Fellowship: Northwest Texas Physicians Group - Amarillo, TX
Residency: Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Medical School: Midwestern University

Brandee Black, MD
Post Fellowship: UNM Department of Orthopaedics
Residency: University of Missouri Health System
Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Ray Jensen, DO
Post Fellowship: Regional Health Orthopaedics - Spearfish, SD
Residency: Des Peres Hospital
Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Tamas Bardos, MD
Post Fellowship: Kastelypark Klinika - Hungary
Residency: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pecs
Medical School: Medical University of Pecs

Blake Clifton, MD
Post Fellowship: San Luis Valley - Alamosa, CO
Residency: Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine

Todd Bradshaw, MD
Post Fellowship: Amarillo Bone and Joint Clinic - Amarillo, TX
Residency: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Lindsey Dietrich, MD
Post Fellowship: Texas Health Physicians Group - Arlington, TX
Residency: University of Alabama Birmingham
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

2013
Matthew Ferguson, MD
Benjamin Olsen, DO
2012
Adam Johnson, MD
Jonathan Wyatt, MD
2011
Toribio (Toby) Natividad, MD
2010
Jonh Jasko, MD
John Mann, MD
2009
John Kiburz, MD
2008
Brad Sparks, MD
2007
Ralph Passerelli, MD
Brad Veazey, MD
2006
Roy Abraham, MD

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Fellowship Coordinator

Darren Krehoff

1 University of New Mexico

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Albuquerque, NM 87131