History

​The fellowship was started in 1991 by Dr. Mark Bracker and is one of the oldest primary care sports medicine fellowships in the nation. In 2001 Dr. Kenneth Taylor, became co-director and still currently serves as the Program Director. Dr. Suraj Achar joined in as the Associate Director in 2004. Dr. Dave Bazzo joined the faculty in 1994 after finishing his fellowship here at UCSD and was key faculty for the program when Dr. Taylor spent 6 months in New Zealand on sabbatical in 2011. In 2012 Dr. Alan Shahtaji came on board after completing his fellowship at Wake Forest and in 2013 and Dr. Amy Leu returned to UCSD after spending some time practicing Sports Medicine at Camp Pendleton. She completed her fellowship at UCSD in 2010. With five faculty members the fellowship continues to expand its goals and services to all of the greater San Diego region.

In 2014 UC San Diego Sports Medicine Physicians have begun a collaboration with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) by delivering care and coverage to our Olympic Athletes at the USOC Training Center in Chula Vista, California. UC San Diego Health has been designated an Official U.S. Olympic Regional Medical Center, joining a national network of leading medical providers selected by the United States Olympic Committee to provide comprehensive medical services to Team USA athletes, including orthopedics and sports medicine, primary care, cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, cancer care and physical therapy.

Our fellows come from many locations and backgrounds, ranging from home-grown San Diegans to New Yorkers. Many stay in the San Diego area, however some have moved onto positions ranging from Family Medicine groups, Orthopedics groups, collegiate and Professional Sporting organizations. Most importantly, our training program has enabled our program graduates to flourish and succeed in almost any kind of setting.


Past Fellows



Name​​

Year

Location

Type of Practice

Lee Ralph, M.D.

1991-1992

San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Brad Buchman, M.D.

1992-1993

UC Berkeley

Family / Sports Medicine

Susan Glochner, M.D.

1992-1993

San Diego, CA

Pediatrics / Sports Medicine

Dave Bazzo, M.D.

1993-1994

UCSD

Family / Sports Medicine

Lesley Milne, M.D.

1993-1994

Boston, MA

ER / Sports Medicine

Greg Hoeksema, M.D.

Jan 1994 - Dec 1994

(Navy)


Anthony Saglimbeni, M.D.

1994-1995

San Jose, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Gregory Skaggs, M.D.

1995-1996

Eugene, OR

Family / Sports Medicine

Federico Vaca, M.D.

1995-1996

Yale University

ER / Sports Medicine

Calvin Wong, M.D.

1996-1997

OASIS Medical Group

Family / Sports Medicine

Ken Taylor, M.D

1997-1998

UCSD

Family / Sports Medicine

Chris Kutoures, M.D.

1997-1998

Orange County

Pediatrics / Sports Medicine

Brad Stiles, M.D.

1997-1998

San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Mary Ann Fuchs, M.D.

1998-1999

San Diego, CA

ER / Sports Medicine

Greg Nakamoto, M.D.

1999-2000

Seattle, WA

Sports Medicine / Ortho

Michael Mikus, M.D.

1999-2000

Kaiser San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Kathleen Weber, M.D.

2000-2001

Rush Orthopedics, Chicago, IL

Sports Medicine / Ortho

Suraj Achar, M.D.

2000-2001

UCSD

Family / Sports Medicine

Ronald Cohen, M.D.

2001-2002

San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Jerry Labson, M.D.

2001-2002

Fairfield, CA

Sports Medicine / Ortho

Joseph Allen, M.D.

2002-2003

SHARP San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Kalli Hose. M.D.

2002-2003

VA Medical Center, San Diego

Internal / Sports Medicine

Christopher Skaff, M.D.

2002-2003

Tahoe City, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Marjorie Delo, M.D.

2003-2004

Manitowoc, WI

Sports Medicine / Ortho

Eric Skoblar, M.D.

2004-2005

UCSD Student Health

Family / Sports Medicine

Julie Chuan, M.D.

2004-2005

Escondido, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Jennifer Puddy, M.D.

2005-2006

Calgary, Canada

ER / Sports Medicine

Alex Espinoza, M.D.

2005-2006

San Marcos, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Jane Kim, D.O.

2006-2007

San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Mary Michelle Winscott, M.D.

2006-2007

Mayo Clinic, AZ

Family / Sports Medicine

Benedict Ciszek, M.D.

2007-2008

Mount Prospect, IL

Family / Sports Medicine

Jonathan Chan, D.O.

2007-2008

Kaiser San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Amy Kakimoto, M.D.

2008-2009

San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Susan Park, M.D.

2008-2009

Reno, NV

Family / Sports Medicine

Tara Robbins, M.D.

2009-2010

Marion, IL

Family / Sports Medicine

Amy Leu, D.O.

2009-2010

UCSD

Family / Sports Medicine

Jason Spring, D.O.

2009-2010

Ramona, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Rebecca Gurney, M.D.

2010-2011

Woodbury, MN

Family / Sports Medicine

Angela Voight, M.D.

2010-2011

Woodbury, MN

Sports Medicine / Ortho

Nicholas Cardinale

2010-2011

NAVY


Miriam Reece, M.D.

2011-2012

Denver, CO

Family / Sports Medicine

Julia Cassetta, M.D.

2011-2012

UCSD

Internal / Sports Medicine

Darryl Bates, M.D.

2011-2012

San Diego, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Paul Brydon, D.O.

2012-1013

Fallbrook, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Amy Guiliano, M.D.

2012-2013

UCSD

Family / Sports Medicine

Ilona Barash, M.D.

2012-2013

UCSD

ER / Sports Medicine

Emmanuel Elias, M.D.

2013-2014

Palo Alto, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Sarah Kennedy, D.O.

2013-2014

University of North Texas

Sports Medicine

Seth Camhi, M.D.

2013-2014

San Diego, CA

Sports Medicine

Ryan Carreon, M.D.

2014-2015

Kaiser San Diego

Family / Sports Medicine

Sarah Merrill, M.D.

2014-2015

UCSD

Family / Sports Medicine

Adrian Tabares, M.D.

2014-2015

Menlo Park, CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Steele McIntyre, M.D.

2014-2015

Salt Lake City, UT

Family / Sports Medicine

Amanda O’Steen M.D.

2015-2016

San Diego CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Corey Carson M.D.

2015-2016

San Diego CA

Family / Sports Medicine

David McClaskey M.D.

2015-2016

San Diego CA

Family / Sports Medicine

Cambria Judd M.D.

2015-2016

San Diego CA

Family / Sports Medicine

​Marcia Faustin, M.D.​2016-2017​UC Davis​Family / Sports Medicine
​Shawn Skarpnes, M.D.​2016-2017​Sacramento, CA       ​Sports Medicine
​Emily Levy, M.D.​2016-2017​Philadelphia, PA​Family / Sports Medicine
​Dan Hendry, M.D.​2016-2017​UC San Diego
​Family / Sports Medicine