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March Madness: 68 NCAA tournament team physicians Featured

Written by  Adam Schrag | Friday, 17 March 2017 20:56
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March Madness 2017 is in full swing, with the NCAA Division-I men's Round of 32 taking place on March 17 and 18 of this weekend all around the country. While most of the 68 tournament qualifiers and play-in participants will have been disqualified by the time plays begins on Saturday morning, physicians, surgeons and medical professionals have played instrumental roles in preparing and treating these teams' athletes so they could compete in top physical shape all season long.

Here are some of the medical professionals who helped sustain and care for all 68 teams who qualified for the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament:

 

1. Villanova

 

Team physician (orthopedics): Bill Emper, MD, of Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute.


 
2. Kansas

 

Head team physician: Lawrence M. Magee, MD, of Lawrence (Ks.) Memorial Hospital.


 
3. North Carolina

 

Head team physician: Thomas Brickner, MD, of Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina School of Medicine.


 
4. Gonzaga

 

Team physician: Russell VanderWilde, MD, of Spokane, Wash.-based Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists.  

 

5. Kentucky

 

Head team orthopedic surgeon: Darren L. Johnson, MD, of Lexington-based University of Kentucky Healthcare.
 

 

6. Arizona

 

Head team physician: Donald Porter, MD, of Tucson-based University of Arizona Health Services.

 

7. Duke

 

Team physician: Dean Taylor, MD, of Durham, N.C.-based Duke Health.

 

8. Louisville

 

Head orthopedic surgeon: John Ellis, Jr., MD, of Louisville, Ky.-based Ellis & Badenhausen.

 

9. Oregon

 

Director of Athletic Medicine: Greg Skaggs, MD, of the University of Oregon in Eugene.

 

10. Florida State

 

Team physicians: Kris Stowers, MD, William Thompson, MD, Hector Mejia, MD, Aaron Guyer, MD, Jason Oberste, MD, and David Bellamy, MD, of Tallahassee (Fla.) Orthopedic Clinic.

 

11. University of California, Los Angeles

 

Head team physician: John DiFiori, MD, of UC Los Angeles Health.

 

12. Baylor

 

Team physicians: Waco, Texas-based Southwest Sports Medicine.

 

13. Butler

 

Primary orthopedic team physician: Stephen Kollias, MD, of Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy.

 

14. Florida

 

Head team physician: Michael Moser, MD, of Gainesville-based University of Florida College of Medicine.

 

15. West Virginia

 

Team physician: William R. Post, MD, of Morgantown, W.V.-based Mountaineer Orthopedic Specialists.

 

16. Purdue

 

Head team physician: Greg Rowdon, MD, of West Lafayette, Ind.-based Purdue University Student Health Service.

 

17. Virginia

 

Head team physician: David R. Diduch, MD, of Charlottesville-based University of Virginia School of Medicine.

 

18. Minnesota

 

Medical Director: Bradley Nelson, MD, of TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minn.

 

19. Notre Dame

 

Orthopedic provider: South Bend (Ind.) Orthopedics. 

 

20. Iowa State

 

Team physician: Marc Shluman, MD, of Ames-based Iowa State University's Thielen Student Health Center.

 

21. Southern Methodist University

 

Head orthopedic team physician: John Baker, MD, of Dallas-based The Carrell Clinic.

 

22. Cincinnati

 

Head team physician: Jon G. Divine, MD, of University of Cincinnati Health.

 

23. Maryland

 

Head team physician: Valerie Cothran, MD, of Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical Center.

 

24. Creighton

 

Team physician: T. Kevin O'Malley, MD, of Omaha-based Gikk Orthopedic Specialists.

 

25. St. Mary's (Calif.)

 

Head team physician: Chad A. Roghair, MD, of Berkeley-based Cal Sports & Orthopaedic Institute.

 

26. South Carolina

 

Team physician: Christopher George Mazoue, MD, of Columbia, S.C.-based University Specialty Clinics.

 

27. Michigan

 

Head orthopedic team physician: Asheesh Bedi, MD, of Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan School of Medicine.

 

28. Dayton

 

Head team physician: Sean R. Convery, MD, of Dayton, Ohio-based Premier Health Specialists.

 

29. Wisconsin

 

Team physician: David Berhardt, MD, of Madison-based University of Wisconsin Health.

 

30. Miami (Fla.)

 

Team physician: Michael G. Baraga, MD, of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

 

31. Arkansas

 

Head team physicians: Christopher Arnold, MD, of Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists in Fayetteville, Ark.

 

32. Northwestern

 

Head team physician: Jeff Mjannes, MD, of Chicago-based Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

 

33. Vanderbilt

 

Head team physician: R. Warne Fitch, MD, of Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt Health.

 

34. Seton Hall

 

Head team physician: Anthony Festa, MD, of Wayne-based New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.  

 

35. Michigan State

 

Head team physician: Jeff Kovan, DO, of East Lansing-based Michigan State University.

 

36. Virginia Tech

 

Head team physician: Gunnar Brolinson, DO, of Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at Blacksburg-based Virginia Tech.

 

37. Oklahoma State

 

Head team physician: Val Gene Iven, MD of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.

 

38. Wichita State

 

Team physician: Daniel J. Prohaska, MD, of Wichita, Kan.-based Advanced Orthopaedic Associates.

 

39. Marquette

 

Team physician: Michael D. Gordon, MD, of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care.

 

40. Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Team physician: Thomas P. Loughran, MD, of Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

 

41. Xavier

 

Head team physician: Robert Burger, MD, of Cincinnati-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

 

42. Providence

 

Head team physician: Albert J. Puerini, MD, of Cranston, R.I.-based Family Health and Sports Medicine.

 

43.  Wake Forest

 

Director of Sports Medicine: Mike Freehill, MD, of Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists in Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

44. Rhode Island

 

Head team physician: Ramin Tabaddor, MD, of South County-based Ortho Rhode Island.

 

45. Southern California

 

Head team physician: James E. Tibone, MD, of Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.

 

46. Kansas State

 

Team physician: James R. McAtee, MD, of Manhattan, Kan.-based Orthopaedic & Sports Center.

 

47. Nevada

 

Team physician: Arthur Islas, MD, of University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine.

 

48. Middle Tennessee

 

Head team physician: C. Rob Dyer, MD, of Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance. 

 

49. University of North Carolina at Wilmington      

 

Head team physician: William R. Sutton, MD, of Wilmington, N.C.-based OrthoWilmington.

 

50. Princeton

 

Head team physician: Margot Putukian, MD, of Princeton (N.J.) University Health Services.

 

51. Bucknell

 

Head team physician: Daniel David Feldmann, MD, of Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Health System.
 

52. East Tennessee State University

 

Team physician: Ralph L. Mills, MD, of Kingsport, Tenn.-based Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates.

 

53. Vermont

 

Team physician: Matthew Lunser, DO, of Burlington-based University of Vermont's Center for Health and Wellbeing.

 

54. Winthrop

 

Team physician: William C. Graham, MD, of Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina.

 

55. New Mexico State

 

Team physician: William Baker, DO, of Las Cruces, N.M.-based Mountain View Regional Medical Center.

 

56. Florida Gulf Coast University

 

Head team physician: James J. Guerra of Naples, Fla.-based Collier Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.

 

57. Kent State

 

Team physician: Nilesh Shah, MD, of Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health.

 

58. Iona

 

Head team physician: Riley J. Williams III, MD, of New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.

 

59. Northern Kentucky

 

Head team physician: James Bilbo, MD, of Edgewood, Ky.-based Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers.

 

60. Troy

 

Team physician: Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD, of Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic.  Center

 

61. Jacksonville State

 

Medical director and official orthopedic surgeon: Wayne McGough, Jr, MD, of Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center.

 

62. North Dakota

 

Team physicians: Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D.

 

63. Texas Southern

 

Head team physician: Theodore B. Shybut, MD, of Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center. 

 

64. South Dakota St.

 

Team physicians: Verle Valentine, MD, of Sanford Health

 

65. UC Davis

 

Head team physician: Melita Moore, MD, of University of California, Davis Student Health and Wellness Center.

 

66. N.C. Central

 

Head medical team physician: Harry Stafford, MD, of Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

 

67. New Orleans

 

Team doctor/physician: Misty Suri, MD, of New Orleans-based Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute.

 

68. Mt. St. Mary's

 

Team physician: Samuel Matz, MD, of Eldersburg, Md.-based Carroll Health Group Orthopaedics.

 

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