10 sports medicine leaders to know

Orthopedic

Below is a list of 10 sports medicine leaders who have made a positive impact on their organizations and have their sights set on future growth. 

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Andrea Allyn. Clinic and Sports Medicine Director of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists (Alexandria, Minn.). Ms. Allyn has been the clinic and sports medicine director of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists since 2014. She is skilled in healthcare management, strategic planning and clinic research. Prior to her current role with the company, Ms. Allyn served as clinic and sports medicine coordinator and an athletic trainer.

Aaron Orlosky, DO. Trinity Health System (Steubenville, Ohio). Dr. Orlosky is an orthopedic and sports medicine physician at Trinity Medical Center West. He specializes in sports medicine, fractures, sprains, strains and concussions. Dr. Orlosky also serves as a team physician for Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates.

Aaron Williams, DO. Providence (Renton, Wash.). Dr. Williams is a sports medicine specialist. He has more than 18 years of experience in the sports medicine and family medicine fields. Dr. Williams also served in the U.S. Army for 10 years.   

Alan Barichievich. Director of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine of Barton Memorial Hospital (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.). Mr. Barichievich has been the director of rehabilitation and sports medicine of Barton Memorial Hospital since 2010. He oversees the operations of three outpatient clinics and performance labs as well as one hospital-based inpatient facility. Mr. Barichievich is skilled in healthcare management and manual therapy. 

Alex Bellarks. Medical Assistant of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of PeaceHealth (Vancouver, Wash.). Mr. Bellarks has been a medical assistant of orthopedics and sports medicine at PeaceHealth since 2022. He is skilled in strength training, data analysis and exercise physiology. Prior to his current role with the company, Mr. Bellarks served as a medical assistant at PeaceHealth's behavioral health unified care clinic. 

Adam Bennett, MD. Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital. Dr. Bennett has been an attending physician of Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital since 2020. He also serves as chief medical officer of Healent, a company that develops digital health tools. Dr. Bennett is a team physician for the U.S. Soccer National Teams and the Chicago Bears, a team in the National Football League. 

Anthony Biggs, DO. Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group. Dr. Biggs has been at Quincy Medical Group since 2008. He specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine and occupational health and care. Dr. Biggs is a member of the American Society for Sports Medicine and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine. 

Andrew Blecher, MD. Physician and Owner of Southern California Orthopedic Institute (Van Nuys, Calif.). Dr. Blecher has been a practicing physician and owner of Southern California Orthopedic Institute since 2003. He specializes in sports medicine and provides regenerative procedures including Regenexx bone marrow concentrate and platelet-rich plasma injections. Dr. Blecher is also the founder and CEO of Sports Medicine Sciences, a company that helps develop sports medicine devices. 

Andrew Chen, MD. Alpine Clinic (Franconia, N.H.). Dr. Chen is a founding partner of the Alpine Clinic, which was founded in 2006. He has clinical interests in both orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Chen is also the medical director and head team physician of USA Nordic Sport. 

Alexis Coslick, DO. Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Dr. Coslick is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She specializes in a variety of sports injuries, including achilles tendon, ankle and knee injuries. Dr. Coslick has research interests in female athletes, concussions and youth sports, and she recently completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship.  

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