Welcome to the University of Tennessee Sports Medicine Program!
The UT Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is a 1 year ACGME accredited program sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine. The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive sports medicine training in musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal disease in active individuals. We provide coverage for professional, collegiate, and high school athletes, as well as, the typical "weekend warrior." The fellow will have ample opportunities to work with athletes from the point of injury through the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation process.
Education is guided by four CAQ trained primary care sports medicine faculty who come from a variety of backgrounds and are trained in the latest sports medicine therapies. These include: Drs. Kenneth Bielak, Thomas Terrell, Rebecca Morgan and Irfan Asif .
Fellows participate in a multi-disciplinary approach when providing care involving consultants, trainers, coaches, physical therapists, and family members. The fellow will also have opportunities to educate the community concerning injury prevention, while optimizing training regimens for individuals and teams.
Faculty in the UT Department of Family Medicine in Knoxville are quite exceptional and this program is one of the only departments across the country offering fellowships across disciplines including: Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
The University of Tennessee is located in beautiful Knoxville, TN, home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the waterfront of the Tennessee River. A city for all seasons, one can enjoy scenic views of the beautiful outdoors while hiking, running, biking, swimming, or kayaking. The Old City in downtown offers a mixture of old historic buildings, shopping, restaurants, theater, and nightlife. A city with the perfect mix of small town charm and big city fun, Knoxville is filled with great places to go and has something for everyone.
Irfan Asif, MD
Fellowship Director and Assistant Professor
Kenneth Bielak, MD
Thomas Terrell, MD
Rebecca Morgan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, UTGSM
Director of Sports Medicine, Student Health Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Julie A. Kafka, MD
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
University Family Physicians
UT Graduate School of Medicine
UT Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920-6999
Read More About Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Research on Concussions:
"Finding a Link: Genetics and Concussion"
(source: Advance: Advancing Research from Labs to Life, Summer, 2011)
"The Impact of Concussions"
(source: Frontiers Magazine November, 2011)