Bob Adams, DO
Dr. Bob Adams practices sports medicine in Kirkland, Washington. He has served as Chair of the USATF Sports Medicine and Science Committee and as a member of the IAAF Medical and Anti-Doping Commission. He was the USOC Volunteer Team Physician for the USA Track and Field Team at the 2012 London Olympics. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma, attended medical school at Oklahoma State University and completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, WA.
James Beckerman, MD
Dr. James Beckerman is a cardiologist and medical director of the Center for Prevention and Wellness with the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and completed his medical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford University before moving to Oregon in 2006. Dr. Beckerman is the former chair of the Oregon Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and is the team cardiologist for the Portland Timbers. He is the founder and medical director of Play Smart Youth Heart Screenings (www.playsmartgetscreened.org) which has provided nearly 9000 free heart screenings to young people throughout Oregon and Washington since 2012.
David Brown, MD
Dr. David Brown is a primary care sports medicine physician and fellowship director for the new Providence sports medicine fellowship being established in Olympia, WA. He graduated from Pacific Lutheran University and the Uniformed Services University. He completed his Family Medicine training at Tripler Army Medical Center and his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the National Capital Consortium/Uniformed Services University. A 25-year Army veteran, his service includes assignments as residency faculty at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, VA and Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA as well as deployments as a trauma team leader during Operation Joint Forge (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and as an infantry battalion surgeon during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After retiring from the Army he moved back to his home state of Washington in 2015. He serves on the board of Wheelchairs for Kids International (kidchairs4life.org), a non-profit that distributes pediatric wheelchairs to help ensure all kids can enjoy the freedom of movement.
Robert Burks, MD
Dr. Burks is an experienced physician in the field of sports medicine and shoulder surgery. His practice focuses on injuries to and degenerative conditions of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Burks graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1978. He did all of his orthopedic training at the University of California at San Diego and subsequently did a sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Dale Daniel, M.D., and finished training in 1983. Upon graduation from residency Dr. Burks received an award as the outstanding senior resident of his program. In 1986 he became head of sports medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan from 1986 to 1988. In the fall of 1988 he received the opportunity to move to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and has been in that position ever since. Dr. Burks became a full tenured professor in 1999 and has been head of sports medicine at the University of Utah since 1992. Currently Dr. Burks works with all of the athletic teams at the University of Utah as well as works a busy clinical practice where people from the intermountain region with shoulder and knee problems are evaluated and treated.
In recognition of national contributions in sports medicine, Dr. Burks was elected to the Herodicus Society in 1997. This is a society of sports medicine physicians who are selected by members based on contributions to the field of sports medicine. In addition to the Herodicus Society, Dr. Burks is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Orthopedic Association. He also is a member of the editorial team for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, as well as Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review.
In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. Burks is the chairman of Arthroscopic Surgery Seminars, the Robert Metcalf Memorial Arthroscopy Meeting. This is a continuation of the largest arthroscopy meeting in the United States which was founded and run for many years by Dr. Robert Metcalf. After Dr. Metcalf’s death, as a tribute to his contributions to the field, the meeting has been continued and includes top physicians from the United States and around the world who are interested in advances in arthroscopic procedures.
Dr. Burks has published many articles in medical journals and authored seven book chapters.
Claire Celeste Carnes
Claire Celeste Carnes is a partner on the Providence Health & Services Venture team, part of Providence’s strategy & innovation group. Claire Celeste has been with Providence for eight years with experience in digital health, including telehealth, digital tools, and interactive strategies. Her tenure included managing health plan marketing through a period of exponential growth and health care reform. Combining her passion for the consumer experience with her knowledge of health care technology solutions, Claire Celeste is focused on early stage health care technology companies and has worked with several firms to pilot solutions within the Providence system.
Prior to joining Providence in 2008, Claire Celeste spent a decade at Intel, including stints in new business initiatives, internet marketing, sales and management, including managing the first online retail strategy for PC sales. Prior to Intel, Claire Celeste was in brand management at Pillsbury. She began her career in Seattle at a direct-response agency and then worked at a Seattle-area start-up until its acquisition by Egghead. She received her master’s degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University with a focus on marketing, management and strategy and organizational design and her undergraduate degree from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University. (Go Cougs!)
Jim Chesnutt, M.D.
Jim is a board-certified specialist in Sports Medicine and is the Medical Director of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) March Wellness & Fitness Center and the OHSU Concussion Program. Jim is a Portland native who has been working at OHSU since 1995, initially in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine practice but now limits his practice to Sports Medicine. He graduated from Stanford University and OHSU School of Medicine(Class of 1989) and served in the Air Force for nine years. He was board certified in Family Medicine in 1992 and in Sports Medicine in 1997. Jim is active in community sports medicine programs that support the local schools and a variety of organizations promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Jim lectures across the state and nationally on a variety of subjects including running and sports injuries, concussion management, pre-participation sports physicals and promoting healthy eating and exercise. He specializes in the non-surgical care of running injuries, musculo-skeletal injuries, fractures and exercise-related medical problems in patients of all ages from infants to geriatrics. Jim has volunteered as a coach and team doctor for local schools for over 20 years and has a unique perspective on the needs of youth, adults and families with active lifestyles.
Tom DeLoughery, MD MACP, FAWM
Tom DeLoughery is a native Hoosier who graduated from Indiana State University in 1981 (one year after Larry Bird) and the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1985. He did his internship at the University of California, Irvine before traveling to Oregon where he finished his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship.
He is currently a professor of medicine, pathology and pediatrics in the Divisions of Hematology/Oncology and Laboratory Medicine at OHSU. His clinical interests are in blood diseases, hemostasis, and thrombosis, subjects on which he has written extensively. He has won numerous teaching awards and has given education sessions to national meetings of many professional societies. He was course director for the medical school Blood Course and was a co-developer of the Blood and Host Defense course for the New Curriculum.
Dr. Deloughery also has an interest in the hematologic aspects of sport and travel medicine and served six years on the board of directors of the Wilderness Medicine Society and has chaired their research committee. He is a master at the American College of Physicians and Fellows of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. Last year the 3rd edition of his popular handbook Hemostasis and Thrombosis was published.
Norman Eng, DC
Dr. Norman Eng was a member of the United States Sports Medicine team for the 2015 Outdoor Track and Field World Championships, 2014 Indoor Track and Field World Championships in Sopot, Poland, 2014 World Junior Championships, 2012 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014 USA Track and Field National Championships, and the Gold Cup Soccer Tournament. He has also volunteered his efforts at numerous races around the Atlanta area including the Publix Marathon and the Triple Peach series. He specializes in treatment of soft-tissue disorders like IT Band Syndrome, neck and low back pain, muscle strains and sprains using non-surgical, conservative methods.
Dr. Eng has also completed an internship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Haven, CT and at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He also currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council.
Dr. Eng is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians. He is also a certified Graston Technique and Active Release Technique provider, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (FMS and SFMA) certified, and a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. He has treated numerous athletes ranging from the young amateurs to those at the professional level. He has also been a strength consultant with the University of Connecticut Women’s Track and Field program and the University of Bridgeport Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams. Dr. Eng has also coached the Wethersfield High School Track and Field boys’ team in Connecticut in ’00-’03, where the 4x100m relay team received All-American status in addition to setting multiple state and regional records.
Dr. Eng received his doctorate from the University of Bridgeport College Of Chiropractic where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He has been active his entire life and can frequently be found running on the Beltline or at a local race in Georgia. His other interests include cooking, soccer, weight training and boxing.
Ted L. Forcum, DC
Dr. Forcum received a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and achieved his doctorate of chiropractic medicine from the University of Western States. During that time, he became a licensed massage therapist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Dr. Forcum is a Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (DACBSP). He became a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner (CKTP), Graston Technique Certified, NASM Certified Exercise Specialist (CES), NASM Performance Exercise Specialist (PES), and is a Registered Trigenics Practitioner (RTP). He teaches postgraduate programs on soft tissue treatment, sports injuries and biomechanics. He is author of the chapter on the Leg, Ankle and Foot in the text Conservative Management of Athletic Injuries first and second editions.
The American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports and Physical Fitness voted Dr. Forcum the 1994-95 and 2004 Sports Chiropractor of the Year. He was awarded a 2000 ACA Sports Council Achievement Award. Dr. Forcum was voted 1997 Native American Entrepreneur of the year. In 2001, Dr. Forcum was honored as a Fellow by the International College of Chiropractors. In 2008 he was awarded the Oregon Chiropractic Association Presidents Award.
Dr. Forcum is the team chiropractor for the Portland Winterhawks Western Hockey League Team. He was selected medical staff for the 2015 and 2016 USA Track and Field World Championships and Olympic Training Camp, 2008 Beijing US Olympic Team Chiropractic, and 2007 Rio de Janeiro US Pan American Team Chiropractic. He has worked as an event physician for such events as the U.S Track and Field Olympic Trials, U.S Track and Field National Championships, U.S. Taekwondo Championships, US Triathlon National Championships, World Veteran’s Games, Nike World Masters Games, US Soccer Festival, World Canoe/Kayak Championships and US Figure Skating Championships.
Dr. Forcum is the chiropractic event co-coordinator for the USA Track and Field National Championships, and was the medical director for the 2005 US Figure Skating Championships, Adidas Oregon Track Classic, Gorgefest and Columbia Gorge Marathon. He has worked as a staff chiropractor for the PGA Tour and Champions PGA Tour, and the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer Club. Dr. Forcum was President of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Sports and Physical Fitness from 2008 to 2010 and currently serves as their advisor. Dr. Forcum is in private practice at Back in Motion Sports Injuries Clinic, LLC in Beaverton, Oregon, and is the first chiropractor to hold a board of director’s position on the Joint Commission on Sports Medicine and Science.
Jonathan Greenleaf, MD
Dr. Greenleaf is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in sports medicine and pediatric orthopaedics. Although he treats a wide variety of orthopaedic patients, he is especially skilled in arthroscopic treatment of knees and shoulders. He is a master instructor in both shoulder and knee surgery. Currently he is a team physician for the Portland Timbers professional soccer team and orthopaedic consultant for the Portland Thorns. He is the Medical Director for the upcoming 2016 US Track & Field indoor championships and 2016 world championships. He is also team physician for the US Olympic Track & Field trials. Some of Dr. Greenleaf’s current research includes the use of biologic injections in tissue healing, as well as a national study investigating minimally invasive cartilage restoration surgeries. Besides maintaining his practice, Dr. Greenleaf also provides orthopaedic support at the Nike Sports Medicine clinic and local high schools. He and his wife Lisa have three children. In his leisure time he enjoys fly fishing, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Michael Hahn, PhD
Dr. Michael Hahn joined the Department of Human Physiology in 2012, after having spent four years as a research scientist at the VA Puget Sound in Seattle and five years as a faculty member at Montana State University in Bozeman. He received a B.S. from Colorado Mesa University in 1996, an M.S. from Iowa State University in 2000, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 2003. Between graduate degrees, he worked at the Mayo Clinic in the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory, specializing in hand and wrist joint function after injury and joint replacement. His research interests have ranged from prevention of falls, to utilization of computational analysis tools (such as artificial neural networks, support vector machines, and genetic algorithms) for solving complex modeling and optimization tasks, to enhancing the performance of fly-casting.
Dr. Hahn serves as Director of the Bowerman Sports Science Clinic and is a faculty member in the Department of Human Physiology at the Univeristy of Oregon. He teaches courses in biomechanics and capstone research in technology development. Dr. Hahn’s research expertise is broadly defined by the mechanics and neuromuscular control of human locomotion. Current research projects are focused in the areas of prosthetic engineering, treatment outcomes in ankle osteoarthritis, neural control of powered prosthetic/orthotic devices, and mechanisms of locomotor adaptation after lower limb injury. His work with local athletes includes collaboration with the Oregon Track Club – Elite, and the wide variety of recreational and competitive runners in Eugene.
Bryan Heiderscheit, PT PhD
Bryan is a Professor in the Departments of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the Director of the Runners’ Clinic through the UW Sports Medicine Center; Director of Badger Athletic Performance Research for UW Athletics; and Co-director of the UW Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory. Dr. Heiderscheit’s research is aimed at understanding and enhancing the clinical management of orthopedic conditions, with particular focus on running-related injuries. He is an Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, a member of the Executive Board of the Sports Physical Therapy Section, and the founding chair of its Running special interest group.
Stan James, MD
Dr. James graduated with Phi Beta Kappa Honors from University of Iowa in 1953 with a BA in Physical Education and returned to the University of Iowa from 1957-58 to complete his premed studies. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa Medical School, graduating in 1962 and completed his orthopedic surgery training in a residency at University of Iowa 1964-67.
Stan James moved to Eugene, Oregon, in 1967 to join the practice of Dr. Donald Slocum, one of the Fathers of Sports Medicine in the US. James was encouraged by Dr. Slocum to begin his practice in Eugene as a hand surgeon, however, with Slocum’s influence, his interest soon turned to Sports Medicine particularly focusing on the knee and runners injuries.
In the early 1970’s, he collaborated with the legendary University of Oregon track coach and co-founder of NIKE, Bill Bowerman. He was a member of Bowerman’s “think tank” for NIKE and did biomechanical research on the design and effect of shoes/orthotics on running gait at the University of Oregon. James’ work is referenced in two books, Bowerman and the Men of Oregon, by Kenny Moore and Out of Nowhere, the Inside Story of How Nike Marketed the Culture of Running, by Geoff Hollister.
James is a Founding Member for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, a Godfather for the Herodicus Society and member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North Pacific Orthopaedic Society and American College of Sports Medicine. James was also a member of the first AOSSM Research committee with Drs. Jim Nicholas, Jack Kennedy and Bill Allen.
After 26 years as an orthopedic surgeon, James is still in part-time practice as a non-surgical orthopedist at Slocum Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Eugene, OR. He also serves as orthopedic consultant for the University of Oregon Athletic Department and is a Courtesy Professor in the Motion Analysis Laboratory in the Department of Human Physiology University of Oregon participating in current ongoing research in the biomechanics of running with a longitudinal study focusing on lower extremity kinetics and kinematics for evaluation of injury prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation.
James, along with Barry Bates, PhD and Louis Osternig , PhD, University of Oregon, authored the article, “Injuries to Runners,” published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 1976, which has become a classic reference for runners’ injuries. In addition, James has authored 57 publications both in peer-reviewed journals and requested contributions in books.
James has been a faculty member and chairman for numerous national and international Sports Medicine meetings sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and other organizations from 1967 to the present. He has lectured in the Canada, Mexico, Korea, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy, and Belgium in addition to the USA. He continues to have frequent consultations with elite collegiate and professional track athletes. Reference to James’ treatment of elite athletes has been included in articles in Sports Illustrated, Time, Discover and Track and Field News.
He served as the Medical Director for the US Olympic Trials in 1976, 1980, and 2008. James served as team physician for the Athletics West Track and Field Club in Eugene, 1978-1985. He was a research consultant for Nike, Inc., 1976-1983 and was appointed by the AAOS to serve as a member of the Committee for the Knee, 1985-1988. In 1982 he served as medical consultant for the US National Cross Country Ski Team at training camps in West Yellowstone and Dachstein, Austria. He became an honorary faculty member for the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Iowa in 2004.
James’ has been honored by receiving the “Distinguished Alumnus Award for Achievement” from the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa in 2006; was selected as a member of the” University of Oregon Track and Field Hall of Fame” (for medical service) in 2010; received the “Distinguished Alumnus Award for Achievement” from the University of Iowa Alumni Association in 2012 for contributions in Sports Medicine and was inducted in to The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine “Hall of Fame” in 2012. He emphasizes that awards may be given to an individual but leading to that are the significant contributions by family, friends, teachers, mentors and colleagues without which the awards would not exist.
James has been a proponent for fitness since high school when he competed in track. Later as a master’s athlete, he was not only a serious competitive runner but also competed very successfully in National Masters Cross Country Skiing. He and his wife Julie, an Olympian at Seoul still with competitive goals, pursue an active fitness program and are also collaborating on an educational medical app. Future plans are continued focus on Sports Medicine research, care of athletes and ongoing education as encouraged by Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, friend and mentor, orthopaedic colleagues at the University of Iowa and the Slocum Center. He enjoys three children and four grandchildren.
Kerry Kuehl, MD DrPH MS
Dr. Kuehl is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He has a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, a Doctorate of Public Health in Nutrition, and board certification in Internal Medicine. He is Research Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at OHSU and is a teacher, researcher, and sports medicine physician as it relates to prevention and treatment of athletic illness and injury. He continues to see sports and occupational athletes in his clinical practice, and spends the majority of his time in research. He is a lead researcher for multiple National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control studies publishing over 100 scientific and 200 lay articles. He sits on grant review committees and national panels for occupational health and safety and medical standards for the military, police, and fire service. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion.
Bert Mandelbaum, MD
Dr. Mandelbaum received his medical degree in 1980 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of California Los Angeles, where he also served as a faculty member from 1986 to 1989 before going into private medical practice. He serves as the director of both the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the Research and Education Foundation at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. He is also the co-chair of medical affairs for the Kerlan-Jobe Institute, an affiliate of Cedars-Sinai, in Los Angeles.
Dr. Mandelbaum has served as team physician for numerous collegiate and Major League Soccer teams, as well as for the U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team. He currently serves as medical director of the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in Santa Monica, as director of research for Major League Baseball, and on the US Olympic Committee National Medical Network Advisory Group.
Melissa Novak, DO
Dr. Novak completed medical school at Midwestern University in Chicago, IL and spent an extra year in medical school to pursue a fellowship in teaching. She then completed her family medicine residency at the University of Minnesota and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Utah. She has now been practicing at Oregon Health Sciences University since 2011 where she established her practice to focus on Primary Care Sports Medicine with a special interest in adolescent and young adult female athletes.
Michelle received her B.S. degree in Dietetics and a B.S. degree in Kinesiology at Michigan State University. She then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her dietetic internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Michelle’s graduate research focused on body composition and hydration measurements of collegiate level athletes. Building on her athletic background as a 2 time All American and Big Ten Champion in cross country and track and field at Michigan State University Michelle started her private practice Active Nutrition LLC where she works primarily with athletes and currently consults for the Portland Trail Blazers. Michelle is a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.
Loren is one of the most renowned speed coaches in the world. In 1998, he began working as a speed and conditioning coach with the Atlanta Falcons during the off-season training program, and helped propel them to the Super Bowl. Some of his NFL pupils include Eddie George, Mo Lewis, Dorsey Levens, Tyrone Poole, Marco Coleman, Willie Clay, Terrell Davis, Tony Romo, Roy Williams, Marc Columbo, and Hershel Walker.
Seagrave has also worked with numerous runners and tri-athletes on increasing running efficiency. Establishing a reputation in track and field as one of the best sprint and hurdle coaches in the world, Seagrave has worked with countless Olympic and World Champions. In 2000, Seagrave co-coached 6 Olympians from 5 different countries, including the Gold Medalist in the 200-meters, Pauline Davis. He also served as Head Olympic Coach for Liberia, recording two national records in the Men’s 4 X 100-meter Relay. In 1998, Seagrave was sought out to direct the training of 100-meter Olympic Champion and World Record Holder Donovan Bailey.
Seagrave is founder of Velocity Sports Performance, a franchise that teaches young athletes how to be faster and improve their athleticism so they can get off the bench and into the game. Velocity Sports Performance has opened more than 90 locations in North America. Most Velocity Sports Performance Centers are 15,000 - 20,000 sq. ft. facilities that house a speed and performance enhancement center, which assists athletes in maximizing their abilities.
Sheila Wilson, DC
Dr. Sheila Wilson is a summa cum laude graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Pittsburg State University and a postgraduate degree as an Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (ICCSP).
In addition to her private practice at Georgetown Chiropractic Clinic in Indianapolis and teaching for Graston Technique, Dr. Wilson also works with athletes at sporting events. She has worked at the US Track and Field National Championships since 1999 and the Olympic Trials for Track and Field in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 and with the US Track and Field Team at the 2014 NACAC Championships. She has also worked internationally at many multi-sport events in her career.
Dr. Wilson has served as President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness and is currently the President of the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS)