Department and Faculty

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is housed in the Department of Family Medicine, but collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of specialists. The sports medicine team offers a coordinated approach to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained by professional, amateur and recreational athletes of all ages and abilities. Our team includes specialists in primary care sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedic surgery, physical therapists, musculoskeletal radiologists and dietitians.


The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship has a diverse and passionate faculty with special interests that include endurance sports performance, injury prevention, musculoskeletal ultrasound, regenerative therapies, concussion management, tennis medicine and beyond.

In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields. You work closely with these individuals throughout your training.

Faculty memberAreas of special interest
Jennifer R. Maynard, M.D., Program Director Concussion, female athlete triad, joint injections, clinical skills teaching
George Pujalte, M.D., Assistant Program Director Sports medicine education, concussions, public health considerations in common musculoskeletal conditions, use of apps for health care, tendinopathy treatments
Robert P. Shannon, M.D. Geriatric sports concerns, exercise in the setting of chronic diseases, running and yoga, exercise-induced asthma, other medical problems related to sports
Cedric J. Ortiguera, M.D. Shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair, minimally invasive reconstructive surgery
Shane A. Shapiro, M.D. Overuse injuries, tendinopathies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic tendinopathies
Kristina F. DeMatas, D.O. Osteopathic manipulative medicine, endurance event coverage, concussion education and management, musculoskeletal ultrasound
Thomas D. Rizzo Jr., M.D. Musculoskeletal disorders, master's athletes, rowing-related disorders
Daniel P. Montero, M.D. Overuse injuries, tendinopathies, injury prevention, arthritis and exercise
Mark Friedrich B. Hurdle, M.D. Spine care in the athlete, musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis in the athlete, musculoskeletal ultrasound for injection, heat-related injuries in endurance athletes
Edsel B. Bittencourt, P.T. Manual medicine, visceral mobilization, athletic performance
Irvin (Scott) S. Haak, P.T., D.P.T. Manual therapy, strength training and conditioning, rehabilitation of the running athlete, scapular mechanics and shoulder complex, rehabilitation in the athlete

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.


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