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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (Florida)

Department and Faculty

Primary Care Sports Medicine faculty member with a patient.

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
  • Dietitians

From the directors

Thank you for your interest in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Our program offers an excellent training experience with committed faculty, diverse sports coverage, extensive research opportunities, and great flexibility. The unparalleled location, just minutes from the beach, supports an active lifestyle and boasts several endurance events.

We offer a single fellowship position each year and accept applications from residents in family medicine, internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and emergency medicine. We are looking for applicants who will quickly embrace Mayo Clinic's three-shield model of clinical care, education and research.

We expect you to competently and collaboratively offer excellent clinical care to every patient. You should be ready to learn daily and participate in the education of medical students and residents on topics related to sports and musculoskeletal medicine. In addition, you are required to design and conduct scholarly research utilizing the extensive support of Mayo Clinic's unmatched resources.

If you value similar principles of care and would like to join us for a fun year of sports medicine training, we would be delighted to receive your application.

We wish you the best as you take this next step of your medical career!

Jennifer Maynard, M.D.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director

George Pujalte, M.D.
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Associate Program Director

Faculty

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

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.

Jennifer Maynard, M.D.

Jennifer Maynard, M.D.

Program Director

Areas of special interest. Concussion, relative energy deficiency in sport (RED-S), joint injections, and clinical skills teaching.

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George Pujalte, M.D.

George Pujalte, M.D.

Associate Program Director

Areas of special interest. Sports medicine education, concussions, public health considerations in common musculoskeletal conditions, use of apps for health care, tendinopathy treatments

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Kristina DeMatas, D.O.

Kristina DeMatas, D.O.

Area of special interest. Osteopathic manipulative medicine, endurance event coverage, concussion education and management, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

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Daniel Montero, M.D.

Daniel Montero, M.D.

Area of special interest. Overuse injuries, tendinopathies, injury prevention, arthritis, and exercise.

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Sara Filmalter, M.D.

Sara Filmalter, M.D.

Areas of special interest. Endurance multisport athlete care, nutrition, lifestyle/wellness, and adolescent care.

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Raul Rosario Concepcion, M.D.

Raul Rosario Concepcion, M.D.

Areas of special interest. Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound (U/S), regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound procedures, cancer rehabilitation, and exercise.

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Mark Friedrich Hurdle, M.D.

Mark Friedrich Hurdle, M.D.

Areas of special interest. Spine care in the athlete, musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis in the athlete, musculoskeletal ultrasound for injection, and heat-related injuries in endurance athletes.

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Matthew Crowe, M.D.

Matthew Crowe, M.D.

Areas of special interest. Arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, hip,  and knee, Ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair, and minimally invasive reconstructive surgery.

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Cedric Ortiguera, M.D.

Cedric Ortiguera, M.D.

Areas of special interest. Shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair, and minimally invasive reconstructive surgery.

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Shane Shapiro, M.D.

Shane Shapiro, M.D.

Areas of special interest. Regenerative medicine, overuse injuries, tendinopathies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic tendinopathies.

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Thomas Rizzo Jr., M.D.

Thomas Rizzo Jr., M.D.

Areas of special interest. Musculoskeletal disorders, master's athletes, and rowing-related disorders.

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Scott Haak, P.T., D.P.T.

Scott Haak, P.T., D.P.T.

Areas of special interest. Manual therapy, strength training and conditioning, rehabilitation of the running athlete, scapular mechanics and shoulder complex, and 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.