What Our Graduates Say....


Nathan Cardoos, MD, 2015
Instructor of Family Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Charles River Medical Practice and Ryan Center for Sports Medicine
Team Physician: Boston College
"The UMass fellowship offered me a perfect blend of traditional sports medicine experience and superb training in musculoskeletal ultrasound. The dedicated ultrasound curriculum gave me a solid foundation of knowledge that was reinforced by countless hours of hands-on clinical experience. Over the course of the year, I personally performed over 300 ultrasound-guided procedures with direct supervision and guidance from faculty members who are leaders in the field. I now routinely perform these procedures as part of my practice and have received excellent feedback from patients who appreciate that I offer this service as part of a comprehensive approach to care."


Greg Murphy, MD, 2013
Sports Medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, Amherst, and Easthampton, MA. 
"The Sports Medicine Fellowship at Umass provides a multitude of opportunities to diagnose and treat injuries in athletes and active individuals. Fellows provide medial coverage at a large number of high school, collegiate, and professional sporting events and have ample opportunity to grow their skills. Ultrasound guided injections as well as diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound are well integrated into the program providing a strong foundation for future growth. After completing the training I felt more than prepared to practice independently as a sports medicine physician."


Chad Beattie, MD, 2012
Sports Medicine physician, Dept of Orthopedics
Hawthorn Medical Associates, Dartmouth, MA
"As I enter my third year of private practice I can now reflect on how grateful I am to have been a part of the UMass Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. From my first day in fellowship I was surrounded by a diverse and supportive staff of physicians who were focused on all areas of my training. In particular, the MSK ultrasound curriculum has given my confidence to not only perform and teach procedures, but help diagnose MSK conditions in the clinic. Because of my extensive MSK U/S training in fellowship, I have become a valuable asset to my Orthopedic colleagues who now routinely send me patients for diagnostic scans instead of ordering more expensive and time consuming studies such as MRIs. Fellowship director -  Dr. Stevenson - has become a leader in MSK U/S teaching in the Northeast and having him available on a daily basis to teach these skills was invaluable. Between the comprehensive core teaching curriculum and the plethora of game coverage opportunities you'll have during this fellowship year, you will leave UMass as a competent, confident and well-prepared Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician."





Jennifer Schwartz, MD, 2012
Sports Medicine and Familiy Medicine physician
St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Allston, MA
"The UMass fellowship met and far exceeded my expectations. It is unique in that there is a large and diverse faculty base, high volume sports medicine exposure both on the sidelines and in clinic settings, valuable hands on training, and a perfect blend of autonomy and support. As such, I feel superbly trained in dealing with musculoskeletal issues, sideline management, joint injections, ultrasound procedures and teaching. I also know that I have a wonderful network of colleagues who I can call on for advice and will look forward to seeing at sports medicine conferences."




Zachary Geidel, MD, 2009
Associate Faculty, Lancaster General Hospital, Family Medicine Residency; Practice: Diamantoni and Associates Family Medicine; Team Physician: Lancaster Barnstomers Baseball, Lancaster County high schools, and PIAA wrestling
"Having trained at UMass for residency, I had early exposure to the excellence of the program. The experience and teaching of the faculty was invaluable. The fellowship provided great exposure to the very diverse realm of sports medicine at all levels. UMass is on the cutting edge of technology and provided great opportunities to learn new procedures and treatment options for musculoskeletal injuries. The fellowship truly prepared me for private practice and leading the way in sports medicine."




Jake D. Veigel, MD, 2009
Cayuga Sports Medicine and Athletic Performance, Ithaca, NY
Team Physician: Cornell University, Ithaca College, State University of NY Cortland,
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Ithaca High School
"I looked at a dozen programs and found UMass to be the best fit for me. The program has a phenomenal curriculum that is both challenging and fun with great faculty. Also, as a team physician for D-1 and D-3 colleges, the training was invaluable."




Gregory R. Czarnecki, DO, 2006
Assistant Director, Department of Medicine Hartford Hospital (CT)
Interim Program Director, UConn Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency
and Traditional Internship
"What attracted me to the fellowship program was the diversity of experiences and clinical opportunities as a fellow. A fellow is exposed to athletes of all levels of competition and immersed in the training room and sideline coverage with ample opportunity for "hands-on" experience. The program allows a great balance of autonomy and supervision and has a wealth of faculty from which to learn." 




Justin Dorfman, DO, 2006
Practice: Southboro Medical Group (Massachusetts)
Team Physician: Framingham State University (football and hockey)
"The fellowship year prepared me to do deal with all facets of sports-related illness/injury and I could not have asked for anything more from that year. The faculty were great to work with and allowed me to feel comfortable in treating athletes both on and off the field and prepared me well for the next step into private practice."







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