Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Drs. Diduch and Gwathmey with fellow Jim Starman at the UVA vs. Syracuse basketball game.

Drs. Diduch and Gwathmey with fellow Jim Starman at the U.Va. vs. Syracuse Men's Basketball game.


The University of Virginia Orthopaedic Sports Medicine program is located in Charlottesville, Virginia. The goal is to provide extensive training in both operative and non-operative treatment in sports medicine problems.

The patient population consists of competitive and recreational athletes from surrounding high schools, colleges, preparatory schools, and some professional athletes. The Fellow is an active part of the sports medicine team providing coverage for all University of Virginia and James Madison University athletes, including experience in the training room. Fellows will gain operative experience with Dr. Mark Miller, Dr. Eric Carson, Dr. Steve Brockmeier, Dr. Winston Gwathmey, and the fellowship director, Dr. David Diduch. The experience covers the spectrum of sports medicine problems, emphasizing a high volume of arthroscopic and open knee and shoulder cases, as well as knee and shoulder replacement and hip arthroscopy. In addition, dedicated time will be spent with the Foot and Ankle and Hand Divisions for experience with elbow, wrist, and ankle arthroscopy and reconstructive procedures. The Fellow will benefit from a comprehensive conference schedule. The ample research opportunities with the faculty include clinical, anatomic, and basic science topics, and are facilitated by our full-time research coordinator, Dr. Joe Hart, PhD, to maximize opportunities to publish during the year.

This fellowship participates in the San Francisco sports match program.


Attending Physicians

MillerCV 01 08 2014

Mark D. Miller, MD
Division Head

Diduch CV 01 15 2014

David R. Diduch, MD
Fellowship Director

BrockmeierCV 01 08 2014

Stephen F. Brockmeier, MD

CarsonCV 01 08 2014

Eric W. Carson, MD


GwathmeyCV 01 08 2014

F. Winston Gwathmey, MD

Duration; 1 year (August 1 to July 31)

Deadline: December 1

 Location: University of Virginia Health System; James Madison University


This fellowship is ACGME accredited





Applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Applications must include:

USMLE scores
Curriculum Vitae
Three letters of recommendation


December 1st


TBA for 2014-15


Mindy Franke, C-TAGME
Educational Programs Coordinator
The University of Virginia
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Click here to open Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Division.


Diduch, Brockmeier and 2013 Fellow

Dr. David Diduch, Dr. Stephen Brockmeier
and Dr. Austin Crow (Fellow 2013 - 2014)
at the UVa - Miami (Florida) game


August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014

Austin Crow, MD

Austin Crow, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Crow joined us after completing
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at 
the University of Wisconsin Hospitals
and Clinics. He received his Doctor of
Medicine from Saint Louis 
University School of Medicine.

James Starman, MD 02 27 2014

James Starman, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Starman came from Orthopaedic
Residency at the Carolinas Medical
Center in Charlotte after completing
his MD at the University of Pittsburgh.

Salah Zayed, MD 02 27 2014

Salah Zayed, MBBS
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Zayed was awarded the high
specialty degree in Orthopaedic
Surgery from Jordan University
of Science and Technology,
as well as the Jordanian board
in Orthopaedics which is the
highest degree in Jordan.
He worked as a full time lecturer
in Muta University, Department of
Special Surgery in Jordan before
coming to the US for specialty
Sports Medicine training.



August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013


Carl Jan Gilmore, MD 

C. Jan Gilmore, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Gilmore is from Taos, New Mexico where he completed both undergraduate and medical school.
His residency was at the University of New Mexico and he has returned home to a job at Presbyterian-Rust Medical Center.


Matthew L. Lyons, MD

Matthew L. Lyons, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Lyons has taken an additional year of training in the Plastics/Ortho Combined Hand Surgery Program
at the University of Virginia.


August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012


 Kostas Econompoulos, MD 

Kostas Economopoulos, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Economopoulous came to us after completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at Banner Good Samaritan in Phoenix, AZ.  He completed a General Surgery residency prior to that, also in Phoenix.  After finishing his fellowship at UVa, he pursued further training in hip arthroscopy with Dr. John O'Donnell in Melbourne, Australia.  He now practices in Phoenix at the Orthopaedic Clinic Association and is a Team Physician for Arizona State University.


Joshua Hamann, MD

John Hamann, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Hamann came to us after completing his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Missouri.  After finishing his fellowship at UVa, he joined a private practice at Buena Vista Regional Center in Storm Lake, Iowa.

August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2011


Matthew D Milewski, MD

Matthew Milewski, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Milewski came to us after completing Medical School at Georgetown University and residency at Yale University. He went on to successfully complete a
Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.


Marc A Tompkins, MD

Marc Tompkins, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Tompkins graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska Medical Center before completing his residency at the Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Alpert Medical School. He joined the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.


August 1, 2009 - July 31, 2010


John Minnich, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow

Dr. Minnich came to us as a Lt. Commander in the US Navy after residency at Thomas Jefferson University.  He joined a private practice group in Bucks County, PA. 


Joshua Nelson, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow 

Dr. Nelson completed residency at the University of Kansas and rejoined them post-fellowship as
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.


August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2009


Andrew C Gerdeman, MD

Andrew Gerdeman, MD 
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Gerdeman joined us from residency at Albany Medical College. While here, he participated in multiple research studies that resulted in several submissions. He returned to the Albany Medical College's Capital Region Orthopaedic Group as an Associate Clinical Professor.



Gregg Jarit, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow


Dr. Jarit completed residency at New York Hospital for Joint Diseases after attending medical school at Albert Einstein following an undergrad at UVA. During his fellowship, Dr. Jarit worked on several studies. He joined the Orthopaedic Associates of Long Island, a private orthopaedic group on eastern Long Island.


August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2009


Daniel Redziniak, MD 

Daniel Redziniak, MD 
Sports Medicine Fellow



Kimberly A Turman, MD 

Kimberly A Turman, MD
Sports Medicine Fellow