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Sports Medicine Center


The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado leads the region in state-of-the-art treatment for developing athletes. The fully integrated team of physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, dieticians, and specialists deliver a full-service care experience geared exclusively to growing bodies.
 
Research activities aim to reduce risk of pediatric and adolescent athletic injuries and to improve treatment outcomes so that athletes may prepare, perform, recover, and repeat. Projects include retrospective outcomes studies, prospective randomized treatment protocols, and observational assessments.
 

Research Team:

Jay C. Albright, MD, Surgical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, is assisted by Lexi Gagliardi (RA). His research focuses on surgical outcomes of arthroscopic knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow procedures, knee biomechanics, and return to sport for adolescent athletes.
 
Katherine Dahab, MD, is assisted by Morgan Potter (RA). Her research focuses on pediatric and adolescent injury risk reduction, clinical outcomes, and therapeutic biologics. 

David R. Howell, PhD, ATC, Lead Researcher of the Sports Medicine Center, is assisted by Morgan Potter (RA) and Lexi Gagliardi (RA). His primary research interests pertain to human movement analysis and sport-related concussion.
 
Stephanie Mayer, MD, is assisted by Anne Skelton (RA). Her research focuses on knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow surgical outcomes and hip pathology in adolescent athletes.
  
Aaron Provance, MD, Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, is assisted by Morgan Potter (RA). His research focuses on pediatric and adolescent injuries in adventure and extreme sports including skiing and rock climbing.
 
Jason Rhodes, MD, MS, is assisted by Alex Tagawa (RA). His research focuses on injury biomechanics and surgical outcomes for pediatric and adolescent sports injuries including patellar dislocation, tibial eminence fractures, and hip dislocations.
 
Emily Stuart, MD, is assisted by Morgan Potter (RA). Her research focuses on injury risk reduction and biomechanics in women’s gymnastics and other barefoot athletics such as dance and martial arts.
 
Julie Wilson, MD, is assisted by Morgan Potter (RA). Her research focuses on risk reduction and epidemiology of concussion and return to sport after concussion in pediatric and adolescent athletes.
 
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