Sports Medicine Fellowship

The Sports Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training program at the University of Minnesota.

The program was one of the first of its kind in the nation, established in 1987 under the direction of Robert Johnson, MD. Since its inception, more than 90 fellows have successfully completed the program. Learn more about our Program in Sports Medicine.

Fellowship Goals

Train fellows who will become national leaders in sports medicine education, research, and clinical practice.

2022-23 Sports Medicine Fellows University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Curriculum Highlights

  • Injury and illness diagnosis and treatment in athletes
  • Sports medicine ultrasound diagnosis and procedures
  • Team and event coverage at a variety of competitive levels
  • Curriculum outline

Research and Scholarship

  • Conduct an independent sports medicine research project
  • Submit research for presentation and publication
  • Present at sports medicine grand rounds and other lectures

Fellows as Teachers

Teach medical students and residents in training rooms and sports medicine clinics as well as at sports medicine courses, workshops, and sports events.

Where We Practice

Sports medicine fellows practice at clinics and cover various athletic teams and events. Additional opportunities span high school through professional athletics and include event coverage with USA national sports governing bodies and the National Football League (NFL).

Clinics

Team & Event Coverage

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division III

Area high schools

Special events

Fellows

Kaley Capitano, DOKaley Capitano, DO

Medical school: Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Utah, Department of Family and Preventative Medicine
Clinical interests: Acute care of the injured athlete, MSK ultrasound, management of complex overuse injuries, ski/wilderness medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine as a preventative modality.
Hobbies: Anything and everything outdoors—hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, water sports, and snow sports. I'm a huge fan of backyard games such as cornhole, kubb, and obstacle croquet.
Why Minnesota? I chose this sports medicine fellowship at the University of Minnesota due to the unparalleled impression I had of the faculty and their dedication to mentorship/fellow growth. They have hand-picked experiences and specialist expertise to optimize the one year of training we get. There is access to growth of my OMT skills through the department. And the location/environment is perfect for my outdoors-oriented, snow-loving heart that still wants a foodie scene and city life to go with it! 

Connor Mitrovich, DOConnor Mitrovich, DO

Medical school: A.T. Still University—Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Clinical interests: Effects of concussion on vision, academic sports medicine, equitable access to youth sport, and youth sport specialization.
Hobbies: Yoga, cycling, hiking, skiing, golf, memoirs, film, fashion, and finding new restaurants. 
Why Minnesota? I fell in love with Minnesota through the faculty I met during the interview. Their passion, expertise, and kindness are what drew me to the program. The team coverage experience is unparalleled and all-inclusive with significant autonomy at high school, Division I & III, and professional levels.

Contact

Office address:
6-240 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing address:
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Director
Suzanne Hecht, MD
hecht031@umn.edu

Administrator
Brenda Dolejs
612-626-2338
dole0010@umn.edu