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.

2021 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).


Team & Event Coverage

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division III

Area high schools

Special events


Dr. Diana CowdreyDiana Cowdrey, MD

Medical school: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin – Madison Family Medicine
Clinical interests: Academic sports medicine, diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, and chronic compartment syndrome.
HobbiesAnything outdoors. I particularly enjoy playing pond hockey, standup paddle boarding, hiking, and camping. I also love to eat and can’t wait to explore the food scene in the Twin Cities.
Why Minnesota? The University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship offers everything I was looking for in a fellowship program, from the exceptional faculty to the wide diversity of event coverage and the broad range of clinical experiences. 

Dr. Parker HansonParker Hanson, DO

Medical school: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin – Madison Family Medicine
Clinical interests: Concussion diagnosis and rehabilitation, diagnostic/therapeutic use of ultrasound, and academic sports medicine.
Hobbies: Any pick-up basketball or football game I can find, golf, and hanging out with my wife Erin and one-year-old son Cooper
Why Minnesota? My first exposure to Minnesota primary care sports medicine came as an undergrad (at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities) almost 10 years ago! I have always been blown away by the breadth of training provided and the culture of the program, and everyone really does seem like one big family. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come “home” and know that I will receive training that is second to none!


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

Suzanne Hecht, MD

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