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.

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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 opportunitites 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


allenBrian Allen, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota
Residency: United Family Medicine
Specialty interest: Healthy lifestyle promotion, senior athletes, athletes with disabilities
Family: my beagle sidekick, Bailey
Hobbies: Soccer, golf, skiing, gardening
Why Minnesota? M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A! Gopher pride aside, I'm really excited to be part of such a well respected fellowship program and to be able to learn from incredible faculty and mentors. 

weberJaimi Weber, DO

Medical school: Des Moines University
Residency: University of Minnesota - St. Joseph's Family Medicine
Specialty interest: I love gymnastics and was a gymnast growing up.
Family: My husband and I spoil our 5 year old German Shepherd named Asta.
Hobbies: I love to work out and am an avid Orangetheory Fitness member. I also have a terrible sweet tooth, and love donuts. I spend my free time spending time with my husband and trying new restaurants. I enjoy cooking, and finding new recipes for us to try. My husband and I enjoy going to MN Wild Hockey games in the winter. 
Why Minnesota? I was born and raised in MN. My husband and I want to remain close to family, and we hope to stay in the metro area after fellowship. I choose MN because of the AMAZING faculty and staff that are a part of this program. I appreciate the depth of sport coverage we are involved in with this fellowship, including high school, Division III, Gopher sports and some professional team exposure. Another great aspect of this fellowship is the plethora of sports opportunities and community events to be involved in.


Office address:
5-255 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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