The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship of Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Fellowship is one of the oldest and most established sports medicine residency training programs in the United States and Canada.
Established in 1985, the Primary Care Sports Medicine residency has graduated 49 fellows, with 3 currently enrolled in the program. Most graduates have been trained in family medicine, but internal medicine, internal medicine/pediatrics, internal medicine/psychiatry, pediatric and physiatry residency graduates have been accepted into this program. In 2008, a separate (third) slot was designated exclusively for PM&R graduates. The program is affiliated with the many residency programs and the Cleveland Clinc, and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
This comprehensive sports medicine program exposes three fellows per year to all aspects of primary care, physiatric, and orthopaedic sports medicine. Game/event coverage includes high school, college and professional sports including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indians.
Procedures Taught: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Ultrasound-guided injections are emphasized. Elective time may be used for EMG and Spinal Injection procedures
Cleveland Clinic's Sports Health Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program’s Specialties Matching Service for fellowships, such as Primary Care Sports Medicine. Please see the National Residency Match Program’s Specialties Matching Service (SMS) at NRMP.org for further details; the program is listed as Fairview Hospital.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents apply using NRMP program number 318712F1 for the one position available for this specialty.
Program Director: Richard Figler, MD
Assistant Program Director: Kim Gladden, MD