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Our Team of Physicians

Nilesh Shah, M.D.
Medical Director and Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Nilesh Shah obtained his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1998. He completed a family practice residency at Grant Medical Center and a sports medicine fellowship at The Ohio State University. He is board-certified in family practice and possesses a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine. Dr. Shah is the fellowship director of the Summa Health System Sports Medicine Fellowship, medical director of Summa Center for Sports Health, team physician for the Akron Aeros, Kent State University athletics and Kent Roosevelt High School. He is also medical director for the Akron Marathon.

Dr. Shah takes special interest in the care of endurance athletes, fractures and tendinosis. He also specializes in musculoskeletal ultrasound and platelet rich plasma injections.

In addition to overseeing Summa Center for Sports Health, Dr. Shah is an avid runner and has competed in multiple marathons and a half-iron man triathlon. He maintains his current fitness level by running and strength training.

Robert Crawford, M.D.
Sports Medicine Specialist

Robert Crawford, M.D., is a board-certified, fellowship-trained family medicine and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Medical College of Toledo, and served his family practice residency at St. Vincent Health Center (Erie, Pa.) and sports medicine fellowship at Summa Health System. Dr. Crawford is team physician for Kent State University and Wadsworth High School. He was team physician for the NCAA Division I gymnastics team and individual finals in 2011. He has participated in a number of research studies. He sees patients in Wadsworth and Medina.


Hollie Kozak, M.Ed., AT
Manager, Summa Center for Sports Health

Hollie Kozak earned licensure from the State of Ohio as an athletic trainer in 1991 and has managed Summa Center for Sports Health since 2005. In addition to her responsibilities at Summa, Hollie is president of The Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association and medical administrator for the Akron Marathon and LeBron James Bike-a-thon. She has extensive experience in serving high school, college and youth levels of athletics and has administered various community educational programs for parents and coaches as well as for college students and professionals at conferences throughout Ohio and other states. Prior to joining Summa, she was the sports medicine coordinator for Humility of Mary Health Partners and the director of rehabilitation for Ameri-Sports Medicine. Hollie earned her bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master’s degree from The University of Akron.

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