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Summa Sports Health Symposium Presenter Bios

Click here to download a PDF of the sports health professionals presenting at this year's symposium.


Patellofemoral Pathologies: Mechanism of Injury and Incidence - Ryan Sewell, PT

Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The Ohio State University in 2010. He then attended Ohio University and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2013. Ryan has been a physical therapist working for Summa Health System at Lake Anna in Barberton, Ohio as an outpatient physical therapist since 2013.

Sports Medicine Physician Approach to Patellofemoral Pathologies: Bob Crawford, MD
Dr. Robert Crawford is a practicing Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist; he is the team physician for Wadsworth High School, Kent State University, and the Akron Rubber Ducks. He is part of The Summa Center for Sports Health and has offices in Wadsworth and Medina.
Surgical Approach to Patellofemoral Pathologies: Dan Myer, MD
Dr. Myer is an Orthopaedic surgeon for Crystal Clinic Orthopaedics. He is fellowship-trained in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Myer serves as the team physician for Revere High School.
Rehabilitation and Prevention of Patellofemoral Pathologies - Chris Headrick, PT
Dr. Headrick is the senior physical therapist at Summa Rehabilitation at Wadsworth Community Center. He received his bachelors of science from Brigham Young University in 1998 and his doctorate in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University in 2002. Post-graduate certifications have been received in the Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, J-Tech Functional Capacity Evaluation, McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, and as an APTA clinical instructor.
Functional Return to Play Following Patellofemoral Pathologies: Jeremy Ford, MBA, AT
Jeremy is an Ohio licensed and BOC Certified Athletic Trainer for Summa Health System. He has experience providing Athletic Training services and sports performance coaching to local high school athletes. Jeremy has developed Knee Injury Prevention program for Summa Center for Sports Health and assisted with implementation at local high schools. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Akron teaching Sports Performance Principles. Jeremy currently serves as the Manager for Summa Center for Corporate Health and Employee Health
Patellofemoral Taping Techniques: Kinesiotaping, McConnell and Roc Taping - Jay Jonas, AT
Jay has served as an associate lecturer and preceptor in the Kent State University Athletic Training Education Program since 2006. He received his bachelor of science degree in athletic training from Marietta College in 1997 and his Master of Education in athletic training from the University of Virginia in 1998. Jay primarily teaches biomechanics, therapeutic rehabilitation, therapeutic modalities, advanced therapeutic interventions and neurological processes. His research interests include manual therapy techniques, limits of stability, musculoskeletal blood flow, lower extremity biomechanics and the therapeutic effects of exercise on Parkinson’s disease.
How Sports Medicine has Changed Through the Years - William Moats, MD
Dr. Moats specialty certified in sports medicine. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine for NEOUCOM. He was the team physician for Revere and Akron Garfield High Schools from 1963-2004 and Team Physician for the Cleveland Indians AA affiliate from 19890-2005. Dr. Moats has spoken numerous times at NATA, OATA annual meetings, AMSSM, etc. He was one of the founding fathers of sports medicine in Akron, OH.
Tendinopathy and Use of Fluroquinolones - Nilesh Shah, MD
Dr. Shah is the Medical Director for Summa Center for Sports Health; team physician for Kent State University, Akron Rubber Ducks and Kent Roosevelt High School; Board certified in family medicine and holds a C.A.Q. in primary care sports medicine.
Endoscopic Hamstring Repair - Jovan Laskovski, MD
Jovan is an Orthopaedic surgeon at the Crystal Clinic with subspecialty focus of arthroscopic surgery of the hip and shoulder. He is fellowship-trained in hip, shoulder and knee arthroscopy at the University of Chicago.
What is Evidence Based Medicine - Dustin Grooms, M.Ed, AT, CSCS
Dustin graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science in athletic training and went on to the University of Virginia where he earned a M.Ed in kinesiology and athletic training while working with the football and wrestling teams. His professional experiences include a season long internship with the Cincinnati Bengals followed by 2 years as an assistant athletic trainer and instructor at the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati. Dustin currently is in third year of doctoral studies at the Ohio State University studying how the brain changes after musculoskeletal injury.


Do We Have an Ethical Obligation to Perform Evidence Based Practice - Julie Aultman
Julie is the Director of the Bioethics Certificate Program and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where she teaches and researches topics in bioethics and humanities. She holds a doctorate in philosophy with a concentration in healthcare ethics from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. She had adjunct positions at the School of Law, U of Akron, KSU, YSU and Cleveland Clinic.
Differential Diagnosis of foot injuries in sports -Marcel Bahr, MD
Dr. Bahr is a Sports Medicine Fellow at Summa Center for Sports Health where he is the team physician for Cuyahoga Falls High School. Dr. Bahr graduated from medical school in Göttingen, Germany at Georg August Universität in 2007. He then completed a research year with completion of a doctoral thesis in family medicine at the University of Hannover in 2008. He worked in internal medicine 2008-2011 before continuing his education in the U.S. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Akron General.
Evidence Based Foot Intrinsic Rehabilitation Techniques - Lisa Chinn, PhD, AT
Dr. Chinn is in her third year as an assistant professor at in the Athletic Training Department at Kent State University. Dr. Chinn received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia, her Master’s of Science in Sport s Administration from Valparaiso University and a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to UVA, she was employed for three years at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas as the Head Athletic Trainer. Dr. Chinn has published and presented her research nationally and internationally. Her research interests are the biomechanical and postural control alterations that occur in individuals following chronic ankle instability.
Surgical Peroneal Tendon Repair - Jeff Junko, MD
Dr. Junko is a foot and ankle orthopedic specialist for the Summa Physicians Inc, Summa Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is also the residency director for the Summa Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program.
High Ankle Sprains: Mechanism of Injuries and Incidence - Kara Pritchard, AT Kara is an Ohio Licensed, BOC Certified Athletic Trainer for Summa Center for Corporate Health working as a physician extender. She previously was an athletic trainer at Revere High School for Summa Center for Sports Health. Kara received her Masters in Education from the University of Louisville in Sports Administration and her Bachelors of Science from University of Cincinnati in Health Promotion with an emphasis in athletic training. Kara has also provided athletic training services to a variety of high schools, as well as University of North Carolina in Wilmington and University of Missouri.
Sports Medicine Physician Approach to High Ankle Sprains - Amy McClintock, MD
Dr. McClintock is a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. She is a former college soccer player at Rice University in Houston, Texas. She received her medical school training at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. McClintock completed her family medicine residency at Mercy Hospital - St. Louis. She currently holds a board certification in family medicine. She is currently a team physician for Springfield High School, Kent State University, and the Akron Rubber Ducks.
Orthopaedic Surgical Approach to High Ankle Sprains - Erin Dean, MD
Dr. Dean is a board-eligible, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with Crystal Clinic Orthopaedics. She graduated from The Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed her orthopaedic residency at Summa Health System. She completed a foot and ankle fellowship at Campbell Clinic in Tennessee.
Rehabilitation and Prevention of High Ankle Sprains - Mike Ross, PT
Mike is the senior physical therapist at Summa Outpatient Rehab at Western Reserve. He received his bachelors of science from University of California @ Berkeley and his masters from Northwestern University. He treats a variety of patients including sports medicine.
Functional Return to Play Following High Ankle Sprains - Nicholas Ferguson, AT, PES Nick is an athletic trainer for Summa Center for Sports Health and is the Athletic Trainer and Sports Performance Specialist at Revere High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Ohio University in 2011. He has previously been employed in orthopedic physician extender, performance enhancement, collegiate baseball, and high school settings.