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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014

LISA CHINN, PhD, AT: Dr. Chinn is an assistant professor at in the Athletic Training Department at Kent State University; received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. Prior to UVA, she was employed for three years at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas as the Head Athletic Trainer. She received a Master's of Science in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University and a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Chinn has published and presented her research nationally and internationally. 

JOSE ARMENDARIZ, MD:  Dr. Armendariz is currently a primary care sports medicine fellow with Summa Center for Sports Health and Team Physician for Springfield High School. He completed his family medicine residency in Davenport Iowa prior to his fellowship. His medical interests include fracture care, overuse injuries, CTE and promoting physical activity. 

CURT NOEL, MD: Dr. Noel is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center. He specializes in sports medicine, specifically arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Summa before finishing his shoulder and sports fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. Dr. Noel currently is the co-director of the Cleveland-Akron shoulder and elbow fellowship.

ROBERT BELL, MD: Dr. Bell is a long time physician partner at the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center and president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. For the past thirty years his practice has been directed towards arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder with an emphasis on disorders of the rotator cuff and shoulder joint arthroplasty.

THOM KRUPAR, PT, Cert. MDT, PRRT Instructor: Thom is a PT and partner at Concorde Therapy Group; Thom has worked with baseball players in rehabilitation and as a pitching coach since 1993. Thom has treated players from all divisions of college and high school and from all levels of youth baseball and softball. Thom follows the Concorde philosophy of athletic rehabilitation that is: complete rest is not always necessary for complete recovery.

EDWARD TRELA, PT: Edward received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in 2008 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Gannon University in 2011.  He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA.  He has been working at the Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center in the Montrose office since 2011. 

ROBERT DEJOURNETT: Robert is the Director for Community Relations and Diversity at Summa Health System. He received his Certification in Diversity Management from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies in May 2013.  He has served as Summit County Minority health fair chair for approximately six years.  Mr. DeJournett is active with local minority health causes including the American Heart Association Board of Directors Treasurer and Minority Outreach committee. He currently serves on the Love Akron Network Board of Directors as Chairman, Akron Zoological Park, Board of Directors as Secretary, Leadership Akron Alumni Board of Directors, Advisory Board Member for Minority Achievers Program, The Brother to Brother Project and the Summit County Minority Health Roundtable.

ROXIA BOYKIN: Roxia is the Vice President of Community Relations and Diversity at Summa Health System. Ms. Boykin is actively involved in professional and civic organizations, serving on the boards of OPEN M, Habitat for Humanity, AxessPointe Community Health Center, and Healthy Connections Network. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the Akron Office of Minority Health, Minority Health Roundtable, and the Commission on Economic Inclusion.  Ms. Boykin also serves on the University of Akron Diversity Council and the Kent State University Diversity Advisory Board. 

SYLVIA ROZEK, MD: Dr. Rozek is a current Summa Health Sports Medicine Fellow who completed her family medicine training at the Medical College of Wisconsin St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency. She received her MD degree from the Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Dr. Rozek is a IL sports fan with her alma matter being the "Fighting ILLINI" where she completed her degree in German Linguistics and Biology.

JEFF HUSTON, MS, AT:  Jeff is the Undergraduate and Graduate Athletic Training Program Coordinator for Kent State University Athletic Training Program. He previously served as the Clinical Education Coordinator at Kent State. His research interests include education technology.

JIM MICALI, PT, CSCS:  Jim is a physical therapist at Summa Lake Anna Rehabilitation Center. He has a strong background in Functional Movement Screen ( FMS ) and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment ( SFMA). He incorporates these into his treatment protocols for patients of all ages and backgrounds to provide a roadmap for individualized program design.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2014

AARON GALPERT, M.Ed, AT: Aaron currently serves as supervisor of athletic training at Akron Children’s Hospital; He is also a biomechanical consultant for the athletic department for the University of Akron and athletic trainer at Field High School. He spent a year traveling as athletic trainer with the Harlem Globetrotters. 

JAMES GOFF, DO: Dr. Goff is a Sports Medicine Specialist from Summa Center for Sports Health and team physician for Green, Massillon Washington, Manchester and Fairless High Schools. He is Board certified in family medicine and holds a C.A.Q. in primary care sports medicine.

RAY ACUS, MD: Dr. Acus is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center. He is fellowship trained in knee reconstruction and sports medicine. He is the team Orthopaedic Surgeon for The University of Akron.

WILLIAM PAKAN, MD: Dr. Pakan is an Orthopaedic Surgeon from Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center.  He specializes in sports related injuries and also the minimally invasive joint resurfacing system called Arthrosurface, an innovative procedure which relieves joint pain of the knee.  Dr. Pakan also performs hip and knee reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Pakan has served as the team physician for Kent State University Athletics for over twenty years.

DAN MYER, MD: Dr. Myer is an Orthopaedic surgeon for Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center. He is  fellowship-trained in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicin. Dr. Myer serves as the team physician for Revere High School.

STEPHEN BLACK, PT: Stephen is a physical therapist at Summa Outpatient Rehabilitation at White Pond. He is a Clinical Instructor for DPT students. Prior to moving to Ohio, Stephen helped to develop the medical staff for Lovejoy High School in Dallas, Texas and served as the team physical therapist.  He currently focuses primarily on orthopedic cases with Summa at White Pond.

KRISTIN HOLBROOK, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS: Kristin joined the OSU Athletic Training staff in 2012 to work with OSU football and Olympic sports. She serves in a dual role of physical therapist and athletic reconditioning specialist where she performs movement screens and helps implement function-based corrective exercises in the weight room. She completed all of her formal education at The Ohio State University and completed additional specialty training by way of an American Physical Therapy Association accredited Sports Physical Therapy Residency program at OSU Sports Medicine.

HOLLIE KOZAK, M.ED, AT: Hollie is the manager for Summa Center for Sports Health and Immediate Past President of the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association. Previously she had worked at Humility of Mary Health Partners as the Sports Medicine Coordinator, Ameri-Sports Medicine as an athletic trainer at Gilmour Academy and Aurora High School and Director of Rehabilitation and Layton Physical Therapy as an athletic trainer at Lakeland Community College and Outpatient Rehab at Richmond Hts Hospital.

LUKE SMITH, PT, CSCS:  Luke is a physical therapist at Summa Outpatient Rehabilitation at Green. He is a graduate of Walsh University.  As a clinician, Luke works mostly with high school athletes and works closely with the physicians, athletic trainers, athletes and parents to provide care to the patients in the community.