Division of Sports & Exercise Medicine
To promote an active, healthy lifestyle in all populations through exceptional clinical care, research development, education, and population health initiatives.
Becoming a national leader in exercise and musculoskeletal medicine, advancing the field through educating the next generation of providers, including undergraduate and graduate medical education and athletic training programs.
What is Sports Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine is a specialty that provides holistic care for physically active and/or athletic individuals. We care for the whole athlete. From runner’s knee to exercise-induced asthma, we provide care to keep individuals healthy and active. We are a multidisciplinary team including physicians from specialties including family medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation . We work in close contact with orthopedic surgeons to provide a broad spectrum of care when needed, however, our focus is on the non-operative treatment of musculoskeletal and sports-related conditions.
Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship, established a fellowship in 1996, is the longest-running fellowship in the Philadelphia area. Our fellowship program has had 50+ graduates since its inception. Fellows train at Jefferson Sports Medicine, Rothman Orthopaedics, and various high school, college, and professional athletics teams. Our fellows go on to practice in a wide range of settings, including academic medicine, medical coverage for collegiate and professional sports, and private practice.
Our academic and clinical growth and success has led us to be recognized as the Division of Sports & Exercise Medicine in 2020. We continue to expand our clinical and academic services throughout the Jefferson Network. Sports Medicine providers have proven successful at embedding within large primary care and multispecialty clinics to provide care and resources to our providers and patients. We will continue to develop our strong relationship with our Rothman Orthopedics and 3Bs Orthopedics colleagues, while continuing to grow our Primary Care Sports Medicine impact.