The course will feature the following speakers. Click on names for more information:

Jonathan Finnoff, DO
Sports Medicine Physiatrist, Barton Health
Course Director

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Jonathan T. Finnoff, DO is the Director of Sports Medicine for Barton Health and a sports physician at Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Dr. Finnoff is an internationally recognized expert in sports medicine and has given invited presentations at conferences and universities around the world.  He has written numerous original research and review articles related to sports medicine, and is a co-editor of the text book Sports Medicine: Study Guide & Review for Boards.

He has held leadership positions in several sports and musculoskeletal organizations including the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  While working as an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Dr. Finnoff was also the assistant director of the Mayo Clinic’s Sports Medicine Fellowship.  Dr. Finnoff is the director of the Comprehensive Sports Medicine Update and Board Review Course.

Irfan Asif, MD
Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Tennessee

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Dr. Asif is an Assistant Professor and Sports Medicine Fellowship Director in the University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine. He also serves as a team physician for the Knoxville Ice Bears Professional Hockey Team.

He is a dedicated member of AMSSM and has provided service on the Research, Fellowship, Public Relations, and Annual Meeting Program Planning (2013-2014, Program Chair 2014-2015) Committees. His research has earned honors within sports medicine (2010 AMSSM Best Overall Research Award, Harry L. Galanty Young Investigators Award, 2011) and primary care as a whole (2012 Society of Teachers for Family Medicine Best Overall Research Paper). His current research explores several domains of sports cardiology, such as the epidemiology of sudden cardiac death in high school and collegiate athletes, a prospective multi-site ECG screening study across all three NCAA divisions, and understanding the psychological impact of cardiovascular screening in young athletes. These scientific contributions have been highlighted internationally during invited lectures to the Spanish Olympic Committee in 2012, and more recently as several oral presentations to be given at the 2014 IOC World Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport.

As a faculty member for the University of Tennessee, Dr. Asif is committed to education and has been awarded the STFM Resident Teaching Award (2010) and the University of Tennessee Faculty Teaching Award (2012). He currently is the chair of the AMSSM Sports Medicine In-Service Training Exam (ITE) subcommittee, which writes the ITE yearly to prepare sports medicine physicians to pass the Sports Medicine CAQ.

Chad Asplund, MD, FACSM
Director of Military Sports Medicine, Eisenhower Army Medical Center

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Dr. Asplund is currently the Director of Military Sports Medicine at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, GA where he is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopedics and the Associate Fellowship Director for their joint primary care sports medicine fellowship.

Currently he serves as a medical consultant for Reebok Running and is active in the American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.  Also in his free time dabbles in marathon running and Ironman triathlons.

Brian P. Desmond, MD

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Mederic Hall, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, University of Iowa

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Dr. Mederic Hall is an Assistant Professor in the department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa where he works in the Institute for Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed his Internal Medicine internship, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency and Sports Medicine fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

His primary interests are in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, treatment of chronic tendinopathies and the care of endurance athletes.

Mark A. Harrast, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington

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Dr. Harrast is a sports medicine physician and Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington.  He is the Medical Director of the Seattle Marathon and the founder and Director of the PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Harrast is co-editor with Dr. Finnoff of the recently published Sports Medicine: Study Guide and Review for Boards text. 

He is a regular speaker at various sports medicine courses/organizations including ACSM, AAPM&R, and past Sports Med Board Review courses. He’s received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award in the PM&R Residency Program at the University of Washington.  His clinical expertise is diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries and illnesses in endurance athletes, runners, and triathletes.

Susan M. Kleiner, Ph.D., RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN
President, High Performance Nutrition

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Susan M. Kleiner, PhD, RD, FACN, CNS, FISSN is an international columnist and renowned speaker on the subject of High Performance Nutrition, and has consulted with professional teams, Olympians and elite athletes in all sports. She is the president and owner of High Performance Nutrition®, LLC, a consulting firm in Mercer Island, Washington. Dr. Kleiner has authored numerous academic chapters, articles and scientific manuscripts, and has penned 7 books, including POWER EATING, 4th Edition (Human Kinetics, in press), The Oxygen Diet (Robert Kennedy Publishing, in press), The Good Mood Diet (Springboard Press, 2007), and The POWERFOOD Nutrition Plan (Rodale Inc., 2006).

Dr. Kleiner is a co-founder and fellow of the International Society for Sports Nutrition and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. She is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine; The American Dietetic Association; The Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Practice Group; and The National Strength and Conditioning Association. Dr. Kleiner enjoys the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest where she can ski, bike and swim all on the same day.

Brian J. Krabak, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington

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Brian J Krabak, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Sports Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in sports medicine, providing sports medicine care throughout the world. His sports medicine experiences have included the Olympics (2012 Olympic Marathon Trials, 2010 Vancouver Games, 2004 Athens Games, 2002 Salt Lake Games), professional baseball (Baltimore Orioles), USA Swimming National Team, collegiate sports (University of Washington, Seattle University, Johns Hopkins) and regional high school events.

He is currently Medical Director for RacingThePlanet Ultramarathons, a series of 250 km multiday races staged throughout the world. He currently holds several leadership positions in the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.

Nicole Detling Miller, CC-AASP
Assistant Professor, University of Utah

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Nicole Detling Miller, PhD, CC-AASP is currently an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at the University of Utah where she teaches courses in the Exercise and Sport Science Department.  With a specialization in sport psychology, she also has a private practice where she consults with athletes from the youth through elite levels. 

Most notably, she has worked with the US Ski Team (freestyle aerials) since 2002 and the US Speedskating Team (short track) since 2008.  She was a fully-credentialed member of Team USA at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.  Nicole has written several book chapters and articles and is a highly sought-after speaker; having given seminars and commencement addresses both nationally and internationally.

Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Uniformed Services University

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Francis G. O'Connor, MD, MPH, Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University and Medical Director for the Consortium on Health and Military Performance has been a leader in sports medicine education and research for the military for over 15 years. Dr.O'Connor has authored over 50 articles in scientific journals and numerous book chapters/technical reports/health promotion resources for the military. In addition, Dr. O'Connor is the editor of four texts on sports medicine including, the Textbook of Running Medicine, and Sports Medicine for the Primary Care Physician 3rd Edition.

He has been on the board of several leading organizations in sports medicine including the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Medical Athletic Association and is current President of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.  A Colonel in the United States Army, Dr. O'Connor is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and prior to his recent posting at Uniformed Services University in the Department of Military Medicine, served one year as a Command Surgeon with Special Operations in the Middle East.

Amy Powell, MD
Team Physician, University of Utah

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Dr. Amy Powell, Associate Professor, is a board certified Sports Medicine physician serving as a team physician for the University of Utah Utes. She specializes in the care of athletes and active people of all ages, focusing on attaining and maintaining a patient’s physical performance goals. Dr. Powell received her medical degree from the University of Washington, followed by residency training in internal medicine at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Powell pursued subspecialty training in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where she worked with athletes of all levels. Dr. Powell’s clinical interests include non-surgical management of musculoskeletal problems afflicting active people across the lifespan. She has specific clinical interests in prevention and management of injuries in the female athlete, metabolic bone disease, and non-surgical management of osteoarthritis in active patients.

K. Brian Romaneschi, MD
Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose & Throat Associates

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Dr. Romaneschi is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a physician at Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose and Throat Associates. He is affiliated with Barton Memorial Hospital, Lake Tahoe Surgery Center, Carson Valley Medical Center, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, Sierra Surgery and Imaging, and Carson Douglas Ambulatory Surgery Center

Dr. Romaneschi graduated from the the University of Washington School of Medicine and is professionally affiliated with the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery; American Medical Association Services: Otolaryngology, rhinology, head and neck surgery, laser and facial plastic surgery, treatment of sinus and allergy.

Kyle E. Swanson, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon, Tahoe Center for Orthopedics

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Kyle E. Swanson, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and extremity trauma. Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery from the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program. After his training, he proudly served three years in the United States Army Medical Corps. During his Army service he served as an orthopedic surgeon in Afghanistan with the 249th Combat Support Hospital and was awarded a Bronze Star during Operation Enduring Freedom IV.

Dr. Swanson completed a sports medicine fellowship with the Lake Tahoe Sports Medicine Fellowship Program prior to beginning private practice with the Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Swanson's areas of interest include arthroscopic surgery, total joint replacements and fracture management. He is published in several respected orthopedic journals and has presented at numerous meetings. Dr. Swanson has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Swanson was an athlete in high school and college and continues to be active in sports. He grew up in Lake Tahoe and graduated from South Tahoe High in 1989. During high school he played basketball for the legendary Coach Tom Orlich and was part of the team that made the historic trip to the Soviet Union. In college, he became interested in the sciences and continued to compete in athletics. When deciding on a medical career, orthopedics was a natural choice for Dr. Swanson. Orthopedic surgery combines his passion for medicine and his desire to help people return to an active lifestyle.

Dr. Swanson is happily married to Britta Swanson who is a professor of microbiology. Together, they enjoy the many outdoor activities that Tahoe and the Carson Valley area offer. They especially like to hike, mountain bike, ski and snowshoe, as well as compete in triathlons. Dr. Swanson is excited about returning to his hometown and having the opportunity to care for the people who also enjoy these unique surroundings.

Jeff Tanji, MD
Sports Medicine Specialist

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Chris Visco, MD

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