Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

The DMC Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program is designed for board eligible physicians who wish to specialize in sports medicine.


At the forefront of the program are exceptional faculty that are board certified, fellowship trained, sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgeons:


The Program is divided into 12 one month rotations including: Primary Care Sports Medicine (2 Months), Orthopaedic Surgery (2 Months), Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Radiology, Physical Therapy & Sports Performance, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Cardiology and Exercise Performance, and elective options.

Professional Team Coverage

Sports Medicine Fellows work with Dr. Stephen Lemos and Dr. Britta Anderson covering games for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). Fellows work with Dr. Tony Colucci, Dr. Douglas Plagens and Dr. Tariq Awan covering the Detroit Red Wings (NHL). In addition to game coverage, Sports Medicine Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to, and partake in, Spring Training, training camps, and pre-season physicals.

Amateur Team Coverage

All Sports Medicine Fellows will cover their “own” high school team during their year of tenure. Coverage includes pre-participation physicals, game coverage, and other event coverage throughout the year. High school coverage is focused primarily on football games but other sports may be covered for the school as well.

Special Events and Outreach

Sports Medicine Fellows help cover the Detroit Free Press Marathon, Detroit Grand Prix and other events sponsored by DMC Sports Medicine.

Academic Conferences 

Each Sports Medicine Fellow will have the opportunity to present academic lectures at the weekly fellow conferences, as well as case presentations at the monthly DMC Sports Medicine Visiting Lecture Series. There are also monthly Journal Clubs and  the Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium fellows are required to attend.

Research Projects 

Each Sports Medicine Fellow is asked to complete one research project during their tenure working with at least one member of the fellowship faculty. Fellows are also asked to initiate the projects for the following year’s fellows. This ensures all fellows participate in 2 research projects during their fellowship.

Regional and National Conferences

Sports Medicine Fellows will have the opportunity to attend the annual American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) conference. Fellows also receive an educational stipend to be used towards attending a Team Physician Course or Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course selected with program director approval.

Annual Detroit Regional Sports Medicine Symposium

All Sports Medicine Fellows present their research findings and attend this two-day event in July hosting speakers from the Metro Detroit area and national Keynote Speakers. All DMC Sports Medicine Fellowship alumni, current fellows, and incoming fellows are invited as a way for fellows to stay connected with each other and the Program.

Current Research Projects

  • Treatment of Posteromedial Knee Pain with Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Tenotomy in an Active 56-year Old Male
  • Quadrilateral Space Syndrome – Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound Guided Injection to Aid Decision for Surgical Decompression
  • After Hours ER Referrals by the Sports Medicine Service
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