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The fellowship was started in 1991 by Dr. Mark Bracker and is one of the oldest primary care sports medicine fellowships in the nation. In 2001 Dr. Kenneth Taylor, became co-director and still currently serves as the Program Director. Dr. Suraj Achar joined in as the Associate Director in 2004. Dr. Dave Bazzo joined the faculty in 1994 after finishing his fellowship here at UCSD and was key faculty for the program when Dr. Taylor spent 6 months in New Zealand on sabbatical in 2011. In 2012 Dr. Alan Shahtaji came on board after completing his fellowship at Wake Forest and in 2013 and Dr. Amy Leu returned to UCSD after spending some time practicing Sports Medicine at Camp Pendleton. She completed her fellowship at UCSD in 2010. Then, in 2016, Dr. Sarah Merrill joined the faculty after completing her fellowship at UCSD. Now with six faculty members the fellowship continues to expand its goals and services to all of the greater San Diego region.

In 2014 UC San Diego Sports Medicine Physicians have begun a collaboration with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) by delivering care and coverage to our Olympic Athletes at the USOC Training Center in Chula Vista, California. UC San Diego Health has been designated an Official U.S. Olympic Regional Medical Center, joining a national network of leading medical providers selected by the United States Olympic Committee to provide comprehensive medical services to Team USA athletes, including orthopedics and sports medicine, primary care, cardiovascular care, neurosurgery, cancer care and physical therapy. Soon after in 2017, UCSD became the official health care provider of the San Diego Padres, and currently provides comprehensive health care for their Major and Minor League teams and affiliates.

Our fellows come from many locations and backgrounds, ranging from home-grown San Diegans to New Yorkers. Many stay in the San Diego area, however some have moved onto positions ranging from Family Medicine groups, Orthopedics groups, collegiate and Professional Sporting organizations. Most importantly, our training program has enabled our program graduates to flourish and succeed in almost any kind of setting.

Past Fellows




Type of Practice

Lee Ralph, M.D. 1991-1992 San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Brad Buchman, M.D. 1992-1993 UC Berkeley Family / Sports Medicine
Susan Glochner, M.D. 1992-1993 San Diego, CA Pediatrics / Sports Medicine
Dave Bazzo, M.D. 1993-1994 UCSD Family / Sports Medicine
Lesley Milne, M.D. 1993-1994 Boston, MA ER / Sports Medicine
Greg Hoeksema, M.D. Jan 1994 - Dec 1994 (Navy)
Anthony Saglimbeni, M.D. 1994-1995 San Jose, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Gregory Skaggs, M.D. 1995-1996 Eugene, OR Family / Sports Medicine
Federico Vaca, M.D. 1995-1996 Yale University ER / Sports Medicine
Calvin Wong, M.D. 1996-1997 OASIS Medical Group Family / Sports Medicine
Ken Taylor, M.D 1997-1998 UCSD Family / Sports Medicine
Chris Kutoures, M.D. 1997-1998 Orange County Pediatrics / Sports Medicine
Brad Stiles, M.D. 1997-1998 San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Mary Ann Fuchs, M.D. 1998-1999 San Diego, CA ER / Sports Medicine
Greg Nakamoto, M.D. 1999-2000 Seattle, WA Sports Medicine / Ortho
Michael Mikus, M.D. 1999-2000 Kaiser San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Kathleen Weber, M.D. 2000-2001 Rush Orthopedics, Chicago, IL Sports Medicine / Ortho
Suraj Achar, M.D. 2000-2001 UCSD Family / Sports Medicine
Ronald Cohen, M.D. 2001-2002 San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Jerry Labson, M.D. 2001-2002 Fairfield, CA Sports Medicine / Ortho
Joseph Allen, M.D. 2002-2003 SHARP San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Kalli Hose. M.D. 2002-2003 VA Medical Center, San Diego Internal / Sports Medicine
Christopher Skaff, M.D. 2002-2003 Tahoe City, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Marjorie Delo, M.D. 2003-2004 Manitowoc, WI Sports Medicine / Ortho
Eric Skoblar, M.D. 2004-2005 UCSD Student Health Family / Sports Medicine
Julie Chuan, M.D. 2004-2005 Escondido, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Jennifer Puddy, M.D. 2005-2006 Calgary, Canada ER / Sports Medicine
Alex Espinoza, M.D. 2005-2006 San Marcos, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Jane Kim, D.O. 2006-2007 San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Mary Michelle Winscott, M.D. 2006-2007 Mayo Clinic, AZ Family / Sports Medicine
Benedict Ciszek, M.D. 2007-2008 Mount Prospect, IL Family / Sports Medicine
Jonathan Chan, D.O. 2007-2008 Kaiser San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Amy Kakimoto, M.D. 2008-2009 San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Susan Park, M.D. 2008-2009 Reno, NV Family / Sports Medicine
Tara Robbins, M.D. 2009-2010 Marion, IL Family / Sports Medicine
Amy Leu, D.O. 2009-2010 UCSD Family / Sports Medicine
Jason Spring, D.O. 2009-2010 Ramona, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Rebecca Gurney, M.D. 2010-2011 Woodbury, MN Family / Sports Medicine
Angela Voight, M.D. 2010-2011 Woodbury, MN Sports Medicine / Ortho
Nicholas Cardinale 2010-2011 NAVY
Miriam Reece, M.D. 2011-2012 Denver, CO Family / Sports Medicine
Julia Cassetta, M.D. 2011-2012 UCSD Internal / Sports Medicine
Darryl Bates, M.D. 2011-2012 San Diego, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Paul Brydon, D.O. 2012-1013 Fallbrook, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Amy Guiliano, M.D. 2012-2013 UCSD Family / Sports Medicine
Ilona Barash, M.D. 2012-2013 UCSD ER / Sports Medicine
Emmanuel Elias, M.D. 2013-2014 Palo Alto, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Sarah Kennedy, D.O. 2013-2014 University of North Texas Sports Medicine
Seth Camhi, M.D. 2013-2014 San Diego, CA Sports Medicine
Ryan Carreon, M.D. 2014-2015 Kaiser San Diego Family / Sports Medicine
Sarah Merrill, M.D. 2014-2015 UCSD Family / Sports Medicine
Adrian Tabares, M.D. 2014-2015 Menlo Park, CA Family / Sports Medicine
Steele McIntyre, M.D. 2014-2015 Salt Lake City, UT Family / Sports Medicine
Amanda O’Steen M.D. 2015-2016 San Diego CA Family / Sports Medicine
Corey Carson M.D. 2015-2016 San Diego CA Family / Sports Medicine
David McClaskey M.D.
2015-2016 San Diego CA Family / Sports Medicine
Cambria Judd M.D.
2015-2016 San Diego CA Family / Sports Medicine
​Marcia Faustin, M.D.​2016-2017​UC Davis​Family / Sports Medicine
​Shawn Skarpnes, M.D.​2016-2017​Sacramento, CA       ​Sports Medicine
​Emily Levy, M.D.​2016-2017​Philadelphia, PA​Family / Sports Medicine
​Dan Hendry, M.D.​2016-2017​UC San Diego
​Family / Sports Medicine
Chau Bui, D.O.       2017-2018Los Angeles, CA Hospitalist Medicine
William Collins, D.O.2017-2018San Diego, CAFamily / Sports Medicine
Uziel Sauceda, M.D. 2017-2018UC Riverside Family / Sports Medicine
Jarrod Yamanaka, M.D. 2017-2018 Minneapolis, MNSports Medicine
​Jin "Brian" Choi, D.O.
​Newport Beach, CA
​Sports Medicine
​Sam Galloway. M.D.
​UC San Diego
Family / Sports Medicine
​Amity Tung, M.D.
​Sharp Rees Steely, San Diego
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Nicholas Sgrignoli, M.D.
​HSS Connecticut
​Sports Medicine
​Soroosh Amanat, M.D.
​Scripps Chula Vista
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Brandan Mayer-Blackwell, M.D.
​Kaiser San Diego
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Alex Bernadett, M.D.
​San Diego Sports Medicine
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Laura Murphy, D.O.
​Ventura, CA
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Tyler Adamson, D.O.
​San Diego Sports Medicine
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Austin Mandoyan, M.D.
​Family Health Centers, San Diego
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Laika Nur, M.D.
​Scripps Torrey Pines, San Diego
​Family/ Sports Medicine
​Eric Yuan, M.D.
​UCSD Community Health
​Family/ Sports Medicine