Fellows And Alumni



Current Fellows

DFM Sports Medicine Fellows 2025

Name: Brittany Becker, MD

Primary Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Residency: University of Colorado

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Why did you select the University of Colorado to complete your Sports Medicine Fellowship training?

First and foremost, I was drawn to the University of Colorado because of the genuine and supportive culture among the fellows and faculty that I was able to witness firsthand during my sports medicine rotations as a resident. Part of this culture stems from being able to learn from and collaborate with both fellows and faculty across various specialties including Primary Care, PM&R, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. I knew this culture would allow me to be successful as a fellow and within the field.

Additionally, the University of Colorado has a well-balanced and comprehensive curriculum, including a month-long rotation at the Winter Park ski clinic, emphasis on fracture care management, extensive training in diagnostic and therapeutic musculoskeletal ultrasound and pediatric experience. This pediatric experience was important for me coming from an internal medicine background. Furthermore, this program provides sport coverage opportunities from high school sports to professional/Olympic athletes. From the well-balanced curriculum with a supportive and fun culture from leaders within the field, I knew this program would be a great fit for me and would be the best program for me to build my career in sports medicine.

Name: Robert Martin, MD

Primary Board Certification: Pediatrics

Residency: Pediatrics Residency at Dell Medical School at UT Austin

Medical School: McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Why did you select the University of Colorado to complete your Sports Medicine Fellowship training?

The program here at the University of Colorado had everything I was looking for as a candidate for sports medicine fellowship. From diverse coverage experiences, exposure to athletes of all ages, a well-refined curriculum with access to a robust research infrastructure, the list goes on and on. Being able to train with fellows from multiple different backgrounds and learn from accomplished faculty in those fields is also something that I believe can only benefit my future career as well as my long-term scholarly goals within this specialty. It’s also located within a beautiful city with mountain views, multiple professional sports teams, and any outdoor activity you can think of which was an ideal fit for my family.

Name: Tyler DeJong, MD

Primary Board Certification: Emergency Medicine

Residency: University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Why did you select the University of Colorado to complete your Sports Medicine Fellowship training?

The University of Colorado checks all the boxes for a sports medicine fellowship. I was blown away after learning about this program, and most importantly, the people who make it happen. The training here is world class, and the faculty are dedicated to ensuring we become the best versions of ourselves. We have unparalleled hands-on experience, intensive diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound exposure, and diverse coverage at every level. As the EM fellow we also have the opportunity to work in a top tier emergency medicine program and interact with exceptional students, residents, and attendings from the EM side. On top of this, the 4 fellow tracks mean you have built in family, and the ability to learn from everyone else’s expertise.

The city of Denver has so many incredible restaurants, events, and outdoor activities that it is hard to keep up, but my wife and I are excited to spend our time exploring this beautiful place!

Name: Zainab Shirazi, MD

Primary Board Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell)

Medical School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Why did you select the University of Colorado to complete your Sports Medicine Fellowship training?

Colorado’s program offers exactly what I was looking for in a sports medicine fellowship – rigorous clinical training in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment, an unparalleled exposure to high-level athletes (D1, Pro, Olympic/Paralympic), and the ability to learn from renowned leaders in the field. From my interactions on interview day, it was evident that the program’s faculty is wholeheartedly invested in their fellows. I was inspired by their dedication to fostering a customizable and trainee-centered experience, as well as their genuine commitment to mentorship and education. The program’s ideal location also provides unique access to a wide range of sports and outdoor activities, which aligns perfectly with my passion for sports medicine!

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to train at the University of Colorado for fellowship, and I am confident that this program will help fortify my identity as a well-rounded sports medicine physician equipped with the fund of knowledge and procedural skillset to manage a wide variety of acute sideline injuries and provide high-quality care to athletes of all levels!


Check out this full list of Sports Medicine Fellowship graduates. Just click the link.

Sports Medicine Graduates

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