Sports Medicine Center

The Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado leads the region in state-of-the-art treatment for developing athletes. The fully integrated team of physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, dieticians, and specialists deliver a full-service care experience geared exclusively to growing bodies.
 
Research activities aim to reduce risk of pediatric and adolescent athletic injuries and to improve treatment outcomes so that athletes may prepare, perform, recover, and repeat. Projects include retrospective outcomes studies, prospective randomized treatment protocols, and observational assessments.
 

Research Team

Jay Albright, MDJay C. Albright, MD, Surgical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, is assisted by Lexi Gagliardi (RA). His research focuses on surgical outcomes of arthroscopic knee, ankle, shoulder, and elbow procedures, knee biomechanics, and return to sport for adolescent athletes.
David. R. Howell, PhD, ATC
David R. Howell, PhD, ATC, Lead Researcher of the Sports Medicine Center, is assisted by Mathew Wingerson(RA), Corrine Seehusen (RA) and Lexi Gagliardi (RA). His primary research interests pertain to human movement analysis and sport-related concussion.
 
Stephanie Mayer, MDStephanie Mayer, MD, is assisted by Whitney Hovater (RA). Her research focuses on knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow surgical outcomes and hip pathology in adolescent athletes.
​Aaron Provance, MDAaron Provance, MD, Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, is assisted by Corrine Seehusen (RA). His research focuses on pediatric and adolescent injuries in adventure and extreme sports including skiing and rock climbing.
 
Jason Rhodes, MDJason Rhodes, MD, MS, is assisted by Alex Tagawa (RA). His research focuses on injury biomechanics and surgical outcomes for pediatric and adolescent sports injuries including patellar dislocation, tibial eminence fractures, and hip dislocations.
 
Emily Sweeney, MDEmily Sweeney, MD, is assisted by Corrine Seehusen (RA). Her research focuses on injury risk reduction and biomechanics in women’s gymnastics and other barefoot athletics such as dance and martial arts.

Gregory WalkerGregory Walker, MD, is assisted by Corrine Seehusen (RA). His research focuses on a variety of clinical interests including concussion and musculoskeletal injuries in youth athletes. 
 

Julie Wilson, MDJulie Wilson, MD, is assisted by Corrine Seehusen (RA). Her research focuses on risk reduction and epidemiology of concussion and return to sport after concussion in pediatric and adolescent athletes.


Aubrey Armento, MDAubrey Armento, MD, is assisted by Corrine Seehusen (RA). Her research focuses on injury risk reduction and clinical outcomes for pediatric and adolescent runners. 
 

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