Class of 2013
Chae Ko, MD
Dr. Ko completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of South Carolina/Greenville Health System, where he served as a Chief Resident. While completing medical school at St. Matthews University, he obtained a concurrent Master’s degree in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. His professional interests include utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis and therapy, general medical conditions in the athlete and prevention of sports-related injuries. Dr. Ko enjoys playing tennis and golf and is an avid sports fan of his undergraduate alma mater, The University of Tennessee.
Leslie Michaud, MD
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Dr. Michaud received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and was the recipient of the International Health Program Scholarship. Dr. Michaud practiced both Family and Occupational Medicine in the suburbs of Chicago before returning for fellowship. Her areas of interest include nutrition, the obesity epidemic, and collision sports. She enjoys many activities including running, cooking, and traveling.
Class of 2012
Nicole Huntress, MD
Dr. Huntress since her fellowship works in an emergency department in Denver, Colorado where she sees patients with a multitude of skiing and other outdoor injuries. She and her husband have also recently completed a 4-month trip around the world doing both medical volunteering as well as sightseeing. She hopes to continue volunteering as a team physician and at events in Colorado.
Richard Morgan, MD
Greenville Health System
MD 360, Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas
Greenville, South Carolina
Dr. Richard Morgan received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA. He practiced Family Medicine in Seattle for eight years and then received advanced training as a fellow in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. Dr. Morgan has been practicing in the Greenville area at Greenville Health System’s MD360 since August 2012. In his free time he enjoys adventures with his wife and two daughters and spending time on his bike.
Class of 2011
Matthew Close, DO
Greenville Health System
Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas
Greenville, South Carolina
Dr. Close is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa, and went on to pursue a medical degree from Des Moines University. After earning his doctorate degree, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Subsequently, he came to the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas to complete a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. Dr. Close specializes in the non-operative care of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions at our Hillcrest office. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and drawing.
Kevin Lawrence Sprouse, DO
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Provision Performance Lab, Knoxville, Tennessee
Team Garmin-Sharp Professional Cycling, Girona, Spain
Since completing his fellowship, Kevin has been practicing both Emergency Medicine (at Ft Sanders Regional Medical Center) and Sports Medicine. He is employed as a team physician for Slipstream Sports (Team Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling), which affords him the opportunity to travel internationally for a significant portion of the year with the team. Kevin’s interests in sports medicine primarily involve the care of endurance athletes. As such, he has established a clinic and performance lab which caters to both elite and novice cyclists, runners, and triathletes. These various endeavors allow him to balance careers in both Sports Medicine and Emergency Medicine.
CLASS OF 2010
Tara A. Merritt, MD
Performance Pediatrics and Sports Medicine
David A. Scott, MD
Moore Orthopedic Clinic
Columbia, South Carolina
Class of 2009
Damond Blueitt, MD
Orthopedic Specialty Associates
Fort Worth, Texas
Dr. Blueitt is a Texas native. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in 2000. While at SMU, he enjoyed playing wide receiver for the Mustangs. Dr. Blueitt earned his medical degree at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He went on to complete a Family Medicine residency at Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Program in Albany, GA.
Dr. Blueitt now practices primary care sports medicine and nonoperative orthopedics with Orthopedic Specialty Associates in Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys golfing, fishing, spending time outdoors, and being amongst family and friends.
Stephanie J Husen, DO
Mercy Clinic Primary Care
Dr. Husen graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. She completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC in 2008. Dr. Husen spent 4 years working as a physical therapist before entering into medical school. Prior to fellowship, she enjoyed assisting physicians covering several high school teams.
In her spare time, Dr. Husen enjoys spending time outdoors, especially running, playing tennis, and water skiing.
Class of 2008
Allison Tobola, MD
Trinity Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Dr. Tobola, originally from Dallas, Texas, graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in biology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where she also played softball. She then went to the University of Texas-Houston Medical School and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. She is board certified in family medicine and received her residency training at the University of Texas-Tyler Family Medicine Residency Program. She is currently working at the Trinity Mother Frances Orthopedics and Sports Medicine clinic in Tyler, Tx. She is also the program director for the Trinity Mother Frances/UT Health Northeast Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in Tyler.
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Richard So, MD
Independence Family Health Center
Dr. So earned an undergraduate degree in biology at The Ohio State University, followed by a medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas medical school in the Philippines. Dr. So completed his residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. During his fellowship year his research included barriers to effective utilization of the AED in the high school setting. Dr. So is in private practice (pediatrics and sports medicine) in Fairview Park Ohio and enjoys his spare time with his wife Melanie and daughter Savannah.