Our Team

Our comprehensive sports medicine program uses an interdisciplinary approach in evaluating, diagnosing and treating young athletes, with an emphasis on educating patients and their families on the importance of wellness and injury prevention. Our board-certified sports medicine doctors work collaboratively with orthopedic surgeons, a pediatric and musculoskeletal fellowship-trained radiologist, sports-focused physical therapists and dietitians, as well as with other Texas Children's Hospital sub-specialists when needed.  

All sports injuries can be seen by either a primary care sport medicine physician or sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Those conditions that are likely to require surgery should start with our sports-focused orthopedic surgeons and those unlikely to need surgery should start with the primary care sport medicine physician. We also have dedicated physical therapists teach patients rehabilitation techniques and strengthening exercises that can be practiced at home. If you are unclear who to call, please call 832-22-SPORT (227-7678) to discuss your situation with our triage team who is trained in knowing which physician would be best for your child's condition.

Clinic Chiefs

Dr. Hergenroeder is board-certified pediatrician with board certifications in two specialities: in adolescent medicine and sports medicine which allows him to combine his expertise in the development of adolescents and the processes of growth and development for adolescents into adulthood and... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Mark Wallace Tower - 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-4887
Dr. John Dormans is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in the area of limb-sparing surgery for bone cancer, but he is also widely recognized for his work in treating pediatric spinal deformities, specifically scoliosis, and promoting safety in such surgeries. Dr. Dormans served as the... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-3100

Sports Medicine Physicians

In the practice of Sports Medicine, identifying the underlying cause for an athlete's problem and designing an individualized program to correct that problem is the key to providing effective care. The majority of my patients are young athletes (less than 20 years of age), but a significant... Read more

Address: 6621 Fannin MC CC 1700.01 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: Sugarland Health Center 15400 Southwest Freeway, Suite 200 Sugarland, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-22-SPORT (227-7678)
Dr. Ernest welcomes patients of all ages and fitness levels to her clinic.  Her background as an athletic trainer, paramedic and firefighter provides a unique perspective on injury evaluation and treatment.  She appreciates the importance of individualized treatment plans to ensure successful... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 1st Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-22-SPORT (227-7678) | 936-267-7300 (Woodlands)
Aharon Z. Gladstein MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in sports injuries. He specializes in the use of arthroscopy in the management of a wide spectrum of pathologies. His goal is to help children and teenagers recover from injuries and return to activities by... Read more

Address: TCH - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps , Address: TCH - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 832-822-3100 (Main)
The benefits of a physically active life for a given child or teen may include success in competitive sports, personal achievement, comradeship with teammates, opportunities for friendship, or a means of staying fit or dealing with stress. Whatever the youngster's motivations, my commitment to... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-22-SPORT (227-7678)
All children are inherently athletes, whether it is playing on the playground to playing varsity football. Sports are important not only for a child’s health but also for their development, teaching them valuable life skills like team work and self-discipline. When a child has an injury... Read more


Phone: 832-227-7678 (to schedule appointments)
Scott D. McKay MD specializes in injuries to the pediatric/adolescent athlete.  He believes in shared decision making with his patients and their families when developing a customized treatment plan for their particular condition.  In addition to arthroscopy, his other interests include clubfoot,... Read more

Address: TCH - West Campus 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps , Address: TCH - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street - 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 832-822-3100 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Dr. Kushare is a dual fellowship trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. After completing medical school and orthopedic residency, Dr. Kushare pursued his research... Read more

Address: TCH - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 4th Floor The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7200
Megan M. May, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and specializes in sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic surgery. Dr. May earned her medical degree from the University of Kentucky. She completed her orthopedic surgery residency... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps , Address: 6701 Fannin Street 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 832-822-3100 (Main)
One of the keys to a healthy lifestyle is remaining physically active, regardless of age. Sports medicine is about caring for active individuals and helping them to return to their chosen sport as soon as is safely possible, whether that sport is played at a recreational or professional level. As... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway Suite 1710 Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps , Address: Cy-Fair Health Center 11777 FM 1960 West Houston, TX 77065 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-22-SPORT (227-7678)
Sports medicine is an exciting and challenging field because you are given the opportunity to work with and take care of active pediatric and adolescent patients all the while helping them to maximize their overall potential. Every athlete is different and due to their diverse sport background and... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 1st Floor, Orange Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps , Address: Kingwood Specialty Care 19298 W. Lake Houston Pkwy, Suite 110 Humble, TX 77346 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-22-SPORT (832-227-7678) Woodlands | 281-812-0280 Kingwood
Dr. Jeffrey Shilt has held multiple leadership roles in both academic and community based practices. He previously served as the residency program director for the Wake Forest University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. While at Wake Forest, he participated in pioneering work in the... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, Outpatient Building First Floor The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps , Address: Kingwood Specialty Center 19298 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Suite 110 Humble, TX 77346 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7200 (The Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)

Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Dr. Kan is the head of musculoskeletal imaging at Texas Children's Hospital and associate professor of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical experience is based in pediatric radiology. Dr. Kan is board certified in diagnostic radiology with additional subspecialty certification (... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 470 Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-TC4-RADS (832-824-7237)

Sports Physical Therapists - TCH Wallace Tower

Dmitry Chan graduated from Saxion University in the Netherlands in 2006 with his degree in Physical Therapy. He continued to pursue his career in orthopedics and sports physical therapy and was awarded a PhD degree in 2015 for research in the area of proprioception.  His research was published in... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Wallace Tower - 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1173
Megan Graham is a sports residency trained physical therapist and recent transfer to Texas after completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky. She is currently pursuing her sports specialty certification while working at Texas Children’s in the Medical Center. She has... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Wallace Tower - 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1173


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Wallace Tower - 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1173 (for appointments)
Nick Purcell is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and completed his Sports Residency with Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 2016. Throughout his sports residency he had the opportunity to work with collegiate and professional athletes and spent most of his time with Rice University... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Wallace Tower - 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-822-1173


Address: 6701 Fannin Street Wallace Tower - 11th Floor Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-2121

Sports Physical Therapists - West Campus

I have practiced outpatient physical therapy with an emphasis in orthopedic and sports physical therapy for several years. I believe in treating in a biomechanical basis to improve the body’s movement system and stabilization exercises to improve joint stability. Attending the University of St.... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-2416
Treatment philosophy is to focus on movement dyfunctions in athletes that lead to poor mechanics, poor performance, overuse injuries and pain with sports participation. Special interests include over head and running athletes. Functional Movement Screen assessments to uncover inadequate strength... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-1918
I am interested in sports physical therapy as well as global health. I strive to give injured athletes a chance to return to their sport of choice. My background in sports is primarily in soccer and swimming, both of which I was involved in as a participant and as a coach. I believe this gives me... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-2418
Nicole Melfi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and currently the inaugural sports resident at Texas Children's Hospital. She is a recent transfer to Texas after completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Marquette University. She is currently pursuing completion of the sports residency program... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-2418
My passion for sports, exercise, and fitness started as a result of my personal experience with overcoming some issues of poor health. My current interests include the physiology of exercise and sport; biomechanics of exercise and sport; cardiovascular / cardiorespiratory health and exercise;... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-1882
Tiffany started her physical therapy career in adult orthopedics with sports medicine in Houston at the Texas Medical Center.  She then pursued sports medicine and orthopedics for the pediatric population in 2012 with Texas Children’s Hospital.  She has clinical interests in surgical and non-... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-1894
Current areas of expertise are treatment of the pediatric patient with post-concussive syndrome and treatment of pediatric patient with vestibular hypofunction. Certifications:   Certified Balance and Vestibular Specialist April 2015 Emory University and the American Physical... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-1827
Burke Wilson is a sports physical therapist at Texas Children's Hospital working primarily with adolescent athletes. His clinical interests include operative and non-operative management of youth athletes with lower extremity injuries and biomechanical analysis of runners and overhead athletes. ... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-826-3290
Erica Ziverts is a sports physical therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital working primarily with adolescent athletes and a younger orthopedic population. Her clinical interests include operative/non-operative management of youth athletes and limb lengthening patients. In addition to her clinical... Read more

Address: 18200 Katy Freeway 5th Floor - Sports PT Department Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-277-2419

Sports Physical Therapists - Sugar Land Health Center

Dana Baryam is a pediatric developmental, sports and orthopedic physical therapist at Texas Children’s Sugar Land Health Center. Clinically, her interests include treating athletes with repetitive/overuse injuries.  Dana collaborates with home school programs as well as small private schools to... Read more

Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway Suite 300 Sugar Land, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832 828 1832
I enjoy working with my patients and families to find the way to do what matters most to them.  It may mean sitting up independently, taking their first steps, or returning to a particular sport.  I find that the best results occur when the therapist, patient, and family work as team to optimize... Read more

Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway Suite 300 Sugar Land, TX 77030 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 281-494-7010
Hannah believes in creating a customized plan of care for each athlete, with the goal of achieving their highest potential. Her treatment plans focus on sport-specific training and applying evidence-based research. Hannah’s clinical interests include dry needling, manual therapy, and the treatment... Read more

Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway Suite 310 Sugar Land, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-1844
Sara began her physical therapy career in outpatient orthopedics treating individuals with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to, non-surgical joint pain, pre-surgical total knee replacements, post-surgical rotator cuff repairs, ACL repairs, and amputations. Then, she gained... Read more

Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway Suite 310 Sugar Land, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-1853
Christina Green is a sports and orthopedic physical therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital working primarily with post-surgical atheletes.  Her clinical interests include ACL prevention with young athletes, development of school outreach programs in rehabilitation for athletic injuries in... Read more

Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway Suite 300 Sugar Land, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-227-9000 (main)
Joy Kolodziej is a pediatric physical therapist at the Sugarland outpatient location. She sees a wide-variety diagnoses, with sports medicine and orthopedic conditions comprising about 50% of her patient caseload. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist under the NSCA utilizing... Read more

Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway Suite 300 Sugar Land, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-0804
I am a physical therapist that strives to be an evidence-based practioner, understanding that knowledge is the foundation of success.  I am satisfied knowing that I have treated each and every patient to the best of my ability by using my advanced clinical training in manual therapy, postural... Read more

Address: 15400 Southwest Freeway Suite 300 Sugar Land, TX 77478 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-1838

Sports Physical Therapists - Clear Lake Health Center




Sports Physical Therapists - CyFair Health Center







Sports Physical Therapists - Kingwood Glen

“Treat the person, not the injury” is a motto that I follow in regards to my philosophy regarding patient care.  I truly believe that to achieve the greatest level of function and independence, one cannot disregard the person as a whole when treating an injury or post-surgical rehabilitation.  I... Read more

Address: 19828 West Lake Parkway Suite 240 Humble, TX 77346 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 281-812-5725
I have worked in many settings since becoming a licensed therapist. I have done wound/burn care, acute care, SNF, IPR, and outpatient (adults). I now join Texas Children’s Hospital – Kingwood Outpatient Therapy Center with the goal of returning patients/athletes to their highest level of function... Read more

Address: 19298 West Lake Houston Parkway Suite 240 Humble, TX 77346 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 281-812-5725

Sports Physical Therapists - The Woodlands

Focus:  Pediatric and adolescent orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy

Address: 17600 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-4182
I am a sports and orthopedic physical therapy specialist. Before becoming a physical therapist I was a competitive gymnastics coach. I still enjoy rehabbing gymnast to allow them to return to the sport they love. Other clinical interest of mine are ACL prevention and rehabilitation, along with... Read more

Address: 17600 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-4191
Patsy Garcia is a sports, orthopedic, pediatric physical therapist at Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands.  Her clinical interests include developmental pediatrics and sports rehabilitation.  She is particularly interested in working with softball and soccer athletes. Patsy earned her... Read more

Address: 17600 Interstate 45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-828-4176
I am a sports and orthopedic physical therapy specialist who is Sport Residency trained with the Houston Methodist Hospital Sport and Orthopedics and certified as a Sport and Orthopedic Manual Therapy with the Institute for Athlete Regeneration.  Currently working on my Fellowship in Manual... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7222
Ryan joined the Texas Children’s sports physical therapy team in August, 2017. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 at the University of Southern California. After working for a year as an outpatient sports and orthopedic PT in Los Angeles, Ryan and his wife moved to Houston.... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17600 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7227

Sports Nutrition

Sarah is Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She has experience working with athletes of all sports and calibers. Her professional interests include pediatric weight and lipid management, endurance athletes, and supporting female athletes. Sarah is dedicated to... Read more

Address: TCH - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South The Woodlands, TX 77384 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7048

Athletic Trainers - West Campus

My favorite part of being an Athletic Trainer is watching athletes returning to the field after an injury, especially following a surgery.  From my time in the High School setting I learned that communication is key.  Communication between the physician and the patient/family, as well as the... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-827-7678
Jay is focused on optimizing health and dedicated to improving the quality of life of physically active persons.  He recognizes patient and family education as a critical component of a successful treatment plan and understands clarifying misinformation or preconceptions can improve an athlete’s... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department, 5th Floor Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-22- SPORT (77678)
Striving to provide the most proficient and effective interdisciplinary care for the athletes by improving quality of life and sports performance through the prevention, recognition, management, reconditioning of sports injuries and beneficial nutritional practices. Prior to Texas Children’s... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department, 5th Floor Houston, TX 77094 See map: Google Maps
Phone: 832-22-SPORT (832-227-7678)

Athletic Trainers - The Woodlands

As a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer in the sports medicine clinic it is my goal to understand each patient’s unique situation. This understanding allows our team to provide a holistic diagnosis and care plan that will meet each patient’s individual needs. My role within the clinical care... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands The Woodlands, TX 77346 See map: Google Maps , Address: Kingwood Specialty Care at Kingwood Glen Humble, TX See map: Google Maps
Phone: 936-267-7300

Athletic Trainers - Cy Fair




Athletic Trainers - Kingwood Glen Specialty Center