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.

Sports Medicine Physicians

I am a board certified specialist in pediatrics, sports medicine and adolescent medicine who has brought a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to the care of adolescents and young adults with a variety of conditions, with special interests in improving the process of safely, effectively and… read more
Phone: 832-822-4887
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
Phone: 832-822-4887 (Main) | 832-227-1620 (West)
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 them… read more
Phone: 832-227-1620
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 a… read more
Phone: 832-227-1620 (West) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
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
Phone: 936-267-7300 (Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
Physical activity comes in all forms including organized sports, recreational activities, performing arts, and active play. These activities allow children and individuals to grow and develop lifelong skills. As a sports medicine physician I feel it is important to ensure every member of the… read more
Phone: 936-267-7300
Exercise is one of the best prescriptions for better health. The practice of sports medicine enables children and adults to continue an active, healthy lifestyle and provides education and guidance on their journey. Sports and medicine are my passions and my time as a college athlete,… read more
Phone: 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land) |713-839-0164 (Bellaire) | 936-267-7300 (Woodlands)

Sports Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Smith became the Chief of the Division of Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Children’s Hospital in February of 2018. Prior to coming to TCH and the Baylor College of Medicine, he graduated magna cum laude from Williams College. He received both his M.D. and Orthopaedic residency training at… read more
Phone: 832-822-3100
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
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
Dr. Kushare is a dual fellowship trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating sports injuries in young patients. He was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery after receiving the ‘Early Career Award for Excellence in Patient Care’ at… read more
Phone: 936-267-7200 (Woodlands) | 281-812-0280 (Kingwood)
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
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 713-839-0171 (Bellaire) | 281-477-9898 (CyFair)
Scott McKay is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports injury care and arthroscopy.  He believes in shared decision making with his patients and their families when developing a customized treatment plan for their particular condition.     He is has given multiple lectures at the… read more
Phone: 832-227-7678 (West) | 832-822-3100 (Main) | 281-494-7010 (Sugar Land)
Scott B. Rosenfeld, MD, associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, specializes in pediatric orthopedics, hip disorders, scoliosis and sports medicine. His major area of interest and expertise is in childhood, adolescent and young adult hip disorders… read more
Phone: 832-822-3100 (Main) | 713-533-9016 (Kirby) | 713-839-0164 (Bellaire)
Dr. Jeffrey Shilt is the Community-in-Chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics. He is currently the Medical Director of the Motion Analysis & Human Performance Lab and serves as the Pediatric Sports… read more
Phone: 936-267-7200

Musculoskeletal Radiologists

Dr. Ditzler is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. His clinical and research interests include pediatric musculoskeletal imaging and interventions, body imaging, and nuclear radiology. He performs all aspects of pediatric radiology including multimodality… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
I am board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. My clinical and research interests include pediatric musculoskeletal, cardiac and cross-sectional body imaging. I perform all aspects of pediatric radiology including multimodality imaging and interventional… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237
Dr. Kan is the head of musculoskeletal imaging at Texas Children's Hospital and 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 (CAQ) in… read more
Phone: 832-824-7237

Sports Physical Therapists - Texas Medical Center

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 a… read more
Phone: 832-822-1173
Danielle Farzanegan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and current sports resident at Texas Children's Hospital. Danielle completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Arizona where she specialized… read more
Phone: 832-826-2121
Nick Purcell is a doctor of physical therapy with a board certification as a sports clinical specialist. He earned his sports specialty during his residency where he treated professional and collegiate level athletes in soccer, baseball, football, and track. Nick is an adjunct professor at TWU in… read more
Phone: 832-822-1173

Sports Physical Therapists - West Campus

Rob’s care philosophy is centered on the principle of promoting education and empowerment of individuals and their families in an engaging environment to allow each person to maximize potential in both sport and life. Prior to joining the Texas Children’s Hospital, Rob was a member of the Sports… read more
Phone: 832.227.2240
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
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
Phone: 832-227-1918
Sara McLean 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 and non-operative management of youth athletes with lower extremity injuries, management of orthopedic… read more
Phone: 832-227-2418
Nicole Melfi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and former inaugural sports resident at Texas Children's Hospital. She is the Sports Residency Coordinator at the West Campus. Nicole completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Marquette University. She is also a certified athletic trainer, certified… read more
Phone: 832-227-2418
Jenny Nguyen began her physical therapy career in outpatient orthopedics treating individuals with a variety of diagnoses including but not limited to non-surgical joint pain, post-surgical rotator cuff repairs, ACL repairs, meniscus repairs, meniscectomy, neck pain, and low back pain. Her… read more
Phone: 832-227-2633
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
Phone: 832-227-1894
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
Phone: 832-277-2419

Sports Physical Therapists - The Woodlands

Cecilia “Ceci” Acuna joined the sports physical therapy department at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands in November of 2019. Ceci has a strong belief in creating individualized treatment plans for each patient that will promote overall health and help them return to the activities or sports… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388
Emily Finanger, PT, DPT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in June of 2018. Emily was an All-American swimmer at the University of Minnesota. In addition, she also competed as a professional tri-athlete taking home two top 10 Iron Man finishes, (… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-5406 (Direct Line)
Sierra Hastings, PT, DPT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in August of 2018. While in college, Sierra was a member of the Angelo State University women’s basketball team. Sierra enjoys treating injuries of all types with a special interest in ACL… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7390 (Direct Line)
Kelly Duke Kelley, PT, DPT, SCS joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in January of 2016. Kelly is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist as recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Kelly enjoys treating a variety of… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7223 (Direct Line)
Lauren Mills is Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy. She did her residency training at UF Health in collaboration with the University of Florida and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is passionate about injury prevention through loaded… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7226 (Direct Line)
Valerie Ostermeyer PT, DPT, ATC joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in August of 2018. Valerie is a certified athletic trainer as recognized by the NATA BOC. She grew up playing competitive soccer, softball and volleyball. Valerie enjoys treating all… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7392 (Direct Line)
Matt Ruhe, PT, DPT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in September of 2018. Matt competed at the collegiate level both as a sprinter and as a four year starter in soccer while attending Concordia University. He is currently completing a manual… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7222 (Direct Line)
Adam Saloom is a doctor of physical therapy with a board certification as a sports clinical specialist. After obtaining his doctorate of physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University, Adam completed his sports residency at Texas Children’s Hospital where he treated adolescent athletes in… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388
Maria (Mariki) van Vuuren, PT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in August of 2016. A native of South Africa, Mariki brings a strong manual therapy background to her treatment approach. While in South Africa, Mariki had the privilege of serving as a… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388
Kayla Vinzant, PT, DPT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands in September of 2018. Kayla provides physical therapy services to patients and athletes of all types of injuries. She has a special interest in treating patients suffering from post-… read more
Phone: 936-267-7388 (Clinic) | 936-267-7391 (Direct Line)

Sports Physical Therapists - Clear Lake Specialty Care

Ginny Henderson is an orthopedic and manual therapy fellow with 20 years of experience treating both pediatric and adult patients with orthopedic impairments. She earned her Master’s degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and her doctorate at Texas Woman’s University.… read more
Phone: 281-282-1900
Cassie Kujanek is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and practices at Texas Children’s Specialty Care Clear Lake and participates in Texas Children’s Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine Clinic. Cassie completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University and earned her Therapeutic Pain… read more
Phone: 281-282-1900
Corrie has been practicing PT throughout the years primarily treating patients with orthopedic conditions or sports related injuries. She likes to empower the patients to learn how to manage their condition as independently as possible while using manual therapy to augment their exercises. She has… read more
Phone: 281-282-1900
Chimira Peacock is employed at Texas Children’s Specialty Care at Clear Lake. Her primary role as clinical focuses on the musculoskeletal system in the pediatric sports population. As a secondary role, she conducts research on postural-specific scoliosis exercises in the pediatric population. Since… read more
Phone: 281-282-1900
Jenniffer Reyna is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Texas Children's Clear Lake Specialty Care working primarily with a younger orthopedic population. Jenniffer enjoys working together with patients and families to achieve what is most important to them so they can get the most out of physical… read more
Phone: 281-282-1900

Sports Physical Therapists - Cy-Fair Specialty Care

Arli Boloron, PT, DPT, CSOMT joined the sports physical therapy team at Texas Children's Hospital – Cy-Fair Specialty Care Clinic in 2018. He grew up playing basketball competitively. Arli is currently completing a manual therapy fellowship through the Institute of Athlete Regeneration. He enjoys… read more
Phone: 281-469-4688
Michelle Madron joined the physical therapy team at Texas Children's Specialty Care at Cy-Fair in 2009, treating both developmental and sports patients. In 2014, she transitioned to a full sports caseload, advancing her skills with certifications in Functional Dry Needling, the Selective Functional… read more
Phone: 281-469-4688
Margo Portales, PT, DPT joined the physical therapy team at Texas Children's Hospital in 2018. She originally started with developmental therapy at Texas Children's Specialty Care - Sugar Land and transitioned to sports therapy at Texas Children's Specialty Care - Cy-Fair. Margo currently has a… read more
Phone: 281-469-4688

Sports Physical Therapists - Kingwood Glen Specialty Care

“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
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
Phone: 281-812-5725

Sports Physical Therapists - Sugar Land Specialty Care

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
Phone: 832-828-1800
Hannah works with both neurodevelopmental and sports medicine/orthopedic patients. Her developmental physical therapy interests include torticollis/plagiocephaly and NICU. Through Texas Children’s Hospital, she is able to work with infants in neighboring NICUs in Sugar Land. Hannah also enjoys… read more
Phone: 281-494-7010
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, total knee replacements, post-surgical rotator cuff repairs, ACL repairs, and amputations. She then gained valuable experience… read more
Phone: 281-494-7010
Jean completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and has been working in orthopedics since graduating in 2017. Jean is a certified orthopedic manual therapist and is currently completing her fellowship through OPTIM Manual Therapy. She is a member of the… read more
Phone: 281-494-7010
Simone Moreno graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2018 and since that time has been working with patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She gained beneficial experience working with patients with a variety of diagnoses… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Christyn is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a recent graduate of the Sports PT Residency at Texas Children’s Hospital. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in College Station before completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of the… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800
Claire Switzer PT, DPT completed the Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Texas Children's Hospital in 2020-2021. She grew up playing both school and club volleyball and enjoys coaching young players who love the game as much as she does. Claire attended the University of Oklahoma where she earned… read more
Phone:  832-828-1800

Sports Nutrition

Sarah is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She has experience working with competitive athletes, weekend warriors, and Olympic athletes. Her professional interests include pediatric weight and lipid management, endurance athletes, and supporting female… read more
Phone: 832-227-7678
Drusilla Rosales is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who specializes in the treatment of adolescents with eating disorders, obesity, and athletic performance needs. She has over 10 years of experience in both residential and outpatient treatment settings working with an interdisciplinary team of… read more
Phone: 832-822-2778

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
Phone: 832-827-7678
One of the greatest parts of being an Athletic Trainer is being able to provide the patient with the most relevant tool set for returning to activity in the safest and most efficient manner. With the ability to work side by side with the physicians, development of care plans are communicated in a… read more
Phone: 832-227-7678
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
Phone: 832-227-7678

Athletic Trainers - The Woodlands

Clint has been a state licensed and nationally certified Athletic Trainer for 10 years. His career has wholly been in the outreach setting. He understands the value of a close hospital-patient/client relationship. This close relationship is vital for expedited, quality Sports Medicine care. For… read more
Phone: 936-267-7300
As a residency trained athletic trainer, Marian is skilled in the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries, specifically in the knee, shoulder and elbow. Her role at Texas Children's Hospital is primarily spent as a liaison for Spring ISD. This role includes providing medical coverage for the… read more
Phone: 936-267-7300
Kisha has had experience with athletes at different levels and settings, but a significant part of her career was being the Head Athletic Trainer at Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas for 6 years. She has noticed that transitioning from the secondary school setting to the hospital setting… read more
Phone: 936-267-7300
As an Athletic Trainer, it is my passion to help athletes/patients recover safely as well as minimize their risk to injury. The experience I gained working with collegiate level, high school and middle school athletes has not only allowed me to understand the demands of each sport at a different… read more
Phone: 936-267-7300
Having a variety of experience working with youth and adolescent athletes has helped me understand the demands of the sport and the goals of my athletes.  To help my athletes reach their goals, my goal has been to help facilitate and manage a quick yet safe return to play for my athletes focusing… read more
Phone: 936-267-7300

Athletic Trainer - Bellaire

As an athletic trainer with experience at the collegiate, high school, and middle school levels I have gained valuable experience and knowledge of the adolescent athlete. I believe communication and education is key to ensuring the safety and health of our adolescent population. Through my work in… read more
Phone: 713-839-0164

Athletic Trainer - Cy-Fair

With over 10 years of experience as an Athletic Trainer in the secondary school setting, I have been able to gain valuable knowledge in the prevention, recognition, and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries in adolescents. I believe that it is vital to treat the whole patient with quality… read more
Phone: 832-828-3512

Athletic Trainer - Sugar Land

I love being an Athletic Trainer because we get to take care of patients in multiple settings and situations. From being the first healthcare professional that patients see when they are injured during a sporting or recreational event to helping other providers such as Nurses, PAs, and Physicians… read more
Phone: 832-828-1800

Community Outreach Staff

My philosophy is entrenched in comprehensive healthcare for the young developing athlete with a goal to help them reach a higher level of performance with the winning combination of sports medicine, health education, and support. Raising awareness with educational content and presentations for a… read more
Phone: 832-227-7678
As an Athletic Trainer, I get the privilege of seeing athletes while they are healthy, during their rehabilitation process after they sustain an injury and their eventual return to the sport they love once they have recovered. My philosophy of care is rooted in the importance of patient education… read more
Phone: 832-227-2445
Danielle's philosophy as an athletic trainer is deeply rooted in education. Her favorite part of being an athletic trainer has been having the opportunity to educate student athletes on anatomy and physiology, sports performance, rehabilitation, nutrition and how all these things work together to… read more
My philosophy of care is every patient is different and so is their plan of care. What works for one patient might not work for another patient so you always need to be flexible with what each patient needs. I believe having open communication between the patient, parents and provider is also a key… read more
Phone: 281-494-7010
Ray enters his 7th year in the field of Athletic Training, with experience in multiple settings. Originally from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Ray earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Moravian College, and his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from Seton Hall University. He began his career… read more
Phone: 832-227-2445