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Sports Medicine

The sports medicine professionals at The Nebraska Medical Center understand that athletes don’t have to wear uniforms and athletic injuries happen anywhere, not just on athletic fields. An athlete is defined by age, gender, skill level or activity. Injuries resulting from a variety of activities can range from a sprained ankle to a more serious injury such as a sports related concussion.

Common injuries

Common injuries which may necessitate sports medicine include:

Because no two sports related injuries are alike, the medical center has built a sports medicine program that brings together physicians and professionals from specialties and sub-specialties who are committed to working together to develop a customized treatment and rehabilitation program for each patient.

The program is uniquely designed to meet the physical needs of where the patient is today, as well as establish the foundation for where they would like to be in the future. Experts from a variety of specialty areas collaborate on diagnosis and treatment ensure that patients receive a comprehensive interdisciplinary plan of care to achieve the best possible outcome.

Multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Team

A multidisciplinary team of experts work together within the Sports Medicine program. To make an appointment with the Sports Medicine team at The Nebraska Medical Center, call 800-922-0000 and an operator will transfer you to the program coordinator, Rusty McKune, ATC.

Sports Medicine Team


  • Thomas Sears, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

  • Chris Erickson, MD

Emergency Medicine

  • Richard Walker, MD


  • Andjela Drincic, MD

Family Practice

  • Nathan Falk, MD
  • Rebecca Lancaster, MD
  • Monty Mathews, MD

General Surgery

  • Matthew Goede, MD
  • Vishal Kothari, MD
  • Dmitry Oleynikov, MD
  • Jon Thompson, MD

Internal Medicine

  • Emily Leasure, MD


  • Harris Frankel, MD


  • Kristen Payzant, RD, LMNT, CNSC

Occupational Therapy

  • Stacy Reichmuth, OTR/L, C/NDT


  • Peter Whitted, MD


  • James Canedy, MD, General Orthopaedics
  • Chris Cornett, MD, Spine
  • Miguel Daccarett, MD, Orthopaedic Trauma
  • Mark Dietrich, MD, Orthopaedics
  • Kevin Garvin, MD, Adult reconstructive surgery
  • Curtis Hartman, MD, Hip and knee
  • Layne Jenson, MD, Pediatrics
  • Beau Konigsberg, MD, Hip and knee
  • Sean McGarry, MD, Orthopaedic oncology
  • Matthew Mormino, MD, Orthopaedic trauma
  • Lori Reed, MD, Foot and Ankle
  • Scott Reynolds, MD, Shoulder, Elbow and Knee
  • Matthew Teusink, MD, Shoulder and Elbow

Oral Surgery

  • Valmont Desa, MD, DDS


  • Amy Lacroix, MD
  • John Walburn, MD
  • Bill Warzak, PhD

Physical Therapy

  • Marcia Esola, MS, PT
  • Jason Roberts, PT
  • Carly Thomsen PT, DPT

Psychology and Neuropsychology

  • David Cates, PhD
  • Matt Garlinghouse, PhD
  • Angela Gleason, PhD
  • James Kappen, PhD

Speech and Language Pathology

  • Courtney Eden, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Pat Gill, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Carol Gaebler, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Alli Krase, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Jenni Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP

Sports Psychiatry

  • Todd Stull, MD

Vascular Surgery

  • Jason Johanning, MD
  • Matthew Longo, MD

Expertise for National Sporting Events

When the city of Omaha hosts a sporting event of national caliber, The Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC Physicians work together as the trusted provider of medical services.

The multidisciplinary sports medicine program ensures that world-class athletes are able compete at their peak performance. We are proud to provide care for the 2013 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships and the 2012 Olympic Swim Trials.

Logos for the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships and 2012 Olympic Swim Trials