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Faculty and Fellows

Faculty

As a ProMedica Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow, you will learn from some of the best sports medicine physicians in the game, each with a diverse playbook of knowledge to share. Their mentorship will give you great advantages that will allow you to develop your skills to the fullest potential.

Learn more about our faculty by reading their biographies below.

Roger Kruse, MD

Medical Director

Education: The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Affiliations: Medical director, Sports Care®; board-certified in family medicine; fellow, American College of Sports Medicine and American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; assistant clinical professor, Michigan State University Campus System Consortium OPTI; director of sports science, U.S. Figure Skater’s Association
Team Physician: Head team physician, The University of Toledo
Related Experience: 1994 Winter Olympic Games, Lillehammer, Norway; 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Atlanta; head physician, 1998 Winter Olympic Games, Nagano, Japan; 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City, Utah; 2007 ISU Grand Prix Final, Torino, Italy; 2008 ISU Grand Prix Final, Seoul, Korea; oversees all figure skating camps at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs; comprehensive drug testing experience, covering national and international events

Steven Freeman, MD

Associate Medical Director

Education: Medical College of Ohio
Graduate Medical Education: The Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Affiliations: Associate medical director, Sports Care®; board-certified in family medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine; member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American Medical Association
Team Physician: The University of Toledo

Jacklyn Kiefer, DO

Osteopathic Associate Director

Education: University of Notre Dame, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Graduate Medical Education: St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency, South Bend, IN; The Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, Toledo, OH

Affiliations: Associate Director, Sports Care/ProMedica Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship; Associate Director ProMedica Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency; Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, The University of Toledo College of Medicine; Clinical Assistant Professor, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Teaching Faculty Member, Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions. Member of American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy for Sports Medicine. Board certified: ABFM, AOBFM. CAQ: ABFM, AOASM

Team Physician: The University of Toledo

Matt Roth, MD

Associate Medical Director

Education: Miami University of Ohio, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Graduate Medical Education: The Toledo Hospital Family Medicine Residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Affiliations: Associate medical director, Sports Care®; Arrowhead Family Practice; board-certified in CAQ Sports Medicine

Team Physician: The Toledo Walleye, The University of Toledo

Ryan Szepiela, MD

Associate Medical Director

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with certificate of added qualification in Sports Medicine.

Education: Heidelberg University, University of Toledo Medical Center

Graduate Medical Education: University of Toledo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, ProMedica Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Affiliations: Member; American College of Sports Medicine, International Spine Intervention Society, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Team Physician: Lourdes University, Clay High School, University of Toledo

Arun Mathur, MD

Associate Medical Director

Graduate Medical Education: The Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency and ProMedica Toledo Hospital’s Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Team Physician: University of Toledo

Alumni

At The Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship, you will join a roster filled with some of sports medicine’s most valuable players, each a with a success story that speaks for itself. Many of our more than 30 graduates have gone on to work with highly esteemed athletic programs, including University of Notre Dame, University of North Carolina, and The Ohio State University.

See what some of our alumni have to say about the career winning streak that has followed their experiences as a fellow:

"The Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship has an excellent clinical base allowing fellows to earn independence and experience. There are a wide variety of experiences available for fellows to gain experience at all levels of competition."

James Borchers, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Division of Sports Medicine
Team Physician
The Ohio State University

"Sports Care® and Toledo Hospital offer an outstanding, hands-on fellowship. The fellowship team is truly exceptional and fun to work with. I was well-trained when I left my fellowship in 1996, and it continues be a premier program."

LTC Fred Brennan, Jr., DO, FAOASM, FAAFP

Director, National Capital Consortium Tri-Service Military
   Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

"The faculty at The Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship is knowledgeable and well-connected, with diverse individual interests in sports medicine. Your sports exposure in Toledo will not be limited to just football and basketball, but may also include hockey, soccer, volleyball, ice skating, baseball, cross country and more."

Rich Jacobs, MD

University Health Services
Team Physician
University of Notre Dame

"The Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship advanced my musculoskeletal exam skills, gave me experience and confidence as a sideline physician and helped me understand the dynamics involved between coaches, players and sports medicine staff."

Thomas Brickner, MD

Team Physician
Department of Sports Medicine
University of North Carolina

"I am now part of an elite private practice that performed physicals on the U.S. Men’s World Cup soccer team before they traveled to compete in the World Cup tournament. We are also team doctors for the NHL Carolina Hurricanes, the 2006 Stanley Cup champions. No other program would have given me the experience and confidence to practice at this level during the first year after completing my fellowship."

Rachel Hummel, DO, CAQSM

Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine

"The Toledo Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship gave me the best combination of hands-on real sports medicine experience and didactic training. I felt confident jumping right into clinical practice after completing the program."

Paul D. Tortland, D.O., FAOASM

Valley Sports Physicians & Orthopedic Medicine, Avon, CT
Team Physician, University of Hartford and U.S. Figure Skating Association

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