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The University of Arkansas Sports Medicine staff is committed to provide each Razorback student-athlete with state-of-the-art medical care.  The goal of our sports medicine program is to assist every athlete in staying healthy and injury free.  The athletic training staff, in conjunction with our team physicians, will coordinate the delivery of professional and comprehensive preventative, treatment, rehabilitation, and counseling services.  There are specific guidelines the Athletic Department, team physicians, athletic trainers, coaches, and athletes follow to comply with NCAA, SEC and University rules and regulations.

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Tricia MatysakAssociate Athletic Director of Sports
Dave PolanskiAssociate Director of Sports MedicineFootball
Simone RushHead Athletic TrainerWomen’s Basketball/
Matt TownsendHead Athletic TrainerMen’s Basketball/Men’s
Kyle WinigerSenior Assistant Athletic
Anthony AlanizAssociate Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track &
Dawn DidierAssociate Athletic
Tamaria HibblerAssociate Athletic
Kaitlyn HocuttAssociate Athletic
Andrew KreisAssociate Athletic
Nicole TiraAssociate Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track &
Katelin WollnerAssociate Athletic
Corey WoodAssociate Athletic
Destinee ColeAssistant Athletic
Chris CooverAssistant Athletic
Laura LynnAssistant Athletic Trainer Swimming &
Morgan PookAssistant Athletic Trainer Swimming &
Jessica PriceAssistant Athletic TrainerCross County/Track &
Joey CarrollAssistant Athletic TrainerM. Tennis,
Juliet TunbergAssistant Athletic TrainerW. Tennis,


UAMS Health- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Wes Cox, MDMedical Director/Orthopedic Surgeon
Ramon Ylanan, MDDirector of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Larry Balle II, MD, MPHPrimary Care Sports Medicine
Lauren Poindexter, MDPrimary Care Sports Medicine
Grant Ralston, MDPrimary Care Sports Medicine Fellow
Erica Jasso, MDPrimary Care Sports Medicine Fellow
Patrick Shea Brannan, MDHand Surgeon
Tyler CarlLee, MDSports Surgeon
Navin R Kilambi, MDSports Surgeon
Rob Martin, MDFoot/Ankle Surgeon
Bradley Reeves, MDSports Surgeon
Chad E Songy, MDShoulder/Elbow Surgeon
Amber PellhamUAMS Razorback Liaison
Valerie Whitson, PA-COn-Campus PA
Carrie RobinsonUniversity of Arkansas Claims Coordinator

MANA Family Medicine

Al Gordon, MDFamily Medicine
David Clay, MDInternal Medicine
Jonathan Parker, MDFamily Medicine

Millennium Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Rehab

Steve Whitelaw, DC, CCSPDirector of Chiropractic Sports Medicine
Eric Walker, DCChiropractic Physician
David Sence, DC, CCSPChiropractic Physician
Bobby Pritchett, DC, CCSPChiropractic Physician



Athletic teams will receive care from the sports medicine staff in the athletic training rooms located in the Fred W. Smith Football Center, Barnhill Arena, Basketball Performance Center, Frank O’Mara Track and Field High Performance Center, and J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center. There are also designated satellite athletic training rooms available pre- and post-practice and during competition. Each main athletic training room provides services the following teams:

  • Barnhill Arena Athletic Training Room
    Swimming and Diving
  • Frank O’Mara Track and Field High Performance Center
    Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
    Men’s and Women’s Track and Field
  • Fred W. Smith Football Athletic Training Room
  • Basketball Performance Center Athletic Training Room
    Men’s & Women’s Basketball
    Men’s & Women’s Golf
    Spirit Squads
  • J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center
  • UAMS Health Student-Athlete Clinic
  • UAMS Health Razorback MRI