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Mission

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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Staff

 NAMETITLESPORT(S)PHONEEMAIL
Tricia MatysakAssociate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine479-575-4809tmatysak@uark.edu
Dave PolanskiAssociate Director of Sports MedicineFootball 479-575-2586polanski@uark.edu
Simone RushHead Athletic TrainerWomen’s Basketball/Golf479-966-7109sr080@uark.edu
Matt TownsendHead Athletic TrainerMen’s Basketball/Men’s Golf479-575-4805mt045@uark.edu
Anthony AlanizAssociate Athletic TrainerWomen’s Cross Country/Track & Field307-254-0318aa174@uark.edu
Jenna AlloccoAssociate Athletic TrainerGymnasticsjallocco@uark.edu
Dawn DidierAssociate Athletic TrainerSoccer479-575-5150ddidier@uark.edu
Tamaria HibblerAssociate Athletic TrainerFootball479-445-4439thibbler@uark.edu
Andrew KreisAssociate Athletic TrainerSoftball479-200-4271amkreis@uark.edu
Jon MeliaAssociate Athletic TrainerFootball479-313-2422jtmelia@uark.edu
Deanna PrenticeAssociate Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track & Field678-357-0423deannap@uark.edu
Katelin WollnerAssociate Athletic TrainerVolleyball479-236-8364kwollner@uark.edu
Corey WoodAssociate Athletic TrainerBaseballclw028@uark.edu
Destinee ColeAssistant Athletic TrainerSwimming & Divingdc052@uark.edu
Kaitlyn HocuttAssistant Athletic TrainerMen’s and Women’s Tennis/Spirit Squads479-236-8364kmhocutt@uark.edu
Joey CarrollGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerMen’s Tennis/Spirit Squadsjdc072@uark.edu
Hailey ChufarGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerSwimming & Divinghchufar@uark.edu
Chris CooverGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerFootballcoover@uark.edu
Kylie GaineyGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerCross Country/Track & Fieldkgainey@uark.edu
Samantha StarlingGraduate Assistant Athletic TrainerFootballsrstarli@uark.edu

Doctors

UAMS Health- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

 NAMESPECIALTY
Wes Cox, MDDirector of Primary Care Sports Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
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
Vince Chukwukelu, MDPrimary Care Sports Medicine Fellow
Matthew Lamagna, 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
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MANA Family Medicine

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

Millennium Chiropractic Sports Medicine & Rehab

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

Facilities

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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
    Soccer
    Gymnastics
    Softball
    Swimming and Diving
    Volleyball
  • 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
    Football
  • Basketball Performance Center Athletic Training Room
    Tennis
    Men’s & Women’s Basketball
    Men’s & Women’s Golf
    Spirit Squads
  • J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Baseball Development Center
    Baseball
  • UAMS Health Student-Athlete Clinic
  • UAMS Health Razorback MRI