Calan Sowa, MD
Current Job: Prisma Health, Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas, Greenville SC
Dr. Sowa earned his undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He then graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his internal medicine residency at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. After completing Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Prisma Health, he joined the team at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. He serves as faculty for sports medicine as well as team physician for Laurens High School and the Greenville Drive. His hobbies include hiking, camping, skiing, cooking, home-brewing and rooting for all things New England sports.
Josh Pacious, MD
Current Job: Prisma Health, Greenville SC
Dr. Pacious is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He completed his premedical undergraduate studies at Davidson College. Originally from Richmond, VA, he completed medical school there at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he finished Family Medicine Residency at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, NC; during this time he was drawn to the musculoskeletal side of medicine and care of athletes, and subsequently transitioned to Greenville, SC where he completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas with Prisma Health. Following fellowship he joined the Prisma Health Department of Family Medicine and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville as faculty with the Center for Family Medicine. His clinical interests include sports medicine and lifestyle medicine as well as diagnostic ultrasound. Dr. Pacious enjoys spending his leisure time backpacking and listening to podcasts, mountain biking in DuPont, running along the Swamp Rabbit and experimenting with new recipes.
Christina Gutta, MD
Current Job: Prisma Health, Greenville SC
Dr. Gutta earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) in Clemson, South Carolina. She then graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in Greenville, South Carolina. She completed her family medicine residency at Bayfront Health in sunny St. Petersburg, FL where she served as chief resident. After completing PCSM fellowship at Prisma Health she joined Prisma Health and splits her clinical time between the emergency medicine department, working in urgent care, and orthopedic department, working in primary care sports medicine. She serves as faculty for both sports medicine and emergency medicine and serves as the team physician for a local high school. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, playing sand volleyball, watching college football and hanging out with her husband and dog, Buddy.
Eric Bankert, DO
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans / New Orleans, LA
I am originally from Virginia, completed my undergrad at the University of Virginia (Go Wahoos). I went to medical school in Tennessee at Lincoln Memorial University and I completed both my Pediatric residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Greenville Health System. I really enjoyed my time in Greenville! The fellowship program is excellent and definitely made me feel well prepared for a career in Sports Medicine. I have now moved to Louisiana to start a Pediatric Sports Medicine department for the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans. I will definitely miss the amazing faculty in Greenville but am very excited for this opportunity. “
Darwin McKnight, MD
Tidelands Health / Myrtle Beach, SC
Dr. McKnight earned his undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from BGSU in Bowling Green, OH. He then graduated from The University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, OH. He completed his family medicine residency at Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic where he served as Chief Resident. After completing PCSM fellowship at GHS he joined the department of orthopedics at Tidelands Health in Myrtle Beach, SC. He plans to teach residents and medical students along with providing sports coverage to area high schools.
Elizabeth Barton, MD
MUSC / Charleston, SC
Dr. Barton earned her undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where she played lacrosse and golf, serving as captain in both sports in her senior year. She then graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and then joined the faculty at MUSC after completing fellowship at GHS. Now at MUSC, she splits her clinical time between the emergency department and the orthopedic sports medicine clinic.
Jenna Crowder, MD
OSSO / Oklahoma City, OK
Dr. Crowder earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma. She then graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where she completed her residency in family medicine at St. Mark’s Hospital. Upon completion of residency, she moved to Greenville, South Carolina where she completed her primary care sports medicine fellowship at Greenville Health System/Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. Following fellowship, she returned to Oklahoma City to work in a family medicine clinic where she will provide primary care and sports medicine care to the community.
Vicki Nelson, MD
Prisma Health / Greenville, SC
Dr. Nelson attended Johns Hopkins University for her undergraduate education and then earned her PhD in genetics and medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her residency in family medicine at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH prior to completing her primary care sports medicine fellowship at Greenville Health System/Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. She continues to work at Prisma Health/SHCC and is the Research Director for Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Mallory Shasteen, MD
Emergency Resources Group / Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Shasteen completed her undergraduate degree at University of Notre Dame where she was part of the rowing team. She earned her medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency training in emergency medicine at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC where she served as Chief Resident. She moved to Greenville for primary care sports medicine fellowship at Greenville Health System/Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas where she stayed on as faculty after completion. She recently moved to Jacksonville, Florida where she is working as an independent contractor for Emergency Resources Group.
Stephanie Bailey, MD
Prisma Health / Greenville, SC
Dr. Bailey attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate education and then earned her medical degree from the University of Toledo. She returned south to complete her residency in emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and finally moved to Greenville to complete her primary care sports medicine fellowship at Greenville Health System/Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. She continues to work at Prisma Health and splits her clinical time between the emergency department and sports medicine clinic. She also serves as the team physician for USA Karate and Woodmont High School. Her clinical interests include event coverage, fracture care, and medical education.
Asad Siddiqi, DO
Columbia Univ Vagelos College / NY, NY
Dr. Siddiqi completed his medical education at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and completed residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at New York University – Rusk Rehabilitation. During his Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship, he served as team physician for Mauldin High School, the Greenville Drive, North Greenville University, USA Karate, and multiple endurance events. After fellowship, he returned to New York to join the faculty at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons as an Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, instructing medical students, residents, and fellows in clinical sports medicine. He currently serves as team physician for the City College of New York, Hackley School, and the United Nations International School. His clinical interests within sports medicine include sustainable development of the youth athlete, medical education, injury prevention, lifestyle modification, concussion care, and musculoskeletal/sports ultrasound applications. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, live music, and spending time with his family.
Scott Annett, MD
Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas / Greenville, SC
Dr. Annett earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and then completed two residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Greenville, SC. After several years in practice, he returned to Greenville to complete a sports medicine fellowship at Greenville Health System and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.
Dr. Annett is currently employed clinically with the Department of Orthopedics and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas at their Hillcrest location. He is currently Team Physician for Hillcrest High School as well as the Greenville FC soccer team, who plays in the NPSL. His clinical interests include sports-related concussion, interventional Sports Ultrasound, exertional leg pain and compartment testing, soccer injuries, as well as orthobiologics.
Dr. Annett is in his second year as fellowship director for the Prisma Health / USC Greenville PCSM Fellowship in conjunction with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. He is excited to continue to grow the sports program and collaborate with regional fellowships.
Bobby Masocol, MD
Kaiser Permanente / Sacramento, CA
Dr. Masocol is from California. He completed medical school at Ross University and residency in family medicine at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va. He completed the primary care sports medicine fellowship at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in 2015.
Dr. Masocol now practices sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente in the Sacramento area. Outside of medicine, he spends his time with family and enjoys being outdoors.
Jocelyn Szeto, MD
UT Houston / Houston, TX
Dr. Szeto is originally from Houston, Texas, and she received her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She went on to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Methodist Hospital in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston and also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Szeto has practiced Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine in the greater Houston area prior to fellowship training. Dr. Szeto has been an avid dancer since the age of two and is professionally trained in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, aerial arts and competitive international ballroom. Her professional areas of interest include wellness and preventative medicine, women’s health, and performing arts medicine.
Dr. Szeto returned to Houston Texas and joined UT Houston
Brian Daniels, MD
USTA / Orlando, FL
Dr. Daniels is originally from Indiana and attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He then completed his Family Medicine Residency at Columbia St. Mary’s/Medical College of Wisconsin before training as a fellow at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. After completing fellowship, Dr. Daniels moved to Long Island, New York, where he became the team physician for the New York Islanders Hockey Club and subsequently became Medical Director for Hofstra University Athletics, team physician for the Long Island Nets (G-League team for the Brooklyn Nets), and Director of Player Medical Services for the US Open Tennis Championships. While he continues his role with the US Open, Dr. Daniels has moved to Orlando, Florida, and is now Medical Director of the United States Tennis Association National Campus and Player Development.
Chae Ko, MD
Dr. Ko completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of South Carolina/Greenville Health System, where he served as a Chief Resident. While completing medical school at St. Matthews University, he obtained a concurrent Master’s degree in Health Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. His professional interests include utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis and therapy, general medical conditions in the athlete and prevention of sports-related injuries. Dr. Ko enjoys playing tennis and golf and is an avid sports fan of his undergraduate alma mater, The University of Tennessee.
Leslie Michaud, MD
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Dr. Michaud received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and was the recipient of the International Health Program Scholarship. Dr. Michaud practiced both Family and Occupational Medicine in the suburbs of Chicago before returning for fellowship. Her areas of interest include nutrition, the obesity epidemic, and collision sports. She enjoys many activities including running, cooking and traveling.
Nicole Huntress, MD
Centura Health / Denver, CO
Nicole Huntress is originally from Ohio. She did a pediatric residency in Greenville prior to primary care sports medicine fellowship at Steadman Hawkins. After taking some time off for travel and medical missions, Nicole landed in the foothills of Colorado where she enjoys skiing, running, hiking, and being a soccer mom. She practices primary care sports medicine with Centura and is the team physician for Golden High School.
Richard Morgan, MD
Associates in Family Medicine / Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Morgan received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA. He practiced Family Medicine in Seattle for eight years and then received advanced training as a fellow in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. Dr. Morgan had been practicing in the Greenville area at Greenville Health System’s MD360 since August 2012. He moved back to Colorado in 2015 where he practices Sports Medicine in a large independent group, Associates in Family Medicine. He also continues to practice some urgent care as well. In addition to the clinical work, he is a preceptor in Sports Medicine for a Family Medicine residency here in Fort Collins and also works as a team physician for a professional cycling team. In his free time, he enjoys adventures with his wife and two daughters and spending time on his bike.
Matthew Close, DO
Centura Health / Denver, CO
Dr. Close is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa, and went on to pursue a medical degree from Des Moines University. After earning his doctorate degree, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Subsequently, he came to the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas to complete a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He now lives in Denver and practices sports medicine with Centura Health. They will be starting a new sports medicine fellowship in 2019 and I look forward to helping to grow the program. Dr. Close specializes in the non-operative care of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, drawing, and camping with his wife and 2 boys.
Kevin Lawrence Sprouse, DO
Podium Sports Medicine / Knoxville, TN
Since completing his fellowship, Kevin has established Podium Sports Medicine in Knoxville, TN, and he also serves as the Head of Medicine for EF Pro Cycling. In these capacities, he works with elite and professional athletes from across the country and around the world. In addition to treating athletes, Kevin uses the tenets of Sports Medicine and Exercise Science to promote healthier lifestyles for all of his patients. The services at Podium include an exercise performance lab where biomechanic and physiologic data is gathered to help patients achieve their goals. Improving movement, nutrition, and fitness are key for both athletes and non-competitive individuals alike. Kevin enjoys practicing Sport and Exercise Medicine, whether diagnosing and treating injuries or helping people learn how to live healthier and perform better.
Damond Blueitt, MD
Orthopedic Specialty Associates / Fort Worth, Texas
Dr. Blueitt is a Texas native. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in 2000. While at SMU, he enjoyed playing wide receiver for the Mustangs. Dr. Blueitt earned his medical degree at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He went on to complete a Family Medicine residency at Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Program in Albany, GA.
Dr. Blueitt now practices primary care sports medicine and nonoperative orthopedics with Orthopedic Specialty Associates in Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys golfing, fishing, spending time outdoors and being amongst family and friends.
Stephanie J Husen, DO
Warren Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine / Tulsa, OK
Dr. Husen graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. She completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC in 2008. Prior to medical school, Dr. Husen graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Physical Therapy and spent 4 years working as a physical therapist. After fellowship, she returned to Oklahoma, where she practiced Primary Care in the Inpatient, Outpatient, and Rehab setting. She currently lives and practices Primary Care Sports Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has always enjoyed assisting and covering high school teams as well as providing coverage for the OKC Energy professional soccer team and the Tulsa Oilers professional hockey team. In her spare time, Dr. Husen enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, friends, and pups (Boomer & Sooner). You will often find her running, listening to live music, playing tennis, enjoying some patio time, and water skiing at the lake.
Allison Tobola, MD
Trinity Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine / Tyler, Texas
Dr. Tobola, originally from Dallas, Texas, graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in biology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma where she also played softball. She then went to the University of Texas-Houston Medical School and graduated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. She is board certified in family medicine and received her residency training at the University of Texas-Tyler Family Medicine Residency Program. She is currently working at the Trinity Mother Frances Orthopedics and Sports Medicine clinic in Tyler, Tx. She is also the program director for the Trinity Mother Frances/UT Health Northeast Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program in Tyler.
Richard So, MD
Cleveland Clinic / Independence, OH
Dr. So earned an undergraduate degree in biology at The Ohio State University, followed by a medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas medical school in the Philippines. Dr. So completed his residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. During his fellowship year he presented his research barriers to effective utilization of the AED in the high school setting. He also provided medical coverage for USA Cycling Championships in Greenville. Dr. So currently practices pediatric sports medicine for Cleveland Clinic Children’s. At the Clinic, he is on the Concussion Care Path Team, Pediatric Institute Research Council, and a leader for Media and Marketing at Children’s. In his spare time he enjoys golf, fishing, and skiing with his family. He is also an ice hockey coach.