Duke Sports Medicine Clinic relocates, expands to offer integrated sports medicine services

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Duke Sports Science Institute

DURHAM, N.C. —  Today, Duke Sports Medicine opened an expanded clinic at the Duke Sports Science Institute at 3475 Erwin Road in Durham, North Carolina.  Relocated from the Finch-Yeager Building on the Duke campus, the expanded clinic integrates orthopaedic surgery, physical therapy, primary care, cardiology, sports performance, fitness, sports medicine and research science and education in one location.

“The Duke Department of Orthopaedics is pleased to continue to offer world-class orthopaedic services in an expanded, convenient location to better serve our patients,” said Benjamin Alman, MD, Distinguished James R. Urbaniak Professor and Chairman of the Department.  “This is more than just a new location, its a new way to put the patient first. This focus on clinicians and researchers working together to provide patients with cutting edge treatments distinguishes Duke as the premiere destination for sports medicine services.”

The clinic is nearly double in size and includes facilities for state-of-the-art imaging, physical therapy and sports performance.  It is located on the Center for Living campus at Duke University.

The Duke Sports Science Institute was made possible by a $20 million gift from Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott.

“This new facility provides a platform for sports medicine, clinical services, research and education that is unprecedented in this region,” said Claude T. Moorman, III, MD, Professor and Vice Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director of the Duke Sports Medicine Center and Head Team Physician for Duke University.  “We will offer comprehensive services to care for the overall health of athletes of all ages and levels.”

The Duke Sports Science Institute is now accepting appointments for new and existing patients at 1-800-851-5811.

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The Duke Sports Science Institute is an integrated, multi-specialty practice of the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC).  The PDC has more than 70 specialty clinics in 10 counties throughout central and eastern North Carolina and Virginia.

John Tyrrell Receives Duke’s Financial Certification

Congratulations to John Tyrrell in completing all requirements to become Certified Financial Managers within Duke University’s Financial Certification Program. Individuals receiving certification include the following:

  • Julie Mills – Fuqua School of Business
  • Klugh Jordan – Research Administration
  • Kate Piva – Nasher Museum of Art
  • Jonathan Reneau – OIPM
  • Wayne Williamson – Math Department
  • Carrie Slaughter – Duke Engage/GEO
  • John Tyrrell – Orthopedics
  • Rhonda Mooney – OB/GYN
  • Lindon Pearson – Surgery
  • Ana Kung – School of Medicine, Finance and Resource Planning
  • Mark Bettger – DOCR
  • Darlene McCain – Duke Global Health Institute
  • Phyllis Little – University Development
  • Sean Mundy – Central Budget Office
  • Jennifer Torres – Alumni Affairs
  • Darryl Harris – Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Ermal Bregu – Corporate Tax


Since August, 2014 each of these recipients have invested nearly 30 hours in classroom training focusing on financial management and systems. Additionally, they have demonstrated content proficiency by passing end of course quizzes, completing a case study analysis of internal controls within their area of responsibility, and passing an end of course final exam. Throughout the certification process each has engaged in classroom discussions, provided a presentation about their department, and built relationships by networking with other financial leaders across Duke. By receiving this certification each has demonstrated their commitment to being a fiscal leader within their department.

Evolution Magazine features Dr. Selene Parekh #WORLDCLASS MD

Evolution Magazine Cover - Dr. Selene Parekh #WorldClass MDDr. Selene Parekh was recently featured in the Evolution Magazine, #WorldClass Special Edition. Read how obtaining his MBA has impacted his career as a doctor as well as his ideas of ‘thinking outside the box’. Below is an excerpt from the article:

Evolution: How has your MBA impacted your career as a doctor?

Dr. Parekh: It has forced me to start thinking about how long patients are waiting to be seen by me. Getting them into and out of my office as quickly as possible. Making sure we’re delivering care in a way that makes people feel good about what we’re doing. It also makes me think about delivering care that is cost-effective. So when there’s a new device or implant that’s out, but it’s not cost-effective, then I’m not going to be one of the first people to use it.

An MBA also teaches you that you can think outside of the box. When I’m challenged in the operating room or I’m challenged seeing patients in the office, I’m thinking, how can I do this better? As I have ideas, I go to industry and say “Let’s develop this new device, let’s develop this new plate, screws”, whatever it might be. Things that can potentially change the way we take care of particular diseases.

Read more how Dr. Parekh has leveraged information technology and software, such as Google Glass or wearable technologies, in the operating room.


Evolution Magazine is a business and industry resource for all from start-up business owners to CEOs. Evolution helps navigate and prepare for growth through in-depth content on leadership and management, technology, finance, sales and marketing, human resources and communications.

Duke Post-Traumatic Arthritis Team Recognition

As an update to the 2015 Kappa Delta Award posting back in December, I wanted to share an article that was posted on the Orthopaedic Trauma Association website.

Steven A Olson, MD’s research group wins Kappa Delta Award for Trauma Research. The study on post-traumatic arthritis work, entitled “Early Inhibition of Proinflammatory Cytokines Prevents Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Insights from the Natural History of Arthritis Developing after Intra-Articular Fracture,” will be presented on Sunday, March 29, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Kappa Delta Award Paper Presentations (MGM Grand Hotel, Room 118-120), Las Vegas, NV.

The Kappa Delta Award presentation is Thursday March 26, 10:00 – 11:00 AM: AAOS Ceremonial Meeting (Venetian Ballroom, Venetian Hotel).

Early Inhibition of Proinflammatory Cytokines Prevents Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Insights from the Natural History of Arthritis Developing after Intra-Articular Fracture” – Steven A. Olson, MD, Bridgette D. Furman, BS, Virginia B. Kraus, MD, PhD, Janet Huebner, MS, and Farshid Guilak, PhD.

Congratulations, again, to the Duke Post-Traumatic Arthritis team!

2015 Kappa Delta Award winners - Duke Post-Traumatic Arthritis Team Recognition

(L to R: Farshid Guilak, Bridgette D. Furman, Janet Huebner, Virginia Kraus and Steve Olson)

Dr. Anand Joshi featured in Duke’s Vim & Vigor magazine


Dr. Anand Joshi was recently featured in Duke Medicine’s consumer magazine, Vim & Vigor. The story highlights an active student nurse anesthetist with several back injuries causing excruciating pain that threatened her wedding day. Referred by physical therapist, Mike Schmidt at Duke Physical Therapy, Dr. Joshi recommended an epidural steroid injection to reduce the pain.  The injection, along with physical therapy and medication, has allowed the patient to get back to being active and focus on her upcoming wedding day.

Read the full story Relief from back pain allows bride to enjoy wedding day at