2017 Faculty

Robert Sallis, MD, FACSM, FAAFP
Conference Chairman
Co-Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fontana, CA
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
UC Riverside School of Medicine
Team Physician, Pomona College
Past-President; American College of Sports Medicine

robertlairdRobert Laird, MD, FAAP
Conference Co-Chairman
Medical Director Emeritus; Ironman Triathlon World Championships
Finisher, 1988 and 2003 Ironman Triathlon
Ironman Hall of Fame Member




 Irfan M. Asif, MD
 Vice Chair, Academics and Research
Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Greenville Health System
University of South Carolina Greenville SOM
Clemson University School of Health Research




Chad Asplund, MD, MPH, FACSM
Associate Professor, Health and Kinesiology
Director, Athletics Medicine
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Clemson University School of Health Research


tom best ACSMThomas Best, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopedics, Family Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Research Director; Uhealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute
Associate Director; Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Team Physician; U of Miami Athletics and Miami Marlins
Past President; American College of Sports Medicine


Deborah J. Clegg, PhD
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Research
Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute
UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA




Jill Cook, PhD
Professor of Musculoskeletal Health
La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
La Trobe University
Melbourne, Australia



Paul Dijkstra, MD
Specialist Sport Medicine Physician
Director of Medical Education
Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital
Doha, Qatar





Karl B. Fields, MD
Director of Sports Medicine Fellowship
Moses H. Cone Health System; Greensboro, NC
Professor; Department of Family Medicine
University of North Carolina
Past President; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine



Stanley A. Herring, MD
Director, UW Medicine Sports Health and Safety Institute
Medical Director, UW Medicine Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health
Co-Medical Director, UW Medicine Sports Concussion Program
Zackery Lystedt Sports Concussion Endowed Professorship



Thomas Trojian, MD, MMB
Professor; Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine
Chief; Division of Sports Medicine
Director; Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Drexel University College of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer; Drexel Athletics




William E. Kraus, MD
Professor of Medicine; Division of Cardiology
Research Director, Center for Living
Director of Clinical Translational Research
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Duke University Medical Center





Biff F. Palmer, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas




Joanna Zeiger, PhD
2008 Ironman 70.3 World Champion
Member 2000 US Olympic Triathlon Team