2019 Faculty is under development. Below is the 2018 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






Kathryn E. Ackerman, MD, MPH, FACSM
Medical Director- Female Athlete Program, Division of Sports Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Director- Sports Endocrine Research Lab, Neuroendocrine Unit
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor; Harvard Medical School
Team Physician; USA Rowing



Holly J. Benjamin, MD, FAAP, FACSM
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation Medicine & Pediatrics
University of Chicago
Associate Editor; Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine
Vice-President, American College of Sports Medicine




Cheri Blauwet, MD
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Sports Medicine Service
Chairperson, International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee
Director, Kelley Adaptive Sports Research Institute





John P. DiFiori, MD
Chief, Primary Care Sports Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
NBA Director of Sports Medicine
Past President; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine





Gordon Haller
Ironman Legends Speaker
Winner of the first Hawaii Ironman in 1978
Ironman Hall of Fame Member






Mark J. Haykowsky, Ph.D.
Moritz Chair in Geriatric Research
Director, integrated CArdiovascular exercise physiology and REhabilitation (iCARE) Laboratory
Director, FitSTEPS for Life Cancer Rehabilitation Program (UTA Site)
College of Nursing and Health Innovation
The University of Texas Arlington



Rob Johnson, MD, FACSM
Professor; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Team Physician; University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Past President; American Medical Society for Sports Medicine





Daniel E Lieberman, PhD
Edwin M Lerner II Professor of Biological Sciences
Chair, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA






Jordan Metzi

Jordan D. Metzl, MD
Sports Medicine Physician
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY
Medical columnist for Triathlete Magazine






Scott K. Powers, PhD
UAA Endowed Professor and Distinguished Professor
University of Florida Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL





Tracy R Ray, MD
Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine
Associate Professor; Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University, Durham, NC.







Paul D Thompson, MD
Chief of Cardiology and Physician Co-Director
Hartford Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Past-President; American College of Sports Medicine