Sports Medicine – Who We Are

We grew up reading the box scores daily (and still do) and that evolved into devouring and understanding the latest in sports data, research, and writing—medical and non-medical—on a daily basis.  Since the sports world was part of the very fabric of our lives by the time we enrolled in medical school and worked through residency training, we were already thinking about these concepts and how they interplayed with what we were learning as we plied our trade in sports medicine.

We consistently tried to have a greater understanding of the implications at-large.  How did certain treatment methods truly affect player performance on the field?  As we tried to keep up to date with the newest breakthroughs, technology, and data in the sports realm, we constantly evaluated whether we were using the right measures to gauge success of recovery.   And how did a player’s background—say, a high school pitcher that converted to the outfield in college—inform our understanding of the treatment of his elbow?  We wanted to make sure we were asking the right questions.

There is a lot of great research and work out there by grassroots analysts on various websites. There is more information than ever before, especially in the sports world.

At InjuryMetrics, we thought this provided a unique opportunity to synergize discussion of sports medicine, injury, and analysis.

Dr. Ankur Verma graduated from medical school at Michigan State University.  He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Chicago/Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital where he served as Chief Resident.  His training was primarily focused on the musculoskeletal system, neurologic disorders, electromyography, ultrasound, biomechanics, and sports medicine.  He is currently completing a sports medicine fellowship, which involves serving as an assistant team physician at Louisiana State University, where he treats and manages elite athletes in the SEC conference, and Southern University.  He has a special interest in injury prevention, sports analytics, and sports science.  He has attended the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference numerous times and hopes to combine sports medicine with analytics.  His athletic abilities peaked when he was fourteen, though he still plays tennis competitively.

Dr. Wyatt Kupperman graduated from medical school at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He is currently completing his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Chicago/Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital where he is currently serving as Chief Resident.  He will be starting a fellowship with the Cleveland Clinic in the summer of 2019.  His training primarily focuses on the musculoskeletal system, neurologic disorders, electromyography, ultrasound, biomechanics, and sports medicine.  He has a special interest in interventional procedures and biomechanical dysfunction.  Like all former hockey players, he still believes he’ll make it to the show, even though he hasn’t played in a men’s league in 2 years.

 

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