DR. JAMES R.
DR. MICHAEL D.
Responsibility: Serves as orthopaedic surgeon and Medical Director for Auburn student-athletes. Experience: A member of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Chariman of the Board of American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Ala., and Medical Director of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Has been mentor for more than 250 orthopaedic/sports medicine fellows who have trained with him through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Has been awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree from Livingston University, Doctor of Science Degree from Troy State and a Doctor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University. Currently serves as Senior Orthopaedic Consultant for the Washington Redskins, Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and is Co-Medical Director for the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Personal Information: Graduated from Louisiana State University in 1963 where he was SEC indoor and outdoor pole vault champion. Completed medical school in 1967 and completed his orthopaedic residency at Tulane Medical School in 1972. Elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.
Responsibility: Serves as Auburn University Sports Medicine team physician, overseeing all aspects of the daily sports medicine/primary care needs of all Auburn student-athletes. Coordinates care with the athletic training staff, local medical community and Auburn University Medical Director, Dr. James Andrews. Experience: A charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. A member of the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society. Also affiliated with American Medical Society, Medical Association of the State of Alabama and Lee County Medical Society. An affiliate professor in Health and Human Performance at Auburn University. Was medical director at Etowah County Hospice Organization. Also worked at East Gadsden Clinic, was the Team Physician at Jacksonville State University and was director of the Auburn University Health Center. Personal Information: Married to the former Donna Webster of Tanner, Ala., and has two children, Haley and Hunter. Graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala., with a bachelor of science in chemistry. Graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Ala., with a Doctor of Medicine. Family practice residency at University of Alabama-Birmingham/Baptist Memorial Hospital. Fellow, American Board of Family Practice. Certified Team Physician-American College of Sports Medicine.
SPORTS MEDICINE DIRECTOR
Responsibility: Oversees Auburn’s department of 12 certified full-time staff and 11 certified graduate assistants. Experience: Spent seven years as the Head Athletic Trainer at Middle Tennessee State University, overseeing medical care given to the athletes of 18 different sports. Prior to MTSU, spent five years as the athletic trainer and therapist at The Healthsouth Sports Medicine Center in Tampa, Fla. Was the assistant athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1987 to 1996. From 1981 to 1987, was the assitant athletic trainer at Ole Miss. For five years, worked as an athletic trainer for the New York Yankees Fantasy Camp and also was a volunteer athletic trainer for Florida College and Hillsborough High School football. Summer assistant athletic trainer for the New York Jets in Hempstead, New York, in 1979 and 1980. Personal Information: Earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 1980 and a master’s of science from the University of South Florida in 1994. He and his wife, Allyson, have twin sons, Chas and Michael. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Petrone is also a member of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Alabama Athletic Trainers’ Association.
MANAGER OF PLAINSMAN PARK PHYSICAL THERAPY
Responsibility: Oversees rehabilitation at Plainsman Park Physical Therapy. Experience: Director of the Healthsouth Physical Therapy Clinic at Auburn from 1998 until accepting current position. Was the Co-Curriculum Director and offsite physical therapy clinic director at East Tennessee State University from 1991-98. Served on the medical staff (track and field) for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Director and Chief Physical Therapist at Northside Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn., from 1990-91. Served as the director of Physical Therapy (rehabilitation services) at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ga., from 1989-90. Was a staff physical therapist at the Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus from 188-89. An assistant athletic trainer for football, basketball and baseball at The Citadel (Charleston, S.C.) from 1985-88. Was a graduate assistant athletic trainer for football and track at Auburn (1984-85). Personal Information: Married to the former Kelly Ladye of Columbus, Ga. Has one daughter, Emily Michelle. Earned B.S. in physical education/sports medicine from East Tennessee State in 1984. Earned a master’s degree in education from Auburn in 1985, a B.S. in physical therapy from Medical University (Charleston, S.C.) in 1988. Is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Current member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Alabama Athletic Trainers Association. Founding member of Mountain Empire Sports Medicine Society. Board appointed committee member to advocate working relationships between physical therapists and athletic trainers in 1992 in Nashville, Tenn.
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