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2017 Sports Medicine Fellows

Nick Strasser, DO

Dr. Strasser grew up in Washington State. He attended undergrad at Wheaton College in Chicago, IL. While there, he studied vocal performance and received his pre-medical school certificate. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill, and completed family medicine residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA. Outside of medicine he enjoys swimming, biking, running, music, cooking and spending time with family.

Kevin Valvano, DO

Dr. Valvano, a New Jersey native, received his B.S. in Biology from Montclair State University, in Montclair, NJ. Immediately following his undergraduate studies, he continued on to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Lewisburg, WV, to attain his osteopathic medical degree. He then completed his Family Medicine residency at McLaren - Greater Lansing, in Lansing, MI, where he served as chief resident. He is excited to return to the east coast to complete his sports medicine fellowship at VCOM/VT.

Christina Wong, DO

Dr. Wong earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and her degree in osteopathic medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in family medicine at Puyallup Tribal Health Authority in Tacoma, Washington. Following residency, she traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia to complete a sports medicine fellowship while working with Virginia Tech and Radford University sports medicine departments and was an assistant professor in Family Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Wong currently works at The Sports Medicine Clinic at Northwest Outpatient Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She has a special interested in musculoskeletal system and plans to use musculoskeletal ultrasound to further enhance the diagnosis and treatment plans of her patients.

2016 Sports Medicine Fellows

Jennifer Albrecht, DO

A native of upstate New York, Jen Albrecht completed her dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise while playing volleyball for the Hokies.  She then earned her Doctorate of Osteopathy from Midwestern University’s Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and went on to complete her family medicine residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. Jen is currently practicing primary care sports medicine in Mooresville, NC while covering local high school teams and is looking forward to incorporating ultrasound into her practice soon. Her interests include osteopathic manual manipulation and sports nutrition and she continues to play sand volleyball and enjoy Lake Norman in her free time.

Lindsay Call, DO

Lindsay Call, DO, was born and raised in Christiansburg, VA. She attended Virginia Tech for her undergraduate training and received a BS in Biology and Psychology. She went to medical school at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg. Following graduation she moved to North Carolina where she completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is excited to return home to pursue a Sports Medicine fellowship with VCOM and Virginia Tech. She has special interests in musculoskeletal medicine and women’s health. Outside of medicine she enjoys spending time with friends and family, including her husband and daughter, and watching sports.

Jos Edison, DO

Joseph Edison, DO received his BS in Exercise Physiology from Valdosta State University where he also played football for VSU and was part of the 2004 DII National Championship team.  Dr. Edison completed medical school at VCOM and residency training in Family Medicine at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC. Jos has always wanted to remain connected to the sports environment and is excited to be joining the medical team for Virginia Tech athletes, as well as working with current VCOM students.  Outside of medicine, Jos enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim and two sons, Tyler and Camden.

Mark Rolfs, DO

Mark Rolfs, DO was born and raised in suburban Chicago. After graduating high school, he moved to Seattle and attended the University of Washington for undergraduate studies, then went on to earn his Doctorate of Pharmacy from UW.  Dr. Rolfs completed medical school at VCOM in 2011 and a combined internal medicine/family medicine residency at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Because of special interests in musculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic manipulation, PRP/prolotherapy and working with athletes – he opted to pursue a Sports Medicine fellowship.  He, along with his wife and four children, is very excited to be back in Blacksburg and looking forward to working with the community, the medical college and Virginia Tech athletics.

2015 Sports Medicine Fellows

Mina DeMarco, DO

Mina DeMarco is delighted to be returning to VCOM as a sport medicine fellow. Mina grew up in Wisconsin and completed her undergraduate degree in Microbiology at Mississippi State followed by a Master’s in Exercise Science. There, she was also a member of the cross country and track teams. She finished her medical school degree at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency at Lewis Gale Hospital Montgomery-VCOM in Family Practice. Mina’s interests include osteopathic medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, and sports nutrition. She is excited to work with students and be apart of the great opportunities here in Blacksburg.

Audra Ramsey, DO

A native if Iowa, Audra Ramsey, DO, completed her undergraduate education in Biology at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. She went to Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa earning her Doctorate in Osteopathic medicine. She has lived in the Appalachia area for the last 5 years completing her Family Medicine Residency and working for Marshall University Family Medicine. With special interest in Sports Medicine and Osteopathic manipulation, she decided to pursue a sports medicine fellowship. Outside of medicine she enjoys spending time outdoors, with family and friends, and watching sports.

2014 Sports Medicine Fellows

Tye Harrison, DO

Tye Harrison is a fellow for the VCOM/VT Sports medicine program. He completed a family practice residency in Conroe, Texas and an internship year in Charleston, West Virginia.  His undergraduate was in microbiology and was completed at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.  He actively participates in soccer and basketball, and enjoys spending time with his wife.  He is excited to work with students at the medical school and in the athletic department to help them be successful in their goals. 

Dwan Perry, DO

Dwan Perry is delighted to join VCOM as a Sports Medicine Fellow.  Dr. Perry received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV and attended medical school in Lewisburg, WV at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his traditional rotating internship at Westchester General Hospital in Miami, FL and then went on to complete residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. Growing up in nearby Bluefield, WV, Dr. Perry is excited to be back in the area working with VCOM students along with the local high school teams and Virginia Tech athletics. His interests are mild traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal medicine which includes the prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of injuries in addition to team sports medical coverage, mass event coverage, and sports nutrition and fitness. Joining him to the Blacksburg area are his wife and two young daughters.

Jennifer Trpkovski, DO

Jennifer Trpkovski grew up in the Detroit area of Michigan. She completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She then went on to perform clinical research at the University prior to completing medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA. Dr. Trpkovski then returned to her home town to complete a family medicine residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, MI, where she served as chief intern and as chief resident. Her passion for teaching and interest in research as well as osteopathic manual medicine led her to join the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Virginia Tech/VCOM. She is excited to be in Blacksburg and is looking forward to the great experience working with the community, the medical college and the Virginia Tech Athletics.

Matthew Weirath DO

Matthew Weirath  grew up outside of Chicago and completed his undergraduate degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI majoring in Biomedical Sciences.  There, he also participated in ROTC and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force.  He then attended medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic medicine, and completed his internship and residency at the Spartanburg Family Medicine Residency in South Carolina.   He has spent the last three years at Shaw Air Force Base practicing full scope family practice, where he was also medical director of the family practice clinic and director of ambulance services. He has remained active with local sports teams during residency and while in his military practice. Still currently on active duty, Matt is excited to be selected to finally complete his fellowship year at VCOM/ Virginia Tech.

2013 Sports Medicine Fellows

Curtis Andrews, DO

Curtis Andrews, DO completed his undergraduate work at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah and attended medical school at Touro University in Nevada. He went on to an internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts followed by his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at VT/VCOM in 2012.  Following his fellowship, he returned to South Jordan, Utah and where he is working in a small group practice of Med and pediatric doctors where he enjoys focusing on the primary care and sports medicine needs of the whole family. He still waves his VT flag throughout the year and wears VT gear to work on Fridays during football season! Dr. Curtis has been involved with the local high schools’ athletics programs as well as local amateur and professional boxing events as a ring side physician. His biggest accomplishment since graduating from his fellowship is completing three half Ironman races and two full Ironman races in the past two years. He loves being a part of the local triathlon club and helping members reach their competitive goals.

Neil Sparks, DO

Neil Sparks, DO was born and raised in Durham North Carolina. He attended Furman University where he earned a B.S. in Biology and later received a M.S. in Immunology from North Carolina State University. Dr. Sparks completed medical school at VCOM and his family medicine residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina where he served as chief resident. His interests include, human performance, chronic disease management in athletes, osteopathic manual medicine, and resident/medical student education. He is excited to be back in Blacksburg and looks forward to continuing his medical training at the VT/VCOM Sports Medicine Fellowship.

William D. Thomas II, DO

William D. Thomas II, DO received his B.S. in Biology and a B.S. in Health Sciences from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He then served in the U.S. Navy for several years. In 2003 he was accepted to the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with his medical degree in 2007. Dr. Thomas completed his osteopathic internship and then Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. He is now excited to be returning to VCOM and VT for his Sports Medicine Fellowship. His interests include: osteopathic manipulation, endurance sports and conditioning, and injury prevention.

2012 Sports Medicine Fellows

Stephanie Aldret, DO

Stephanie Aldret, DO received her B.S. in Health and Sports Sciences from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, and a B.S. in Chemistry/Forensic Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma.  She then received her Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2008.  Dr. Aldret completed her Family Medicine Residency at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2011.  Her interests are in primary care sports medicine and osteopathic manipulation.  She hopes to incorporate both into her future practice as well as teach residents and future physicians

Dan Day, DO

Dan Day, DO was born in Rochester, New York and attended Penn State University for his undergraduate degree. He completed Medical School at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Residency in Family Practice at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, New York.  He’s spent most of his life involved in sports and is thrilled to be continuing his medical training in the VT/VCOM Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is also certified in acupuncture, and hopes to incorporate it and the OMM skills he is further developing in our program in his future practice.

Brad McCrady, DO

Brad McCrady, DO has been a southwestern Virginia resident for most of his life, graduating from Northside High School. Dr. McCrady went on to play football at Bridgewater College and is a member of the inaugural graduating class at VCOM.  His osteopathic rotating internship was at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center in Lititz, Pennsylvania and he completed his physical medicine & rehabilitation residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. McCrady's sports medicine interests include strength and conditioning and neurologic injuries in sports. He is very excited to be back in the region and to care for the athletes of Virginia Tech and the surrounding schools. 

2011 Sports Medicine Fellows

Amy Doolan, DO

Amy W. Doolan, DO received her BS in Biology and her MS Ed. from Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, Virginia. She then graduated from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 with her Osteopathic medical degree. Dr. Doolan completed her Internship and Family Medicine Residency in 2010 at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia and her Primary Care/Sports Medicine fellowship at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in July 2011.

Crystal Dyer, MD

Crystal Dyer, M.D. received her B.S. from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. She then graduated from James H. Quillen College of Medicine in 2006 with her medical degree. Dr. Dyer completed her residency in Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Bristol. Tennessee before coming to the fellowship program. After completing her fellowship, she returned to Tennessee, where she practices Family and Sports Medicine.

Saunora Prom, DO

Saunora Prom, DO received his B.S. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He went on to obtain his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. From there he completed a Family Medicine residency in Newport News, Virginia at Riverside Regional Medical Center in 2009. He continued his osteopathic training by completing an OMM/NMM +1 fellowship at UMDNJ-SOM. His interests include OMM in the athlete, concussions and injury prevention. Upon completion of his fellowship, he returned to Riverside Regional Medical Center, where he is integrating teaching, sports medicine and OMM in his practice.

2010 Sports Medicine Fellows

Matthew Boyer, DO

Matthew Boyer, DO received his B.S. from Missouri Southern State University, in Joplin, Missouri. He then graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 with his osteopathic medical degree. Dr. Boyer completed his internship at Hillcrest Hospital and his residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Michael's Hospital, both in Oklahoma City. Dr. Boyer then became an attending physician in emergency medicine in Joplin, Missouri. He competed his sports medicine fellowship program at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech and will move on to practice Sports/Musculoskeletal Medicine in Connecticut.

Jarrod Harrall, DO

Jarrod Harrall, DO received his B.S. from Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He then graduated from Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 with his osteopathic medical degree. Dr. Harrall completed his residency in Family Medicine at University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech. Dr. Harrall will be returning to Kansas City to work in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine with local college and professional organizations.

Jonathan Tait, DO

Jonathan Tait received his undergraduate education in Biology from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He went on to obtain his doctoral degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. He completed his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Warren, Michigan and his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center) in Detroit, Michigan. Following his residency, Dr. Tait received additional subspecialty training with an Interventional Spine fellowship at Rehabilitation Physicians, P.C. of Novi, Michigan.  Dr. Tait is now board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with expertise in low back and spine injuries. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech and will move on to practice at the University of Arizona and the Arizona Institute for Sports Medicine.

2009 Sports Medicine Fellow

Greg Beato, DO

Greg Beato, DO, recently completed his sports medicine fellowship at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech.  He remains in the Blacksburg area, where he practices both Internal Medicine and non-surgical sports medicine and orthopedics.

2008 Sports Medicine Fellow

Tom Goodwin, DO

Tom Goodwin, DO received his bachelors degree in biomedical sciences from Western Michigan University in 2000 before obtaining his osteopathic medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004. He completed his family medicine residency with sports medicine emphasis at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Goodwin completed his sports medicine fellowship at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008. Currently, he is practicing Family and Sports Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

2007 Sports Medicine Fellows

Sarah McGinley-Turner, DO

Sarah McGinley Turner, DO, completed her B.S. degree in Biology at Mount Saint Mary's University where she also played Division I NCAA Soccer. She received her osteopathic medical degree in 2003 from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her family medicine residency at Broward General Medical Center, affiliated with NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech.  Upon completion of her fellowship, she served as one of the primary care sports medicine team physicians at Virginia Tech.  In the summer of 2010, Dr. Turner relocated to North Carolina to be with her husband, Billy, who is a Staff Sergeant Medic in the U.S. Army Special Forces and stationed at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Dr. Turner will continue to provide primary care, sports and osteopathic manipulative medicine to soldiers and their family members who are stationed at Fort Bragg at the Roscoe Robinson Health Clinic. 

Mark Rogers
Mark Rogers, DO, MA

After finishing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Caroline Charlotte, Dr. Rogers completed a Master’s degree in Health Care Ethics from Duquesne University in Pittsburg. He then received his Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center. For his Family Medicine residency training, he worked at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill until 2006 and went on to complete a Sports Medicine fellowship at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech in 2007

2006 Sports Medicine Fellow

John Daniel Elliott, DO

John Daniel Elliott, DO, completed his B.S. degree in Biology at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana where he was an Academic All-American basketball player. He completed his osteopathic medical training at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and followed that up with his family medicine residency at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. He completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech in July, 2006. He now practices Family and Sports Medicine in the Newport News area.

2005 Sports Medicine Fellow

Phillip B. Arnold, DO

Phillip B. Arnold, DO graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a degree in biology and went on to receive his medical degree from Des Moines University.  He attended residency in Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison/Baraboo and then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He now practices Family and Sports Medicine in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and is one of the primary medical officers for MountainVision, Inc. in Denver, Colorado where he attends two international mountaineering/trekking expeditions a year.