Sports Medicine Research

sportsresearch.jpgVanderbilt Sports Medicine leads the orthopaedic community in cutting edge research both locally and nationally. Our physicians have been published in medical journals and have presented at both state and national level conferences. It is our mission to improve the lives of others through science, education and clinical skill. To be the best, we continously are working on creating better surgical techniques, and rehabilitation through our research.

Vanderbilt’s Sports Medicine Department is fortunate to be the coordinating center for three very large research endeavors that are interested in measuring the short and long-term prognosis of both knee and shoulder injuries using patient-oriented outcome tools.

Link to MOON/MARS Projects

Sports Medicine Research Team

  • John E. (Jed) Kuhn, MD, MS

    Kenneth D. Schermerhorn Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Director of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
    Team Physician, Nashville Predators

  • Charles L. Cox, MD, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Vanderbilt Program Director of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, Team Physician

  • Alex B. Diamond, DO, MPH

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    Team Physician, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Nashville Predators and Sounds, Metro Nashville Public Schools

  • Kurt P. Spindler, MD

    Adjoint Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

  • Jaron Sullivan, MD

    Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Sports Medicine Surgery
    Vanderbilt Team Physician

  • Laura Huston Withrow, MS

    Associate Director, Sports Medicine Research
    Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

  • Daniel S. Perrien, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
    Bone Physiology