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Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

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Hamish Kerr, MBChB, MSc

Albany Medical Center

Hamish Kerr, MD, MSc, FAAP, CAQSM

Fellowship Director, Albany Medical Center

Dr. Kerr is a graduate of Albany Medical College combined Medicine-Pediatrics program, and a former Chief Resident for Pediatrics. After completing two years of training in Sports Medicine initially back in his native country of Scotland, where he served as the team physician for the men's youth and women's national soccer teams, he then completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Kerr previously served as the Program Director for the Medicine-Pediatrics residency and is currently involved in injury surveillance and biomechanics research, as well as serving as a team physician for the Athletics Department at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. He is the Chairperson of the Medical & Risk Committee for the USA Rugby and serves as a team physician for the men's national team and sevens program.  He accompanied the men's sevens team to the 2011 Pan Am games in Mexico where they won bronze. He is a United States Olympic Committee team physician. Dr. Kerr has recently been certified as a Senior Medical Educator by the International Rugby Board (IRB), and trains physicians covering rugby in principles and practice of immediate field side care.  He was an IRB tournament team physician at the 2013 Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow.

 Todd Shatynski, MD

Capital Region Orthopaedics

Dr. Shatynski is a Board Certified Family Physician with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. Dr. Shatynskiis originally from the Capital District and graduated from Guilderland High School. He completed his undergraduate work at North Caroline State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. His medical degree was earned from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

He completed family practice residency at St. Vincent Family Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He then completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at St. Vincent Sports Medicine and stayed on as faculty for two years prior to returning to the Capital Region. He is an active member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Shatynski has extensive experience in a wide variety of sports including football, hockey and endurance sports. He is a medical director for the Mohawk-Hudson Marathon each October and works annually in the medical tent at Ironman Lake Placid.  He also has extensive experience with musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic testing and interventional procedures such as platelet rich plasma injections. He has extensive experience lecturing and presenting at regional and national conferences. His involvement with the fellowship also involves coordinating a monthly academic journal club. His personal interests include spending time with his family as well as participating in running and triathlon events. He has completed multiple marathons and Ironman distance triathlons (including Ironman Hawaii.)

Deborah Light, MD

Albany Medical Center

Dr. Light is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at Albany Medical Center in 2013, and stayed for her Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship training. She is excited to he joining the Primary Care Sports Medicine faculty in 2014. She has experience treating athletes of all ages, levels and sports, with particular interest in combat sports such as Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, Wrestling and other traditional styles.  She has recently been appointed as a Panel Physician for the New York State Athletic Commission, and is currently involved in research into the biomechanics of concussion in combat sports. She is trained in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound and incorporates this into her Sports Medicine practice.

Tracey Viola, DO

Adirondack Medical Center, US Olympic Training Center

Dr. Viola is a Board Certified Family Physician with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.  Dr. Viola is a born-and-raised New Yorker, growing up in Wantagh (Long Island), and completing her undergraduate and masters work at the University at Albany, where she also played soccer.  She earned her medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and contuned her studies in Primary Care at Albany Medical Center, and Sports Medicine at the University of Connecticut.

Since fellowship, she has practiced at the Lake Placid Health Center in Lake Placid, NY and is a Team Physician for the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid.  She is the Medical Director for Ironman Lake Placid, and a volunteer on the Physician Ski Patrol at Whiteface Mountain.  She is an active member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Viola has experience in a wide variety of sports including skiing, bobsled, skeleton, luge, football, soccer, hockey and endurance sports.  Her personal interests include spending time with family, running, hiking and skiing.

 Peter Vellis, DO

University of Albany, Student Health

Dr. Peter Vellis is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his family practice residency at Albany Medical Center in 1989.  He competed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Albany Medical Center in 1994 and is board certified in Sports Medicine.

Kristine Campagna, DO

Latham Medical Group

Dr. Campagna is a Board Certified Family Physician with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Campagna is a native New Yorker. She grew up in Garden City on Long Island.  She did her undergraduate work at Columbia University  where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in History, but now lives in the Capital Region. Dr. Campagna earned her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She com pelted her Family Practice Residency at Albany Medical Center. After that she did a Primary Sports Medicine fellowship with Dr. John Lombardo at The Ohio State University.

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