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Cal Sports Medicine Staff & Volunteers

About the Sports Medicine Program

Forms and Information for Pre-Participation Physical Exams

Internship and Volunteer Opporunities

Sports Medicine Policies and Procedures 

Connect! Cal Sports Medicine Student Trainer/Sports Medicine Intern Alumni

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE TEAM PHYSICIANS

Dr. Casey G. Batten has been with Cal Athletics since 2006, and was named Head Team Physician in 2010. Prior to Cal, Batten was an assistant clinical professor of orthopedics at the University of California, San Francisco. He also has provided medical coverage for NCAA championship events including men’s and women’s basketball, track & field and FCS football. In addition to his responsibilities with the student-athletes at Cal, Dr. Batten continues as an invited speaker on various sports medicine topics on a local and national level, and also serves as a peer reviewer for two respected sports medicine publications. He has published on topics such as concussion, and physical activity factors in adolescent athletes. As a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), Dr. Batten is active in committee work dedicated to expanding the quality and availability of sports medicine training for medical students and resident physicians.  Dr. Batten holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science from the University of Wisconsin. After attending medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga Unit. Batten then earned a fellowship with the UC Davis/UC Berkeley Sports Medicine Program. Born and raised in Madison, Wisc., Dr. Batten currently resides with his wife, Alison, in Berkeley.

Along with Head Team Physician Dr. Casey G. Batten, Cal’s Associate Team Physicians provide medical care and event coverage for Golden Bear student-athletes. Dr. Brad Buchman is Medical Director of Cal’s University Health Services, as well as a Cal alumnus and former Golden Bear on the gridiron from 1979-81. Dr. Jeff Nelson, a Cal grad and fellowship trained in sports medicine, has been a team physician and staff physician at University Health Services since 1998. Dr. Harris Masket, also a Cal alum, was Cal’s post-graduate sports medicine intern before becoming the Chief of Urgent Care at UHS in 2006.

The staff psychologists who provide and coordinate counseling are Drs. Bill Coysh and Chris McLean. In addition, the success of the sports medicine program would not be possible without the support and expertise of medical specialists in the community, representing all areas of sports medicine. More detailed information can be found at www.CalBears.com under Inside Athletics/Sports Medicine.

STAFF ATHLETIC TRAINERS/PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Ann Caslin MA ATC
Ryan Cobb MS ATC
Laura Dixon MS ATC
Tracey Eisen MS ATC
Elaine Garcia MS ATC CSCS
Julie Guzman MA ATC
Shauna Horton MS ATC
Wes McGaugh MS ATC
Liz Nguyen DPT
Barry Parsons MEd ATC
Carol Rogers MS ATC CSCS
Linda Smith ATC
David Stenger MEd ATC
David Walden ATC NREMT-B
Brian Templeman PT ATC
Kathleen Caffrey MS ATC (Intern)
Patrick Fuller ATC (Intern)
Brenden Lambert MS ATC (Intern)
Brynn Lewis MS ATC (Intern)
Deanna Rolando ATC (Intern)
Prince Williams MS ATC (Intern)

COMMUNITY TEAM PHYSICIANS

PRIMARY CARE/SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIANS

Dr. Cindy Chang served as Cal’s head team physician from 1995-2008. She serves part-time at the University Health Services as a sports medicine consultant/musculoskeletal specialist and volunteers as a team physician. Chang is recognized as one of the leading primary care sports medicine physicians in the country.

Dr. Craig Dennis is board certified in emergency medicine and has a special interest in water polo. His daughter was a Cal water polo goalie.

Dr. Veronica Jow is a fellowship trained sports medicine specialist and is on staff with Kaiser Permanente Oakland/Richmond. Dr. Jow works extensively with California Women’s Basketball.

Dr. Tara Shaw is a fellowship trained sports medicine specialist and is on staff with Kaiser Permanente Vallejo.

ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIANS

Dr. Christina Allen played soccer and earned her biomedical engineering degree at Duke, and is a sports medicine fellowship-trained assistant professor of orthopedics at UCSF.

Dr. Lamont Cardon, a former Cal football player, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic consultant for hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries and practices in Berkeley.

Dr. Robert Eppley, who played collegiate basketball at Swarthmore College, has been one of Cal’s primary orthopedic consultants since 1992. Fellowship-trained in sports medicine, he is in private practice in Berkeley, and is repeatedly voted one of the “Bay Area’s Best Doctors” by fellow physicians.

Dr. Joshua Hatch, who played football at Princeton, was fellowship trained in sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and is in practice at Kaiser-Oakland.

Dr. Clement Jones played football at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, and is Cal’s fellowship trained orthopedic spine consultant in private practice in San Francisco.

Dr. Benjamin Ma is chief of sports medicine at UCSF and did a sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dr. Jeffrey Mann, a gymnast at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic foot and ankle consultant in private practice in Oakland.

Dr. Mathias Masem is a fellowship-trained orthopedic consultant for hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries. The Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery at Alta-Bates Summit Medical Center, he is in private practice in Oakland.

Dr. William Workman, a member of Cal’s 1988 College World Series baseball team, is a fellowship trained orthopedic sports medicine consultant in private practice in Walnut Creek.

PHYSIATRISTS

Cal’s consultants trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation see student-athletes for nonoperative injuries of the neck and back, as well as nerve disorders. Dr. Gerald Keane is in private practice in Menlo Park. Dr. Timothy Shen completed a physiatry spine and sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and practices in Oakland and Lafayette.

PODIATRISTS

Dr. Tim Dutra is an assistant professor at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University, a fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and holds a master's in Health Care Administration. Dr. Maureen Lee is in private practice in San Francisco and also serves as a consultant for San Francisco State University’s athletic program.

DENTISTS

Cal’s team of sports dentistry specialists provides emergency dental care, performs oral exams during pre-participation physicals and fabricates protective mouth guards for student-athletes. Dr. James Ho, a Cal grad, is an endodontist (root canal specialist) and practices in Berkeley. Dr. Whitney Johnson practices in Berkeley, is a fellow in the International Academy for Sports Dentistry and a board director on the Berkeley Dental Society. Dr. Eric Yabu, another Cal grad, is on faculty at UCSF and practices in Oakland.

OPTOMETRISTS

The UC Berkeley School of Optometry, under the clinical supervision of Dr. Mika Moy and Dr. Chris Wilmer, provides visual screenings and also serves as a consultant for ocular injuries and ocular medical conditions.

PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Cal’s sports physical therapists offer a variety of skills, including manual therapy techniques, biomechanical evaluations and Pilates, to assist the athletic trainers with both injury and postoperative rehabilitation. Led by staff physical therapists Bryan Templeman and Liz Nguyen, the physical therapists include Amy Fong, Kristy Illg, Deirdre McLoughlin, and Nina Patterson. Also on staff is occupational therapist Caroline D’Angelo, a certified hand therapist.

CHIROPRACTORS

Cal’s team of sports chiropractors works alongside the athletic trainers and physical therapists in the training quarters to assist with the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions. Dr. Sue Bromley, who is also a Physician Assistant, has worked with NASCAR, the Professional Rodeo Association and the San Jose Lasers, and practices in Berkeley. Dr. Jessica Greux, a four-year letter winner in soccer at Brown, has been with the Cal Sports Medicine team since 1994 and is also in private practice in Berkeley. Dr. Rudy Gutierrez, a member of the Cal sports medicine department since 1998, currently works as a sport chiropractor in his own private practice in Oakland and Walnut Creek. Dr. Paul Walton is in private practice in Orinda and has been on the teaching and clinical faculty of Life Chiropractic West since 1989.

ACUPUNCTURISTS

Glen Oberman, O.M.D., L.Ac., has been involved with Cal Sports Medicine since 2007. He supervises the treatment of Cal student-athletes by acupuncture interns from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College – Berkeley. He is Clinic Dean at the college and has a national board certification in Acupuncture Orthopedics. He also teaches courses in Acupuncture Orthopedics, Research Methodology and Ethics and Law. Dr. Oberman is in private practice in Berkeley.


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