The purpose of the AMSSM Traveling Fellowship program is to encourage academic interchange, shared research and exploration of common clinical interests with other sports medicine leaders throughout the world. The experience includes the opportunity to view live patient encounters, tour sports medicine facilities, share cases and spend time with regional experts in sports medicine.

The Traveling Fellowship program is a two-way exchange. Each year AMSSM selects a sports medicine physician from a partnering country to serve as the International Visiting Fellow, visit sports medicine centers within the US and present at the AMSSM Annual Meeting. In return, the International Visiting Fellow helps host an AMSSM tour to that country later that year. The AMSSM contingent includes a Senior Traveling Fellow (appointed/selected by the AMSSM Board leadership) and two Junior Fellows (by application).

Past Traveling Fellows have included:

Year Location Senior Fellow Junior Fellow(s) Visiting Fellow Ambassador
2023 Germany Dr. Greg Landry Dr. Giselle Aerni Dr. Martin Halle Dr. Marc Hilgers
2022 Canada Dr. Bert Fields Dr. Eliot Hu
Dr. A.K. Misra
Dr. Constance LeBrun  
2022 New Zealand Dr. Margot Putukian Dr. Tina Master
Dr. Siobhan Statuta
Dr. Mark Fulcher  
2019 Japan Dr. Brian Halpern Dr. Aaron Gray
Dr. Kentaro Onishi
Dr. Kyle Smoot
Dr. Yuka Kodama Tsukahara
2018 Scandinavia Dr. John Lombardo Dr. Leonardo Oliveira
Dr. Jason Zaremski
Dr. Hilde Berge
2017 UK Dr. E. Lee Rice Dr. Ken Barnes
Dr. Mederic Hall
Dr. Simon Kemp
2016 Italy Dr. Rob Johnson Dr. Andy Peterson
Dr. John Wilson
Dr. Maurizio Casasco
2015 South Africa Dr. Doug McKeag Dr. Alison Brooks
Dr. Jim MacDonald
Dr. Jon Patricios
2014 Australia Dr. Jim Puffer Dr. Irfan Asif
Dr. Chad Asplund
Dr. Peter Brukner

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 AMSSM Traveling Fellowship Tour to Canada. Dates for the tour will be September 22 through October 6, 2024. Founder Stanley Herring, MD, FAMSSM will serve as the AMSSM Senior Traveling Fellow. Dhiren Naidu, MD has agreed to serve as the International Visiting Fellow and will serve as the primary host helping coordinate the tour. Deadline to apply is March 17, 2024. Three Junior Fellows who are 12 years or less out of fellowship, have been AMSSM members for at least the past five years, are board certified in sports medicine and currently practicing in the US or Canada will be selected to join them on this tour. Please note: Individuals currently in a sports medicine fellowship at the time of application are not eligible. AMSSM provides coach class airfare and lodging for the Traveling Fellowship class, and the hosts provide meals and transportation within the country. Participants receive $80/day per diem to help cover any expenses not covered by the hosts.

Following the application period, the AMSSM IIOR Traveling Fellowship Subcommittee will review the applications and make recommendations for final approval by the AMSSM Executive Committee. Incomplete applications or those received after the deadline will not be considered. If questions, please email Jody Gold in the AMSSM office.

The Traveling Fellowship Program is funded from an educational grant provided to the AMSSM Foundation from Enovis/DJO Global.


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