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Sports Medicine Faculty Bios

Carrie A. Jaworski, MD, FAAFP, FACSM - Fellowship Director

Dr. Jaworski is the first Director of the Division of Primary Care Sports Medicine within the Department of Family Medicine at NorthShore University HealthSystem/University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition, she is the Fellowship of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Family Medicine. She brings with her the experience of previously being the Fellowship Director of Resurrection Medicine's Center's Spots Medicine Fellowship as well as the founder of their Spots Medicine Center, over a decade of Residency Faculty teaching experience and having served as one of the MacNeal's Family Medicine Chief Residents.

Dr. Jaworski most recently served as the Director of Intercollegiate Sports Medicine and Head Team Physician at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where she was actively involved in numerous University and Big Ten committees that exposed her to the varied facets of sports medicine and athlete care. Dr. Jaworski has also been a Team Physician at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake and the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Dr. Jaworski is also a leader within the American College of Sports Medicine where she was recently elected as Vice President. She actively participates on numerous committees, promotes the "Exercise is Medicine" campaign and is currently a section author for their journal, Current Sports Medicine Reports.

Dr. Jaworski currently divides her time between medical education, program development and a clinical sports medicine practice. She volunteers as the one of the Team Physicians for New Trier and Loyola Academy high schools and annually as one of the lead medical officers for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon where she also serves as one of their research coordinators. She is a frequently invited speaker and author at the local and national level.

Dr. Jaworski is a graduate of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood , IL; MacNeal Family Practice Residency, Berwyn, IL; and Kaiser Permanente- Fontana Sports Medicine Fellowship, Fontana, CA . Her clinical and research interests include concussions, the pediatric and female athlete population, nutrition/supplements, endurance medicine, dance medicine and the promotion of "Exercise is Medicine".

Hallie Labrador, MD - Assistant Fellowship Director

Dr. Labrador is a graduate of NYU School of Medicine. She completed her residency and fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and joined the NorthShore Medical group in 2015. She holds the title of Clinician Educator at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Prior to joining NorthShore, she was a Clinician Instructor at Thomas Jefferson University and an Attending Sports Medicine Physician at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine.

Dr. Labrador also holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition and Applied Physiology from Teacher's College of Columbia University which she obtained prior to medical school. She has a special interest in female athletes and bone health. She has conducted research on the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding in athletes and completed a Quality Improvement project on osteoporosis screening and management in patients with fragility fractures at NorthShore. Outside of work, Dr. Labrador's interests include travel, triathlon training, and running after her children.

Holly Benjamin, MD, FAAP, FACSM - Assistant Fellowship Director

Dr. Benjamin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery; Section of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Chicago. She attended Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in the combined BS/MD program and received her medical degree in 1994. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Chicago and subsequently finished a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Lutheran General Hospital; Park Ridge, IL.

Dr. Benjamin currently serves as Chair for the Committee on Sports Medicine and Fitness for the ICAAP and recently served on the executive committee for the national AAP Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Dr. Benjamin also served on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). She is the second female pediatrician in the country ever to be elected a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She serves as a team physician for a local high school and college and is a consultant to many gymnastics, dance, soccer, track, swim clubs, and baseball teams. In 2008, Dr. Benjamin served as a volunteer team physician at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Dr. Benjamin has dedicated a significant amount of time to education and research. She has published many articles and has presented at the local, regional and national levels on a wide variety of sports medicine topics and serves as a reviewer for AMSSM, AAP and the AJSM. Dr. Benjamin's research and clinical interests include pediatric sports safety, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation issues, the female athlete, head injury and return to play issues, growth plate injuries, Ca-MRSA, proprioceptive deficits in ankle sprains and the biomechanics of gait. She promotes the ongoing education of physicians and allied health professionals in the field of primary care sports medicine and is the founder and chair of Current Concepts in Primary Care Sports Medicine CME course in Chicago.

Anne Marie Zeller, DO - Core Faculty

Anne Marie Zeller, DO is a specialist in sports medicine in the Division of Sports Medicine at NorthShore University Health Systems.

Dr. Zeller is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Her special interests are in pediatric and adult sports injuries/fractures and injury prevention, concussion management, ultrasound guided injections, percutaneous tenotomies and osteopathic manipulative medicine. She also has a passion for medical education and works with curriculum development for University of Chicago family medicine residents in orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Zeller earned a bachelor's degree in Zoology and a Master's Certificate in Forensics from Iowa State University, Ames, IA. Her medical degree was completed in osteopathic medicine from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA. She achieved a pre-doctoral fellowship in osteopathic medicine, residency in family medicine at University Hospitals and a two-year fellowship in primary care sports medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

She is a frequent presenter at regional sports medicine and osteopathic conferences, speaking on osteopathic approaches to sports medicine for the last 5 years. Dr. Zeller also is active in the community as a speaker to local schools, teams and community group and as team physician for Evanston Township High School. During fellowship she worked extensively with professional, Division I-III colleges, and youth soccer teams.

Her many professional memberships also include the American Academy of Family Medicine, American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine. She is an active author of the online patient/coach/parent resource and

Adam W. Bennett, MD - Core Faculty

Dr. Adam Bennett is a Board Certified Family Practitioner, sub-specializing in Primary Care Sports Medicine. His areas of special interest are sports medicine, non-surgical musculoskeletal care, overuse injuries, and injury prevention. He is on staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Joseph Hospital. In addition to his responsibilities with NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Bennett is a College Mentor and Assistant Professor at Northwestern Medical School and he is a co-author of two medical textbooks, Blueprints in Family Medicine and Family Practice Q & A. In addition, he serves as a team physician for U.S. Soccer's Men's and Women's National Teams and the Chicago Bears. Previously, he has served as a team physician for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Dr. Bennett earned his medical degree from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and completed fellowships in Primary Care Sports Medicine and Academic Family Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He completed his Residency at the Northwestern-affiliated program at St. Joseph Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. His awards as Chief Resident include: the Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Education, which is given to the 20 most outstanding Family Medicine residents in the country, and the Resident Teacher Award.

Thomas Moran, MD - Core Faculty

Dr. Moran is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Sports Medicine by the ABFM. Originally from the southwest side of Chicago he traveled to the University of Colorado for his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology. It was here that he excelled in both his studies and outdoor education. As an avid skier, climber and kayaker he is familiar with the unique injuries associated with these sports. Following college, he attended medical school at Ross University and an internship at Mayo Clinic - Rochester. He then returned to Chicago for his Family Medicine residency at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Upon completion, he chose to continue his training by completing the primary care sports medicine fellowship at University of Chicago-Northshore. He now practices Sports Medicine with the NorthShore Medical Group and has offices in Glenbrook, Skokie and downtown Chicago. Beyond work, he enjoys spending time with family and enjoying outdoor activities from skiing, cycling to open water swimming.

Ward McCracken, DO - Core Faculty

Dr. McCracken is a board certified Family Medicine physician with a CAQ in Sports Medicine. He completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in his home town of Erie, Pennsylvania. He then came to Chicago for residency at Lutheran General hospital. Subsequently , he completed his fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the University of Minnesota where he was the team physician for Bethel University and also covered many sports at the University of Minnesota including football, ice hockey, baseball and wrestling.

After fellowship, Dr. McCracken joined NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute where he stays actives in teaching as a clinician educator. Currently, he serves as the team physician for William Howard Taft School in Norwood, Park. He also works regularly with the Chicago marathon and has interest in undeserved medicine.

Leonardo Oliveira, MD - Core Faculty

Leonardo Oliveira, MD is an orthopaedic sports medicine specialist. Dr. Oliveira provides skilled non-surgical care for athletic musculoskeletal injuries in teens and adults. His specialties including concussion care and ultrasound-guided diagnostic and interventional procedures.

With a particular interest in tendon healing, running injuries, Vitamin D and Muscle performance and arthritis, Dr. Oliveira's goal is to help each patient perform at the highest level possible. He incorporates the latest research into individualized care plans designed to help patients achieve an appropriate level of activities and return to their sport of choice.

Dr. Oliveira treats sports medicine and musculoskeletal injuries in athletics at Concordia University Chicago. He also has experience providing care for runneres during races, including the Chicago and Cleveland marathons in recent years.

Brad, Dunlap, MD - Faculty

Dr. Dunlap, a native of Michigan, pursued his undergraduate education at Yale University. He graduated cum laude with honors in biology while playing four years of varsity ice hockey. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Dunlap then attended Northwestern University for his orthopaedic surgery residency where his training included fracture care as well as general orthopaedic surgery. He served as Chief Orthopaedic Resident during his final year of training. Dr. Dunlap obtained a year of specialized training as a sports medicine fellow at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. In California, Dr. Dunlap obtained additional training in the evaluation and management of sports injuries, and learned specialized surgical techniques in the treatment of ankle, knee, and shoulder problems. Dr. Dunlap is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. He has co-authored book chapters, presented research at national meetings, and served as an associate master instructor at Arthroscopy Association of North America Learning Courses. He serves as a team physician with USA Hockey. Additionally, Dr. Dunlap is a clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Key Faculty:

Orthopedic Sports Medicine:
Patrick Birmingham
Mark Bowen
Jason Koh
Steve Levin
Gordon Nuber
Sherwin Ho (U of Chicago)
Bruce Reider (U of Chicago)

Sports Medicine-Physiatry:
Joseph Alleva
Thomas Hudgins
Dan Hurley

Mary Wisniewski - University of Chicago
Dale Grooms - New Trier High School
Daniela Tomaska - Loyola Academy
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