Shelley Oliver, MD
Dr. Shelley Oliver graduated from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. in 2001 with degrees in chemistry and political science. After completing a year of laboratory research at Argonne National Lab, she went on to attend medical school at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., completing her medical degree in 2006. She completed her residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRMEP/MSU) in 2011. While in Grand Rapids, she assisted with team coverage at Grand Valley State University and several local high schools. She enjoys running, kayaking, and baking, and is looking forward to a year of Minnesota sports.
Charles Popkin, MD
Dr. Charles Popkin earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Colgate University in 2000 where he graduated Cum Laude. He then completed his medical degree in 2005 from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. His residency was completed at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was administrative chief resident. Dr. Popkin provided physician coverage for the University of Miami football, baseball and women's soccer teams. He also served as team physician for Chaminade Madonna High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Sports Health, Orthopedics, Journal of Trauma and the American Journal of Public Health. Charles enjoys running, flag football and watching Minnesota Sports (Go Gophers!).
Joseph McCormick, MD
Dr. Joseph McCormick grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated with bachelor of science degree in biology in 2001. He went on to attend medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, graduating in 2005. After finishing medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery training in 2010 at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee. Some of his interests outside of medicine include golf, tennis, biking, cooking, music, as well as being an avid sports fan.
David Brcka, MD
David Brcka, MD, attended Iowa State University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 1999. While there, he played football for the NCAA Division I Cyclones. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine graduating in 2004. After finishing medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training in 2009 at Orlando Regional Healthcare in Florida. Some of his interests outside of sports medicine include softball, running, water skiing, and football.
Casey Johnston, MD
Casey Johnston attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical center with a B.S. in Radiation Science Technology with high distinction in 1999. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center graduating in 2004. After finishing medical school, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training in 2009 at Creighton University/University of Nebraska Medical Center. Casey is an avid outdoorsman and sports enthusiast including fishing and hunting. He also has a wife and daughter who he enjoys taking to local sporting events.
Ronald Tabaddor, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon Ronald Tabaddor, earned his medical degree in 2001 from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass., and a bachelor of arts in English, Cum Laude, from Boston University in 1996. He completed his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston where he was chief administrative resident. Dr. Tabaddor completed a neurological surgery residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and a general surgery internship at Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He has provided physician coverage for the Boston Ballet , USA Indoor Track and Field National Championships and Bay State Games in Boston and has run the Boston Marathon several years as well as participated in triathlons.
Corey Wulf, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon Corey Wulf, completed his medical degree at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2003. He graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, with high honors in 1998 earning a bachelor of science degree with a major in biology and a minor in microbiology. Dr. Wulf completed his residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has presented at the American Society of Surgery on Hand and the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. He enjoys running, cross country skiing and a variety of sports and outdoor activities.
Christie Heikes, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon Christie Heikes, earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota in 2002. She completed her residency at the same in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and an internship the year prior in the Department of General Surgery. Prior to completing her medical degree, Dr. Heikes earned a bachelor of Individualized Studies in Medical Ethics also at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Heikes is a former member of USA Track and Field and varsity letter winner and captain of the University of Minnesota Cross Country and Track and Field teams.
Mehul Taylor, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon Mehul Taylor, completed his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, Illinois, in 2002, and his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Houston, Texas. He completed a Master of Science in Applied Physiology and a bachelor of science degree in Physiological Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Dean's List and Undergraduate Honors Program.
Mark Dietrich, MD, JD
Orthopaedic surgeon Mark Dietrich earned his medical degree at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, in 2001, and completed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, also in Omaha. Prior to completing his medical degree, Dr. Dietrich earned his juris doctorate at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, and his bachelor of arts in Quantitative Economics at Stanford University, Standford, Calif. At Stanford, he was a competitive swimmer. His work experience includes serving as an attorney and investment banker.
Christopher Ellingson, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon Christopher Ellingson completed his medical degree at the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1998, and his residency at the Bone and Joint Sports Medicine Institute, Naval Medical Center Portmouth, in Portsmouth, Virginia. He completed his bachelor of arts degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy and his work experience includes serving in Marine Attack Training Squadron 203, Second Marine Aircraft Wing, as a Naval Flight Surgeon.
Greg Folsom, MD
Orthopaedic sports medicine fellow Greg Folsom, MD, earned a bachelors of science degree in chemical engineering with honors from Georgia Tech. He completed his medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and his orthopedic surgery residency the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also provided medical coverage for high school and collegiate athletes. He is board-eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His special medical interests in sports medicine include arthroscopic shoulder and knee reconstruction and prevention and treatment of skiing injuries.
Michael Marger, MD, MPH
Orthopaedic sports medicine fellow Michael Marger, MD, MPH, earned his bachelors of science at the University of California, San Diego, in animal physiology and neuroscience and a masters in public health in epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health in Los Angeles, Calif. He completed his medical degree at the Sackler School of Medicine, New York State American Program in 2000 and his orthopedic surgery residency at the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2004. He has additional experience in clinical outcomes research from the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center affiliated with the UCLA School of Medicine. He is board-eligible by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. His special medical interests in sports medicine include advanced techniques in shoulder and knee reconstruction, with an emphasis in outcomes research of the shoulder and prevention of injuries in the throwing athlete.
Jody Jachna, MD
Dr. Jachna earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Medical School in 1999 and completed a general surgery internship in 2000 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he earned the Top Doc Award in 2000 and 2001. He will complete an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in July 2004 and joins Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center in August as an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow.
Prior to medical school, Dr. Jachna’s wide-ranging work experience includes serving as Rehabilitation Director for First American Health Care and as a certified athletic trainer at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
His special medical interests include endurance athletes and shoulder injuries. Cycling, hiking, metal sculpture and welding are among his personal interests.
Jennifer Swaringen, MD
Dr. Swaringen completed her doctor of medicine degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 and a general surgery internship at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2000. She joins Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center as an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow in August 2004 following completion of an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Dr. Swaringen’s work experience includes serving as a research assistant at the Emory Sports Medicine Clinic in Atlanta and she is currently involved in sports medicine research at the University of Michigan. She also has provided medical coverage for high school and collegiate sporting events in Ann Arbor, Mich. Her special medical interests include sports-related injuries and knee and shoulder arthroscopy.