The UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine Fellowship Program is a two-year ACGME accredited program supplemented by a Master of Science in Exercise and Nutrition and sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine. The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive sports medicine training in musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal disease in athletes and active individuals. The two-year experience provides ample time to become an expert in all domains of sports medicine including sports cardiology, ultrasound, comprehensive concussion management, exercise as medicine, and much more. The Master’s program provides additional expertise in exercise prescription, nutritional assessment/recommendations, and motivational tools for behavior change. We provide coverage for Professional, Collegiate, and High School athletes, as well as, the typical “weekend warrior”. Our fellows have ample opportunity to work with athletes through prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of a variety of injuries.

Our program is part of an academic medical center and our physicians are held to a higher standard in that they provide not only patient care, but also contribute to education, scholarly activity, and service. Our program fosters an environment of critical thinking with an integrative relationship amongst orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and sports performance. Beyond our faculty, we bolster state-of-the-art facilities, significant variety and volume of clinical patients, and memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.  

We accept applicants who have completed accredited residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, med/peds, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and emergency medicine. We invite you to learn more about our program through our informative website and look forward to meeting you soon.

Thank you,

Irfan M. Asif, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Family and Community Medicine
UAB School of Medicine