Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Fellowship

The NYU PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship Program provides a twelve month comprehensive sports medicine training program at a world class academic institution ranked top ten in both Rehabilitation Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. The program accepts one fellow per year. The fellow receives individualized instruction working directly with sports medicine specialists in Rehabilitation Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery.

The fellow serves as a team physician for Saint Joseph's College - Brooklyn and provides medical coverage for the NYC Marathon, the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and the Cardinal Spellman High School football team.

Dedicated bedside teaching and formal musculoskeletal ultrasound workshops are provided by faculty who are Registered in Musculoskeletal (RMSK) sonography. Elective opportunities include performing arts medicine at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, exercise physiology at the Sports Performance Center, fluoroscopic-guided spine and joint injections, and electrodiagnosis.

Throughout the year, the fellow works directly with an experienced orthopedic sports medicine specialist through the continuum of sideline, office and operating room care. The fellow also gains unique experience in the management of acute musculoskeletal trauma at our Orthopedic Immediate Care Center, learning alongside orthopedic surgery residents under the supervision of Emergency Medicine faculty.

The fellow participates in interdisciplinary Concussion Center journal club and interactive sports medicine educational conferences, co-learning with the neurology and primary care sports medicine fellows. Additionally, the fellow conducts weekly sports medicine board reviews and PM&R residency program sports education lecture series. The fellow has a key role in teaching residents sports medicine and musculoskeletal ultrasound skills.

Admissions Process

The sports medicine fellowship program participates in the match. Candidates must submit their applications through ERAS. Candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest.



Surein Theivakumar, DO, MA
Hometown/State: Princeton, NJ  
Medical School:  Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Grad School: Columbia University
Residency: New York University - Rusk Rehabilitation
Hobbies: Playing basketball, Giants and Nets games, trying new food spots in New York City, and Netflix
Why Rusk? The multidisciplinary exposure to sports medicine. I enjoy having the opportunity to learn and work alongside sports medicine physicians with Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Pediatrics, Physiatry, and Orthopedics throughout the week.