The School of Osteopathic Medicine honored Dr. Philip Hoffman and Dr. Ryan Hudson for their outstanding achievement and contribution to the School’s Sports Medicine Fellowship.
“In Sports Medicine, you have many customers — the athlete, the coaches, the trainers … Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Hudson both assimilated into the profession, and we are grateful for their service to the University and community,” said Dr. John Kauffman, Jr., dean.
Throughout the past year, Hoffman and Hudson were responsible for seeing patients in the Health Center, teaching in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) lab, being on thesidelines for high school and University athletic events and conducting research in the human performance lab.
“With some weeks extending into 80-hours, Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Hudson are committed to serving our community and the University,” said Matt Huff, director of Clinical Affairs & Graduate Medical Education.
“I was looking for further training in the musculoskeletal system and ultrasound. I received that and much more here at Campbell,” said Hoffman, a Springfield, Mo., native and graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.
While under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Martin, director of Sports Medicine, Hoffman had the opportunity to treat the United States Olympic Ski Team in Austria and Slovenia.
“While with the team, we were able to conduct biomechanics research and treat them,” he said. “The equipment Campbell Medicine provides enabled us to put sensors on the athletes to assess their movements.”
Hudson, an alumnus of Western University of Health Sciences, came to Campbell from Bakersfield, Calif., where he practiced family medicine for eight years. Hudson found training in the ultrasound guided treatment of athletes to be an invaluable clinical aspect of the program.
Hudson will remain at Campbell Medicine, where he will serve as a faculty member. “I am excited to stay and look forward to teaching. Campbell is the ideal place to be — everyone is welcoming and supportive.”
Hoffman will continue to pursue Sports Medicine at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., where he will be responsible for creating its first ever Sports Medicine program.
“Thank you, Drs. Hudson and Hoffman for teaching our students, working hard and serving our community,” said Dr. Martin.
Campbell Medicine also welcomed the next Sports Medicine Fellows — Dr. Shaun Knox and Dr. Mohammed Qureshi.