The Pediatric Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship is an ACGME approved one-year fellowship in the Section of Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. Baylor College of Medicine is located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world.

The Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship enhances Texas Children’s Hospital by encouraging the use of the latest sports medicine knowledge and techniques by all faculty involved in the program, with the result being the best care for our patients. The strengths of our fellowship is the faculty’s commitment to education and patient care, state of the art facilities, relationships with academic and community based sports, and community support.

  • Adult and pediatric patients in the Sports Medicine Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center and community-based Texas Children's Health Centers
  • Collegiate training room and event coverage for the University of Houston, Division 1-Conference C USA and Texas Southern University, Division 1-AA football
  • Training room or school-based sports clinics at four high schools in the Houston area
  • Continuity clinic with community-based pediatrician certified in sports medicine
  • Clinical evaluation of adolescent and sports nutrition issues by a board-certified sports dietitian
  • Clinic and operating room instruction with sports medicine trained orthopedic surgeons specializing in elbow and hand, shoulders, hips, knees, foot and ankle, and spine
  • Instruction from orthopedic surgeons that are team physicians for the Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Houston Rockets, and Houston Dynamo
  • Adult and pediatric trained musculoskeletal radiologists
  • Private practice physiatrist trained in MSK ultrasound and medical acupuncture
  • Physical therapy with specialist in pediatric sports and manual therapy
  • Clinic and operating room experience with pediatric trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeons


Fellow applicants are completing or have completed training in pediatrics or combined internal medicine and pediatrics program.

Clinical experiences include: 

Sports Medicine Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, West Campus, and community-based Texas Children's Health Centers, in which patients of all ages are seen by one of five fellowship-trained, board certified/eligible sports medicine physicians (Sports Trained Physical Therapists/Athletic Trainers are present during clinic time), training room and game coverage for University of Houston and Texas Southern University athletics,training room or school-based sports clinics at five high schools, including game coverage, continuity clinic with community-based, pediatrician-certified in sports medicine, and mass participation events including the Houston Marathon, Komen Race for the Cure 5K, Texas Children's Family Fun Run and Texas Children's Kid’s Triathlon.

The additional required experiences of the fellow include:

Clinical evaluation of nutrition problems with a board-certified specialist in Sports Dietetic (CSSD) Clinic and operating room time with a pediatric sports fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, clinic and operating room time with sports medicine-trained orthopedic surgeons specializing in elbow and hand, shoulders, hips, knees, foot and ankle, and spine, conferences and reading room with MSK radiologist specializing in MRI and Ultrasound, clinic with sports-trained Physiatrist specializing in MSK ultrasound, clinic with board-certified sports physical therapists (SCS)

About the Fellowship

During the first part of the year, the fellow will be a teaching assistant in an anatomy lab for first-year medical students. Throughout the year, they will also participate (and teach) in regularly scheduled practical and didactic conferences (2-3 per week) including topics of exercise physiology, subspecialty sports topics, MSK radiology, journal club, book chapter review, physical exam techniques, and other primary care sports topics.

The fellow will attend the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine National Conference in April. Academic development includes participation in the Fellow’s College Curriculum for Baylor Pediatric Fellows and opportunities to collaborate on developing sports medicine case reports and research.