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Mark Davies, MD

Head Team Physician

Dr. Davies is a native of the Bay Area, having been born in Santa Clara and raised in Los Gatos. He attended Stanford University, where he played rugby and majored in Biology. Dr. Davies attended UCLA Medical School, and he subsequently completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery also at UCLA, including a dedicated research year. He has published articles in a number of orthopedic journals as well as presented at national meetings.

Following his time at UCLA, Dr. Davies completed a yearlong fellowship with Dr. James Andrews. During his year with Dr. Andrews, he cared for professional athletes from the NHL, NFL, MLB, and NBA. Upon returning to the Bay Area, Dr. Davies joined Kaiser Permanente, where he has served as a sports medicine specialist. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in addition to having a Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. He is currently the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente San Jose.

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Anthony Abene, MD

Dr. Abene is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The next three years were spent on Active Duty with the US Air Force. During this time, he was appointed as a clinical professor in surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, he obtained his MBA in Health Care Administration from Touro University.

After his honorable discharge, he spent an additional year in a Sports Medicine fellowship at Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (SOAR) where he worked with world-class athletes including those on the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants. Dr. Abene currently cares for athletes at San Jose State University and acts as the Head Team Physician for their ice hockey team. Dr. Abene also works with the San Jose Ballet and is the medical advisor for the Jr. Sharks youth hockey program. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. Dr. Abene is currently an orthopaedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente San Jose.

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Scott Crow, MD

Dr. Crow is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with added subspecialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine. He earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following medical school, he completed a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at UCLA.

Dr. Crow then pursued additional sub-specialty training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles. As a fellow, Dr. Crow assisted in the care of many athletes, including the Anaheim Ducks, LA Kings, LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, LA Angels of Anaheim, and the LA Sparks. In addition to his current work with the San Jose Sharks, Dr. Crow cares for athletes from a number of local high schools and colleges.

Dr. Crow is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is currently Assistant Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente San Jose.

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AJ Uy, MD

Dr. Uy is a board certified family medicine physician. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and went to Wayne State University for his medical school training. He completed his residency training at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Arizona. After residency, he spent time starting a private practice in the Phoenix area and as a clinical instructor for the University of Arizona School of Medicine. He also had the pleasure of practicing medicine on the islands of Oahu and Maui.

Currently, Dr. Uy serves as an Assistant Chief of Adult and Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Jose.

He is also a clinical instructor for Stanford medical students. His current practice encompasses a wide demographic. He sees newborns, geriatric patients, and everyone in between. His love for sports and competition allows him to stay involved with sports medicine and team sports.

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Chris Fowler, MD

Dr. Fowler is a board certified family medicine physician specializing in Sports Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University where he played Division I tennis for four years. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Following medical school he completed his residency at the University of California, San Diego. He served as an officer and physician in the United States Air Force for four years. Following that, he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Stanford University. He is currently a clinical instructor for Stanford medical students and is a member of American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.

His experience in Sports Medicine includes involvement in the care of elite athletes including the San Francisco 49ers, professional tennis while covering the SAP Open, Division I Stanford University athletes (football, men's/women's soccer, wrestling, men's/women's tennis), Archbishop Riordan High School (football, basketball), and the Trier Cardinals baseball team (Germany). Dr. Fowler is currently a sports medicine physician in the Department of Orthopedics at Kaiser Permanente San Jose.

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Young Yoon, MD

Dr. Yoon is a board certified emergency medicine and sports medicine physician. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he became interested in sports medicine while providing medical care at high school football games.

Following residency, he moved to California to complete a sports medicine fellowship at O'Connor Hospital. There, he worked with the San Jose Sharks and the San Jose SaberCats. He was also a physician for athletics at Menlo College. Dr. Yoon has also provided medical care to athletes at various events, including several NYC marathons, the San Jose Rock 'n' Roll half marathon, the Santa Cruz triathlon, and the Moto GP race series at Laguna Seca. He is currently an attending physician in Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara.

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David Nix, MD

Dr. Nix is a board certified emergency physician with a strong interest in sports medicine and competitive athletics. He grew up an avid skier in New Mexico and Colorado and found his path to medicine through his own athletic pursuits and injuries. He graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine and completed his residency in the Stanford University/Kaiser Permanente Emergency Medicine Residency Program. After residency, he was an Academic and Administrative Fellow at Stanford. While working as an attending physician in the Stanford Emergency Department, he pursued his interest in sports medicine by assisting the Stanford Athletic Department with pre-participation physicals and providing medical care for NCAA athletes competing in cross country and wrestling.

Dr. Nix joined Kaiser Permanente full time in 2007. While at Kaiser Permanente he has volunteered for medical coverage with the Nike Women's Marathon series in San Francisco. He is currently an attending emergency physician and clinical instructor for the Stanford University/Kaiser Permanente Emergency Medicine Program at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara.

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Katherine Gray, MD

Dr. Gray was born in Carmel, CA and moved to the Bay Area in grammar school. She attended Stanford University, where she played rugby and majored in Human Biology. Dr. Gray completed medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. She did an additional year of sub-specialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas with Dr. David Green.

Dr. Gray returned to the Bay Area to join Kaiser Permanente in 2007 and is currently an Assistant Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Kaiser Permanente San Jose. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a Subspecialty Certification in Hand Surgery. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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Harley Goldberg, DO

Dr. Goldberg is board certified in Family Medicine. He attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University. He obtained his fellowship board certification in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

Dr. Goldberg specializes in spine care in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kaiser Permanente San Jose. He was the founding Director of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Spine Care Program. He is the Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Northern California Kaiser Permanente. He is the Director of Medical Education and the Medical Director of Neuromusculoskeletal Services at Kaiser Permanente San Jose. Clara.

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William Firtch, MD

Dr. Firtch is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician specializing in Spine Care and Sports Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his residency training at the University of California, Irvine.

After residency, Dr. Firtch completed a fellowship with Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Associates (SOAR) where he had the opportunity to participate in the care of elite high school, college, and professional athletes. He holds Subspecialty Certifications in Sports Medicine, Pain Management, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and is the Medical Director of Spine Care for Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

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