2021 vCATA Annual Clinical Symposium

Presenters

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Travis Dehne, PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist

Next Level Sport Performance

Travis is a Colorado native who grew up playing soccer and has been involved in a variety of other sports throughout his life. He played soccer at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology. During his time there he sustained several injuries which led him to pursue a career in physical therapy. He then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Colorado. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedics section. Travis is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist. Travis has certified through Kinetacore in level two Functional Dry Needling. He is also certified through Owens Recovery Science in Blood Flow Restrictions. Travis enjoys exercising and doing anything outdoors with his family.

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Jordan A. Gruskay, MD

Sports Medicine Fellow

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO

Jordan was born in New Haven, CT, and has lived in the northeastern United States his whole life. He attended Amherst College in Massachusetts where he played varsity lacrosse and graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry. After college, he moved to Philadelphia, PA where he was a research fellow at The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute focusing on orthopaedic spine surgery. Jordan then moved back home to Connecticut to attend Yale University School of Medicine.

Jordan completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York where he found a passion for sports medicine. He was the lead team physician for Lafayette high school football, and his research creating an animal model for ulnarcollateral ligament injury received grant support from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) and Major League Baseball.

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Catherine A. Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT

Orthopeaedic Surgeon

Colorado Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

Dr. Catherine Logan is a sports medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon, as well as a former physical therapist and personal trainer, specializing in complex knee and shoulder surgery.  With her rehab and fitness background, she provides distinctive expertise in sports injury, prevention, surgical management and recovery. 

Dr. Logan obtained her MD/MBA at Tufts University School of Medicine, and then stayed in Boston for residency, matriculating to the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency program.  During her time at Harvard, Dr. Logan studied the epidemiology and management of discoid meniscus and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Orthopaedic Journal of the Harvard Medical School.  

Following residency, Dr. Logan completed her sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Steadman Philippon Research Institute/The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. Dr. Logan is a team physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams as part of the traveling physician pool.  She has cared for the team at competitions across Europe, as well as at the X-Games Aspen and the Burton U.S. Open in Vail.

In addition to her work with U.S. Ski and Snowboard, Dr. Logan is the Head League Physician for the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL), caring for the world’s most talented men’s lacrosse professionals on the sidelines and off the field.

Jennifer Schuck, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Training Resident

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO

Jen is an athletic training resident completing her residency year at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO. She obtained her undergraduate BS in Athletic Training from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She obtained her MS in Physical Education and Human Performance from the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, FL. While at UWF, Jen worked with the highly competitive Division II Baseball, Men’s Soccer, and Men’s Basketball programs where she gained an interest in post-surgical rehabilitation and the evaluation and treatment of injuries in the throwing athlete.

Stephanie Pearce, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO

Born and raised in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Pearce then competed in the Big East as a part of the University of South Florida's Women's Soccer team before transferring back home to the University of Florida, graduating magna cum laude with her BS in Human Nutrition with a concentration in Sports Medicine. There she earned the college's highest award: The J. Wayne Reitz Medal of Excellence Most Outstanding Senior Award. She continued her training at the University of South Alabama for both medical school and Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and earned the Academic Achievement Award. During Residency, Dr. Pearce expanded her leadership and involvement in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society (RJOS) serving as Chair of the Resident Assembly Education Committee and on the RJOS Professional Development Committee. Those endeavors expanded this past year, serving as Vice-Chair of the Resident Assembly Executive Committee and becoming the first trainee to sit as Co-Chair for the RJOS Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Pearce spent this past year at Children's Hospital Colorado completing her Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship. Her research and clinical interests include pediatric sports medicine and pediatric hand and limb deformities with focuses on new surgical techniques and outcomes, as well as motion analyses evaluating para-athletes and able-bodied athletes in their return to sport, as well as prevention of injuries. This year she joined the prestigious Steadman Clinic for word-class training in Sports Medicine for her Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship. She is enjoying expanding her knowledge base and skill set in sports medicine, academic & research pursuits, as well as working with Olympic and High School teams alike.

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Justin J. Ernat, MD, MHA

Sports Medicine Fellow

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO

Justin was born and raised in a small-townwest of Chicago called Oglesby, IL. He lived there all through high school and was a 3-sport varsity athlete at St. Bede Academy.  He received his undergraduate education at Illinois Wesleyan University where he received a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, magna cum laude. He was very active in organic chemistry research there, including publishing multiple papers that focused on utilizing green chemistry for pharmaceutical developments. He would go on to attend medical school at The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University where he was selected to the Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. He joined the United States Army and completed orthopedic surgical residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. During his time in residency, he concurrently completed a master's degree in healthcare administration and management. He participated in care for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard service members, and was active in research across all sub-specialties of orthopedics. After residency, Justin served as an active duty orthopedic surgeon at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY.  He is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, has published multiple orthopedic research papers, and has presented his research at national and international meetings. While at Fort Campbell, he was involved in the care of soldiers and families of the 101st Airborne Division, and specifically served as head team orthopedic surgeon for both the 5th Special Forces Group and the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (SOAR). He deployed to Syria in 2018/2019 during Operation Inherent Resolve with a surgical team under the direction of the Special Operations Joint TaskForce, caring for special operations service members and civilians, as well as local nationals and Syrian Democratic Forces

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William Heim, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Training Resident

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO

Originally from Fairfield, CT, Will ventured to Massachusetts where he received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Lasell University. While at Lasell, Will rotated among various clinical sites in High School, Division III, Division II, and Division I athletics. Upon graduating from Lasell, Will worked for three years at the University of Richmond as an Intern Athletic Trainer. During his time at Richmond, Will worked with various teams including football, baseball, soccer, swimming and dive, and lacrosse. Will furthered his education at Oklahoma State University where he received a Master of Science in Health and Human Performance, with an Exercises Science Focus. While at Oklahoma State, he worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for tennis and other varsity teams. Most recently, Will served as the Athletic Trainer for the Amarillo Bulls Hockey Club of the North American Hockey League. Will is currently a resident at The Steadman Clinic. In his free time, Will enjoys being outdoors and spending time hiking, cycling, and hanging with friends. 

Jennifer Payne, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic Training Resident

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO

Jennifer was born and raised in Nelson County, Virginia. She attended James Madison University, where she completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Jennifer went on to obtain her Master’s of Science in Athletic Training at Shenandoah University. Jennifer completed her graduate research work on the clinical outcomes following two different modes of cryotherapy in healthy ankles. She took a position at Virginia Military Institute in 2016 as the athletic trainer for the Men’s Soccer and Baseball teams. She spent three years working at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She worked with the Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, and Baseball teams. Currently, Jennifer is an Athletic Training Resident at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO.

Robert Waltz, MD

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow

The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO

Originally from Yorba Linda, California, Dr. Waltz attended the US Naval Academy graduating with distinction with a degree in Systems Engineering where he rowed lightweight crew for 2 years. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University. After completing a surgical internship, he served as a Naval Flight Surgeon with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HMLA-169 deploying to Iraq supporting ground and aerial combat operations. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego where he was selected as resident representative to the California Orthopaedic Association and the AOA resident leadership forum.

After completing his board certification, Dr. Waltz has served at Naval Health Clinic New England and Naval Health Clinic Annapolis, providing physician coverage for numerous US Naval Academy Division I sports including men's and women’s lacrosse, sprint and prep school football, track and field, golf, and women’s volleyball.  His leadership accomplishments include Medical Executive Committee Chair and Director for Brigade Medical operations.  Research interests include return to play after ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, and athletic injuries to the foot and ankle.

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