UH / Cleveland Browns Partnership

University Hospitals Partners with the Cleveland Browns to Provide Comprehensive Care for the Team and their Families

Medical services team for the Cleveland Browns

University Hospitals has partnered with the Cleveland Browns to provide a more comprehensive and holistic approach to caring for the athletes and their families. The safety and wellness of each player is the primary goal of our sports medicine team. Our vision is to provide the players, their families, and the community with high-quality, innovative and comprehensive health care from University Hospitals Sports Medicine.

Offering Total Body Holistic Care

Our leading-edge sports medicine physicians and specialists offer total body care for the Cleveland Browns team and their families, managing not only sports injuries but also health conditions such as cardiovascular issues, sleep disorders, skin issues or nutritional concerns. In doing so, our entire health care team will make sure the team has the resources to optimize their health.

Beyond the Hospital

As team physicians for the Cleveland Browns, our sports medicine specialists have a highly integrated relationship and are on the field with the team when they play, as well as during and after practice. In doing so, we provide care for musculoskeletal injuries immediately after they occur so that rehabilitation is faster and the athlete returns quickly to the game. Ultimately, our goal is to take our program and scale it for this same health optimization at the college, high school, and adolescent team levels.

Medical Services Team

The medical services team for the Cleveland Browns is led by head team physician James Voos, MD, and also includes Sean Cupp, MD, as lead medical team physician and Michael Salata, MD, as associate orthopaedic team physician.

Before his appointment as Director of University Hospitals Sports Medicine, Dr. Voos completed his orthopedic residency and sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Prior to working with the Cleveland Browns, he spent five years as an NFL team physician, including three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2011-13) and two with the New York Giants (2009-10). Dr. Voos also served as the Head Physician for the Kansas City Ballet. Dr. Voos has obtained the Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He specializes in treatment of sports-related knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow injuries. Dr. Voos’ clinical practice and research focuses on ACL reconstruction, shoulder instability, hip arthroscopy and elbow Tommy John surgery.

Dr. Salata is a sports medicine specialist with a clinical focus on cartilage restoration, meniscus surgery and the arthroscopic treatment of orthopaedic pathology affecting the hip, knee, shoulder and elbow. Prior to joining UH Sports Medicine, Dr. Salata was Chief Resident at University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedics and covered such teams as the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, University of Michigan football and other community teams.

Dr. Cupp is co-director of UH Sports Medicine and has more than 10 years of experience treating athletes at the professional, collegiate and high school levels. He specializes in primary care sports medicine and non-surgical orthopaedics, and his clinical areas of interest include sports performance and performance enhancement. Dr. Cupp earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and after completing a family medicine residency at the University of Alabama, he return to Oklahoma City for a fellowship in primary care sports medicine. After his fellowship, Dr. Cupp joined an orthopaedics practice in Kansas where he was the team physician for athletes at the University of Kansas and Baker University.

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