The UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute at UH Ahuja Medical Center offers athletes of all ages a one-stop shop for comprehensive orthopedic services including performance training, on-site surgical services, physical and occupational therapy, and more.Learn More about UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute Learn More about Performance Training by T3 Performance
University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute takes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates care from medical experts who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment for athletes of all ages and abilities. Our fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists, primary care doctors, nutritionists, sleep experts and other health care professionals ensure the very best in health and medical care for athletes.
As the official health care partner for the Cleveland Browns, our team of experts provide care both on and off the field, from pee wee to pro. Learn more about the Cleveland Browns & UH partnership.
Meet the Sports Medicine Team
At University Hospitals Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute, we pride ourselves on providing patients of all ages with quality care, delivered by specialists and subspecialists who are fellowship-trained in sports medicine.
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AED in 3
If an athlete experiences sudden cardiac collapse, the goal from time of collapse to shock is 3 minutes or less. The goal of the AED in 3 challenge is to raise awareness about this importance of practicing and implementing at Emergency Action Plan.
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Patient Success Stories
“The surgeons and the physical therapy team have been just fantastic in helping me get back to feeling great.”
After surgery to reconstruct her torn ACL, young skier Grace is stronger than ever.
When a Cleveland Ballet dancer tore his ACL, the UH sports medicine team used their expertise and wearable technology to get him ready to perform again.
17-year-old Kallen Zarembski assumed his swollen arm was a forgotten hockey injury, but behind the swelling was a rare and life-threatening condition called Paget Schroetter Syndrome.
Meechie Johnson, Jr. suffered a knee injury during his sophomore year at Garfield Heights High School. Learn how the team at University Hospitals repaired Johnson’s ACL and both meniscus to allow Meechie the opportunity to compete at the next level.
India had never experienced an injury like the one that put a temporary end to all of her athletics. The team at University Hospitals were able to repair India's knee and get her back to playing sports.
Meadow was 16 when she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and a labral tear. Learn how Michael Salata, MD, and Robert Wetzel, MD, team up to provide a unique combined arthroscopic and open surgical approach to treating patients like Meadow.
“Knowing that I was operated on by the same doctor who helps to care for the Cleveland Browns players makes me feel special – almost like I was an NFL player."
Competitive gymnast, Ravenna Bala, was a high school sophomore when she tore her ACL. She sought treatment from her team physician, Chris Tangen, DO and Cleveland Browns Head Team Physician, James Voos, MD.
“As a mom it was very hard for me. Having Dr. Karns and Ben, who are so kind and good to Skanda, was emotional for my husband and I. They gave me a source of strength and comfort."
“When I met Dr. Malone, I trusted him immediately. He told me that everything would be fine, and he was right.”
“The UH team was very focused on the athlete. They know the patient wants to get back out there, to play again. When we walked out of Dr. Voos’s office, we felt like there was hope.”
“After my surgery, I was faster and I could jump higher. Dr. Salata is the best; he helped me continue to play the game that I love. I’d recommend him to anyone.”
“My competitive spirit needs to be racing, not just walking. Dr. Cupp helps me keep doing what I love to do.”