Wouldn’t it be great if we just had a course where we could really talk about what is working and what is really just not working in our practice? Yes, and four years later we are still doing it.
Our faculty panel consists of highly talented and respected surgeons and healthcare professionals. However, this course is not about how great they are. We handpicked our faculty in order to provide a wide range of skills, techniques, and philosophies. Each of our faculty was picked because of their unique skill set, philosophy, patient population, and geographic area. This pushes the conversation and allows for open, candid discussion about what works well in our practices and, perhaps more importantly, what doesn’t.
Brian Gilmer, MD
Dr. Gilmer lives and practices in Mammoth Lakes with a clinical focus on knee and ankle injuries. He founded the Mammoth Sports Course in 2016 as a means to bring attention to the Mammoth community and to build an environment where surgeons can come to learn and play.
Timothy Crall, MD
Dr. Crall’s special interests include treating skiing and snowboarding athletes. He specializes in arthroscopic and open reconstruction of shoulder, knee and hip problems, such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, meniscus and ACL tears, and hip impingement and labral tears. He recently published a new technique for ACL reconstruction with quadriceps tendon autograft, a promising new procedure for high-level and more aggressive athletes.
Dr. Crall grew up in the Brunswick, Maine area. When he first visited the Eastern Sierra, he found a lot of similarities to Maine in the small town atmosphere with plenty of outdoor recreation. He liked what he saw so much in a 20-hour visit that he moved here shortly thereafter. Aside from keeping up with his kids, Dr. Crall enjoys skiing, biking, hiking, brewing his own beer, and golfing.
Michael Karch, MD
Dr. Karch specializes in orthopedic adult reconstruction of the hip and knee. He has been in practice in Mammoth Lakes, CA since 2003 and is a founding member of the Mammoth Orthopaedic Institute.
Dr. Karch is the founder of the Mammoth Winter Biathlon, at one time, the largest citizen Nordic ski and marksmanship event in the United States. He founded of the Mammoth Mass Casualty Seminar which then grew into the International Disaster and Austere Medicine Seminar and was Co-Founder of Mammoth Medical Missions 501C3. He is the co-inventor of Smart Medical Device, Inc., an innovative drilling technology for orthopedic surgery and holds multiple patents in this, and other, medical device technologies; He serves on that company’s Clinical Advisory Board. Dr. Karch serves on the Medical Board of Advisors for Global Surgical Medical Support Group, an organization dedicated to bringing top tier medical and surgical training and relief and to far forward combat zones in the Middle East conflict theatres.
Ariel Duvall, PT, DPT, OCS
Ariel both grew up and practices physical therapy in Mammoth Lakes. She has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Ariel’s areas of interest include Orthopedics, Sports Physical Therapy, total joint replacement, and wound care.
Jen McMahon, PT, DPT, GCS
Jen has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is a Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist. She has worked for Mammoth Hospital for 7 years and enjoys giving back to the Eastern Sierra communities in which she was born and raised.
David Patterson, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in knee ligament, cartilage and meniscus surgery, preservation and osteotomy, shoulder and elbow surgery, replacement.
He is an active person and appreciates how wonderful it is to be in good health. When his patients find themselves unable to engage in the activities they love, he understand their frustration. His team offers so many pathways back to health, and he is grateful to be part of this group of caring professionals.
Jared Lee, MD
Dr. Jared Lee has studied and practiced orthopedic medicine all over the world, and now seeks to bring world-class care to the Big Horn Basin. Dr. Lee joined Bighorn Medical Center in 2013 after earning his fellowship in advanced orthopedic sports medicine at the prestigious Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Lee completed his residency in the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, serving as Administrative Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Lee enjoys a rich legacy in sports, specifically football. A recipient of some of the highest honors in college football, and a former free agent for the Cincinnati Bengals, the game has deeply impacted his life. He cares for athletes globally as a covering physician for the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding team. He also practices here in Cody as the team physician for the Yellowstone Quake junior hockey team.
Brett Shore, MD
Dr. Brett Shore is a fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist, with a particular interest in hip arthroscopy and non-arthritic conditions of the hip and pelvis. Dr. Shore completed his orthopaedic residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Shore is currently the head of hip preservation for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
Hunter Greene, MD
Specializing in sports medicine, Dr. Hunter S. Greene is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has been with Summit Orthopedic Specialists since 2005.
Dr. Greene specializes in pediatric and adult sports medicine in his practice, including arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle techniques. He is also the only surgeon in the Sacramento area who is fellowship trained in hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive method of diagnosing and treating a variety of hip conditions.
Brian Haus, MD
Brian Haus, M.D., is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Haus is a native of Sacramento, and is dedicated to providing world-class care to children in his community.
Nirav Amin, MD
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA
Megan Wahl, MS, ATC, CSCS
Megan is an athletic trainer with experience in the high school, sports performance, military, and physician extender settings. She currently works at Duke Sports Science Institute with Dr. Chad Mather's clinical and practice innovation teams.
Jack Perry, MD
Jack Perry, MD, FAAOS is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Perry is Co-Founder of Smart Medical Devices, Inc. and serves as Director of the Scientific Advisory Board. As Director of the Scientific Advisory Board, he is facilitating the transfer of SMARTdrill®technology to surgical suites.
Dr. Perry led the Orthopaedic Service at Mammoth Hospital in Mammoth Lakes, California for 10 years. During his tenure at Mammoth, Dr. Perry built the S.P.O.R.T. center and established a fellowship in orthopaedic fracture care, complex athletic injuries and reconstruction. Dr. Perry now practices in Melbourne, Florida. He specializes in complex reconstruction, joint arthroplasty (including robotic techniques), complex soft tissue reconstructions/arthroscopies and bone malunion, bone deformity correction and bone salvage surgeries.
Dr. Perry is the owner of Perry Orthopedics, LLC in Melbourne, FL.