Sports Medicine

Program Overview 

The sports medicine fellowship is a fully accredited, one year, longitudinal experience. Prerequisites for the program are a primary board eligibility or certification in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our program is located in the DFW metroplex, and we cover 16 high schools as well as work with area universities. Our training allows our graduates to feel comfortable treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and medical problems associated with athletes of all ages and experience levels.

We work with a variety of athletic programs and organizations in the area including:

  • Fort Worth ISD
  • Arlington ISD
  • Texas Christian University Athletics
  • Texas Wesleyan University Athletics
  • Golden Gloves and other boxing associations
  • Hotter’NHell 100, an internationally recognized extreme cycling event
  • Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Professional Bull Riders events

Unique Aspects of the Program 

The Sports Medicine Fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital is the largest primary care sports medicine fellowship in the nation. In addition to traditional curriculum in Primary Care Sports Medicine, our fellows receive training in image-guided diagnostic and interventional techniques for the treatment of a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders.

The JPS Family Medicine residency has been approved for the P4 initiative project and our residents will now have the option to participate in a 4-year residency. This means that FM residents interested in sports medicine will have an interview process in their first year to be accepted into the program. They will start their focus in the second year and have elective experience in their second and third year to allow a three year longitudinal experience in sports medicine.  During their fourth year, all rotations are sports medicine focused allowing fellows to complete a full twelve month fellowship. Our program will be matching with the NRMP for the academic year 2012-2013 and beyond. Due to the P4 initiative, the number of slots available through the match can vary from year to year.


The sports medicine curriculum is presented during protected weekly didactic time and includes education on anatomy, physiology, general medical conditions, procedures, ethics and practice management. Fellows also contribute to the education of the JPS Family Medicine residents by preparing and giving lectures, as well as hands-on guidance in the clinic.


Fellows are required to participate in research projects under the direction of faculty. Projects may be conducted through JPS, TCU, or other approved organizations, and protected research time is provided weekly. At the end of the fellowship year, research projects are presented at JPS Research Day. Assistance with projects is provided by Richard Young, M.D., Research Director for Family Medicine.


Michele Kirk, MD – Program Director
Board Certified in Pediatrics
CAQ in Sports Medicine

Jason Mogonye, MD - Assistant Program Director
Board Certified in Family Medicine
CAQ in Sports Medicine

James Barbee, MD 
Board certified in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine
CAQ in Sports Medicine 

Robert Menzies, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine and Pain Medicine
CAQ in Sports Medicine

Linda Pham, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine
CAQ in Sports Medicine


Michele DeWolf


Fourth year medical students may apply online for elective clinical clerkships. Details regarding electives offered can be found here, and the application is available here.