Fellowship Program, Class of 2014-2015

Sanjeev Bhatia, M.D.

Originally from Brookfield, Wisconsin, Dr. Bhatia graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he spent a summer studying Human Rights at the London School of Economics. After college, he attended medical school at Northwestern University where his growing interest in orthopaedic surgery led him to pursue a one year Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research Externship.

Dr. Bhatia completed his residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois where he participated in sports team coverage for several local college and professional teams including DePaul Men's and Women's soccer, Chicago Force Women's Football, and Chicago Steel Men's Hockey. As a resident, he published several studies on glenoid bone loss, ACL reconstruction and bone-tendon healing. His research has received awards at the national level and has been presented internationally. As a Chief Resident, Dr. Bhatia was nominated Co-Editor of the "Grand Rounds: What's Your Diagnosis" monthly column in Orthopaedics Today. He is currently a scientific reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Bhatia enjoys downhill skiing, mountain biking, photography and traveling. He will be moving to Vail with his wife Avanti, a Speech-Language Pathologist who will be working with the Listen Foundation and Eagle County Schools.

William R. Mook, M.D.

Born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Mook completed his undergraduate education at Virginia Tech where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise and minors in Biology and Chemistry. As an undergraduate he also completed an intramural research-training award fellowship in lipid biochemistry at the NIH in addition to completing additional course-work in human anatomy at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Mook went on to receive his medical training at the University of Virginia where he confirmed his interest in orthopaedics. He was elected a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated with honors. Upon completing medical school, Will traveled to Duke University for his orthopaedic surgery training. During his time at Duke, he provided physician coverage for most of Duke's varsity athletic teams including the men's football, basketball, and lacrosse teams. His research interests at Duke included multi-ligament knee injuries, athletic foot and ankle injuries, and periprosthetic shoulder infections. Prior to completing his training, he was chosen by his fellow residents for the John M. Harrelson Chief Resident Teaching Award in recognition of the chief resident who contributed the most to their education and training.

Will and his wife Emily are very excited to be moving to Vail with their 15 month old daughter, Reese. His interests outside of medicine include golfing, skiing, hiking, staying active outdoors.

Justin T. Newman, M.D.

Justin grew up farming and ranching in Holyoke, Colorado. He then went to the University of Denver on a Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. While there he spent a year abroad, with one semester at the University of London and another at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He then returned to managing his farming business for a year before starting medical school at the Univeristy of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. During medical school, 3 months were spent doing research in Peru and he also did a one-year Orthopedic and Orthopedic Trauma Research Fellowship through Denver Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He then did his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Colorado.

Justin will be joined in Vail part-time by his family. His wife, Mandi Beman, MD, will continue her minimally-invasive gynecological surgery practice in Denver. She will bring their two boys up the hill for part of the week.

M. Brett Raynor, M.D.

Dr. Raynor grew up in Dallas, Texas. He attended Duke University, where he majored in economics. He returned to Texas to attend the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following medical school, Dr. Raynor completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. During his time at Vanderbilt, he served as team physician for multiple high schools in the area and frequently lectured at the medical school as part of the physical diagnosis curriculum. During residency, his research focused on the use of the patient history in diagnosing shoulder disorders and on the epidemiology of shoulder instability.

Dr. Raynor will be moving to Vail with his wife, Liza, their two daughters, Hadleigh and Julia, and dog, Henry. Outside of work, Brett enjoys running, skiing, and fly-fishing. He and his family are looking forward to their year in the mountains.

Brent T. Warner, M.D.

Born and raised in Ohio, Dr. Warner attended Duke University where he was a NCAA All-American pole vaulter and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. He then returned to Ohio to obtain his medical degree from Ohio State University, graduating magna cum laude and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Following medical school, Dr. Warner completed residency training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a resident, he was selected for the American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Forum, participated in several research projects, and has been published in Arthroscopy. He also provided physician coverage for the University of North Carolina football and women's soccer teams, the Carolina Railhawks, and several North Carolina high school football teams.

In his free time, Dr. Warner enjoys outdoor activities including long-distance running, cycling, skiing, and snowboarding. His wife Kristie, daughter Kate, and furry companion Magill will be joining him for the yearlong adventure in the Vail Valley.

Michael P. Walsh, M.D.

Dr. Walsh graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a Biology and Business Management double major from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. While at Hamline, Dr. Walsh received 8 athletic letters, playing both football and baseball. He also earned the Jerry Smith Award as the top senior athlete at Hamline. Dr Walsh then moved down the street for medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he found interest in Orthopaedic Surgery. Following medical school, Dr. Walsh traveled to Ann Arbor, MI for Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Michigan. While at the U of M, Dr. Walsh had the pleasure of covering the University of Michigan football and hockey teams, in addition to Eastern Michigan football and basketball, in Ypsilanti, MI. He also served as team physician for two local high school football teams.

Dr. Walsh will be moving to Vail with his wife, Angela, a middle school teacher, who will be spending the year substituting. Dr. Walsh's interests outside of medicine include fishing, hunting, golfing, and skiing.

Foot & Ankle Fellow 2014 - 2015

Scott R. Whitlow, M.D.

Dr. Whitlow was born and raised in Seattle, WA where he grew up on skis and rooting for Seattle sports. Seeking a change of scenery before returning to the West Coast, he attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He was interested in sciences and research, and after graduating with a BA in Biochemistry he moved to Boston, Massachusetts to work in basic science research. He has multiple publications in the field of immunology at Harvard Medical School.

Deciding he desired the interpersonal relationships medicine had to offer, Dr. Whitlow attended Boston University School of Medicine, spending one summer working in clinics and operating rooms in Quito, Ecuador. After an initial interest in general surgery trauma, a week in Orthopaedic Surgery the summer before his fourth year changed his mind. He completed residency at UC Davis in Sacramento, California, where he particularly enjoyed trauma, sports and foot and ankle surgery.

Outside of work, Scott spends time skiing, mountain and road biking, hiking, paddling, and playing golf. He moves here with his dog Jack, who enjoys swimming, chasing tennis balls, and being pet by anyone and everyone. We are looking forward to a wonderful year here with you in Vail.

Griffin Visiting Scholar Program for Clinical Sports Medicine MRI

Steadman Philippon Research Institute Sports Medicine Imaging Fellow 2014 - 2015

Dr. Carpenter grew up in NY along the shores of Long Island and Fire Island, where she learned to sail, fish, and enjoy everything that the outdoors has to offer. She attended college in North Carolina at Wake Forest University, where she graduated cum laude with special honors in Biology. During this time, she also studied abroad in Europe, where she focused on marine biology and the arts. She subsequently pursued medical school at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. Following medical school, Dr. Carpenter completed a surgically-based internship in Cooperstown, NY, followed by diagnostic radiology residency at New York University, where she also served as chief resident. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Carpenter completed a one-year fellowship specializing in musculoskeletal radiology and interventional procedures, also at New York University. Her primary interests include sports medicine and image-guided procedures.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Carpenter enjoys running, cycling, and tennis, and has recently started competing in triathlons. She is thrilled to return to the slopes of Vail, where she originally learned to ski.

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