Athletic Training Services at MedStar Health | MedStar Health

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Athletic trainers are Nationally Board Certified, Licensed Allied Healthcare professionals that work in a multitude of settings focused around sports medicine. It is the role of an athletic trainer to prevent, evaluate and treat injuries, provide timely referrals to the appropriate physicians, educate and communicate effectively to athletes, parents, coaches and physicians, and help facilitate a safe environment for the athlete to recover and return to play at their highest potential.

MedStar Sports Medicine carries a team of close to 50 certified athletic trainers who serve Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia. In those communities, our athletic training team provides services to youth, high school, college, and professional programs. The services our athletic trainers provide to these settings encompass the on-field provision of medical care, rapid access to medical care in the event of serious injury, concussion screening, and post-concussion care, along with pre/post-season physicals.  They also have the benefit of working alongside the orthopedic and sport medicine physicians they refer to, as well as having access to the vast network of physical therapists, researchers, sports performance specialists, and the best physicians in differing specialties.

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MedStar Sports Medicine is always seeking highly motivated, professional, licensed & certified Athletic Trainers to become part of their cutting-edge sports medicine team. Qualified candidates will be working within a fast-paced, dynamic medical system to provide the highest level of orthopedic and sports medicine healthcare to patients of all ages and skill levels.

The MedStar Sports Medicine Athletic Training team offers a variety of positions, including but not limited to; Full-Time Physician Extender/Athletic Trainers in Physicians practice, Community Liaison’s, and a variety of Outreach positions in traditional sports settings (i.e. professional, semi-professional, collegiate, high school, and clubs sports teams/organizations). There is also the potential for unique opportunities for dual credential professionals such as Physical Therapists/Physical Therapy Assistants.

Our positions offer a variety of schedule options, from PRN hours up to full-time 40 hours per week. We offer a highly competitive salary, numerous incentives, and competitive benefits package for full-time employees, and the distinct opportunity to work closely with renowned sports medicine physicians, physical therapists, as well as a team of close to 50 talented Athletic Trainers!

Want to know more? Check out some of our sample job descriptions below:

Full-Time Physician Extender/Athletic Trainer in Physicians practice:

  • Provides assessments of patients including review of pertinent medical history information, the performance of specific assessments; determination of recommendations, and accurately communicate and present this information to the physician.
  • Acts as a physician-patient liaison in both surgical and nonsurgical conditions in conveying concerns and information. Responsible for educating patients and ensuring that the physician's instructions/protocols are understood and adhered to by the patient.

Community Liaison:

  • Serve as liaison between MedStar Sports Medicine, MedStar NRH, community organizations, parents, athletes, outside physicians, and physical therapists to enhance community relationships, solidify program growth and provide high-quality health care services.
  • Seek new business and growth opportunities for the MedStar Sports Medicine brand (contracts, schools, teams, clubs, programs) in an effort to build the MSM profile, solidifying these opportunities with partnership agreements, MOUs, and contracts.

Outreach positions:

  • Demonstrates proficient implementation of acute treatment protocols based upon assessment findings and the patient's clinical presentation.
  • Provides assessments of injured athletes onsite at the training facility on an as-needed basis including review of pertinent history information, the performance of specific assessments, determination of recommendations, and accurate and timely documentation of results.

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Meet Our Team

  • Kim Bosley, Director of Athletic Training Services & Head AT Ravens Cheerleaders

    Kim Bosley is the director of athletic training services for MedStar Sports Medicine, a physician extender to MedStar Health’s orthopedic surgeon, James Dreese, and the head athletic trainer to the Baltimore Ravens Cheer and Dance Team. She joined MedStar in 2013. Kim earned her bachelor’s degree at Towson State University in physical education with a concentration in athletic training.

    Kim was recently inducted into the Inaugural Class for the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders Hall of Fame. She has been the head athletic trainer since the team’s inception in 1998 and attended both Super Bowls.

  • Katie Brodka, Manager of Atheltic Training Services & Physician Extender Greater Washington Area

    Katie Brodka MS, ATC/LAT joined MedStar Sports Medicine in 2014. She is the Coordinator of Athletic Training Services and oversees the athletic trainers in the Greater Washington, D.C., region. She also works as a physician extender with orthopedic surgeons Dr. Weimi Douoguih and Dr. Carter Mitchell as well as emergency and sports medicine trained physician, Dr. B. Elizabeth Delasobera.

    Katie earned her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training in 2008 from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) while playing lacrosse. She also obtained her graduate degree in Physical Education and Human Performance in 2010 from CCSU. She also worked as a graduate assistant responsible for men's soccer and baseball.

    Prior to joining MedStar, Katie was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at St John's University in Queens, New York. She worked primarily with the baseball team year-round and covered women's soccer in the fall. She has a special interest in the throwing athlete, thoracic mobilization, and core stabilization in pitcher's maintenance rehab, concussion awareness, and community outreach.

  • Carissa Colangelo, Manager of Athletic Training Services & Physician Therapy Assistant Greater Baltimore Area

    Carissa Colangelo MS, ATC/LAT, PTA, CSCS is the coordinator of Athletic Training Services for MedStar Sports Medicine. She primarily oversees the athletic trainers serving in the Greater Baltimore region. Carissa also works as a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) at the MedStar NRH Harbor Hospital Sports Medicine Physical Therapy clinic. 

    She graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2001 with her physical therapist assistant associate's degree and a bachelor's degree in Athletic Training. Carissa completed her graduate work at Ohio University, graduating in 2003 with a master's degree in athletic training and in higher education. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since 2001, a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2002, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2003. Prior to joining MedStar in 2009, Colangelo spent six years at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and Assistant Clinical Professor of Athletic Training.

    Carissa has a special interest in the rehabilitation of athletes. Specifically, she has been active in research for the reduction of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries and rehabilitation for return to play after an ACL tear. Carissa has been involved with program development and piloting projects looking at and identifying risks factors for ACL tears and the effect of an ACL injury reduction intervention program in high school athletes. She also enjoys working with runners and rehabilitation of athletes after a concussion.


  • Ryan Cisek, Coordinator of Athletic Training Services, Physician Extender Greater Baltimore Area


    Ryan Cisek, MA, LAT, ATC joined MedStar Sports Medicine in 2012. He is a full-time physician extender with the physicians of MedStar Harbor Hospital Sports Medicine and Shoulder Center: Dr. Leigh Ann CurlDr. Milford Marchant, and Dr. Jeffrey Mayer.

    Prior to this position, he was the Head Athletic Trainer at Arundel High School in Anne Arundel County for two years. He also served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Major League Lacrosse Chesapeake Bayhawks for four years.

    Ryan earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Salisbury University and a graduate degree in Kinesiology from San Jose State University. His previous experience also includes The San Francisco 49ers, Stanford University football and men’s volleyball, and Johns Hopkins University football and baseball.

    Ryan has a special interest in concussion management and education. Ryan and his wife Rebecca love spending their free time taking their two daughters on fun adventures.

  • Curtis Wills, Coordinator of Athletic Training Services, Community Liaison Greater Washington Area

    Curtis Wills, MS, LAT, ATC joined MedStar Sports Medicine in 2013. He works as a Community Liaison Athletic Trainer in the Greater Washington, D.C., region. Previously, he was the Head Athletic Trainer for Loyola University Club Sports. Curtis also works as a physician extender.

    Curtis earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Quincy University. He received a graduate degree in Exercise Science from Miami University (Ohio) and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from California University of Pennsylvania. Curtis has a special interest in Health Informatics. 

    Curtis’s favorite quote is: "If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." (Martin Luther King Jr.)

  • Jimmy Caiola, Coordinator of Athletic Training Services, Physician Extender MedStar Health Lafayette Center

    Jimmy Caiola MS, LAT, ATC joined MedStar Sports Medicine in 2017. He is a full time physician extender athletic trainer at the MedStar Health Lafayette Center in Washington, D.C.

    Jimmy earned his undergraduate degree in Health and Exercise Science, Athletic Training from Eastern University. He attended Long Island University, Brooklyn where he received his Master’s Degree in Advanced Athletic Training and Sports Science.

    Prior to joining MedStar, Jimmy spent three years as a faculty professor at Bethany College in Lindsburg, KS, and three years as a Head ATC for the Salina Liberty Pro indoor football team. Jimmy played lacrosse in college and with his love to travel, he has been to every state in the lower 48.

  • Megan Bapisteller, Certified Athletic Trainer, Glen Burnie High School

    Megan Bapisteller, LAT, ATC joined MedStar Sports Medicine in 2012. She is the Head Athletic Trainer at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County. She is also an athletic trainer for the ASA Chesapeake Charge Men’s NPSL team and Women’s WPSL Soccer teams. 

    Megan works directly as a physician extender with Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Jeffery Mayer at MedStar Harbor Hospital Sports Medicine and Shoulder Center.

    Megan earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Salisbury University and her Master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Psychology from the California University of Pennsylvania. 

    Megan has a special interest in throwing injuries in baseball, golf medicine, and sports psychology. Megan enjoys the fact that no two days as an athletic trainer are the same.  The excitement and unknown of what the day could hold is what pulls her in. 

    "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out" (Robert Collier)

  • Kelsey Hieb, Certified Athletic Trainer Roosevelt High School

  • Joshua Baraks, Certified Athletic Trainer, PRN

  • Kim Battaglia, Certified Athletic Trainer Bowie High School

  • Kelsey Boulier, Certified Athletic Trainer North County High School

  • Rebecca Covach, Certified Athletic Trainer Gwynn Park HS

  • Michelle Daniels, Certified Athletic Trainer, PRN

  • Jeremy Dockter, Certified Athletic Trainer Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS

  • Nya Dobbs, Certified Athletic Trainer Crofton High School

  • Katie Foelber, Physician Extender MedStar Sports Medicine

  • Allison Gardiner, Certified Athletic Trainer Meade High School

  • Michael Goodman, Physician Extender MedStar Harbor Hospital

  • Tim Happel, Certified Athletic Trainer Howard CC

  • Heather Kohlbus, Certified Athletic Trainer Baltimore Blast

  • Kellie Loehr, Community Liaison MedStar Sports Medicine

  • Joe Martinez, Assistant Athletic Trainer Arundel High School

  • Jenny Maybry, Certified Athletic Trainer Walt Whitman High School

  • Lauren McMillon, Certified Athletic Trainer Flowers High School

  • Jenna Page, Community Liaison MedStar Sports Medicine

  • Jennifer Perrine, Certified Athletic Trainer Northwood High School

  • Tiffany Perry, Community Liaison MedStar Sports Medicine

  • Amber Radtke, Community Liaison Maryland Black Bears

  • Melissa Read, Certified Athletic Trainer Northeast High School

  • Gary Simpson, Certified Athletic Trainer Chesapeake High School

  • Kelsey Tanler, Certified Athletic Trainer, Wise High School

  • Rebecca Taylor, Certified Athletic Trainer, Sherwood High School

  • Alex Temple, Certified Athletic Trainer, PRN

  • John Vipperman, Certified Athletic Trainer, Magruder High School

  • Brittney Wagner, Certified Athletic Trainer, Walter Johnson High School

  • Jodi Webb, Certified Athletic Trainer, Quince Orchard HS

  • Meghan Whitehead, Certified Athletic Trainer PRN

  • Meghan Wilkinson, Certified Athletic Trainer Old Glory DC Rugby