Irfan Asif, MD
Vice Chair of Academics and Research, Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Asif is the director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship and vice chair of Academics and Research in the Department of Family Medicine. He is certified in both family medicine and sports medicine. He has served as a team physician for all levels of athletics, including high school, collegiate, and professional sports programs. He is also the Associate Editor for Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.
Dr. Asif currently serves on the AMSSM Board of Directors and has provided service on the AMSSM Research, Fellowship, Public Relations, and Annual Meeting Program Planning (Program Chair 2014-2015) Committees. His research has earned honors within sports medicine (2010 AMSSM Best Overall Research Award, 2011 Harry L. Galanty Young Investigators Award) and primary care as a whole (2014 UT GSM Excellence & Leadership in Clinical Research, 2012 Society of Teachers for Family Medicine Best Overall Research Paper). Current investigations explore several domains within sports cardiology, such as the epidemiology of sudden cardiac death in high school and collegiate athletes, a prospective multi-site ECG screening study across all three NCAA divisions, and understanding the psychological impact of cardiovascular screening in young athletes. These scientific contributions have been highlighted internationally during invited lectures to the Spanish Olympic Committee in 2012, the 2014 International Olympic Committee World Conference on the Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport, and a special seminar on Exercise as Medicine in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Asif was also selected for the 1st AMSSM Traveling Fellowship Program (2014) and recently completed a tour of the high level and Olympic sports programs in Australia.
As a teacher, Dr. Asif is committed to education and has been awarded the STFM Resident Teaching Award (2010) and the University of Tennessee Faculty Teaching Award (2012). He has served as the chair of the AMSSM Sports Medicine In-Service Training Exam (ITE) subcommittee, which writes the ITE yearly to prepare sports medicine physicians to pass the Sports Medicine CAQ Exam. He is currently the chair of the AMSSM Fellowship Committee.
Aside from typical orthopedic conditions, such as knee and shoulder injuries, he enjoys caring for medical conditions in athletes and physically active individuals such as sports concussions, cardiac arrest, heat illness, and many others. He is proficient in musculoskeletal ultrasound and many new treatment modalities in sports medicine.
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Kyle J. Cassas, MD, FACSM, FAAFP
Division Chief, Primary Care Sports Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Medical Director-Acceleration Sports Institute
Kyle J. Cassas, M.D., is a primary care sports medicine specialist with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. His focus and expertise includes the non-operative care of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries encountered in athletes of all levels. His professional interests include Endurance Athletes (Runners, Cyclists and Triathletes), Concussion, Endurance and Sports Nutrition, Sports Performance and Injury Prevention.
Earning his medical degree from the University of Nevada in 1997, Dr. Cassas then completed a surgical internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He then completed residency training in family medicine at St Paul Hospital, followed by fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas in 2002. During his fellowship he provided care for athletes at Texas Christian University, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Baptist University, and was also a team physician for Desoto high school. He was also a volunteer physician for the Justin Sportsmedicine team providing care to local and professional rodeo athletes.
Dr. Cassas remained at Charlton Methodist Medical Center after his fellowship and served as associate director of the sports medicine fellowship program, assistant director of the family medicine residency, and assistant professor for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine. He was actively involved in the education of medical students, family medicine residents, and sports medicine fellows.
Dr. Cassas moved to the Upstate in 2005 to join the Steadman Hawkins team and to start a primary care sports medicine fellowship which he serves as program director. Dr. Cassas has also served as medical director of the GHS Athletic Training Network and as team physician for USC Upstate, North Greenville University, and Greenville county schools such as Berea and Woodmont high school. He has also served as race physician and medical director of the US PRO Cycling Championships held in Greenville SC.
Dr. Cassas is an active member and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Affiliate Member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Primary Care Sports Medicine.
Dr. Cassas enjoys spending time with family and is a member of Grace Church in Greenville, S.C. He has participated in Medical Mission work travelling with his team to Nicaragua. His hobbies include golf, running, cycling and competing as an age-group triathlete-finisher of the 2010 Augusta 70.3 half-ironman.
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W. Franklin Sease, Jr, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
Associate Program Director
Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Director of Resident Sports Medicine Education
Medical Director, Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine
Dr. Sease practices primary care sports medicine. He focuses on non-operative care of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injury or illness. His treatment plans are centered on keeping people active through illness and injury.
Dr. Sease is a native of South Carolina. He received both his bachelor’s degree and medical degree from The University of South Carolina. After a residency in family medicine (Spartanburg, SC), he continued his post graduate medical education at The University of Pittsburgh where he completed fellowships in sports medicine as well as a faculty development fellowship (academic medicine). Prior to joining Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas he was in private practice in Asheville, NC.
Dr. Sease is board certified in family medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in sports medicine. He enjoys treating athletes and performers of all levels, with special interests in treating endurance athletes, golfers, and pediatrics. He is currently the team physician for USA Karate.
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Andrew Albano, DO, FAAFP
Dr. Albano is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) with a Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) in Sports medicine. He specializes in the evaluation and management of the full spectrum of sports related injuries and ailments. Dr. Albano is an alumnus of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine where he earned his medical degree. Following medical school, he completed a one year rotating internship at Southampton Hospital on Long Island and a Family medicine residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. During his final year of residency, Dr. Albano served as chief resident. After residency, he completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia where he worked closely with the Philadelphia Phillies organization under the tutelage of the physicians and surgeons of the Rothman Institute. Upon completing fellowship, Dr. Albano joined the Rothman Institute practicing primary care sports medicine before relocating to Greenville as a member of the GHS Department of Family Medicine and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville.
In his leisure time, Dr. Albano enjoys high intensity interval training, golf and delicious craft beer with his wife. He is actively expanding his hobbies to include cooking, and woodworking.
Scott Annett, MD
Dr. Annett earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and then completed two residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Greenville, SC. After several years in practice, he returned to Greenville to complete a sports medicine fellowship with Greenville Health System and the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. He is currently employed primarily with the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas at their Hillcrest location, but still works some at MD360 Urgent Care as well. He is currently Team Physician for Hillcrest High School. His clinical interests include sports-related concussion, interventional Sports Ultrasound, exertional leg pain and compartment testing, and endurance medicine including event coverage. He recently authored a textbook chapter on “Gender Differences- Considerations for the Female Endurance Athlete” in Miller’s Endurance Sports Medicine 2016. Current research interests include utilization of sports US by PCSM providers and injury prevention for endurance athletes.
Stephanie Bailey, MD
Dr. Bailey attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate education and then earned her medical degree from the University of Toledo. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and her primary care sports medicine fellowship at Greenville Health System/Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas. During fellowship she served as a team physician for North Greenville University, Greenville Drive, USA Karate, and Blue Ridge High School. She currently serves as a team physician for USA Karate and Woodmont High School.
She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Primary Care Sports Medicine. She splits her clinical time between the emergency department, sports medicine clinic, and event coverage. Her clinical interests include fracture care, event coverage, emergent orthopedic/sports medicine conditions, and medical education.
Matthew Baird, MD
Dr. Baird is an emergency and sports medicine physician who joined the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas in August of 2011. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Virginia. He went on to complete his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona where he served as a team physician for the U of A athletics program, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and various high school athletic programs. Prior to moving to the Upstate he practiced as an emergency physician in central Virginia.
Dr. Baird is board certified in emergency medicine with a CAQ in primary care sports medicine. He has specific interests in non-surgical musculoskeletal care, emergency preparedness, airway management, and mass event coverage. He currently lives in Greer with his wife, Sara.
Neha Chowdhary, MD
Dr. Chowdhary is a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, who also has a subspeciality in Primary Care Sports Medicine. She received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she also completed an Internship in Internal Medicine. She completed her residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kansas Medical Center. While she served her fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Baton Rouge General Hospital, she was one of the team physicians for Louisiana State University athletics in addition to multiple local high schools. She also holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Chowdhary enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, watching sports and playing sports. She also speaks multiple languages including Hindi and Punjabi.
Bobby Masocol, MD
Dr. Robert Masocol is a board-certified family medicine physician who recently completed his residency training at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. He is originally from Rocklin, California (just outside Sacramento) and participated in a variety of sports and outdoor activities. He received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences at U.C. Irvine and an M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Greenville Health System/Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and subsequently joined as faculty at the Center for Family Medicine. He has served as team physician for Blue Ridge High school athletics, North Greenville University, Greenville Drive and USA Karate. He has also provided medical coverage for endurance events such as the Paracycling World Championships, Ironman triathlons, and the Collegiate Club National Championship Triathlon. Currently, he serves as team physician for Berea High school. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, fracture care, medical education and primary care. Dr. Masocol will take the lead in educating medical students and residents in our new Lifestyle Medicine clinic. He enjoys an active lifestyle and looks forward to snowboarding each winter. He is married and has one child.
Michelle Wilson, MD
Dr. Wilson completed her undergraduate work at Liberty University. She completed medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and did her residency training in family medicine. She also completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Palmetto Richland Hospital. She is board certified in family medicine and holds a CAQ in sports medicine. Dr. Wilson has served as a team physician for multiple high schools, USC Upstate, and the University of South Carolina. With her fellowship training in sports medicine, she has a special interest in the musculoskeletal injuries of female athletes.