Local Orthopedic Surgeon Chosen for Sport Traumatology Traveling Fellowship Program
November 09, 2010
Kevin Doulens, M.D., with First Coast Orthopedics, was selected by the European Federation of Sport Traumatology (EFOST) as one of two U.S. orthopedic surgeons to participate in the organization’s 2010 DJO Team Physician Travelling Fellowship.
The travelling fellowship program creates the opportunity for two orthopedic surgeons to travel to Europe and learn first-hand about the role of team physicians and the medical organization of sport clubs on the Continent. As some popular sports are not similar in the U.S. and Europe, fellows benefit from sharing experiences with high level sport medical teams.
During the two-week fellowship, Doulens, who is also the medical director for the Jacksonville Marathon (Dec. 19, 2010), will visit the medical departments of professional and/or amateur teams, attend practices and/or games, and attend/assist in giving medical care to athletes.
The travelling fellowship program also includes academic sessions with local physicians, which include clinical case studies and scientific lectures related to sport injuries presented by the fellows and their hosts. These sessions will address topics such as team coverage, athletic care, rehabilitation, and injury prevention.
Doulens, and Lutul Farrow, M.D., from Tuscon, Ariz., will be overseas from Nov. 13 – 28. They will visit Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Paris, London and Brussels.
Doulens is a founding partner of First Coast Orthopedics in Fleming Island. He provides care to athletes ranging from weekend warriors to professionals, and covers the full gamut of sports medicine injuries, including both operative and non-operative treatments. In addition to treating sports injuries, Doulens also deals with complex shoulder problems, and is one of only a few surgeons in the area performing reverse total shoulder arthroplasties for rotator cuff deficient arthritis.
Doulens is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is the author of several scientific papers and textbook chapters, and has additional training and board certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.