Core Primary Care Sports Medicine Faculty

Core Primary Care Sports Medicine Faculty

Jonathan Becker, MD

Becker

Chair, Family and Geriatric Medicine
Associate Professor, Family and Geriatric Medicine
Senior Fellowship Advisor, Sports Medicine Fellowship

Email:

Office

Sports Medicine Office
Owsley Brown Frazier Sports Medicine Center
215 Central Avenue Ste. 200
Louisville, KY 40208
P 502-588-8700

After completing my residency and fellowship, my wife and I relocated to Louisville so she could pursue a fellowship in gastroenterology. Prior to joining the faculty at UofL in 2005, I spent four years in private practice. First, in an outpatient primary care setting then joining an orthopedic group where I practiced sports medicine full time.

I joined UofL in order to become more involved with the sports medicine fellowship as well as participate in teaching residents and medical students. A large part of my time has been and continues to be working as a team physician with University of Louisville athletics. Aside from my role with the fellowship, I also served as an Associate Director of Resident Education until 2014 when I was appointed Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program. I was appointed Chair of the Department of Family and Geriatric Medicine in October 2017.

My teaching interests are mostly related to sports medicine and include musculoskeletal exams, concussions, medical problems of the athlete, and joint injections. Outside of medicine, I enjoy playing golf and ice hockey as well as attending sporting events of all sorts. I also have a daughter who keeps my very busy. She is in grade school and is completely obsessed with the Disney Princesses.

Educational Background

  • BS—Biology: University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • MD: Chicago Medical School, Illinois
  • Residency—Family Medicine: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota
  • Fellowship—Primary Care Sports Medicine: Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota

Katherine Pohlgeers, MD

Email:

Office

Sports Medicine Office
Owsley Brown Frazier Sports Medicine Center
215 Central Avenue Ste. 200
Louisville, KY 40208
P 502-588-8700

I was born and raised in Fort Mitchell, KY a small town in Northern Kentucky, just south of Cincinnati. I was first introduced to Louisville in 2001 after accepting a basketball scholarship to Bellarmine University. I immediately fell in love with the city. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hillsdale College. After completing my Master’s in Science in Physiology and BioPhysics, I remained in Louisville for medical school and residency in family medicine. During residency, I was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and received the Paul C. Grider Outstanding Resident of the Year Award. I ultimately completed my training in Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship here at UofL and decided to stay as a sports medicine faculty member

Some of my medical interests include platelet-rich plasma treatments for arthritis and tendinopathy, traumatic brain injuries, and compartment syndrome. Outside of medicine, I am an avid University of Louisville and Cincinnati Bengals fan. I enjoy attending concerts and traveling as much as possible, especially if a beach is involved!

Educational Background

  • BS—Psychology, Minor in Chemistry: Hillsdale College, Michigan
  • MS—Physiology & Biophysics: University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • MD: University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Residency—Family Medicine: University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Fellowship—Primary Care Sports Medicine: University of Louisville, Kentucky

Brittney Richardson, MD

Email:

Office

Sports Medicine Office
Owsley Brown Frazier Sports Medicine Center
215 Central Avenue Ste. 200
Louisville, KY 40208
P 502-588-870

I was born in Baton Rouge and raised in Independence, a small town in southeast Louisiana. After completing my undergraduate education and graduating Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2009, I matriculated at University of Louisville School of Medicine. Initially my plans were to move back to Louisiana for training, but after a couple years in the city, I realized the vast number of opportunities here and grew to love the atmosphere. These very ideas completely changed my plans, and I’ve continued to enjoy living here, remaining in town to complete both my residency in Family Medicine and a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship. During training, I was named the Stephen F. Wheeler Intern of the Year and served as chief resident. Because of the life I’ve started in Louisville and my relationship with UofL, I decided to take a position as a Family and Sports Medicine faculty member.

Some of my medical interests include procedures of all sorts, including joint injections and compartment syndrome testing, taking care of athletes of all levels, and teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my partner and our daughters, attending sporting events, traveling, and hanging out with friends.

Educational Background

  • BS—Biology: Xavier University, Louisiana
  • MD: University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Residency—Family Medicine: University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Fellowship—Sports Medicine: University of Louisville, Kentucky