After scouting the nation’s top performers in sports medicine, UofL Health is pleased to announce leadership for the organization’s new UofL Health – Sports Medicine Institute. While the practice of sports medicine isn’t new to UofL Health, the newly-formed collaboration of our Sports Medicine Institute is. By harnessing the expertise of the best sports medicine providers across our organization, Sports Medicine Institute can now provide the fastest, most innovative care to athletes.
Providing leadership and serving as medical director is Jen Daily, M.D. A former collegiate athlete herself, Dr. Daily is a primary care sports medicine physician at Cardinal Station and a team physician for University of Louisville athletics. She loves being on the sidelines, working closely with student-athletes and providing their care. She also has expertise in bringing together the best people to create world-class solutions.
Dr. Daily has recently recruited two all-star players to round out the institute’s leadership team: Brett Hayes, MSPT, administrative director, and Ernie Rimer, Ph.D., director of sport science.
Brett, a native of Oregon and Pacific University graduate, comes to UofL Health from a sports medicine leadership role at the University of Missouri. Throughout his career, Brett has focused on innovative care for athletes and the development of processes and programs to enhance performance and recovery. Clinically, Brett’s experience includes consultant clinical work for the Seattle Seahawks as well as sideline/dugout coverage for Mizzou Football and Softball as a corrective biomechanics and sports performance physical therapist.
Dr. Rimer brings a unique skill set to round out the leadership team. Following roles in strength and conditioning at the United States Ski & Snowboard Association and Northern Arizona University (NAU), Dr. Rimer earned his Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Utah, where he also served as director of sport science for its athletics department. His research spans topics in nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, rehabilitation and epidemiology.
“I am so excited to have both Brett and Ernie on our team, helping to forge a new path for sports medicine at UofL Health,” said Dr. Daily. “With Ernie’s research as the foundation, our strong institutional knowledge from years of providing sports medicine care, and the collaboration of providers we have in our system – I am confident that athletes who receive our care will reach optimal performance and the quickest recovery from injury. I guess you can say UofL Health – Sports Medicine Institute is creating a new playbook for sports medicine care!”
Stay tuned for more information on the Sports Medicine Institute team as they grow to live into their goal of quickly and accurately promoting the functionality and movement of every person.