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Mississippi State Sports Medicine

MSU Sports Medicine
Shira Fieldhouse
P.O. Box 5327
Mississippi State, MS 39762
662-325-5145 (fax)

MSU Sports Medicine Staff
A Message to Parents and Athletes
MSU Athletic Training Room Facilities and Action Photos

• Student Athletic Trainer Information Contact - Scott Johnson (scottjohnson@athletics.msstate.edu)
Student Athletic Trainer Program Overview & Application (PDF)
• MSU Sports Medicine Health Insurance Information Forms for Student-Athletes (PDF)
MSU Sports Medicine Medical History Forms for Student-Athletes (PDF)

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MSU Sports Medicine Staff


Mary McLendon, MESS, ATC/L
Director of Sports Medicine
Women's Basketball
(662) 325-0657
Justin Gremillion, MS, ATC
Head Football Athletic Trainer
Football, Tennis, Rehabilitation
(662) 325-2869
Scott Johnson, M. Ed., ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Men's Basketball, Golf
(662) 325-4108
Kari Kebach, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Softball, Volleyball
(662) 325-2442
Corey Lock, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football, Men's Tennis
(662) 325-1548
Katie Rovtar, MSEd, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Track & Field
(662) 325-0648
Ben Stollberg, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football, Women's Tennis
(662) 325-1548
Jason Wire, MA, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(662) 325-8237
Kathrine Zukin, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
(662) 325-3215
Joe Gray, PT, ATC
Physical Therapist
(662) 325-7543
Tammy Cummings
Accounting Assistant/Insurance
(662) 325-2165

Zarah Calvin
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
  Colin Diment
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
Cross Country/Track & Field
Nathan Lutz
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
  Caitlyn McKinley
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
David Miller
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer
  Leslie Stephenson
Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Physicians and Consulting Staff

Clifton W. Story, MD
Executive Director of University Health Services
Team Physician
Board Certified in Family Practice

Robert K. Collins, MD

Executive Director University Health Services Emeritus
Board Certified in Family Practice 
Cert. of added Qualifications in Sports Medicine 
Clinical Assoc. Prof. – Family Medicine at University of Mississippi Medical School 
2005 SEC Team Physician of the Year 
Selected as Jack C. Hughston, M.D. Sports Medicine Person of the Year 2012

Dr. Chris Galjour, MD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine and General Orthopaedics
Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity

Michael S. Mabry, MD
Board Certified in Family Practice
Cert. of added Qualifications in Sports Medicine

Russell C. Linton, MD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Fellowship-University of Florida and Miami Dolphins
Member - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Consultant - NFL Combine (Steelers, Bears, Dolphins)
2009 SEC Team Physician of the Year

G. Scott Jones, MD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Member - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

MSU Team Physicians (l to r): Dr. Mike Mabry, Dr. Rusty Linton, Dr. Chad Altmyer, Dr. Scott Jones, Dr. Charles Rhea, Dr. Robert Collins.

Charlie Rhea, MD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Cert. of added Qualifications in Hand Surgery

Chad S. Altmyer, MD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle Fellowship - Campbell Clinic
Member - Academy of Orthopaedics and Foot and Ankle Society
Member - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

John E. Griffin, DMD
Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinical Faculty Member of the University of Alabama Medical School and University of Texas Medical School, Galveston.
Director of one of eight accredited fellowships in cosmetic and reconstructive maxillofacial surgery within the U.S.

Allen Sills, MD
Board Certified in Neurological Surgery
Neuro-oncology Fellowship Johns-Hopkins
Faculty, University of Tennessee Medical School, Memphis, Dept. of Neurosurgery
Member - American College of Sports Medicine
Member - Neurosurgery Joint Section on Neurotrauma
Team Neurosurgeon Memphis Grizzlies, NBA

David Allen, DC
Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine
Certified in Chiropractic Biophysics
Member - American Chiropractic Association, Mississippi Chiropractic Association
Member - Mississippi Board of Chiropractic Examiners (appointed by the governor)

Amy A. Crigler, OD
Member - Sports Vision Section, American Optometric Association

James S. Brown, III, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Member - American Academy of Ophthalmology

Shannon Barrett, Pharm. D.
Compounding Pharmacist

Consultants are available in other specialties including:
• Rheumatology
• Gynecology
• Pedorthics
• Dentistry
• General Surgery
• Ear/Nose/Throat
• Counseling

A Message to Parents and Athletes
Teamwork in health care is a proven concept. Keeping this in mind, the sports medicine staff at MIssissippi State University strives to provide the best health care to all our student athletes with this idea in mind. We believe in creating a partnership between the athlete, their parents, the coaches, and our medical staff. The following information, as well as the section above that outlines our staff, will give you information about our comprehensive medical staff and how we have developed a program that provides care in all areas for our student athletes.

Athletic Training Staff
The medical team begins with the certified athletic trainers (ATC's) who interact with the student athletes on a daily basis. The American Medical Association has recognized athletic training as an allied health care profession because of the ATC's knowledge and experience in injury assessment, rehabilitation, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders.

Each full time staff athletic trainer at Mississippi State is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification and is licensed in the state of Mississippi.

Athletic Training Room
The Mississippi State Sports Medicine Department consists of six athletic training rooms at various athletic facilities to better serve our student athletes. The athletic training rooms are staffed by our seven full time staff members along with five graduate assistants and 20 student athletic trainers.

The new Columbus Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center is equipped with the latest in modalities (in-ground whirlpools, ultrasound, electrical stimulation), rehabilitation equipment (including a Biodex and Hydroworx® therapy pool with an underwater treadmill), an x-ray machine, and a variety of additional equipment necessary to meet the needs of the elite collegiate athlete.

The Team Family Practice Physicians and Orthopedists are available at practice and in the athletic training room almost daily for consultation with the athletic trainers and student athletes.

John C. Longest Student Health Center
Mississippi State University maintains a full service student health center on campus where our two Team Family Practice Physicians practice. They are supported by a lab, pharmacy, x-ray, physical therapy department, nutritionists, three additional physicians, four nurse practitioners, and a nursing staff.

The John C. Longest Student Health Center

MSU Athletic Physical Examination
Medical care starts with a comprehensive physical examination at the beginning of the athlete's freshman year and continues throughout their career. All information gathered is considered confidential, and a physical exam is repeated each year. The exam includes:

• Complete personal medical history with a registered nurse
• Vital statistics, including: Height, weight, arm span, blood pressure, temperature, and pulse
• Body fat percentage (caliper or hydrostatic)
• Vaccines, which may include: Tetanus (all first years) and influenza
• Lab screening, including: CBC, urinalysis, sickle cell trait, and TB skin test
• Dental screening with the team dentist
• Vision screening with the team optometrist
• General medical examination with a team family practice physician
• Orthopaedic examination with a team orthopedist (with immediate x-rays available by request of the team physician)
• Spinal alignment evaluation with the team chiropractor
• Other tests as determined by physician at exam

MSU Athletic Training Room Facilities and Action Photos

Columbus Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (Hydrotherapy Area)

Columbus Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (Rehabilitation Area)

Columbus Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (Treatment and Taping Area)

MSU's Satellite Athletic Training Room at Humphrey Coliseum

MSU's Satellite Athletic Training Room for Baseball at Polk-Dement Stadium and Dudy Noble Field

MSU's Satellite Athletic Training Room for Volleyball at Newell-Grissom Gymnasium



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