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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is an umbrella term that includes the athletic trainers, physicians, team coaches, and strength and conditioning coaches who work in concert to keep athletes healthy and performing at their highest level.

The mission of the SHP Sports Medicine program  is to ensure the overall health of our athletes utilizing current research-based treatments and standards, set by Sacred Heart Prep, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, California Interscholastic Federation Sports Medicine Guidelines, and the West Bay Athletic League.

SHP athletic trainers work in collaboration with Dr. Dev Mishra, a consultant from Stanford Health Care’s department of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. SHC physicians provide on-field care for selected athletic events, and staff a weekly afternoon injury evaluation session on campus.

What We Do

  • Injury prevention
  • Injury evaluation
  • Injury treatment and rehabilitation
  • Immediate first aid and emergency procedures
  • Injury education and counseling

Our Sports Medicine Team

List of 4 items.

  • Head Athletic Trainer: Holly Brown, MA, ATC

    Experienced with athletes of all ages, sports, and levels of competition-- including Olympic and professional teams and athletes--Holly holds a master’s in kinesiology/athletic training from San Jose State University, and is certified through the the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Prior to SHP, she served as a trainer for the 2007 World University Games in Thailand and with USA Softball (2008-2011), and has held training/teaching posts at both Indiana University of Pennsylvania and San Jose State University. She currently serves as a member of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Legislative Action Team.
  • Athletic Trainer: Robert Fennell, MS, ATC

    Bobby is a certified athletic trainer with over 10 years of experience in the secondary school setting. He earned his Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Health Sciences. He regularly attends national athletic training conventions to keep up to date on current trends and new research. Prior to joining SHP in 2013, Bobby has worked in both public and private high schools, physical therapy clinics, and orthopedic physician offices. He is from Chicago, is an avid Cubs and Bears fan, appreciates a good Netflix binge and can be found on the hiking trails or traveling to new places.
  • Consulting Physician: Jacob G. Calcei, MD, Stanford Health Care

    Jake grew up in Northeast Ohio. He attended Kenyon College (where he played baseball), medical school at NYU School of Medicine and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Following his sports medicine fellowship at Stanford, he and his wife Shanna will be returning to Ohio, where Jake will be a staff member at University Hospitals, faculty at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a team physician for the Cleveland Browns.
  • Consulting Physician: Marc R. Safran, MD, Stanford University

    Marc R. Safran, MD is Professor and Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in the
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University.  He also serves as the Director of
    the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Stanford and is a team physician for the Stanford
    Teams.  Dr. Safran has over 20 years experience as a football team physician, including
    professional, NCAA Division 1 and high school football. He is also the Head Orthopaedic
    Consultant to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), and is a consultant for the NBA Players
    Association and NHL Players Association.
    Dr. Safran earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Berkeley and
    completed medical school at Duke University.  He went on to the UCLA for his general surgery
    internship and orthopaedic surgery residency. Dr. Safran then completed a sports medicine and
    shoulder surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Safran has authored or co-
    authored over 200 scientific articles, 125 book chapters and 9 books relating to orthopaedic
    surgery, focusing mainly on sports medicine.
    He is a diplomat at the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and he has been a board
    member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) as well as the
    American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) societies. He is a past president of the
    International Society for Hip Arthroscopy and most recently completed his 2 year term as
    president of the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports
    Medicine (ISAKOS), the largest orthopaedic sports medicine society in the world.

Concussion Education for SHP Athletes

All SHP athletes must complete the Crash Course Concussion Education course in order to participate in athletics.
The Crash Course can be found in the portal on the Resources > Athletics tile.
Please contact Holly Brown
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List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Holly Brown

    Holly Brown 

    Assistant Athletic Director - Sports Performance - SHP
  • Photo of Robert Fennell

    Robert Fennell 

    Head Athletic Trainer - SHP
  • Photo of Rachel Vaccaro

    Rachel Vaccaro 

    Assistant Athletic Trainer
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12