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Jeff Mjaanes, MD

Jeff Mjaanes, MD

Head Team Physician and Director of Intercollegiate Sports Medicine

Medical Specialty
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
Education and Training
  • B.A. University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • M.D. University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Madison, WI
  • Pediatrics Residency, Rush University Medical Center; Chicago, IL
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; Park Ridge, IL
Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification
Amin Farokhrani, MD

Amin Farokhrani, MD

Physician, Sports Medicine

Medical Specialty
  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Education and Training
  • B.S.E. Cum Laude, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
  • M.S.E., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI
  • M.D., Wayne State University, Detroit MI
  • Family Medicine Residency, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, Rochester, MI
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH
Certifications
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine (CAQSM)
Rajat Jain, MD

Rajat Jain, MD

Physician, Sports Medicine

Medical Specialty
  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Education and Training
  • B.S. Magna Cum Laude with Honors, Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH
  • M.D., The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, Columbus OH
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency, University Hospitals Case Medical Center/Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland OH
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Certificate of Added Qualification
Laura Byrd, ATC

Laura Byrd, ATC

Associate Athletic Trainer

Email: l-koss@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.467.2406

Education and Training
  • B.S. Kinesiology/Athletic Training, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • M.S. Athletic Training, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
About

I thoroughly enjoy working with people and getting to know them. My goal is to help each patient feel comfortable and address their needs as best as I can. I find manual therapy techniques and stress re-education concepts most helpful. 

Teresa Kikugawa, DAT, ATC

Teresa Kikugawa, DAT, ATC

Associate Athletic Trainer

Email: teresa.kikugawa@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.467.5415
Education and Training
  • D.A.T. (Clinical Doctoral degree in Athletic Training), A.T. Still University, Mesa AZ
  • M.S., Athletic Training, A.T. Still University, Mesa AZ
  • B.S., Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Washington State University, Pullman WA
About

As an athletic trainer, I truly enjoy treating a patient to not only return to physical activity, but to be able to live a pain free lifestyle in general. Understanding how their pain has impacted their health related quality of life is important to me and being able to help address those issues is of high priority. I take particular interest in using corrective exercise and manual therapy techniques in treating different types of injuries by helping the body return to quality fundamental movement patterns.

Marcus Washington, ATC

Marcus Washington, ATC

Associate Athletic Trainer

Email: marcus.washington@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847.467.3538

Education and Training
  • B.S., Integrative Physiology/Athletic Training, University of Iowa, Iowa City IA
About

I enjoy the functional rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries and conditions. I also enjoy the art of casting, as it allows Athletic Trainers to do what they do best and be creative. I believe knowledge is power and educating our students on their conditions helping them to learn more about how to effectively take care of themselves now and in the future is rewarding.

Brian Vesci, DAT, ATC

Brian Vesci, DAT, ATC

Concussion (TBI) Specialist and Senior Athletic Trainer

Email:
Phone: 847.491.3398
Education and Training
  • B.S. in Athletic Training, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA
  • M.A. in Exercise and Sports Science (Concentration in Athletic Training), University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC
  • Doctorate of Athletic Training, A.T. Still University, Mesa AZ
About

I am excited for this new opportunity to raise the awareness and management of head injuries throughout the campus community. Leading efforts to educate about and rehabilitate patients from these injuries are a primary focus of my role here on campus. A particular interest of mine involves coordinating efforts across campus to facilitate appropriate return to learn strategies for students who suffer concussions. I enjoy the diversity of interactions with all patients throughout our department, including intercollegiate varsity and club sport athletes and the general undergraduate and graduate student communities.

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