Athletic Training

The Stanford University Sports Medicine Staff, under the direction of Director of Sports Medicine, Geoffrey Abrams, and Director of Athletic Training, Eitan Gelber, are leaders and pioneers in the care of Stanford student athletes.

Through the interdisciplinary and collaborative approach utilizing the unique talents of sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and sports scientists, Stanford Sports Medicine provides unrivaled comprehensive care to the over 900 Stanford student athletes.

The Stanford Sports Medicine team is on the cutting edge of sports medicine care, utilizing the most up to date diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative techniques to allow for student athletes to thrive in their desired sport.  With 20 full-time athletic trainers, 4 full-time physical therapists, and our dedicated sports medicine physicians, the staff is able to provide the latest and most contemporary care possible to athletes across all 36 sports.

Our staff of 10 team physicians provide direct oversight to the Athletic Training and Physical Therapy staff, and are faculty from the Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. As well, the Sports Medicine Program has access to 40 consultants and specialists on its Sports Medicine Advisory Team.

The Stanford University Sports Medicine staff are also among the leaders in sports medicine research across the country, with ongoing research looking to improve the diagnosis of concussion, prevention of ACL injury, and using foot mapping technology to decrease overuse injury.  Through the use of data analysis, the sports medicine staff is able to analyze trends, and provide targeted interventions to help reduce and prevent athletic injuries.

Phillip & Penelope Knight AT Center

The primary facility for the care of student athletes is the new Phillip and Penelope Knight Athletic Training Center, located on the basement level of the Arrillaga Family Sports Center. Opened in 2013, this facility provides Stanford student athletes the evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries that they may occur. There are also satellite facilities located in Maples Pavilion, Sunken Diamond, Stanford Stadium, and Burnham Pavilion, which are open as needed throughout the year.

Philip & Penelope Knight Athletic Training Center
641 E. Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
P:  650.723.1214  |  F:  650.725.2752

During the academic year, the Athletic Training Center will be open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays, athletic competition and practices will dictate hours. During the summer months, the athletic training center operates on a reduced schedule.

The Athletic Training Center’s general phone number is 650.723.1214. A message can be left at this number for any team athletic trainer. If you have an emergency after hours, please contact your team athletic trainer directly or call 9-1-1.


Athletic Training Staff

Certified Athletic Trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled, allied health care professionals and have been part of the American Medical Association’s Health Professions Career and Education Directory for more two decades. Additionally, the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, among others, are all strong clinical and academic supporters of Certified Athletic Trainers.

Eitan Gelber
MA, ATC, CSCS, CMT, DNSP

Director, Athletic Training
Football, Wrestling

Sarah Lyons
MS, ATC, PES

Associate Director, Athletic Training
(W) Gymnastics, (M) Rowing

Tomoo Yamada
MA, ATC, CKTP, DNSP

Associate Director, Athletic Training
(M/W) Swimming + Diving

Amanda Brown
MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Softball, Fencing

Lindsy Donnelly
MEd, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(W) Volleyball

Josh Freeman
MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Lacrosse, Track & Field

Katelin Knox
MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(W) Basketball, (W) Golf

Lucas Klawiter
MS, ATC, CES

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football

Karmont Mak
MS, ATC, CES, PES

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football

Emily Montana
MS, ATC, LAT, CES

Interim Head Athletic Trainer
Football

Justin Police
MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(M/W) Cross Country, (M/W) Track & Field

Katherine Risso
MAT, ATC, CKTP

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Football, Sailing

Rachel Salazar
MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(M) Gym, (W & LTW) Rowing

John Ursone
MS, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Athletic Trainer
Baseball, Squash

Dominic Vincentini
MS, ATC

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(M) Basketball, Squash

Brian White
MAE, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Athletic Trainer
(M) Soccer, (W) Tennis

Lexie Ross

Research Associate and Campus Administrator

Advanced Post Graduate Athletic Trainers

Gage Berry
MS, ATC

Advanced Post Graduate Athletic Trainer
Field Hockey, Sand Volleyball

Hannah Clark
MS, ATC

Advanced Post Graduate Athletic Trainer
(M) Water Polo, (M/W) Track & Field

Courtney Meyer
MS, ATC

Advanced Post Graduate Athletic Trainer
(W) Soccer, (M) Volleyball

Sanam Rezazadeh
MS, ATC

Advanced Post Graduate Athletic Trainer
Wrestling, (M) Tennis

Athletic Training Interns

Morgan Batcheller
ATC

Athletic Training Intern

Vanessa Lara-Diaz
ATC

Athletic Training Intern

Stanford Sports Medicine