Sports Medicine Fellow

Keeping Athletes Safe, Healthy & Doing What They Love

AMP, through Ortho Montana, provides non-surgical Sports Medicine Fellowship Training to a Family Practice physician every year. The Fellowship Trained Physician can provide extended care to the their future patients.

The Sports Medicine Fellowship produces primary care physicians who excel in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems, along with other medical problems related to athletics, exercise and an active lifestyle. Residents gain experience in clinic, training rooms and sidelines under the supervision of primary care sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons. Graduates from the program feel confident that they have developed skills to help set them apart in the realm of musculoskeletal medicine. Fellows have gone on to work in primary care, orthopedic practices and boutique injection clinics.


Team Coverage:

  • Fellow is team physician for all sports at Montana State University Billings (NCAA Division II) and Rocky Mountain College (NAIA athletics).
  • Professional sports opportunities with Billings Mustangs.
  • Fellow works closely with Athletic Medicine and Performance (AMP), covering 20 area high schools, plus community and club sports organizations.

Mass Event Coverage:

  • State wrestling tournament typically has over 600 athletes
  • High school football games
  • Heart and Sole Run (3,000 participants. Fellow is medical director.)
  • Past events included NAIA Women’s National Basketball Tournament, NCAA DII Regional Cross-Country Championship


– Opportunity for ski medicine and skiing in Big Sky, Montana, or Park City, Utah.

– Fellowship supports the fellow in completing NSCA CSCS certification.

– Ultrasound rotation in Helena, Montana, with Dr. Philip Steele, frequent instructor of ultrasound at AMSSM Annual Meeting

– Flexibility in elective rotations.


  • Present at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, (AMSSM), with encouragement to attend the Advanced U/S course.
  • Attend AMSSM Fellows Conference
  • Magic City Sports Medicine Conference
  • Present at annual meeting of the Montana Association of Family Physicians

Names to Know:

Faculty and surgeons involved with fellowship curriculum include:

James S. Elliott, MD – Ortho Montana surgeon

Steven J. Klepps, MD – Ortho Montana surgeon

AMP Fellows

  • 2023-2024 None
  • 2022-2023 None
  • 2021-2022 Luke Sugden
  • 2020-2021 Brayton Kiedrowski
  • 2019-2020 None
  • 2018-2019 Kelsey Hoffman
  • 2017-2018 Richard England
  • 2016-2017 Skye Heston
  • 2015-2016 Amy Kratz
  • 2014-2015 Matt Giordanengo
  • 2013-2014 Travis McDonald
  • 2012-2013 Buzz Walton
  • 2011-2012 None
  • 2010-2011 Janna Vilen
  • 2009-2010 Paul Monie
  • 2008-2009 Ben Phipps
  • 2007-2008 Chill Yee
  • 2006-2007 Judd Pulley
  • 2005-2006 Steve Williamson
  • 2004-2005 Billy Haug
  • 2003-2004 Erica Seas