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Sports Medicine - Team Physicians

Dr. Chad A. Roghair
Dr. Chad A. Roghair is a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist under the American Board of Family Medicine. He is also trained in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound and is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant for the management of concussions.

Dr. Roghair returns to a position he served for six years as Head Team Physician for Saint Mary's College and was a team physician and the Student Health Sports Medicine Clinic physician at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to moving to Northern California, he was Chief Physician of the Campus Health Center at University of California, Riverside and trained students and physicians for the UC Riverside Biomedical program and the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program and Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Roghair has been featured as a Sports Medicine Consultant for KRON 4 News and ABC's "View from the Bay" on numerous occasions. The Princeton Sporting News named him the "Quarterback of the Decade" for the 1990s.

Dr. Roghair is a non-surgical specialist who evaluates and treats sports and general orthopaedic conditions. He performs musculoskeletal ultrasound as a diagnostic tool and to assist with injections including PRP and visco supplementation. He received additional credentialing to interpret ImPACT neurocognitive tests, which he has implemented at regional high schools including preseason testing of all Miramonte High School football players.

Dr. Roghair is now involved with the RunSafe program. RunSafe is a sports wellness program for runners focusing on personalized health advice, injury prevention, and performance enhancement. Using assessment and monitoring tools, along with a trusted network of experts, RunSafe provides runners with practical advice on the best practices to help runners achieve their individual goals. RunSafe engages runners into a comprehensive system for practical behavior change and continued motivation.The program was designed with the running athlete in mind, focusing on injury prevention and biomechanical analysis. Knowing how to prevent running injuries and practicing safe training methods are the best strategies to running effectively.

Dr. Roghair is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the California Medical Association.

In his free time, he enjoys coaching his daughters' soccer teams and playing ice hockey.

Brad Zwahlen, M.D.
Dr. Brad Zwahlen graduated from Brigham Young University in Utah, and then went on to receive his medical degree from the Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. He completed his Residency at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and his Fellowship at The Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Medicine Associates.

Dr. Zwahlen specializes in the treatment of general orthopaedics for trauma, fractures, arthritis, and tendonitis, which includes arthroscopic and open surgery for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee and ankle. He also performs total joint replacement of the knee, hip and shoulder. Dr. Zwahlen is now performing ultrasound exams for diagnosis, and assistance with injections in both the Berkeley and Orinda offices.

Board certified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Total Joint Replacement, Dr. Zwahlen has been a valuable member of the medical staff for several prominent Bay Area sports teams. He served as the Assistant Team Physician for the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, the Head Team Physician at De Anza College, and is currently the Saint Mary's College Team Physician. In addition to his involvement with sports teams, Dr. Zwahlen has served as the Physician for the San Jose Ballet and Volunteer Clinical Faculty for the UC Davis Medical Center.

Dr. Zwahlen is also an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Association, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the California Medical Association.

His personal interests include spending valuable time with his family and enjoying outdoor recreation.

Charles PrestonCharles F. Preston MD
Doctor Preston began practicing orthopaedic surgery in 2001. Dr. Preston received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from The University of California, Irvine. He then completed his orthopaedic training in New York at the renowned NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. During his training, Dr. Preston completed an additional orthopaedic research fellowship which resulted in multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national meetings. While practicing in New York, Dr. Preston was a house physician both at Shea Stadium for the New York Mets, and at Madison Square Garden. Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Preston completed additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on Shoulder and Elbow surgery at the University of Southern California. While at USC, Dr. Preston assisted in the care of the Rose Bowl Champion football team and National Champion Women's Soccer team. Dr. Preston continues his relationship with USC as an affiliate of the newly formed, Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute.

Dr. Preston is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has a special interest in sports medicine and shoulder and elbow reconstruction. As a resident of Danville, he supports the community by serving as an orthopaedic consultant for various organizations including De la Salle High School and the the former San Jose Stealth Professional Lacrosse.  He also continues to pursue his research interests and activities with the Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute. In his free time Dr. Preston enjoys local activities with his wife Tara, and son Conor.

Dr. Michael Michlitsch
As an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of the injured athlete, Dr. Michlitsch focuses on the prompt and safe return to play while not neglecting goals of preservation of our musculoskeletal system.  He enjoys being a part of the multi-disciplinary effort required return an athlete to health and then keep them healthy.  Board certified in both Orthopaedic Surgery as well as Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, he serves as Co-Director of the Sports Medicine Program at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists. 

After attending college and medical school at USC, he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at LA County-USC before completing his fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine with Congress Medical Associates in Pasadena.

He previously has provided team coverage for Occidental College and Eagle Rock High School and served as an associate team physician for Saint Mary's College in 2007-08.  He currently serves as head team physician for Monte Vista High School.

In his free time Dr. Michlitsch can be found on the field, coaching or playing sports with his wife Jennifer and their three children near their home in Lafayette.

Norman LivermoreNorman B. Livermore III, M.D., F.A.C.S

A Gaels fan for nearly 30 years, Dr. Norman Livermore has evaluated and treated Saint Mary's athletes since he began practice in Walnut Creek in 1982 after serving as assistant clinical professor in the department of orthopedics at UC San Francisco.  Dr. Livermore maintains a general orthopedic practice, specializing in trauma cases, sports injuries and spinal diseases, in addition to joint replacement and pediatric orthopedic care.  A two-sport athlete at Dartmouth College and avid runner, horseback rider and show and water skiier, Dr. Livermore respects and understands the particular needs of committed athletes.

Dr Matthew PecciDr. Matthew Pecci, M.D.

Dr. Matthew Pecci received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was a resident at UCLA Family Medicine Residency in Los Angeles, California and completed his fellowship in sports medicine at Ohio State University Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Pecci is board certified in both family medicine and sports medicine and has held academic positions as Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor at Ohio State and Boston University.

He founded and worked as the Director of Boston University’s Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship as well as the Director of the sports medicine and orthopedic curricula for the Boston Medical Center Family Medicine residency.

Dr. Pecci served as the Director of Sports Medicine at Boston University coordinating and providing care for Boston University student-athletes. In addition under Dr. Pecci’s direction, primary care sports medicine physicians from Boston University provided medical coverage for athletics at Boston College, MIT, UMass Boston, Emerson College, Pine Manor College and many Boston Public High Schools.

During his career, Dr. Pecci has covered many large-scale athletic events, including the Bay State Games, the Boston Marathon, AVP volleyball and U.S.A gymnastics. He also served as the medical director for several Boston area triathlons.

He has given many local and national presentations as well as publishing numerous peer-reviewed articles.

Dr. Pecci enjoys volunteering his time to help with sports medicine education and providing sports medicine care in the local community. He strives to have a positive impact on and be an integral part of the sports community in the area.

In his personal life, his greatest joy is his wife and three children. He enjoys playing basketball, golf and running, but currently gets his biggest sports thrill from coaching his children’s youth sports teams. Dr. Pecci is a huge Boston sports fan and enjoys watching Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics games with his sons.

Dr. Brian Elchinoff, DPM
Dr. Elchinoff attended Menlo College and UC Santa Barbara and completed his graduate studies at California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and residency at the VA Medical Center in Topeka, Kan.

Brian started a private practice in Concord in 1986, is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine. He has served as a team football doctor at a local High School for more than a decade, has been an Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at local high schools for 16 years and presently helps and supports the basketball program at De La Salle High School. He is affiliated with Diablo Valley College Sports Medicine and has been affiliated with Saint Mary's Sports Medicine for more than 16 years.

Dr. Randall Coeshott
Dr. Randall Coeshott is a licensed psychologist (PSY 22560) and provides services in Sport & Exercise Psychology to both individuals and teams, and has been consulting with athletes on a wide range of personal and performance issues since 1995. Dr. Coeshott applies principles of sport psychology to help athletes employ appropriate mental skills for improved performance in competition and life. He helps athletes address issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress, head trauma and relationship difficulties. He also help individuals address issues related to personal growth, health and well-being as well as addressing career and transitional life issues.

Dr. Coeshott obtained his doctorate in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Florida State University, and completed a doctoral re-specialization in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University. He received his M.A. in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is on the United States Olympic Committee Registry of Sport Psychology Providers and is recognized as a Certified Consultant by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP Certified Consultant #169).

Laura TimmermanDr. Laura Timmerman
Dr. Laura Timmerman is an orthopaedic surgeon. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Neurobiology, and then from UC Davis School of Medicine. She completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at UC Davis in 1991. She then spent a year in Birmingham, Alabama with Dr. James Andrews and Dr. William Clancy in a Sports Medicine Fellowship.

She served as the Tuskegee University team physician, and was involved in the care of top level professional and college athletes. During this time she developed a real interest in baseball and elbow injuries. She then returned to UC Davis, where she became an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and continued to specialize in Sports Medicine.

She has 39 publications and 100 scientific presentations. She was a team physician for a professional soccer team, American River College and UC Davis athletes. She was an orthopaedic physician for UC Berkeley from 1993-2001, where she cared for athletes in all sports and covered football games. She traveled to Finland and Canada with the USA Hockey women’s team. She has been taking care of the St. Mary’s College athletes for several years. She is now in private practice in her hometown of Walnut Creek, Calif., where she specializes in treatment of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. She is busy raising her son, and enjoys playing tennis.

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