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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 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.

Dr. Ken Honsik

Dr. Ken Honsik is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist.  He is a full time adult & pediatric sports medicine specialist for California Sports & Orthopedic Institute with office locations in Berkeley & Orinda. Prior to joining the California Sports and Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Honsik served as the team physician for CSU Stanislaus, University of La Verne, Pomona-Pitzer College, & Pitman HS.

Dr. Honsik is a master level instructor for sports and musculoskeletal medicine. He has been educating and training physicians at all levels of experience since 2000. His titles have included: Assistant Fellowship Director of the Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Associate Professor/Faculty for UC Davis residency training program, and most recently with UC Davis/Valley Consortium for Medical Education where he has been on faculty as the Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Curriculum Director/Coordinator as well as faculty for the orthopedic residency program. He was recognized as faculty of the year on several occasions by his colleagues and students. Since 2012, Dr. Honsik has been instructing resident orthopedic surgeons in physical exam skills, fracture care, and musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnosis as well as ultrasound-guided procedures and injections.

Dr. Honsik specializes in the conservative treatment of pediatric and adult fractures, having developed and managed fracture clinics since 2001. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, and California Medical Association.

Dr. Honsik is very active in his community. He is a Rotarian, involved in Boy Scouts and a member of the U.S. Masters Swim program. He is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys back country hiking and camping. His wife is a family physician in the community as well. They both enjoy keeping up with their two kids and having great family adventures.

Dr. Basil Alwattar

Dr. Basil Alwattar is a sports medicine specialist and general orthopedist with a clinical focus on arthroscopic treatment of orthopaedic pathology affecting the knee, shoulder, and hip. Dr. Alwattar also treats traumatic injuries and degenerative conditions, provides general fracture care and performs reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip.

Dr. Alwattar was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in History and Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He then received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Champaign-Urbana campus. Dr. Alwattar continued his training with a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the prestigious New York University-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. During residency, Dr. Alwattar served as a staff physician for NYU Athletics, as well as the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and completed additional training in orthopaedic trauma and fracture care at the University of Washington, Harborview Trauma Center in Seattle, WA., one of the busiest trauma centers in the United States.

Dr. Alwattar pursued further training with a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, also in New York City, the first sports medicine fellowship established in the United States. While at Lenox Hill, Dr. Alwattar served as assistant team physician for the New York Jets Football Team, New York Islanders Hockey Team, Hofstra University Athletics and New Rochelle High School. As part of the fellowship,

In his free time Dr. Alwattar enjoys spending time with his family, yoga, traveling and following both collegiate and professional athletics.

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.

Dr. Kevin Kou

Dr. Kevin Kou is among the best-trained orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons in the country, and has been in the field for more than 10 years. Orthopedic Surgery is an ever-changing field and the advances in foot and ankle care materials and technology have dramatically changed the way most Orthopedic Surgeons practice. Dr. Kou uses the latest in foot and ankle surgery technology and techniques.

Dr. Kou comes to Muir Orthopaedic Specialists following a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. Dr. Kou earned his Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. 
He served his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at one of the busiest orthopedic centers in the country, William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. His research results have been published and presented at several orthopedic conferences.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society.

Charles PrestonCharles F. Preston MD

Dr. Charles 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 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. Stephen Lee

Dr. Stephen Lee began practicing orthopedic medicine following his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and completed his internship and Society residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

He is a board-certified member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. Dr. Lee is an alumnus of University of California, Los Angeles and University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is a member of American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and North American Spine.


Dr. Michael Michlitsch

As an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the care of the injured athlete, Dr. Michael 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 to 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.

Dr. Pecci enjoys volunteering his time to help with sports medicine education and providing sports medicine care in the local community. 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. Nancy Rolnik

Dr. Nancy Rolnik specializes in sports medicine and musculoskeletal disorders. She attended the University of Illinois and went to medical school at Northwestern University. After completing her family medicine residency in Chicago she completed her sports medicine fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Hospital. Since relocating to the Bay area, she has been involved with St. Mary's College athletic department and in 2011 became the Head Team Physician.

Dr. Rolnik enjoys getting the recreational or the professional athlete back to their level of activity quickly and safely with conservative management such as physical therapy, sports massage, and activity modification. She incorporates many joint injections into her treatment plan and will offer PRP injections for appropriate long-standing tendonitis patients. The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound has been a great addition to her patient management so she can offer direct, in office diagnostics for the appropriate patient. Nutrition, injury prevention and joint preservation are also a big focus during her visits.

In her free time, Dr. Rolnik enjoys family time with her husband and two young children. She enjoys hiking, running, yoga, volleyball, tennis, photography, scuba diving, and gardening.


Dr. Brian Elchinoff, DPM

Dr. Brian 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).

Dr. Dennis Wong

Dr. Dennis Wong is a board certified Family Medicine Physician with fellowship training and added qualification in Sports Medicine.  He is currently working with The Permanente Medical Group in Walnut Creek practicing Family and Sports Medicine.  He was born in Berkeley and raised in the Bay Area.  After spending his high school years in Fresno, Dr. Wong attended UC Riverside for his undergraduate degree and took part in an accelerated program culminating in a medical degree from UCLA.  He then trained with Kaiser Permanente in Fontana for both his Family Medicine Residency and then subsequent Sports Medicine Fellowship.  

Dr. Wong had been working with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Orange County practicing both Family and Sports Medicine/Orthopedics.  He recently decided to return to his roots and moved back to the Bay Area.

With his background in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Dr. Wong feels very strongly about preventative medicine and health maintenance.  He has found that Sports Medicine has allowed him to blend his passions for medical care and athletics.  

Dr. Wong has previously served as team physician for UC Riverside, University of La Verne, Rancho Cucamonga HS, & Century HS.  He has also assisted in coverage for numerous events like the Big West Basketball, LA Triathlon, Orange County 1/2 Marathon, Redlands Bike Classic, & Ironman Worlds.    

Dr. Wong enjoys basketball, golf, snowboarding, biking, & rock climbing.  He is in the process of honing his tennis game so he can keep up with his wife who was a collegiate tennis player.  Dr. Wong thinks this is going well... his wife would tell you otherwise.  More than anything else, he enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a family medicine physician, and daughter.


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 was the Tuskegee 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, CA, 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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