The Sports Medicine Division is led by Dr. Oladapo Babatunde, who comes to BronxCare Health System from Stanford University where, as the sports medicine fellow, he was the Assistant Team Physician for the San Francisco 49ers. He is also joined by Dr. Deborah Allen, well-regarded as a superb sports and trauma surgeon in the New York Metropolitan region. Their expertise in caring for athletes that strive to be at peak performance is widely recognized.
Expansion of the sports program includes the flagship program "Game Day Same Day," originated by Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum, Chairman, Orthopaedics. Game Day Same Day is available to athletic directors, school and amateur team officials, and athletes themselves. It offers universities, colleges, high schools, and other related programs a sports injury service seen only at the highest level of professional sports. Additionally, a unique collaborative effort with the Department of Family Medicine is providing local high schools and colleges with comprehensive screening, treatment, and educational programs, as well as pre-participation sports physicals.