Awards

ASMI Baseball Awards

James R. Andrews, M.D. Award for Excellence in Baseball Sports Medicine

The James R. Andrews, M.D. Award for Excellence in Baseball Sports Medicine recognizes an individual or group of individuals that have significantly contributed to baseball sports medicine. The award is presented annually at the ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course.

ASMI Career Service Award

The ASMI Career Service Award recognizes individuals who have provided a career of exemplary care to baseball players. This award is presented annually at the ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course.

  • James R. Andrews, M.D. Award Winners


    2022: Keith Meister, M.D.
    2020: David Altchek, M.D.
    2019: Michael Ciccotti, M.D.
    2018: Chris Ahmad, M.D.
    2017: Kenneth Wasserman, M.D.
    2016: Tony Romeo, M.D.
    2015: Steve Jordan, M.D.
    2014: Rick Peterson
    2013: Lyle Cain, M.D. and Jeff Dugas, M.D.
    2012: Steve O’Brien, M.D.
    2011: Little League Baseball
    2010: John Conway, M.D.
    2009: Michael J. Axe, M.D.
    2008: Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.
    2007: Dale Baker, M.S.


    2006: Neal S. ElAttrache, M.D.
    2005: Jamie Reed, A.T.,C.
    2004: Tom House, Ph.D.
    2003: Frank W. Jobe, M.D.
    2002: Frank C. McCue, III, M.D.
    2001: Joseph B. Chandler, M.D.
    2000: Creighton Hale, Ph.D.
    1999: Kevin E. Wilk, P.T.
    1998: Lewis A. Yocum, M.D.
    1997: Coach Bill Thurston
    1996: Tommy Craig, A.T.,C.
    1995: Charles J. Dillman, Ph.D.
    1994: James R. Andrews, M.D.

  • ASMI Career Service Award Winners


    2022: Glenn Dortch
    2020: George Poulis, A.T.,C.
    2019: Michael Reinold, D.P.T., S.C.S., C.S.C.S.
    2018: Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Sc.D., P.T., F.A.P.T.A
    2017: Rafael Escamilla, Ph.D., P.T., C.S.C.S., F.A.C.S.M
    2016: Nick Kenney, A.T.,C., C.S.C.S.
    2015: Pat Jones, L.P.N.
    2014: Jim Lovell, A.T.,C.
    2013: Stan Conte, P.T., D.P.T., A.T.,C.
    2012: Jeff Porter, A.T.,C.
    2011: Gene Monohan, A.T.,C


    2010: Bob Mangine, M.Ed., P.T., A.T.,C. and James A. Whiteside, M.D.
    2009: Russ Paine, P.T. and Rex Jones, A.T.,C.
    2008: Ron Porterfield, A.T.,C.
    2007: Ken Crenshaw, A.T.,C., C.S.C.S.
    2006: Nick Swartz, A.T.,C.
    2005: E. David Osinski, M.A.
    2004: Russ Miller, A.T.,C. and Kent Biggerstaff, A.T.,C.
    2003: David Pursley, A.T.,C.

Blind Squirrel Society Research Award

The Blind Squirrel Society Research Awards recognize sports medicine physicians for outstanding research during their fellowship at ASMI. Awards are given for clinical science and basic science. These awards are presented annually at ASMI graduation.

Clinical and Biomechanical Research Awards

  • 2021-2022

    Clinical Research Award

    Technique and Outcomes of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair with Augmentation
    Alexander Loeb, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Matt Ithurburn, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.
    Ariel Kidwell, M.A.
    Andrew Atkinson, B.S.
    Lyle Cain, M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    UCL Repair with Internal Brace: Can You Overtighten?
    Amir Shahien, M.D.
    Co-investigators: David Beason, M.S.
    Jon Slowik, Ph.D.
    Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D.
    Jeff Dugas, M.D.
    Lyle Cain, M.D.
  • 2020-2021

    Clinical Research Award

    Surgery in Non-Throwing Athletes
    Zach Pharr M.D.
    Co-investigators: Andrew Mundy M.D., Hunter Bernier, Brook Ostrander, Jeff Dugas M.D., Lyle Cain M.D., Benton Emblom M.D., Alek Diffendaffer M.S., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D., Mike Ryan M.D., Marc Rothermich, M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    The Effect of ACL Reconstruction with ALL Repair Augmented with Internal Brace
    Taylor Harris M.D.
    Co-investigators: Christian Merrill M.D., David Beason M.S., Jon Slowik Ph.D., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D., Jeff Dugas M.D.
  • 2019-2020

    Clinical Research Award

    A Prospective Study on Ultrasound-Guided Micro-Invasive Trigger Finger Release Technique Combined with Three Tests to Confirm a Complete Release
    Hunter Garrett M.D.
    Co-investigators: Ricardo Colberg M.D., Javier Jurado B.S., Karen Hart M.P.H., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    The Effect of UCL Repair with Internal Brace on Articular Contact Mechanics: A Cadaveric Study
    Travis Roth M.D.
    Co-investigators: David Beason M.S., Brad Clay M.D., Lyle Cain M.D., Jeff Dugas M.D.
  • 2018-2019

    Clinical Research Award

    Return to Play and Clinical Outcomes of Youth Overhead Athletes with Medial Epicondyle Fractures Treated with Open Reduction Internal Fixation
    Gage Liesman M.D.
    Co-investigators: Glenn Fleisig Ph.D., Michael Axe M.D., Lyle Cain M.D., Benton Emblom M.D., Lindsay Grosz M.S., Karen Hart M.P.H., Jeff Dugas M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Biomechanical Evaluation of Anterolateral Ligament Repair Augmented with Internal Brace
    Ryan Roach M.D.
    Co-investigators: David Beason M.S., Jon Slowik Ph.D., Ryves Moore M.D., Ajay Lall M.D., Jeff Dugas M.D.
  • 2017-2018

    Clinical Research Award

    UCL Repair with Internal Brace: A Prospective Study
    Brian Capogna M.D.
    Co-investigators: Christopher A. Looze M.D., E Lyle Cain M.D., Benton A. Emblom M.D., Marcus A. Rothermich M.D., Christopher M. Jones M.D., Glenn S. Fleisig Ph.D., Kyle T. Aune M.P.H., Monika Drogosz M.P.H., Jeffrey R. Dugas M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award


    Assessment of functional baseline and return to play criteria in ACL injuries using GPS profile
    Nathan Moroski M.D.
    Co-investigators: Jon Slowik Ph.D., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D., Lyle Cain M.D.
  • 2016-2017

    Clinical Research Award

    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair with Internal Brace Augmentation in Overhead Throwing Athletes
    Chris Looze M.D.
    Co-investigators: Lyle Cain M.D., Benton Emblom M.D., Marc Rothermich M.D., Chris Jones M.D., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D., Kyle Aune M.P.H., Jeff Dugas M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Endoscopic Proximal Hamstring Repair: Portal Site Anatomy and Technique – A Cadaveric Study
    Mike Ryan M.D.
    Co-investigators: David Beason M.S., Benton Emblom, M.D.
  • 2015-2016

    Clinical Research Award

    Sports Hernia: Diagnosis, Management and Operative Treatment
    Taylor Mathis M.D.
    Co-investigators: Benton Emblom M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Cyclic Fatigue Mechanics of UCL Repair with Internal Bracing versus Modified Jobe Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Comparison
    Chris Jones M.D.
    Co-investigators: David Beason M.S., Jeff Dugas M.D.
  • 2014-2015

    Clinical Research Award

    Early Outcomes of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair with a Novel Internal Brace Augmentation
    Jamie Frantz, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Jeff Dugas M.D., Lyle Cain M.D., Benton Emblom M.D., Brian Walters M.D., Kyle Aune M.P.H., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Biomechanical Comparison of a Small Diameter Biocompatible vs. and All-Suture Anchor for Labral Repair in Hip Arthroscopy
    Logan Mast, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Steven Gould M.D. M.P.H., David Beason M.S., Brian Walters M.D., Benton Emblom M.D.
  • 2013-2014

    Clinical Research Award

    UCL Reconstruction and SLAP Repairs in Youth Pitchers: Are These Surgeries the “Payoff Pitch”?
    Jeremie Axe, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Michael Axe M.D., Brian Walters M.D., Kyle Aune M.P.H., Joseph Kelling B.S., Lyle Cain M.D., Jeff Dugas M.D., James Andrews M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Humeral Fracture After Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: A Biomechanical Comparison of Torque to Failure in Two Fixation Techniques
    Brian Walters, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Justin Chronister M.D., David Beason M.S., Andrew Morris M.D., Marty Schwartz M.D., Lyle Cain M.D.

    A Cadaveric Comparison of Valgus Failure Strength in UCL Repair with Internal Bracing vs Modified Jobe Reconstruction
    Justin Chronister, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Jeff Dugas M.D., Brian Walters M.D., David Beason M.S., Glenn Fleisig Ph.D.
  • 2012-2013

    Clinical Research Award

    Return to Play After Chondroplasty of the Knee in National Football League Athletes
    Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Kyle T. Aune, M.P.H.; John S. Andrachuk, M.D.; E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D.; Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D.; Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.; James R. Andrews, M.D.


    Symptomatic Heterotopic Ossification Following UCL Reconstruction: Incidence, Clinical Significance and Treatment Outcome
    John S. Andrachuk, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.; James R. Andrews, M.D.; Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D.; E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Humeral Fracture After Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis with an Interference Screw: A Biomechanical Evaluation
    James W. Duckett, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Jay P. Shah, M.D.; Patrick W. Jost, M.D.; David P. Beason, M.S.; E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D.
  • 2011-2012

    Clinical Research Award

    Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Reasonable Option for Cuff Tear Arthropathy Utilizing a Superior-Lateral Approach.
    Co-investigators: Jeffrey D. Lawler, MD; David P. Adkison, MD; Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD; David Beason, MS


    Return to Play After Shoulder Stabilization in National Football League Athletes.
    Co-investigators: Matthew J. White, MD; James R. Andrews, MD; E. Lyle Cain Jr., MD; Jeffrey R. Dugas, MD; and Glenn S. Fleisig, PhD.
  • 2010-2011

    Clinical Research Award

    Long-Term Outcomes after Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Competitive Baseball Players: a Minimum of 10 Years Follow-Up
    Daryl C. Osbahr, M.D.
    Co-investigators: E. Lyle Cain, Jr, M.D.; B. Todd Raines, M.A., A.T.,C.; Dave Fortenbaugh, Ph.D.; Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D.; James R. Andrews, M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Peak Lateral Compartmental Compressive Pressure Measurement in Different Tibiofemoral Rotational Positions with the Knee in 45 Degrees of Flexion
    Hamidreza Doroodchi, M.D.
    Co-investigators: David G. Lemak M.D.; Becky Bolt, M.S.; David Fortenbaugh, Ph.D.; Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.; Lawrence J. Lemak, M.D.
  • 2009-2010

    Clinical Research Award

    Long Term Follow-Up After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Olecranon Stress Fracture
    James M. Paci, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Jeffery R. Dugas, M.D., Jeffery Guy, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D., Candice Hurst, M.P.H., James R. Andrews, M.D.
  • 2008-2009

    Clinical Research Award

    Return to Play after Plate Fixation of Displaced Midshaft Clavicle Fractures in Contact Athletes
    Steven W. Meisterling, M.D.
    Co-investigators: E. Lyle Cain, M.D., Nina Hassell M.P.H., Jeffrey L. Hartzell, M.D., Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Evaluation and Comparison of Femoral Tunnel Placement During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Three Dimensional Computed Tomography: Transtibial vs. Medial Portal Drilling
    Jesse L. Pace, D.O.
    Co-investigators: Jeffrey R. Dugas, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, Jr., M.D., Becky Bolt
  • 2007-2008

    Clinical Research Award

    Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in NFL Athletes
    Vishal Shah, M.D.
    Co-investigators: James R. Andrews, M.D., Lawrence J. Lemak, M.D., Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D., Christopher S. McMichael, M.P.H

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Biomechanical Comparison of Femoral Soft Tissue Suspensory Fixation Devices for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    Manuj Singhal, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Becky Bolt, M.S., Dave Fortenbaugh, M.S., Christopher S. McMichael, M.P.H., E. Lyle Cain, M.D.
  • 2006-2007

    Clinical Research Award

    Debridement of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears in Elite Overhead Throwers
    Scott B. Reynolds, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Jeffery R. Dugas, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, M.D., Christopher S. McMichael, M.P.H., James R. Andrews, M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Biomechanical Comparison of Plantar – to – Dorsal and Dorsal – to – Plantar Screw Fixation Strength for Subtalar Arthrodesis
    Ramon Rodriguez, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Shouchen Dun, M.S., John S. Gould, M.D., Christopher S. McMichael, M.P.H., Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.
  • 2005-2006

    Clinical Research Award

    Simultaneous Ipsilateral Rupture of the Patellar Tendon and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: a report of five cases and review of nineteen total cases
    Mark A. Pollard, M.D.
    Co-investigator: David G. Lemak, M.D.
  • 2004-2005

    Clinical Research Award

    Risk Factors for Shoulder Injuries and Elbow Injuries in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers
    Samuel J. Olsen II, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D., Shouchen Dun, M.S., Jeremy Loftice, B.S., C.S.C.S., James R. Andrews, M.D.
  • 2003-2004

    Clinical Research Award

    Outcome Analysis of Agility Total Ankle Replacement with Prior Adjunct Procedures: Two to Six Year Follow-Up
    Eli Hurowitz, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Rachel Fowler, M.S., John S. Gould, M.D, Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    The Strength of Repaired Type II SLAP Lesions in a Cadaveric Model
    Mark Davies, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Jeff Dugas, M.D., Michael F. Shephard, M.D., Glenn S. Fleisig, Ph.D., James R. Andrews, M.D.
  • 2002-2003

    Clinical Research Award

    Clinical Outcomes of Acute vs. Chronic Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow
    Renee Riley, M.D.
    Co-investigators: E. Lyle Cain, M.D., James R. Andrews, M.D., Jeff Dugas, M.D., Jeremy Loftice, C.S.C.S.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Evaluation of a Two Layer Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Technique
    Howard W. Harris, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Nigel Zheng, Ph.D., James R. Andrews, M.D.
  • 2001-2002

    Clinical Research Award

    Five to Eleven Year Follow-Up Study of Unicompartmental Arthroscopy
    Robert Bane, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Lyndon Gross, M.D., Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D., James R. Andrews, M.D.


    Double Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Clinical Follow-Up
    David H. Jaskwhich, M.D.
    Co-investigators: William G. Clancy, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, M.D., James Fleischi, M.D., Giridhar Burra, M.D.


    Rotator Cuff Repair: A Biomechanical Comparison of the “Anatomic Repair” Versus Isolated Suture Anchor or Transosseous Tunnel Techniques
    Robert Waltrip, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Nigel Zheng, Ph.D., Jeffrey Dugas, M.D., James R. Andrews, M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in High School Baseball Players: Clinical Results and Injury Risk Factors
    Damon Petty, M.D.
    Co-investigators: James R. Andrews, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, M.D., Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D.


    Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Biomechanical Comparison of Knotless Fixation Devices vs. Bioabsorbable Suture Anchors
    Laith Jazrawi, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Nigel Zheng, Ph.D., Jeff Dugas, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, M.D., James R. Andrews, M.D.
  • 2000-2001

    Clinical Research Award

    Posterior Olecranon Resection and Ulnar Collateral Ligament Strain
    Jared S. Levin, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Nigel Zheng, Ph.D., Jeff Dugas, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, M.D., James R. Andrews, M.D.

    Biomechanical Research Award

    Biomechanical Comparison of a Double Row Open Rotator Cuff Repair to Single Row Arthroscopic Repairs Using Modified Mason-Allen Structures
    Giridhar Burra, M.D.
    Co-investigators: Michael Jablonski, M.D., E. Lyle Cain, M.D., Nigel Zheng, Ph.D., Steve W. Barrentine, M.Sc., James R. Andrews, M.D.
  • 1999-2000

    Clinical Research Award

    The “Forgotten” Lesion: Medial Meniscus Meniscocapsular Tears in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Knee
    Marc Schneider, M.D.
    Co-investigator: James R. Andrews, M.D.