Anne Bradley, ATC-L
Anne received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training in 2002 from Hope College in Holland, MI, and her Master of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2004 from the University of Oregon. She was certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association in 2002. She joined the Wake Forest Sports Medicine staff in August, 2004. Her primary responsibility is currently with the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs; Bradley also serves as the sports medicine program's student coordinator.
Chad Ezzell, M.D.
Dr. Ezzell graduated Abilene Christian University, and received his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas in 2001. He then completed a residency in family medicine at the McLennan County Family Practice program in Waco, TX. He completed his sports medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University in June 2005, and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Upon completion of his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Ezzell returned to his home town of Abilene, Texas, where he is now in private practice.
Douglas Okay, M.D.
Dr. Okay completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University in June 2005. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, School of Medicine in 1998. Following his residency in Family Medicine at East Carolina University / Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, N.C., he spent time in private practice before entering his fellowship training. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Adam Pecina, M.Ed., ATC-L
Adam has served the last 5 years as assistant athletic trainer at Wake Forest University working with women's soccer, women's tennis, and cheer & dance. He received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He then earned his Master's of Education degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2000. Adam is certified through the National Athletic Trainers Association and licensed by the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association.
Bryan W. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Dr. Smith is the medical consultant for the Atlantic Coast Conference and the editor of the ACC Sports Sciences website. Prior to his duties for the ACC, Dr. Smith was the Head Team Physician at the University of North Carolina for nearly ten years. He has authored approximately fifty scholarly articles and given more than sixty -five invited scholarly lectures. A pediatrician with a doctorate in exercise physiology, Dr. Smith is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He has served as the medical consultant to the NCAA Football Rules Committee, served on the NCAA Baseball Research Panel, and has been a past chairman of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. Currently, Dr. Smith is a member of the United States Lacrosse Sports Science and Safety Committee and a member of the North Carolina Medical Society's Sports Medicine Committee. He is a consultant to the United States Anti-Doping Agency and to the NCAA Drug Testing and Drug Education Subcommittee.
Jeff Strahm, ATC-L
Jeff graduated from Kansas State University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Medicine. He is now in his sixth year as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Wake Forest University Sports Medicine Department. Currently, Strahm works with the baseball and volleyball teams on a day to day basis in the prevention and treatment of injuries, and was instrumental during Wake Forest baseball's stretch of four straight NCAA appearances and two Atlantic Coast Conference titles.
Heath C. Thornton, M.D.
Dr. Heath Thornton is in his second year as a faculty member of the Wake Forest University Sports Medicine team and the Wake Forest Department of Family and Community Medicine. After completing medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and his Family Medicine residency at Riverside Medical Center in Newport News, VA, he returned home to North Carolina to complete a Sports Medicine fellowship at Wake Forest University. He is board certified in Family Medicine and has received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. Memberships include the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Practice, Wilderness Medicine Society, and North Carolina Medical Society.
Steve Wiley, MPT, ATC-L
Steve has been a member of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacon Athletic Department staff since July 2004. He currently serves as the athletic trainer for the men's soccer and men's tennis teams at Wake Forest University. Along with his athletic training duties, Wiley is also the Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Sports Medicine Department. Wiley is a 1996 graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned his bachelors degree in history. He also earned his masters degree in physical therapy from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999.