Sports Medicine

Meet Our Team

The experts on our Johns Hopkins All Children's Sports Medicine team treat high-performing young athletes throughout the Tampa Bay area and Central Florida.

Sports Medicine Leadership

Medical Director

Philip Mularoni, M.D. Sports Medicine

Dr. Mularoni is a sports medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His current research interests include concussion management and prognosis in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries. He is the chairman of the Medical Emergency Committee and lectures internationally on pediatric emergency and sports related topics.
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Sarah Irani, M.D. Sports Medicine

Sarah Irani, M.D., has joined All Children’s Specialty Physicians and the Sports Medicine program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. During her fellowship, she served as part of the physician team providing coverage for athletic teams at the University of South Florida and Eckerd College as well as youth and NCCA events.
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Philip Mularoni, M.D. Sports Medicine

Dr. Mularoni is a sports medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. His current research interests include concussion management and prognosis in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries. He is the chairman of the Medical Emergency Committee and lectures internationally on pediatric emergency and sports related topics.
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Carlos Rodriguez, M.D. Sports Medicine

Dr. Rodriguez is a sports medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Bayfront Medical Center.
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Megan E. Anderson, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC

Megan E. Anderson, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Megan sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Brandon

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University Tampa, 2017
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Florida Southern College, 2013
Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, 2013



Joseph Banach, PT, DPT, OCS

Joseph Banach, PT, DPT, OCS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Joseph sees athletes at the following locations:

  • IMG Academy

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2017
ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist (ITPT), 2018
IASTM certified, 2018
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2019



Melissa Boggs, PT, DPT

Melissa Boggs, PT, DPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Melissa sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Pasco

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University, 2018
Master’s of Physical Therapy, University of Evansville, 2002
Bachelor's of Physical Therapy, University of Evansville, 2002
Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner, Kinesio Taping Association International, 2010



Kimberley Carson, PT, DPT

Kimberley Carson, PT, DPT Physical Therapy Regional Manager



Natalie Figueroa, PT, DPT

Natalie Figueroa, PT, DPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Natalie sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Sports Therapy Center, Tampa

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, 2012
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, University of Florida, 2009
Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, 2009



Chad Halford, PT, DPT

Chad Halford, PT, DPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Chad sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Sarsota

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Franklin Pierce University, 2018
Bachelor of Science, Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, 2011



Kim Harmon, PT, DPT

Kim Harmon, PT, DPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Kim sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Brandon

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Florida, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 2007



Jennifer Helsing, PT, DPT

Jennifer Helsing, PT, DPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Jennifer sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Pasco

Doctor of Physical Therapy, NOVA Southeastern University, 2012
Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of South Florida, 2008



Duane Hiner, PTA

Duane Hiner, PTA Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Assistant

Duane sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Polk College 1995



Kali MacGregor, PT, DPT, PCS, ATC/L

Kali MacGregor, PT, DPT, PCS, ATC/L Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Kali sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marquette University, 2009
Bachelor in Health Sciences, Athletic Training, Marquette University, 2007
Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, 2008
Pediatric Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties



Brittney Martin, PT, DPT

Brittney Martin, PT, DPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Brittney sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Lakeland, and Sports Therapy Center, Tampa

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2016
Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science (Integrated Physiology Emphasis), Pacific University of Oregon, 2012



Matthew Morgan, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, MTC

Matthew Morgan, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, MTC Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Matthew sees athletes at the following locations:

  • IMG Academy

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, Evidence in Motion, 2016
Master of Physical Therapy, Louisiana State University, 2000
Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences), Centenary College, 1998
Sports Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2014
Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, 2000



Kelli Miller, PT, DPT, CSCS

Kelli Miller, PT, DPT, CSCS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Kelli sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, East Lake

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2011
Bachelor in Health Sciences, University of Florida, 2008
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2017



Heather Neefe, PT, DPT, CSCS

Heather Neefe, PT, DPT, CSCS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Heather sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Florida, 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of South Florida, 2005
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2013



James Orr, PT, DPT, SCS

James Orr, PT, DPT, SCS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

James sees athletes at the following locations:

  • IMG Academy

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware 2015
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, University of Maryland 2013
Sports Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2017



Stephanie Ortiz Phillips, PTA, BS

Stephanie Ortiz Phillips, PTA, BS Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Assistant

Stephanie sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, East Lake

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Keiser University, 2017
Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine, Keiser University, 2014



Stephanie Perez, PTA

Stephanie Perez, PTA Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Assistant

Stephanie sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Pasco and East Lake

Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, St. Petersburg College
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences, The University of Alabama



Kierstin Sanders, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT

Kierstin Sanders, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Kierstin sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Tampa

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Florida, 2014
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, University of South Florida, 2011
Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification, 2011



Melissa Schorpion, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS

Melissa Schorpion, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Melissa sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center Education and Training

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Florida, 2009
Bachelor of Health Science, University of Florida, 2006
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2016
Sports Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2013



Thomas Scott, PT, DPT, CSCS

Thomas Scott, PT, DPT, CSCS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Thomas sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, East Lake

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2017
Bachelor in Physical Education, University of South Florida, 2012
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2019



David Taliaferro, PT, DPT, OCS

David Taliaferro, PT, DPT, OCS Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

David sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, and IMG Academy

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2011
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology (Concentration in Exercise Science), James Madison University, 2008
Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Certification, American Institute of Balance, 2011
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2013



Larisa Trach, PT, DPT

Larisa Trach, PT, DPT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Larisa sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
  • IMG Academy
  • Outpatient Care, East Lake

Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2018
Bachelor of Science, Biology: Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2014
Sports Physical Therapy Residency, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2019



Whitney Walker, PTA

Whitney Walker, PTA Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Assistant

Whitney sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Sarasota

Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, State College of Florida, 2014
Bachelors in Psychology, University of South Florida, 2010



Rene Van Wieringen, PT

Rene Van Wieringen, PT Sports Medicine Physical Therapist

Rene sees athletes at the following locations:

  • Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Lakeland

Hogeschool van Amsterdam, curriculum Jan van Essen, Amsterdam, the Netherlands