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Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine


The OHSAA’s sports medicine committee, named the Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine (JACSM), was established in 1958 by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) to assist the member schools of the OHSAA to protect the health and safety of student athletes in the interscholastic athletics programs in Ohio’s secondary schools.  The JACSM is the longest serving sports medicine committee that works with state athletic associations in the United States.
Original membership consisted exclusively of physicians who were members of the OSMA.  Members from the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association were added in the 1980’s.


The stated mission of the JACSM is to serve in an advisory capacity to the OHSAA Board of Directors.  The committee serves to promote the health and safety of Ohio’s interscholastic athletes through close cooperation with the Ohio High School Athletic Association, Ohio Athletic Trainers Association and other sports medicine organizations. The primary focus is to address policy issues in sports medicine and to provide physician coverage of OHSAA's state tournaments and playoffs. Additionally, the Committee brings special recognition to volunteer physicians for long and dedicated service to interscholastic athletes.
The current committee makeup includes physicians, M.D.’s and D.O.s, athletic trainers, a researcher who is also a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, a staff liaison to the OSMA and the sports medicine liaison on staff at the OHSAA. 
The committee meets periodically to address items of business as coordinated through the Committee Chair and the OHSAA sports medicine staff liaison.

Current Members

The following individuals currently serve on the JACSM.
Mr. Ryan Weible, OATA President
Dr. Robert Flannery, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician & Director of Community Outreach/Education (Universtiy Hospitals Drusinky Sports Medicine Institute); Assistant Team Physician for the Cleveland Browns
Dr. Randall R. Wroble, M.D. - Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic ONE – Chair
Dr. Anne Albers, M.D. -Cardiologist, OhioHealth Heart and Vascular Physicians
Dr. Matt Beran, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Dr. Kenneth Cayce, M.D. – Family and Sports Medicine, Ohio Health Max Sports Medicine
Dr. Joe Congeni, M.D. - Medical Director, Sports Medicine- Akron Children’s Hospital
Dr. Steven Cuff, M.D. – Pediatrics and Sports Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine
Dr. Kirk Davis, Mercy Health
Dr. Tom Hospel, M.D.– Family and Sports Medicine, Ohio Health Max Sports Medicine
Ms. Siobhan Fagan, A.T. - Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association President, Wright State University Athletic Training Program
Mr. Reggie Fields – Staff Liaison, OSMA
Dr. Richard Figler, Cleveland Clinic Sports
Dr. Jeff Johnston, Mercy Health 
Mrs. Katie LaRue-Martin, OATA Past President
Dr. Kelsey Logan, M.D. – Sports Medicine, Director, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center
Emily Mason - OHSAA Senior Sports Administrator
Dr. Kendra McCarney, Sports Medicine, The Ohio State University 
Mr. Kurt McClurg, A.T. – Maumee High School
Dr. Jacqueline McGowan, Central Ohio Primary Care Sports Medicine
Dr. James Moore, M.D. – Family and Sports Medicine, Dover
Dr. Jonathan Napolitano, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Dr. Jimmy Onate, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University
Dr. Tom Pommering, D.O. – Sports Medicine, Chief, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Mr. John Smith, AT Manager, Nationwide Children's 
Mr. Larry Sutton, A.T. – South-Western City School District
Dr. Bryant Walrod, The Ohio State University
Dr. David Weldy, M.D. – Family and Sports Medicine, University of Toledo
Mr. Stu Wilson, A.T. – Monroe Jr./Sr. High School, OATA Secondary School Committee Chair
Mr. Jayson Wolshire, A.T. – Ohio Health Sports Medicine


JACSM has been integral in advising the OHSAA Board with the following initiatives:
  1. Hydration and prevention of exertional heat stroke
  2. Concussion protocols and policy
  3. Athletic Emergency Action Plans
  4. Communicable Disease policy
  5. Lightning and Severe Weather policy
  6. Drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention policies
  7. Policy on nutritional supplements
  8. Development of materials for team physicians and athletic trainers
  9. Health and safety considerations for the interscholastic wrestler
  10. Recommendation on policies for minimizing head impact exposure and concussion risk in football
  11. Recommendation for the adoption of the Privit Profile – the nation’s first electronic PPE to be used in the high school environment
For more information on the JACSM, please contact Emily Mason, OHSAA Senior Sports Administrator, at [email protected]