Karl B. Fields, MD, ABFP, CAQ Sports Medicine - Fellowship Program Director and Chief of Family Medicine
Dr. Fields graduated with Distinction from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine in 1976 and the Charlotte Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency in 1979. After one year as Director of Public Health on the Island of St. Croix, he entered private practice in rural North Carolina in 1980. In 1984, he joined the Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency faculty. In 1985, he completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina with an emphasis on Sports Medicine Research.
Dr. Fields is a Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at Chapel Hill. He has taught medical students, residents and Sports Medicine students since 1980. He has extensive experience in sports medicine coverage at the professional, international, collegiate and high school levels.
Dr. Fields is past President of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is Chairman of the North Carolina Medical Society's Sports Medicine Committee and lectures for the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is the Sports Medicine section editor for Up To Date and an editor with the British Journal of Sports Medicine. He has been a visiting professor in Australia, Norway, China, South Africa, Chile, Qatar and Italy. In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Fields' other areas of expertise include exercise physiology, musculoskeletal ultrasound testing, stress testing and orthotic preparation.