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Cone Health Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Faculty and Staff

Karl Fields

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.

Ryan Draper

Ryan Draper, DO, CAQ Sports Medicine - Associated Fellowship Director

Dr. Draper graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at East Tennessee State University, where he served as chief resident. In 2005, he completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (now Cone Health) and joined Murphy Wainer Orthopedics.

In July 2013, Dr. Draper joined the Cone Health Sports Medicine Fellowship as fulltime faculty as the Associate Fellowship Director.  He has completed a faculty development fellowship with the University of North Carolina Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Draper is the team physician for Guilford College, Southeastern High School. He has also done extensive sports medicine coverage and served as co-medical director for the 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championship.  He lectures for the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society Sports Medicine Committee and the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.

Sara Neal

Sara Neal, MD, ABFP, CAQ Sports Medicine, Family Medicine Faculty Liason

Dr. Neal received her MD from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1994. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in 1997 and joined the faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Wake Forest University.  In 2006, she completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Cone Health. She remained on faculty at Wake Forest University, serving as Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency program until 2008, when she joined the faculty at Moses Cone Hospital as Assistant Professor.  In 2012 she became the Associate Director of Family Medicine.

Dr. Neal has been the team physician for the Wake Forest Women's Field Hockey program and was elected physician member of the North Carolina Boxing Advisory Commission in 2008. Her areas of special interest include women's health and sports medicine.

Dominic McKinley

Dominic McKinley, MD, CAQ Sports Medicine

Dr. McKinley received his MD from Wright State University in Ohio in 1997. He completed his Family Medicine residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine in Greensboro at the Moses Cone Hospital.  Dr. McKinley joined Guilford Orthopedics in 2001 as a Primary Care Sports Medicine Specialist.

Dr. McKinley has served as team physician for North Carolina A&T State University and Bishop McGuinness High School football for many years. Dr. McKinley has worked with Guilford College athletics programs as well as with multiple area high schools. He is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, the Christian Medical Association, the North Carolina Medical Society and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

James Kramer

James S. Kramer, MD, CAQ Sports Medicine

Dr. Kramer graduated with honors from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1989 and the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in 1992. He was the first primary care sports medicine fellow at the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, graduating in 1993. He is in private sports medicine practice at Murphy-Wainer Orthopedics while remaining sports medicine fellowship faculty as the Site Coordinator. 

Dr. Kramer serves as a team physician for James B. Dudley Senior High School, Greensboro College (Director Student Health Services), Carolina Heat Amateur Football, Greensboro Grasshoppers (Minor League Baseball), Triad Rugby Dawgs, Greensboro Day School, NCHSACA All-Star Week and as sports medicine consultant to several other area high schools. He acts as Medical Staff/Consultant for the United States of America Rugby Football Union and the Greensboro Coliseum.  
     Dr. Kramer is a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Daryl Lawson

Daryl Lawson, DPT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Mr. Lawson works to help integrate multidisciplinary education between physical therapy students and sports medicine fellows.  In addition, he helps coordinate and supervise clinical research activity as a collaboration between Elon University Physical therapy department and the Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Martha Delaney

Martha Delaney, MA, Fellowship Coordinator and Practice Manager

Ms. Delaney graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in sociology and received her master's degree in sociology and research from UNCG in 1989.  She joined the Cone Health Family Practice Program in 1987 as the Research Coordinator.  In 1992, with the beginning of the sports medicine fellowship, she added the Fellowship Coordinator role to her duties.

When the Fellowship moved to their own facility in 2009, Ms. Delaney added the position of Site Manager. She continues to help facilitate scholarly activities among the sports medicine fellows and faculty.