For the Roosevelt University Lakers, prompt evaluation and treatment of game-day injuries is critical to getting their players back on the field quickly and safely. The health and wellbeing of their student athletes is paramount and can make or break the season.

“Weiss has a proud history of partnering with collegiate sports teams to provide expert care at a faster pace,” commented Jerry Henley, LAT, ATC, director of Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Development at Weiss Memorial Hospital. “Our sports medicine physicians are athletes themselves and understand how timely care impacts both the athlete and the team.”

Through an exclusive sports medicine partnership with the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss, Roosevelt University’s athletes have access to Weiss’ Fast-Track program year-round. The concierge-level service guarantees student athletes can see experienced sports medicine specialists and have all their imaging completed within 24-48 hours.

Fast Track Program Doctor with athlete

Lead Team Physician Preston Wolin, M.D., examines Roosevelt football player Salvador Gonzalez. “

The Fast-Track program is the most important aspect of our partnership with Weiss,” shared Roosevelt University Head Athletic Trainer Emma Maki, LAT, ATC. “When our athletes are seen quicker, we get the results faster. Knowing how long our players will be out recovering helps our coaches and trainers plan for upcoming games.”

Weiss doctor with team trainer

Roosevelt’s Head Athletic Trainer Emma Maki (seen right) poses with primary care sports medicine physician Julie Kafka, D.O., a member of the Weiss sports medicine physician team.

The partnership provides Roosevelt University student athletes access to a wide range of orthopedic specialists at Weiss who treat the full spectrum of sports-related injuries.

Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Preston Wolin, M.D., leads a team of Weiss orthopedic specialists who provide sideline coverage for every home football game and periodic game-day support for other sports, including basketball, hockey, and soccer.

“We are honored to partner with Roosevelt University as their sports medicine provider for their more than 700 athletes across 20-plus teams,” said Henley. “We’re looking forward to another exciting year with the Lakers.”