Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Diamond, Alex B , D.O., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Center

Medical Center East, South Tower, Suite 3200 37232

Research Specialty
1. Youth Sports Injury Prevention
2. Physical Activity and Pediatric Obesity

Clinical Research Description
1) Prevention and treatment of sports-related injury, particularly in youth athletes.
2) Role of physical activity and youth sports participation on pediatric obesity.

Clinical Interests
Dr. Diamond, D.O., M.P.H is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation as well as Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Medical Center. He serves as a Team Physician for Vanderbilt University (NCAA), the Nashville Predators (NHL), the Nashville Sounds (AAA-MLB) and Overton High School. He is also the physician co-coordinator of the department's outreach program and its medical coverage to 28 local high schools and a variety of youth sports leagues. Originally from Pottsville, Pennsylvania, he earned a BA in Sociology from Duke University in 1998 and is a 2003 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA and received both his fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine and his Masters of Public Health at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Diamond is an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He is on the executive committee for the AAP's Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. He has lectured on a regional, national and international level and is currently participating in research regarding injury prevention in youth sports as well as the effects of physical activity on pediatric obesity. Dr. Diamond serves as a member of the city of Nashville's Health Partnership Council and Healthy Eating Active Living Partnership. He belongs to the Middle Tennessee coalition of SafeKids, a worldwide injury prevention network, and chairs their Youth Sports Safety Task Force. Dr. Diamond is also the co-founder and director of the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) at Vanderbilt and is a member of the Commissioner's Council for Injury Prevention for the state of Tennessee. He also serves on the Tennessee Department of Health's concussion education committee and the national Hazing in Sport workgroup. He serves as a reviewer for sports medicine journals and was the content consultant for a recently published book for kids and teens on sports injuries.

Diamond, AB, Solomon, GS. Modifying factors in sports-related concussion: dangerous style of play. Phys Sportsmed, 42(3), 20-5, 2014.

Karpinos, AR, Roumie, CL, Nian, H, Diamond, AB, Rothman, RL. High prevalence of hypertension among collegiate football athletes. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes, 6(6), 716-23, 2013.

Neal, TL, Diamond, AB, Goldman, S, Klossner, D, Morse, ED, Pajak, DE, Putukian, M, Quandt, EF, Sullivan, JP, Wallack, C, Welzant, V. Inter-association recommendations for developing a plan to recognize and refer student-athletes with psychological concerns at the collegiate level: an executive summary of a consensus statement. J Athl Train, 48(5), 716-20, 2013.

Rizzone, K, Diamond, A, Gregory, A. Sideline coverage of youth football. Curr Sports Med Rep, 12(3), 143-9, 2013.

Fitch, RW, Cox, CL, Hannah, GA, Diamond, AB, Gregory, AJ, Wilson, KM. Sideline emergencies: an evidence-based approach. J Surg Orthop Adv, 20(2), 83-101, 2011.

Fitch, RW, Cox, CL, Hannah, GA, Diamond, AB, Gregory, AJM, Wilson, KM. . Sideline Emergencies: An Evidence-Based Approach.. J Surg Orthop Adv, 2(20), 83-101, 2011.

Cox, CL, Diamond, AB, DeAngelis, JP, Fitch, RW, Wilson, KM, Kuhn, JE. Traumatic glenohumeral instability in athletes. J Surg Orthop Adv, 18(2), 59-68, 2009.

Deangelis, JP, Wilson, KM, Cox, CL, Diamond, AB, Thomson, AB. Achilles tendon rupture in athletes. J Surg Orthop Adv, 18(3), 115-21, 2009.

Diamond, A, Gregory, A. The male adolescent athlete: specific concerns. Pediatr Ann, 36(11), 730-1, 735-7, 2007.

Osbahr, DC, Diamond, AB, Speer, KP. The cosmetic appearance of the biceps muscle after long-head tenotomy versus tenodesis. Arthroscopy, 18(5), 483-7, 2002.

Postdoctoral Position Available

Postdoctoral Position Details
Medical Students or Residents interested in research projects should contact Dr. Diamond via email.

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