Daniel Vigil, MD
Dr. Vigil is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as Chief of the Divisions of Primary Care Sports Medicine for these departments at UCLA. He is also the Associate Head Team Physician for the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Dr. Vigil was a collegiate sprinter at Stanford, later earned his medical degree from Harvard, returned to California for his residency training in Family Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, then completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at UCLA. After his Sports Medicine training at UCLA, Dr. Vigil established the Division of Sports Medicine and co-founded the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. He then returned to UCLA where he now cares for Family Medicine and Sports Medicine patients of all ages, while supervising UCLA medical students, residents, and Sports Medicine Fellows. Dr. Vigil sees patients at UCLA in Santa Monica and also in his musculoskeletal medicine consultation clinic at the Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center in Van Nuys.
In addition to his responsibilities at UCLA, Dr. Vigil is the Associate Head Team Physician and Director of Primary Care for the Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team and is the Medical Director of UCLA Health Sports Performance Powered by EXOS. With his interest and expertise in track & field, Dr. Vigil has been a team physician for several USA Track & Field teams at international competitions including the World Championships, World Cup, Continental Cup and Pan American Games. He has also served as a physician at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Vigil's research interests include heat illness and dehydration, overuse injuries and pre-participation screening, and the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the treatment of sports-related injuries. He has conducted research in these areas and has authored scientific articles, case reports, and book chapters in these and other areas of sports medicine.
Calvin Duffaut, MD
Director, Sports Medicine Resident Track
Dr. Duffaut joined UCLA as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Orthopaethic Surgery after completing his Sports Medicine specialty training with UCLA in 2016. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at LAC + USC Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Duffaut earned his bachelor’s degree at UC San Diego where he played on the intercollegiate basketball team. His current research interests include mental health in intercollegiate student-athletes and pediatic sports injuries. In his position at UCLA, Dr. Duffaut cares for sports medicine patients of all ages and also provides primary care services at the UCLA Family Health Center. He also serves as the team physician of the South Bay Lakers. Dr. Duffaut is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dena Florczyk, MD
Medical Director, UCLA Club Sports
Dr. Florczyk is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Sports Medicine. She joined the teaching faculty in 2012, after completing her primary care sports medicine fellowship training at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the Medical Director for the UCLA Club Sports program and is a sports medicine physician at the UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center. She has previously served as a team physician for the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, specifically for women's swimming and diving, women's rowing, and women's basketball. Her current research interests include injury patterns and risk factors for injuries in swimmers and divers, athelte mental health, and injury patterns for non-traditional sports (i.e. Ultimate Frisbee, Quidditch, E-Sports) in order to optimize care of these athletes as well as injury prevention.
Dr. Florczyk was a collegiate swimmer at the University of California, Berkeley and received her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. She completed residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Christiana Care Health System and DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. She is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American College of Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Joshua Goldman, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Dr. Goldman is a Health Science Assistant Clinical Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery and the Program Director for the UCLA Division of Sports Medicine Fellowship. At UCLA, Dr. Goldman cares for both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine patients of all ages, while supervising medical students, residents, and Sports Medicine Fellows. He is the Associate Director of the Center for Sports Medicine at the Orthopedic Institute for Children and the Associate Director for Sports medicine for the UCLA Steve Tisch Brain SPORT Program. He is an Assistant Team Physician for the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics serving as the team physicianfor UCLA football, soccer, and water polo. He has served as a physician at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the Association of Volleyball Professionals Tour in Manhattan Beach, California. Dr. Goldman's research interests includelower extremity injuries in field sports, pediatric sports injuries, youth marathon training, and concussion in sport. He received both his medical degree and Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, completed residency training in Family Medicine at UCLA, and received his Sports Medicine specialty training at UCLA. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Academy of Family Physicians and serves as a member of the Fellowship Committee for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
Gary Green, MD
Dr. Green has been a member of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine since 1988. Following his residency he was appointed Head Team Physician at the University of Delaware, where he served until his move to UCLA. During his tenure at UCLA, Dr. Green has contributed to the sports medicine literature in several areas, with an emphasis on drugs and the athlete, heading effects in soccer, and exercise and organ transplantation. Dr. Green coordinates the drug testing program at UCLA, and is also a team physician for Pepperdine University and U.S. Soccer. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Green is the Medical Director for Major League Baseball, as well as their consultant on Anabolic Steroids and Performance Enhancing Drugs. He is in private practice at the Pacific Palisades Medical Group.
Emily Miller, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Miller is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery. She joined the UCLA Sports Medicine Fellowship program in July 2017 after completing her family medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. While there she served as a chief resident and completed a sports medicine area of concentration. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in New York City where she was a dancer. As part of her fellowship, Dr. Miller assisted as a team physician in the care of the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and as the team physician for Beverly Hills High School. Her research interests include youth physical activity participation, dance medicine, and medical education. Dr. Miller was also the AMSSM Education Committee Fellow Liaison for the 2017-2018 year.
Aurelia Nattiv, MD
Dr. Aurelia Nattiv is a Professor in the UCLA Departments of Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine and Non-Operative Orthopaedics, and in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She has served as the Director of the UCLA Metabolic Bone and Osteoporosis Center for over 20 years, and sees patients in the areas of osteoporosis across the lifespan, and sports medicine, with an emphasis on women's sports medicine. Dr. Nattiv's primary areas of research and publications have been in the area of the female athlete triad (disordered eating, amenorrhea and osteoporosis), as well as stress fracture risk factors and prevention, and osteoporosis management. She speaks nationally and internationally, and publishes extensively in these areas. Dr. Nattiv received her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the Sonoma County Community Hospital in Santa Rosa, California. She received her sports medicine fellowship training at the UCLA Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and has been an integral faculty member for the fellowship training program over the last two decades.
In addition to serving as a team physician for the UCLA Department of Intercollegiate Athletics since 1994, Dr. Nattiv has served as a team physician and consultant for USA Track and Field, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic Committee at several international venues, and is the current USA Track and Field Research Co-Chair. Dr. Nattiv has served as Chair and first author of the American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad and has also co-edited a book entitled The Female Athlete. She has served as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as two terms for the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and recently received the honor of the AMSSM Founders Award. She currently serves as the President of the Female Athlete Triad Coalition, and is on the editorial board for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, and reviewer for multiple journals.
Jeremy Ng, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Dr. Ng is a Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Ng serves as the Associate Lead Primary Care Team Physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His professional interests include performance medicine, performance coaching, optimizing performance in the heat and concussion management.
Dr. Ng received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, completed his emergency medicine residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Combined University of Pennsylvania/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia program.
Dr. Ng is a team physician for the United States Soccer Federation. He was team physician for the 2017 FIFA Men’s Under-17 World Cup and several CONCACAF championships from the U15 to U20 level. He is on the medical advisory board for the Korey Stringer Institute.
Dr. Ng has USA Track and Field Level II coaching certifications in Sprints/Hurdles and Jumps. He worked for Bommarito Performance Systems’ NFL Combine Preparation Program as both a performance coach and physician. There he helped design and lead speed/movement and film review sessions. Later, he was the team physician for IMG Academy’s NFL Combine Preparation Program. In total, approximately 140 players were selected in the NFL Draft.
Marissa Vasquez, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Dr. Marissa Vasquez is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Vasquez serves as the Primary Care Head Team Physician for the LA Dodgers. Dr. Vasquez has been a life-long recreational and competitive swimmer. She received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her residency training in family medicine at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles, and her fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In 2018, she earned her executive Master of Business Administration degree with a Certificate in Marketing from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She was awarded the “Best and Brightest Executive MBA’s for 2018” recognition.
Before joining UCLA Health, Dr. Vasquez was the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director and Division Chief for Sports Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. She served as a physician ambassador for the Permanente Medical Group where she earned the Physicians Exceptional Contribution Award, which is the most prestigious award in the partnership. She was also the Lead Physician for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, held at UCLA, and the Primary Care Head Team Physician for Occidental College.
Dr. Vasquez conducts clinical research and has co-authored articles in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. She serves on several committees for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. She has expertise in providing culturally responsive care and in presenting evidence-based research to communities with health disparities.
Dr. Vasquez grew up in the Imperial Valley, in a predominantly underserved agricultural community near Mexicali and the U.S. border. When she’s not working, she enjoys swimming and has competed in a number of triathlons.