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Rady Children's Specialists

Sports Medicine

Team

Co-Directors

Eric W. Edmonds, M.D.
Eric W. Edmonds, M.D.
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Andrew Pennock, M.D.

Sports Medicine Physicians

Orthopedic Surgeons

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Henry G. Chambers, M.D.
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Maya Pring, M.D.
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C. Douglas Wallace, M.D.
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Burt Yaszay, M.D.
Emily Cidambi
Emily Cidambi, M.D.

Sports Medicine Specialists

Suraj Achar, MD
Suraj Achar, M.D
Yu-Tsun Cheng, M.D.
Yu-Tsun Cheng, M.D.

Concussion Specialists

Andrew Skalsky, M.D.
Andrew Skalsky, M.D.

Jeffrey Algra, M.D.

Phoebe Scott-Wyard, D.O
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Susan Biffl, M.D
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Pritha Dalal, M.D.

Joan Le, M.D.

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioners

Allison Dickinson, P.A.-C. ImageAllison Dickinson, M.H.S., PA-C
Allison is a board-certified physician assistant and works closely with Henry Chambers, M.D., specializing in both sports medicine and cerebral palsy. Allison joined the Orthopedic and Scoliosis Center of Children’s Specialists of San Diego (now Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego) in 2003. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science and earned her master’s degree in health sciences from the University of South Alabama in 2003.

Sunny_ParkSunny Park, C.P.N.P.
Sunny joined our team in January 2011. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing in 2006. Following graduation, Sunny joined the Pediatric Orthopedics Division of Johns Hopkins, where she gained experience in treating sports injuries, scoliosis and hip conditions. Sunny is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner who works closely with Dr. Dennis Wenger. She also has a special interest in sports injuries. Sunny enjoys playing sports, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and exploring San Diego.

Phil StearnsPhilip Stearns, M.S.N., CPNP
Phil is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner and works closely with Andrew Pennock, M.D., specializing in pediatric fracture care. He also has a special interest in pediatric hip and foot disorders. Phil joined the Orthopedic and Scoliosis Center of Children’s Specialists of San Diego (now Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego) in August of 2000. He graduated from Iona College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and received his master’s degree in nursing from Yale School of Nursing in May of 2000.

Care Coordinator R.N.

Valerie Young-Calandra PhotoValerie Young-Calandra, B.A., ADN
Val joined our team in May 2010 as the Care Coordinator R.N. (specializing in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine) for Dr. Eric Edmonds. Previously, she worked as an inpatient R.N. on the Hospital’s Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Unit. Val came to Rady Children’s with more than 12 years of experience in the field of child and adolescent development. She has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from San Diego State University and an associate’s degree in nursing.

Athletic Trainers

Sarah Gilleland, MS, ATC
Sarah is a board-certified athletic trainer and works closely with Andrew Pennock, M.D., who specializes in sports injuries in adolescents and young adults. She joined the Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego Sports Medicine team in July of 2019. As a health care provider who has worked on the field, in the physician practice and in the operating room, Sarah has the unique ability to guide patients and their families through the recovery process every step of the way. She graduated summa cum laude with honors from Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2015. She then attended the University of South Carolina as a graduate assistant athletic trainer, earning her master’s degree in exercise science with a focus on athletic training in 2017. Following a year of working clinically and teaching as an adjunct professor, Sarah completed a year-long athletic training residency specializing in orthopedics at St. Luke’s in Boise, Idaho.

Katie Veit, ATC
Katie joined the team in December 2016. For the last three-and-half years, she has worked with athletes at local San Diego high schools. This experience provides her with unique insight into the caliber of athletes treated at 360 Sports Medicine. An athlete herself, Katie understands what it takes to return to sports after injury. She is passionate about providing student-athletes with the care they need to safely return to the playing field. Katie graduated from San Diego State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, with an emphasis in athletic training.