Sports Medicine & Acute Care Team Medical Providers

James R Clugston

James R Clugston MD, MS, FAMSSM, CAQSM

Dr. Clugston currently serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine and a team physician for the University of Florida Athletic Association. He is the program director of the UF Sports Medicine Fellowship, which he founded in 2007. In January of 2017, he was awarded a joint appointment as clinical associate professor in the Department of Neurology.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Clugston is also involved in various sports – and concussion – related projects. He currently serves on the publication committee of the NCAA-DoD Concussion Awareness Research and Education (CARE) Consortium as well as the NCAA Concussion Safety Advisory Group, the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, the SEC Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force; and is a frequent speaker and presenter in the field of sports medicine.

Dr. Clugston earned his bachelors of science from Davidson College, graduated from medical school at the University of Florida, completed his residency in family medicine at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, and completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Notre Dame Sports Medicine Fellowship in South Bend, Indiana.

Clinical Interests:
  • Concussion
  • Heat emergencies
  • Muscle strain treatment
  • Preventive health care
  • Sprains
Jocelyn R Gravlee

Jocelyn R Gravlee MD, CAQSM

Jocelyn Rathbun Gravlee, MD, received her Bachelors of Science in Zoology at the University of Florida, and was a scholarship athlete on the UF gymnastics team. She completed medical school and family medicine residency at the University of Florida, and a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan. Dr. Gravlee is a provider on the Sports Medicine and Acute Care Team at the UF Student Health Care Center, and is a team physician for the University of Florida Athletic Association. Her professional interests include relative energy deficiency in sport/female athlete triad and medical education.

Cheree A Padilla

Cheree A Padilla MD, CAQSM

Cheree Padilla grew up in Miami, Florida and attended American University her freshman year where she played Division I women’s soccer. She then transferred to the University of Florida where she received her degree in microbiology with a minor in chemistry and graduated with honors. After graduating from the University of South Florida with her medical degree, Dr. Padilla completed her family medicine residency at Bayfront Medical Center. During her residency she received area of concentration certificates in pediatrics, sports medicine, and outpatient medicine. Dr. Padilla continued her training and completed a Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at The University of Florida. She is a member of AAFP, FAFP and AMSSM.

Clinical Interests:
  • Preventive health care
Matthew P Walser

Matthew P Walser PA-C

Matthew Walser, PA-C, ATC: Matt “the Sports PA” graduated with a degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training and Education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 1994. After graduation, he was selected to work as an intern with the Dallas Cowboys before he returned to Colorado and served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado. After a short stint at the high school level, he earned his master’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Florida and transitioned from a graduate assistant to a full time staff position with UF football. He worked up to the role of Associate Head Football Athletic Trainer before he resigned to attend Physician Assistant School at the University of Florida. Upon graduation in 2006, he was hired at UF Orthopaedics where he spent 12 years working with the sports medicine surgeons in a clinical and surgical role. He has spent countless hours teaching athletic training, physical therapy and physician assistant students since his arrival to UF in 1995. He continues his involvement with medical coverage of UF athletic events. He currently serves as a physician assistant with the UF Student Health Care Center in the Sports Medicine and Acute Care (SMAC) Division and is actively involved with the Athletic Training, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant Education Programs. His hobbies include flying and spending time outdoors and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Katie M Edenfield

Katie M Edenfield MD, CAQSM

Dr. Katie M. Edenfield is board certified in Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (CAQSM). She is a team physician for the University of Florida Athletic Association. She also works as a team physician with USA Swimming and has traveled to World Junior Championships, Pan American Games, and World Championships in this role. She is Associate Fellowship Director for the UF Sports Medicine Fellowship and is a physician on the Sports Medicine and Acute Care Team at the UF Student Health Care Center. She previously served as co-medical director of the Five Points of Life Marathon. Dr. Edenfield is a former collegiate swimmer and now enjoys running and all water sports. She has special clinical and research interests in Sports Medicine, Nutrition, and Sports Cardiology.

Clinical Interests:
  • Orthopedic services