For general information, the athletic training staff can be reached at the Davis Varsity House: 603/646-2472. You can find more information about our athletic trainers, and how to reach them, in their biographies below.
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Charlie Carr, M.D.
Dr. Carr enters his 14th year as the Dartmouth College Head Team Physician. This year he has also been appointed the Dartmouth College Director of Sports Medicine through the College Health Service. Dr. Carr's other appointments include Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine and the Residency Program Director Dartmouth-Hitchcock Orthopaedics. He completed both his undergraduate (1979) and medical school (1981) education at Dartmouth College. His orthopaedic residency was completed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1987. Dr. Carr joined the Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff in 1989. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Subspecialty Certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Carr is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the American Orthopaedic Association. In addition to Sports Medicine, his profession interests include arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Carr has worked as a team physician for the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA and also serves as Head Team Physician for two local high schools. Outside of the office, Dr. Carr's personal interests include skiing, snowboarding, golf, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife and 3 boys.
James Ames, M.D.
Dr. Ames graduated from Harvard in 1995 where he earned a degree in American History. After college he worked as a math teacher at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado, and as a business manager and backcountry guide in Edwards, Colorado. He returned east and completed his medical school (2004) and orthopedic residency (2010) at Dartmouth. During residency he completed a masters at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (2008). He completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute in Vail, CO (2011). His practice includes sports medicine and hip, shoulder and knee arthroscopy. He is an active member of the US Ski and Snowboard Physician Pool (national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding). He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He and his wife Beth have three boys (Sam, Ben and Andrew) all of whom are avid Dartmouth College sports fans and outdoor enthusiasts.
Kristine Karlson, M.D.
Dr. Karlson is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Connecticut Medical School, where she also completed a family medicine residency. After a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan, she came to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1997, where her practice is mixed between primary care and sports medicine. Dr Karlson joins us part time for non-operative orthopedic and medical care of athletes. She competed in the 1992 Olympics in rowing and continues to travel with the US national rowing team, including serving as a team physician to the 2008 US Olympic team. She and her husband Dave can be found Nordic skiing or cycling, depending on the season.
Jonathan Lichtenstein, Psy.D.
Dr. Lichtenstein is the Interim Director of Pediatric Neuropsychological Services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, where he oversees the outpatient service and participation in multiple interdisciplinary clinics. Dr. Lichtenstein also serves as a consultant to concussion management programs at high schools and colleges in New Hampshire, including Dartmouth College Athletics. He is the co-director of Concussion Chalk Talk, a grant-funded school-based concussion management program, which places an emphasis on returning to learn. He holds an appointment as clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Dr. Lichtenstein is also an adjunct faculty member at Widener University. He completed fellowships in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Geisel School of Medicine and the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey. Dr. Lichtenstein earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and MBA at Widener University. His research in the area of sport-related concussion has been published in peer-reviewed journals, with a focus on issues related to test administration and effort. Dr. Lichtenstein is also Dartmouth's representative on the Big Ten/CIC-Ivy League TBI Research Collaboration.
Associate Director of Sports Medicine, Head Athletic Trainer
Office 1: 603/646-1284
Office 2: 603/646-2472
Jeff received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester State College and Master of Education degree from James Madison University. Jeff is beginning his 32nd year at Dartmouth College. He has served as the Head Athletic Trainer since 1994. In addition to the administrative responsibilities of Head Athletic Trainer, Jeff works closely with the Men's Ice Hockey team, and also oversees the Men's and Women's Golf teams. He has completed courses in Functional Movement Screening, and Postural Restoration techniques. Most recently, he has become certified in Active Release Techniques for the Lower Extremities. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, and the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society. He is an avid golfer, frequently walking Hanover's course completing "safety checks" as part of his responsibility to the golf teams. Jeff and his wife, Jeni, also an Athletic Trainer, live in Wilder, VT.
Associate Head Athletic Trainer
Michael is the Head Football Athletic Trainer, entering his 7th year here at Dartmouth. He is also working with the Equestrian team at Dartmouth after having spent the last five years with the Big Green Women's Basketball program. Prior to Dartmouth, he spent the previous 13 years in New Jersey: 1994-1998 (4 years) at Monmouth University and 1998-2007 (9 years) at Princeton. Michael became a Certified Athletic Trainer in February of 1992. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of New Hampshire in 1991, and completed graduate school with a Master of Science in Education degree from Old Dominion University in 1994. Professional interests include all manners of physical rehabilitation including Muscle Energy Technique and Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Michael was Certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2004. He is also certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) for Lower Extremity (2005, 2013) and Upper Extremity (2006). He has recently completed certifications in Graston Technique (2009), Kinesio Taping (2010), Functional Movement Screening and Corrective Exercise (2011), and Myokinematic Restoration through the Postural Restoration Institute (2012). During the football season, Michael annually oversees two athletic training students as an Approved Clinical Instructor for the Colby-Sawyer College Exercise and Sports Sciences/Athletic Training Education Program. Personal interests include all manners of family time. In addition to being married to the former Lori Tarr of Concord, NH (UNH '93) who is a Reading Recovery Specialist in the Hartford, VT school district, Michael is also a father of 2 boys, Jacob (11 yrs old) and Matthew (8 yrs old).
Senior Athletic Trainers
Office 1: 603/646-2472
Office 2: 603/646-9896
Meredith starts her 4th year on the Dartmouth Sports Medicine Staff. A transplant to New England, Meredith is originally from Texas. She joined us from St. Mary's College in San Antonio, TX, where she served as Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to that, she received her BA from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX in 2006. She obtained her MS in 2008 from Michigan State University. Here at Dartmouth, Meredith works with the Field Hockey team and the Men's and Women's Track & Field teams. Professional interests include manual therapies and muscle energy techniques. Meredith is Graston M1 and M2 Certified. She also recently earned certification in Active Release Techniques for the Lower Extremities. Outside of work, Meredith spends time walking her dog, Cooper. She also enjoys reading.
Office 1: 603/646-9772
Office 2: 603/646-3203
Caleb is in his 6th year on the staff. He joined us from Ithaca College in New York, where he completed both his undergraduate and graduate work. He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2008. He then went on to complete his Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Psychology in 2010. During this time he also worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for Cornell University. Professional interests include manual therapies, and has completed the Graston Technique Module 1 and Active Release Techniques for the Lower Extremity, and was passed the SFMA certification in the spring of 2014. At Dartmouth, Caleb is working with Women's Ice Hockey, Men’s Tennis, and Mixed Sailing. He also assists with Football in the fall term. A native of Cape Cod, Caleb worked with the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox of the Cape Cod Baseball League as an athletic training student. He spends much of his free time on the Cape, helping to run a charter fishing boat during the summers. In addition to fishing, other interests include skiing and snowboarding.
Office 1: 603/646-3320
Office 2: 603/646-1237
Ben joins us from Troy University in Alabama, where he received his Master of Science in Sports and Fitness Management in the spring of 2011. Prior to that, he completed his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences-Athletic Training in 2009 at the University of Central Florida. He is in his third year here at Dartmouth. Ben is responsible for the coverage of the Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams, as well as the Women's Skiing teams. Professional interests include concussion evaluation and management, as well as sport specific rehabilitation and functional testing. Outside of work, Ben enjoys reading, surfing, hiking, canoeing, and spending time with his dog, Pete.
Office 1: 603/646-2472
Office 2: 603/646-9896
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Boise State University, where she also minored in French. She studied Clinical Exercise Psychology for her Master of Science degree at Northeastern University. This is Nicole’s seventh year at Dartmouth College. She works with the Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis and Women’s Lacrosse teams. In addition to her athletic training credentials, Nicole is also a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. She lives in Vermont with her husband, Anthony. In her free time, Nicole enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with her adopted dogs, Alfie and Wolfie.
Assistant Athletic Trainers
Yuri is entering her second year at Dartmouth, having just completed an internship year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. She has a diverse background in education, most recently earning her Master of Science in Athletic Training from Illinois State University in 2011. Prior to that she earned two undergraduate degrees, the first in 2006 in Tokyo, Japan, from Kokushikan University, where she studied Physical Education. After developing in an interest in Athletic Training, Yuri pursued her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State University, graduating in 2009. Yuri's professional interests include manual therapies, and she has completed the Graston Technique Module 1 and is certified in Active Release Techniques for the Lower Extremity. She cannot live without Japanese rice. She also thrives on coffee and enjoys hunting for cozy, local coffee shops in her spare time. She looks forward to exploring this area and hiking, skiing, and snowboarding.
Pete enters his third year on the staff, joining us from the Minnesota State University-Mankato, where he completed his Master of Arts in Sports Management in 2012. In 2008 he completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training at the University of New Hampshire. Pete works with the Men's Soccer and Baseball teams and the Men's Ski Program. His primary professional interest is in injury prevention through the advancement of pre-participation screenings to identify at-risk athletes. He earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist credential in the Spring of 2013. He recently earned certification in Active Release Techniques for the Lower Extremity. Peter is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and snowboarding.
Bethanie is new to the staff this year, joining the athletic training team working as our Assistant Athletic Trainer for Football. She also covers Softball and Men's and Women's Squash. Bethanie completed her undergraduate education with a BS in Athletic Training from the University of New Hampshire in 2010. She completed her graduate work at James Madison University in 2012 with an MS in Exercise Physiology. During her time with JMU, she worked with the football and cheerleading teams, including the 2012 NCA National Cheerleading Championship team. After graduation, she continued on at JMU as a part-time instruction for their Athletic Training Education Program before joining out staff. Beth's professional interests include diabetes management during collegiate-level athletic participation, concussion management, and manual therapies. She has recently become certified in Active Release Techniques for the lower extremity. Beth enjoys traveling, reading, playing basketball, and spending time with family.
Chad joins the Dartmouth staff from Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. He completed his BS there in in 2007 and earned a Master of Arts in Sports Management. in 2013. He will be working as the Assistant Athletic Trainer working with the Men's Basketball and Men's and Women's Crew programs. He recently earned his CSCS in the summer of 2014. Prior to his time in Mankato, Chad spent three years with the Alpena Ice Diggers in the NAHL and one year in the CJHL working with the Alpena Thunder. In his free time, Chad enjoys fishing, disc golf, taking in a Minnesota Twins game and spending time with his dog, Rocky.
Jean completed her undergraduate education with a BS in Athletic Training from Keene State College in 2011. She then went on to Western Michigan University completing her graduate work there and earning her MS in Athletic Training in 2013. During her time at WMU she worked with the Women’s Soccer and Softball teams. After graduation, she went on to work in Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy with the baseball program, having the opportunity to work with the professional baseball and collegiate training program also held at IMG Academy. Professional interests include manual therapies and muscle energy techniques. She is certified in Strength and Conditioning as well. Jean enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking and spending time with family.
Tracy rejoins the Sports Medicine Team this fall as the Office Manager. Previously, she worked on the Dartmouth staff as an athletic trainer from 2004-2013, leaving to spend more time with her family. She is excited to return to the College and the Department in this new role. Tracy completed her Bachelor of Science in Movement Science with a specialization in Athletic Training from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. In 2004, she completed her Master of Science degree in Health Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A New Hampshire native, Tracy lives in Lebanon with her husband, Kevin, their children, KJ and Liza, and their two dogs. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors with her family, and in her garden and kitchen.
Last Updated: 5/11/15