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Kody Moffatt, M.D., ATC

Dr. Moffatt is the Director of Pediatric Sports Medicine at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.  He is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Creighton University School of Medicine. Passionate about pediatric sports medicine, Dr. Moffatt is a highly-regarded, well-known expert in the field.  An athletic trainer turned pediatrician, Dr. Moffatt attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for degrees in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. He started his sports medicine career as an athletic trainer initially working with the Omaha Lancers prior to working in the professional ranks for the Kansas City Blades and San Jose Sharks.  In addition to direct medical care, he provided sports rehabilitation and performance enhancement for these professional athletes. He then received his M.S. in Orthopaedic Surgery and his M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He completed his residency training in the Joint CU-UNMC Pediatric Residency Program and joined the Creighton University faculty in 2003.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Sports Medicine, and is board certified in Pediatrics.  Dr. Moffatt was elected to the AAP’s Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness Executive Committee.  He chairs the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and serves as physician for state championships for the Nebraska School Activities Association.  Dr. Moffatt helps shape sports medicine policy on a state and national level as an advisor to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Nebraska High School Activities Association.

 
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Layne Jenson, M.D.

Dr. Jenson is an orthopaedic surgeon with Children’s Specialty Physicians and an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine.  He is an experienced physician who brings a unique understanding of the developing musculoskeletal system of children and adolescents.   He attended medical school at Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center where he also completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery.  He then went to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago where he completed his fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery.  Dr. Jenson translates this expertise into successful surgical techniques to repair serious sports injuries while protecting a young athlete’s future growth and development.  Among his innovative techniques, he provides ACL reconstruction for children who cannot undergo traditional procedures due to skeletal immaturity.
 

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Maegen Wallace, M.D., ATC

Dr. Wallace is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon who brings the unique education and background of an athletic trainer into evaluating and treating young athletes. She is a certified athletic trainer who completed her undergraduate athletic training degree at Missouri State University and then medical school at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her general orthopaedic training was completed at Saint Louis University and her pediatric subspecialty training in Delaware at Nemours AI duPont Hospital for Children. She brings an understanding of the developing musculoskeletal system into successfully treating growing athletes to return them safely to the playing field.

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Christopher Erickson, M.D.

Dr. Erickson is a pediatric cardiologist/electrophysiologist with Children’s Specialty Physicians specializing in the heart’s electrical system in children and adults with congenital heart defects.  He is a Professor in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine with UNMC and CUMC.    He brings expertise in cardiac sports medicine related to heart rhythm disorders, inherited arrhythmia syndromes, and sudden cardiac arrest.  Dr. Erickson has a special interest in pre-participation screening, particularly the 14 point screening process recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Heart Association (AHA) and others. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, American College of Cardiology, AAP and AHA.  He is also a member of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society and the Adult Congenital Heart Association.

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Vincent Thomas, M.D, MHA

Dr. Thomas is a pediatric cardiologist/electrophysiologist with Children¹s Specialty Physicians and is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Thomas specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders that can sometimes lead to problems in athletes, including the risk of sudden cardiac death. He completed his undergraduate training at George Washington University and medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He trained in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and completed fellowships in Pediatric Cardiology and Electrophysiology at Emory University. He went on to complete a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Thomas is a board certified pediatrician, pediatric cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is a strong proponent of ensuring the safety and well-being of all children participating in sports.

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Kerry Waple, MEd, ATC, CSCS.

Kerry is the Sports Medicine Coordinator here at Children's Hospital & Medical Center.  She comes to us from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus OH, where she served as the Sports Medicine Programming Coordinator for 10 years.  Kerry attended Canisius College in NY for her Bachelor’s degree then the University of Virginia for her Master’s degree.  She spent 17 years as an Athletic Trainer in the College/University setting.  During that time she served as an athletic trainer on the Medical Staff for the US Team for both the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the 1995 Pan American Games, as well as for USA Women’s Basketball for the 2003 World Championships.  She has worked with athletes from middle school to the Olympic level and understands the nature of injuries facing these participants, and the unique ways treatment and rehabilitation must be managed to meet their individual needs. Kerry has extensive experience in functional rehabilitation for all types of orthopaedic and sports injuries.

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Rebecca Docter, MA, ATC

Becky is an Athletic Trainer at Children's Hospital & Medical Center.  She spent 9 years working as an Athletic Trainer in the secondary school setting in Omaha and during that time she has been a pioneer in youth concussion education and advocacy.  Becky received her Bachelor’s degree from Doane College and her Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  She is very involved in professional service on the state level and serves on the NE DHHS Athletic Training Board, Co-Chairs the Metro Brain Injury Regional School Support Team (BIRSST) Advisory group and works with the Board of Certification to create standards for professional education.  Becky has a passion for injury prevention for young athletes and has been instrumental in designing policy and programming for their safety.   She creates age appropriate and sport specific home exercise programs to help expedite our patients return to play.

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Amanda Kluver, MS, ATC

Mandi is an Athletic Trainer at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Health from Iowa State University and her Master’s degree from the University of North Texas. She spent 4 years as an Athletic Trainer in the clinical setting working with children prior to joining our team. She has great expertise with postural issues and deformities and the treatment and rehabilitation of low back pain.  Mandi has a passion for injury prevention and rehabilitation for young athletes.  She creates age appropriate and sport specific home exercise programs to help expedite our patients return to play.

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Kathryn Hill, MS, ATC

Katie is an Athletic Trainer at Children's Hospital & Medical Center.  She spent 4 years working as an Athletic Trainer in the secondary school setting in Tampa, Florida.  Katie received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. She specializes in youth and adolescent sports medicine and is passionate about injury prevention. She creates age appropriate and sport specific home exercise programs to help expedite our patients return to play.

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Stephanie Roach, BSN, RN, CPN

Stephanie is a Registered Nurse at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to working at Children’s, Stephanie worked at CHI Health Lakeside Hospital as an RN in the Orthopedic, Oncology, Med/Surg, and Post-Intensive Care Units. Stephanie is also a Certified Pediatric Nurse. She helps provide and coordinate individualized, age-specific care so all our patients can safely return to play.