Columbia University Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics


The Columbia Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Program provides a valuable service to the 750 athletes that compete at Columbia University. The goal is a simple one - to be the best athletic training service in the Ivy League and strive to equal any NCAA Division I program in the country.

Under the tutelage of head trainer Jim Gossett, Columbia has achieved an outstanding national reputation and employs an excellent staff that includes nine full-time athletic trainers. Dr. William N. Levine of Columbia University's Medical Center serves as the Chief Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon, and Dr. Natasha Desai, Family Practice and Sports Medicine Specialist, is a team physician.

The Columbia program has left its mark throughout the country in both the professional and collegiate ranks, as close to 20 graduate assistants and former assistants have gone on to exciting and impressive professional careers in sports medicine, including Anthony Piegaro, who is an athletic trainer with Mystère by Cirque de Soleil, Tony Testa, the Director of Sports Medicine at Seton Hall University, Gene Schafer, who has started his own fitness club in the Columbia area, Anthony Bill Peters, who has worked with the New York Jets of the National Football League, and Eric Rozen, who is the head athletic trainer at the University of Rochester.

Columbia University Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Staff Directory

Banned Substances
- NCAA Banned Substances Poster

- Supplement Disclosure Form
- NCAA Drug Testing

Concussion Awareness
- NCAA Concussions/Symptons Posters
Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries & Concussions

Sickle Cell Trait
- NCAA Sickle Cell Trait Poster

Columbia University Health Services Website

Columbia University Athletic Training Report on Safety

Sports Nutrition Information