Carolinas HealthCare System

Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty and Staff

David Price, MD David Price, MD

Dr. Price earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL and, after working in rural Australia for a short period, returned to Charlotte, NC to join the Carolinas Medical Center family medicine residency as a faculty member.

Active in teaching, Dr. Price is an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 2015 transitioned from Co-Director to Director of the primary care sports medicine fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center. He also serves as medical director of athletic training in the Department of Sports Medicine and Special Events. In this role, he works closely with Charlotte Mecklenburg High School Athletics and is the team physician for Johnson C. Smith University.

Dr. Price has an avid interest in sudden cardiac death and is the medical director for Heart of a Champion Day, a high school athletic pre-participation screening program that includes non-invasive cardiac testing to identify athletes at risk for sudden cardiac death. He also has an interest in sports concussion and is the medical director of Carolinas Concussion Network. His funded research in these areas focuses on affected athletes.

Dr. Price is active in the sports community and enjoys treating endurance athletes. He speaks locally and nationally as an expert in the field of sports medicine. Dr. Price is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He lives in Charlotte with his wife and three children and enjoys triathlons, soccer, and music.

Anthony Martin, MD Anthony Martin, MD
Associate Director 

Dr. Martin earned his medical degree at the Temple University School of Medicine in 2008 before completing his family medicine residency at The Reading Hospital and School of Medicine in 2011, where he served as the chief resident in his final year. Dr. Martin then completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center in 2012 and stayed on as a member of the faculty at Sports Medicine and Injury Care, the family medicine residency program and for the primary care sports medicine fellowship.  In 2015 he bacame the Associate Director of the fellowship.  Dr. Martin also serves as faculty for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is active in student and resident teaching.

Dr. Martin is the head team physician for East Mecklenburg High School and is also a team physician for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As a former competitive boxer, he also enjoys fight coverage including boxing and mixed martial arts.

Dr. Martin is active in the sports community and still participates in intramural sports locally. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He lives in Charlotte and enjoys fighting sports, epic poetry and cooking.

Robert Jones, MD Robert Jones, MD
UNCC Student Health Director

Dr. Jones played varsity basketball and received his undergraduate degree at Creighton University before graduating in 1990 from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System before finishing his primary care sports medicine fellowship at San Jose Medical Center/Stanford University.

Dr. Jones continued his tenure at San Jose Medical Center/Stanford University as part-time faculty while starting a full-time practice in Palm Springs, CA. He later relocated to Charlotte and joined the faculty at Carolinas Medical Center, where he was the director of the primary care sports medicine fellowship program until 2015 when his duties as Lead Team Physician and Student Health Medical Director of UNC Charlotte increased with the transition of the football program to the FBS Division I. He has been the team physician for the USA Water Polo men's national team and he also serves as the executive medical director of the YMCA Health Centers in Charlotte.

James Fleischli, MD James Fleischli, MD
Orthopedic Faculty

Dr. Fleischli graduated Dartmouth College with his bachelor of arts and went on to earn his doctor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center followed by his Sport Medicine Fellowship at American Sports Medicine Institute.

Dr. Fleischli specializes in knee ligament/cartilage repair and arthroscopic shoulder/elbow surgery. Dr. Fleischli serves as the director for OrthoCarolina's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is also a team physician and orthopedist for UNC Charlotte.

In his spare time he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and three children.

Dana Piasecki, MD Dana Piasecki, MD
Orthopedic Faculty

Dr. Piasecki began his education with an undergraduate degree in biology at Harvard University. He then moved south to obtain his doctorate in medicine from Vanderbilt University and back north to New York to complete an orthopedic surgery residency at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Piasecki completed his sports medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, where he also served as assistant team physician for the MLB's Chicago White Sox and the NBA's Chicago Bulls and as head team physician for the Chicago Steel Hockey Squad. During his fellowship year, he instructed orthopedic surgery residents and authored more than twenty peer reviewed publications. He is currently active in advanced orthopedic research and serves as a surgeon educator, helping to train orthopedic residents at Carolinas Medical Center.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Dr. Piasecki has a long personal history with athletics. He is a former rower, water polo player, Division I NCAA swimmer and was a member of the United States National Flatwater Sprint Kayaking Team (1996-2000). He was a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete for two years, narrowly missing a 2000 Olympic kayaking berth and winning medals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, U.S. National Championships, World Sprint Team Trials and Canadian National Championships. He now serves as a volunteer physician for the U.S. Olympic Committee. Beyond his love of sports, Dr. Piasecki greatly enjoys traveling with his wife, who is a neonatologist, son and daughter.

Michael Dockery, MD Michael Dockery, MD
Orthopedic Faculty

Dr. Dockery received a degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before returning to his native Florida to complete medical school, internship, and residency at the University of Florida, where he served as administrative Chief Resident from 1994 to1995. After completing fellowship training in sports medicine at the University of Oklahoma in 1996, Dr. Dockery and his family moved to Charlotte, NC and joined an orthopedic practice.

Dr. Dockery maintains a keen interest in sports medicine, serving as a team physician for UNC Charlotte, Mallard Creek High School and Northside Christian Academy. Areas of interest include ACL reconstruction and arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

A member of the National Eagle Scout Association and current Scoutmaster of a local troop, Dr. Dockery enjoys spending time with his wife and three children in a variety of outdoor sports, including waterskiing, boating, camping, and hiking.

Scott Burbank, MD Scott Burbank, MD
Orthopedic Faculty

Dr. Burbank a Charlotte, NC native, attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Rothman Institute in 2007. He completed a sports medicine/arthroscopy fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in the Los Angeles, CA area.

Dr. Burbank is a sports medicine specialist and focuses predominantly on arthroscopy and arthroplasty of the shoulder and knee as well as hip arthroscopy and general orthopedic surgery/trauma. Dr. Burbank and his immediate family, including a twin and older brother, all reside in the Charlotte area. In his free time, he is an avid basketball fan, loves going to the beach and fishing and enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.

Tonya Robinson Tonya Robinson
Medical Education Coordinator

Tonya was born in North Carolina, at Camp Lejeune Marine Base, and raised in Huntersville, NC. She is currently attending Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC, where she is completing her B.A. in Business Administration and Management.  She is a member of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society for Business Administration and Management.  She began working for Carolinas HealthCare System in 2008 as a registrar, left the company for one year in 2011 to work for OrthoCarolina and returned in 2012 as a Live Answer Coordinator.  She has been with the company ever since as a Staff Assistant, then Fellowship Coordinator, and now Medical Education Coordinator. She current plays Competitive Women’s and Coed softball, and enjoys playing basketball, and running.  She also enjoys spending time with her four kids traveling, hiking on Crowder’s Mountain, cooking, eating popcorn while watching a good movie, and playing games on family night.  

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