MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Jeffrey Luk has been selected as the medical director for the marathon and is looking forward to helping athletes complete the course competitively and safely.

 

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“I am honored to be the medical director for the Cleveland Marathon,” said Luk. “We at University Hospitals have a fantastic multidisciplinary team who are all excited to provide medical staffing for the marathon. Our plan is to ensure a fun, and most importantly, safe marathon for all participants.”

University Hospitals will provide medical counsel and coverage for all the runners who annually brave the course along Lake Erie’s shoreline.

More about Dr. Luk below!


 

meet the medical team

Dr Jeff Luk

Dr. Jeffrey Luk  serves as the medical director for the Cleveland Marathon and is the Director of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC). He is board-certified in both emergency medicine and emergency medical services.  Dr. Luk currently serves as the Medical Director for home games and special events held at First Energy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns.  He has also served as medical director for the Cleveland Triathlon, USA Triathlon, 2021 NFL Draft, 2016 Transplant Games of America, Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta, and the Komen Cleveland 3-Day Walk for the Cure. He also has participated in the medical planning and staffing for the Sun Trust National Marathon in Washington, DC; the Marine Corp Marathon in Arlington, VA; the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, DC; the 111th US Open Championship in Bethesda, MD; the AT&T National/Tiger Woods Golf Tournament in Bethesda, MD; and the 2016 Republican National Convention. He is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a Distinguished Attending Physician at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

 

Dr Laura Goldberg

Dr. Laura Goldberg is a specialist in sports medicine and is board certified in sports medicine and pediatrics. She earned her medical degree at the University Of Vermont Larner College Of Medicine, competed her pediatric residency at University Hospitals and her Sports Medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Her special interests include concussions, joint pain, pediatric fracture care and sports injuries and running injuries. Dr. Goldberg was the medical director for Cleveland marathon for almost 10 years and brings first-hand athletic experience to her practice. The mother of two was a marathon runner, an Olympic level sailor, and until a 2017 leg fracture, a competitive ski racer.

 

Dr Benjamin Boswell

Dr. Benjamin Boswell, is a specialist in sports medicine and the lead medical physician for the Cleveland Monsters. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.  His special interests encompass all aspects of sports medicine, including acute and chronic injuries; sports related concussion; injury prevention and rehabilitation; osteopathic medicine; and sports physicals. Dr. Boswell earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida where he served as Chief Resident. He completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Boswell is the team physician for Nordonia High School. In addition to taking care of athletes, Dr. Boswell also takes care of our U. S. Army soldiers. He is currently serving as a Major and physician in the U.S. Army Reserves. He recently completed a deployment to the Middle East. Dr. Boswell has participated in running events such as 5Ks, 10Ks, and 15Ks. He is also an annual runner in the Army 10 Miler run in Washington, DC. He enjoys taking care of all athletes young and old.

 

Dr Amanda Kay Weiss Kelly

Dr. Amanda Kay Weiss Kelly is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Sports Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics and sports medicine and is a national leader in advancing the understanding of sports training, preparation, safety and rehabilitation in children and teens Dr. Kelly earned her medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. She served her residency in pediatrics at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. After completion of her fellowship she joined the staff of Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, as Medical Director of Pediatric Sports Medicine. Dr. Weiss Kelly has special interest in concussion prevention, the female athlete triad and treatment and steroid use among young athletes.

 

Tim Pugliese

Tim Pugliese has worked in outpatient rehab in Chicago and Cleveland since 2000.  He works for UH at T3 Performance in Avon, seeing patients with a broad range of musculoskeletal injuries with a primary emphasis on Sports rehab.  Tim is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy and is a Certified Manual Physical Therapist and Emergency Medical Responder.  Tim has worked on the Cleveland Marathon course  on race day since 2016 as bike patrol to respond to runners in need of assistance from the UH Sports Medicine team.  Tim is an endurance and multisport athlete, having completed 4 marathons and numerous half marathons.  He also enjoys trail running, road cycling, mountain biking, and has completed triathlons up to ½ ironman distance.

 

 

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