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Selene Parekh, M.D. (also known as the “Fantasy Doctor”) is an orthopaedic surgeon and foremost expert on sports injuries who’s fast becoming the go-to expert for the multibillion dollar fantasy sports industry. His data-driven insights and medical expertise make for powerfully accurate predictions of how anything from common sprains to devastating season-ending injuries will affect players’ careers and the success of millions of fantasy teams. Fantasy sports for Parekh is far more than a hobby: He authored and published two foundational research papers using Fantasy football data to track the epidemiology and outcomes of tendon and ligament ruptures in the NFL. Dr. Parekh joined the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic and Duke Orthopaedics in 2009, where he is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Prior to his tenure at Duke, Dr. Parekh was a Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the University of North Carolina (UNC). While there, he was integrally involved in the teaching of medical students and residents. Furthermore, he served as the foot and ankle consultant to the Athletic Department, treating many of the well-known UNC athletes. In his current practice, he continues to treat competitive athletes of all levels. A graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Parekh completed his internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery under the direction of some of the leading global authorities at the University of Pennsylvania. The Fantasy Doctor is an avid runner and has completed the Boston Marathon, and in his former life as a high school athletic star, was offered football scholarships from several Ivy League schools and was the recipient of the Brian Piccolo Award. Dr. Parekh is married and he and his wife are the proud parents of three kids.

Timothy is a journalism student at Stony Brook University who is constantly immersed in the fantasy sports world. He is currently the beat writer for Stony Brook Baseball and Women's Soccer, covering every home game and writing featured stories for The Statesman. Timothy also has experience covering Stony Brook Men's Basketball.

My name is Jesse Morse and I'm originally from Worcester, MA - the other major city in Massachusetts. I grew up watching Wade Boggs, Pedro Martinez, Larry Bird and Kevin McHale dominate the Boston sports scene, even getting to meet the entire Celtics team at 5 years old. Growing up I was spoiled by the amazing Boston sports scene, cultivated by going to an highly-competitive prep high school where hanging banners was an annual expectation, these experiences eventually generated my passion to become a Sports Medicine physician. After completing my undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic in beautiful Boca Raton, FL , I enrolled at Windsor University School of Medicine and by the end of my third year of medical school I decided to simultaneously enroll at Davenport University to get an MBA in Healthcare Management as well. I have always wanted to provide medical care for all ages, cradle to the grave so-to-speak, so I pursued a residency in Family Medicine at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. This summer as I complete my residency I will begin my Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Sports, medicine, and fantasy sports are my passions. I also love to cook, exercise, travel the world and I am fascinated by giraffes. I am married to an amazing woman who is also a physician. I enjoy staying up-to-date on sports injuries, browsing twitter and seeing athletes progress back to health!

My love of sports came as far back as I remember. My passion for the Golden State Warriors started a few years before the "RUN TMC" teams began. I look forward to covering all major injuries to not only help you gain a fantasy basketball advantage but also incorporate more of an insight on what it means for your favorite player. Follow Mike @RFLRedZone

David writes for several websites about baseball and football. He also teaches 6th Grade English in Los Angeles and spends his free time getting hurt playing softball.

Benjamin is a Statistical Science major pursuing a Policy Media and Journalism Studies certificate as well at Duke University. He self-identifies as the R.C. Buford of fantasy sports, constantly finding gems on the waiver wire in pursuit of yet another fantasy championship. Benjamin is currently an incoming social media editor and a beat writer for Duke football and women's lacrosse for the Duke Chronicle. He also has experience covering Duke women's basketball.

Hello! I am a sports medicine doctor in the Boston area where I have been lucky enough to take care of thousands of patients with sports injuries over the past ten years. Sports are a very important part of my life so I love getting patients back on the field, court, or ice as quickly as safely possible. I started this blog because I spend a good part of my office hours talking to patients about their injuries and often use current professional athlete injuries as a comparison. As a result I get tons of questions about professional sports injuries not just from patients but also from friends and family. I am not participating in the care of any of the professional athletes I discuss in this blog. I have never examined any of these athletes and therefore cannot make any diagnoses. I only have videos of injuries, press reports, and other clues from the locker room and practice field to go by. I really hope that you enjoy reading my posts and learn a little bit about sports injuries along the way. If there are any injuries that you think I should consider, PLEASE let me know!

I am a physiotherapist who works at a musculoskeletal/sports private practice in Australia. I deal with countless sporting injuries each year, and have first hand experience assessing and diagnosing sporting injuries both as they happen on the field and when they first present to my clinic. My main focus and passion lies in the sport of Rugby League, and hopefully my insight into this sport and access to information from team medical staff as it comes to hand will be of help to you.

Akul Patel is a medical student at the University of North Carolina. Akul was born and raised in the U.K. and grew up an avid fan of the football club Manchester United and the Indian national cricket team. His favorite moments were the 1999 treble and the 2011 cricket world cup. The opportunity to combine his professional interest in sports medicine with his personal interest in sports led Akul to The Fantasy Doctors. Akul looks forward to providing The Fantasy Doctors followers with the latest injury information.

Jay Shah is a 4th year medical student at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine and is soon to be an Orthopedic Surgery Resident at Jersey City Medical Center. He is currently helping publish several papers integrating fantasy sports data with injuries in professional athletes, to help clarify the effect different injuries have on player performance. He was a tri-varsity athlete in high school, played tennis for Union College, and is currently an avid bodybuilder. He hopes to combine his MBA in healthcare management, future orthopedic surgery education, and his passion for all things sports to one day work with and treat professional athletes, as well as become a go-to expert for fantasy sports data and injures.

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