T. David Sisk Awards


The T. David Sisk Research Awards were established in 2010 to honor the best papers submitted to Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach in clinical, laboratory, and international research.  The winners receive a $2,500 cash prize and a plaque.
 
Dr. Sisk was a strong proponent of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach and served as the Chairman of the AOSSM Medical Publishing Board of Trustees at the time when the creation of the new journal was proposed.  He enthusiastically fostered Sports Health throughout its initial development and set the journal's course for its current success.  Dr. Sisk was a former AOSSM President, Hall of Fame inductee and active member in the sports medicine community throughout his esteemed career.  He died of cancer in July 2009 but his legacy of teaching and collaboration continues to live on. 
 

Past Award Winners


2017

Dustin A. Greenhill, MD, Paul Navo, MPH, Huaqing Zhao, PHD, Joseph Torg, MD, R. Dawn Comstock, PhD, and Barry P. Boden, MD for Best Original Research Paper with “Inadequate Helmet Fit Increases Concussion Severity in American High School Football Players”

Gregory D. Myer, PhD, Neeru Jayanthi, MD, John P. DiFiori, MD, Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, Adam W. Kiefer, PhD, David Logerstedt, PhD, and Lyle J. Micheli, MD for Best Review Paper with “Sports Specialization, Part II: Alternative Solutions to Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes”

Takumi Kobayashi, PhD, PT, Masashi Tanaka, MSc, PT, and Masahiro Shida, MSc, PT for Best International Paper with “Intrinsic Risk Factors of Lateral Ankle Sprain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”

2016

Alisha Hak, MSc (cand), Krishan Rajaratnam, BSc, MD, FRCSC, Olufemi R. Ayeni, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Jaydeep Moro, MD, FRCSC, Devin Peterson, MD, FRCSC, Sheila Sprague, PhD, and Mohit Bhandari, MD, PhD, FRCSC for Best Original Research Paper with “A Double-Blinded Placebo Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating Short-term Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Reducing Postoperative Pain After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Pilot Study”

David Wasserstein, MD, MSc, FRCSC, Ujash Sheth, MD, MSc, Alison Cabrera, MD, and Kurt P. Spindler, MD for Best Review Paper with "A Systematic Review of Failed Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Autograft Compared With Allograft in Young Patients"

Gabriele Cioni, MD, PhD, Andrea Berni, MD, PhD, Gian Franco Gensini, MD, Rosanna Abbate, MD, and Maria Boddi, MD, PhD for Best International Paper with “Impaired Femoral Vascular Compliance and Endothelial Dysfunction in 30 Healthy Male Soccer Players: Competitive Sports and Local Detrimental Effects"

2015

Ira R. Casson, MD, David C. Viano, Dr Med, PhD, E. mark Haacke, PhD, Zhifeng Kou, PhD, and Danielle G. LeStrange, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC for Best Original Research Paper with “Is There Chronic Brain Damage in Retired NFL Players? Neuroradiology, Neuropsychology, and Neurology Examinations of 45 Retired Players”

Diego Villacis, MD, Anthony Yi, BS, Ryan Jahn, BS, Curtis J. Kephart, MD, Timothy Charlton, MD, Seth C. Gamradt, MD, Russ Romano, MA, ATC, James E. Tibone, MD, and George F. Rick Hatch III, MD for Best Original Research Paper with “Prevalence of Abnormal Vitamin D Levels Among Division I NCAA Athletes”

Ashwin L. Rao, MD, Jack C. Salerno, MD, Irfan M. Asif, MD, and Jonathan A. Drezner, MD for Best Review Paper with “Evaluation and Management of Wolff-Parkinson-White in Athletes”

Jaime Hinzpeter, MD, Álvaro Zamorano, MD, Diego Cuzmar, MD, Miguel Lopez, MD, and Jair Burboa for Best International Paper with “Effect of Active Versus Passive Recovery on Performance During Intrameet Swimming Competition”

2014

Zachary D.W. Dezman MD, Eric H. Ledet PhD, and Hamish A. Kerr MD, MSc, FAAP for Best Original Research Paper with “Neck Strength Imbalance Correlates With Increased Head Acceleration in Soccer Heading”
 
Demetris Delos MD, Travis G. Maak MD, and Scott A. Rodeo MD for Best Review Paper with “Muscle Injuries in Athletes: Enhancing Recovery Through Scientific Understanding and Novel Therapies”
 
Taiki Yukutake PT, Minoru Yamada PT, PhD, and Tomoki Aoyama MD, PhD for Best International Paper with “A Survey Examining the Correlations Between Japanese Little League Baseball Coaches’ Knowledge of and Compliance With Pitch Count Recommendations and Player Elbow Pain”

2013

Christian H. Coyle PhD, Sarah E. Henry MD, Amgad M. Haleem MD, Michael J. O’Malley MD, and Constance R. Chu MD for Best Original Research Paper with “Serum CTXii Correlates with Articular Cartilage Degeneration after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Transection or Arthrotomy followed by Standardized Exercise”
 
Evangelos Pappas PT, PhD, OS, and Wing M. Wong-Tom PT, MS, OCS for Best Review Paper with “Prospective Predictors of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis”
 
Stefano Della Villa MD, Lorenzo Boldrini MD, Margerita Ricci MD, Furio Danelon MD, Lynn Snyder-Mackler PT, ScD, FAPTA, Gianni Nanni MD, and Giulio Sergio Roi MD for Best International Paper with “Clinical Outcomes and Return-to-Sports Participation of 50 Soccer Players After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Through a Sport-Specific Rehabilitation Protocol”
 

2012

Michael Lavagnino PhD, Steven Arnoczky DVM, Julie Dodds MD, and Niell Elvin PhD for Best Original Research Paper with “Infrapatellar Straps Decrease Patellar Tendon Strain at the Site of the Jumper’s Knee Lesion: A Computational Analysis Based on Radiographic Measurements”

K. Donald Shelbourne MD, Heather Freeman MPT, and Tinker Gray MA for Best Review Paper with “Osteoarthritis after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: The Importance of Regaining and Maintaining Full Range of Motion”
 
Alberto Gobbi MD, Georgios Karnatzikos, Vivek Mahajan MD, and Somanna Malchira for Best International Paper with “Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment in Symptomatic Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: Preliminary Results in a Group of Active Patients”
 

2011

Jeffrey S. Kutcher MD in Clinical Science with his paper "Management of the Complicated Sports Concussion Patient"
 
Scott A. Rodeo MD for Research Excellence in Basic Science with his paper "The Basic Science of Articular Cartilage: Structure, Composition, and Function"