ORLANDO – The Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute is growing its medical team roster for the University of Central Florida athletics. Abhishek Kannan, MD and Tracy Nogle, DO will join Michael Jablonski, MD and Fred Soliman, DO on the sidelines as UCF begins competing in the Big 12 conference this fall.
“This will be my 20th season with the UCF Knights,” said medical director and team physician Dr. Michael Jablonski. “This is an exciting time as UCF joins a power five conference. We’re thrilled with the opportunity to grow and elevate alongside the program by adding these seasoned physicians to the medical team to continue to provide top level care to the athletes.”
Dr. Abhishek Kannan, an Orlando native, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon with the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. He specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of athletes of all ages and skill levels, including pediatric and adult patients. During his orthopedic residency training, Dr. Kannan provided team coverage for the Chicago Blackhawks. While completing his fellowship, he worked closely with the San Francisco Giants.
Dr. Tracy Nogle is a fellowship-trained primary care sports medicine physician who joined the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute this year. A former Division I collegiate athlete herself, Dr. Nogle played on the Michigan State University basketball team from 2009 to 2013. Her previous experience providing medical care to athletes includes serving as fellow team physician at Michigan State University and resident team physician for the Orlando Solar Bears.
“UCF’s relationship with Orlando Health is one of the strongest relationships we have! The care we receive is second to none and, is one of the strongest collegiate medical partnerships in the country,” said Terry Mohajir, University of Central Florida director of athletics. “We’re thrilled that Orlando Health has chosen to place two more of its experienced physicians on our football sidelines beginning this season. This is another example of the strong level of care we receive for our student-athletes and staff. Just as our teams are adding more quality depth as they anticipate Big 12 Conference play, it’s fitting that Orlando Health is doing the same.”