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RWJ - Department of Family Medicine & Rutgers Sports Medicine

Jason Womack, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health

Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Director
Rutgers - RWJ Medical School

Dr. Womack has been director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship since 2014 and on faculty in the department of family medicine since 2008.  He graduated from Rutgers University and attended medical school at Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. Dr. Womack pursued a residency in family medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and was elected chief resident. He returned to Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson for fellowship in sports medicine prior to being recruited as faculty.

Currently, Dr. Womack is actively involved in the education of students, residents, and fellows, and serves as the Assistant Team Physician at Rutgers University, in addition to his other clinical responsibilities of sports medicine and primary care.

Kinshasa Morton, MDKinshasa Morton, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health
Rutgers - RWJ Medical School

Dr. Morton joined the family medicine department as sports medicine faculty in 2007. He participates in the musculoskeletal education of the family medicine residents and also the 3rd year medical students during their family medicine clerkship. Dr. Morton also aids in the supervision of the primary sports medicine fellows as they treat athletes at the high school and county college level. He graduated from the Rutgers-RWJ Family Medicine Residency program in 2006 and subsequently completed the primary care sports medicine fellowship at the same program in 2007. Undergraduate and medical school education was completed at Lehigh University and Howard University College of Medicine respectively. Special interest include all levels of athletics, particularly football.



Jill Kropa, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health
Rutgers - RWJ Medical School

Dr. Kropa joined the Family Medicine Department and the Sports Medicine Division at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in 2016. She attended medical school at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson before moving to Philadelphia to complete a Family Medicine Residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. While there she was elected Chief Resident in her third year. She remained at Jefferson to pursue a Sports Medicine Fellowship before returning back to NJ. She currently practices Sports Medicine and Primary Care while also participating in educational programs for medical students, residents and fellows.

Rutgers Sports Medicine

Yvette Rooks, MD
Head Team Physician and CMO
Rutgers Athletics

Dr. Yvette Rooks joined our faculty as CMO of Rutgers athletics in 2017. She bringsover two decades of experience in clinicalpractice and hasspent 18 years as a team physician at the collegiate level.Dr. Rooks completed her undergraduate degree in 1988 at the SUNY Albany. She earned her M.D. from the Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1993 and later concluded her Residency at the University of Maryland in 1995. Dr. Rooks served as Chief Resident from 1995-96. She was a fellow in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship from 1997-98.She has been involved in all levels of medical education throughout her career.


Princeton Sports Medicine

putukian2.jpg Margot Putukian, MD, FACSM
Director of Athletic Medicine, Princeton University

Margot Putukian received her B.S. degree in Biology from Yale University, where she participated in soccer and lacrosse, and her M.D. from Boston University.  She then completed her internship and residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She completed her fellowship in sports medicine at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, MI.  Margot worked as a team physician and the Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at Penn State University for almost 11 years before starting her current position in January 2004 as the Director of Athletic Medicine and Head Team Physician for Princeton University.

Margot is a charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), where she served on the Board from 1997-2006 and as President 2004-2005, serves on the Pronouncements Committee, and is a member of the AMSSM Foundation Board.  Margot is also currently on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is on the Sports Science Safety Committee as well as the Task Force on Clinical Medicine.  She served on the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee, and is currently the Chair for the US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee, and is a Team Physician for US Soccer, US Lacrosse, and the NJ Sky Blue Professional Women’s Soccer Team.

Dr. Putukian has participated in the Position Statement on Concussion by the NATA as well as several Team Physician Consensus Statements, and served as a panelist for the Zurich International Consensus Statement on Concussion.  She serves on the editorial board for both Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, and the Journal of Athletic Training, and has edited four sports medicine books.  In 2007, she was recognized as the Dr. David Moyer Team Physician’s award winner presented by the Eastern Athletic Trainer’s Association.  Her interests include concussion, medical issues in soccer, injury prevention and the female athlete.


Sasha Steinlight, MD

Dr. Steinlight is currently a team and staff physician at Princeton University in the University Health Services department. Dr. Steinlight treats both the student athlete and general student population for musculoskeletal and general medical concerns.

Dr. Steinlight received her undergraduate education at Indiana University. She pursued her MS at Rutgers-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2002 and subsequently her MD at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School in 2006. She completed residency training in family medicine at the University Of Pennsylvania and then returned to New Jersey for fellowship. She completed her fellowship at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson in 2010.