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Rutgers Sports Medicine

Jason Womack, MD

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.


Rutgers University
Director of Sports Medicine
Assistant Athletic Director
Sports Medcine Fellowship Associate Director

Dr. Robert Monaco has been the Team Physician at Rutgers University since 1996. His primary responsibilities are to oversee the medical treatment of athletes for the 30 Division I sports at the University, as well as supervise a group of nine full-time certified athletic trainers. In addition to his work with the Scarlet Knights, Dr. Monaco is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is associate director of the school's Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

His educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree from Columbia University, where he competed in wrestling and captained the team his senior year. He went on to receive his Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick, working with the Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Monaco has also done postgraduate study and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, which included work at Princeton University and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. In addition, Dr. Monaco holds a Master's in Public Health from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

A native of Nutley, NJ, Dr. Monaco comes from a family of physical educators, coaches, and athletes. Dr. Monaco and his wife, Carolyn, are the proud parents of two children, Antonio and Angelina.


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.


Lauren Costello, MDLauren Costello, MD

Dr. Costello is presently one of three team physicians at Princeton University, and also serves as staff physician at the Princeton Student Health Service. She was formerly the Director of Athletic Medicine at Princeton University (1998-2004), as well as Director of Sports Medicine at Ithaca College (1991-1998), and was a member of the physician staff at Ithaca 's Health Service. Dr. Costello's responsibilities include treatment of both interscholastic and non-interscholastic student athletes, as well as the Princeton student body as a whole. Dr. Costello also assists with directing the Rutgers-RWJMS Sports Medicine Fellowship. She is also a member of the Princeton University Eating Disorder Team.

Dr. Costello attended Muhlenberg College as an undergraduate and competed on their basketball and softball teams. She then went to the University of Pittsburgh where she received her MS in microbiology. She then worked in the pharmaceutical industry as a research scientist before attending the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. After medical school, Dr. Costello then completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the Medical Center of Delaware and her Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Pike Creek Sports Medicine Center, also associated with the Medical Center of Delaware.

RWJ - Department of Family Medicine

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.