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Meet the Sports Medicine Team

Dr. Patrick McKenzie

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Team Orthopedic Physician

Dr. Patrick McKenzie is an Oshkosh native and has served as orthopedic physician for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh since 1995. Dr. McKenzie is part of Bellin Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Green Bay and also serves as medical director and team orthopaedic surgeon for the Green Bay Packers.

Dr. McKenzie specializes in orthopedics and arthroscopic surgery. He received an undergraduate degree from St. John's University, Minn., a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala.. Dr. McKenzie and his family reside in DePere, WI.

 

 

Dr. Matthew Downs

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Medical Director/Team Physician

 Dr. Matthew Downs is a Board-certified pediatrician who has been working with the University of Wisconsin  Oshkosh since 2014 as Medical Director and is a physician at Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh.  Dr. Downs covers all Titan Football games and other championship events hosted by UW Oshkosh. Dr.Downs received his Medical Degree from Marshall University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Penn State Milton Hershey Medical Center - Pediatrics. Dr. Downs and his family reside in Oshkosh.

 

Wade Peitersen

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Director of Sports Medicine Services

Wade Peitersen joined UW Oshkosh in August 1999 after serving as assistant athletic trainer at UW Stevens Point for two years. Prior to his tenure at Stevens Point, Peitersen was the director of training and conditioning at Peak Performance Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Oshkosh from 1995–97.

Peitersen completed his BSE in physical education at UW Oshkosh and his MA in physical education/athletic training at Western Michigan University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and the College Athletic Trainer's Society. Peitersen and his family reside in Neenah.

Fall Sport: Cross Country/Women’s Golf

Winter Sport: Women's Gymnastics

Spring Sport: Track & Field

169L Kolf Sports Center | (920) 424-7138 | peiterse@uwosh.edu

 

Jennifer Zuberbier

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jennifer Zuberbier joined the UW Oshkosh staff in August 2007 after serving five years as an assistant athletic trainer at St. Norbert College in De Pere. While at St. Norbert, she was responsible for covering football, soccer, basketball and baseball.

Zuberbier completed her BS in athletic training from UW Stevens Point and her MS in educational leadership from UW Oshkosh. She is also a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Zuberbier is a native of Appleton.

Fall Sport: Women's Soccer

Winter Sport: Men's & Women's Swimming

Spring Sport: Baseball

169I Kolf Sports Center | (920) 424-7141 | zuberbij@uwosh.edu

 

Jack Johnsen

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Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jack Johnsen joined the UW Oshkosh staff in August 2004 after serving five years as head athletic trainer at Carthage College in Kenosha. Johnsen completed his BSE in physical education at UW Oshkosh and his MA in physical education/athletic training at Western Michigan University.

Johnsen is a certified member of both National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Johnsen resides with his family in Oshkosh.

Fall Sport: Football

Winter Sport: Athletic Training Room

Spring Sport: Softball/ Spring Football

169K Kolf Sports Center | (920) 424-1200 | johnsenj@uwosh.edu

 

 Nick Hubbard

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Fall Sport: Football

Winter Sport: Wrestling

Spring Sport: Spring Football

169I Kolf Sports Center  | (920) 424-1200 |

 

Thomas Dettlaff

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Fall Sport: Women's Tennis

Winter Sport: Men's Basketball

Spring Sport: Track and Field

169I Kolf Sports Center  | (920) 424-1200 | dettl12@uwosh.edu

 

Brandon Pennings

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Fall Sport: Volleyball

Winter Sport: Women's Basketball

Spring Sport: Track and Field

169I Kolf Sports Center  | (920) 424-1200 | pennib94@gmail.com