The Arizona Sports Medicine Society (AZSMS) is a member-based trade organization serving professionals dedicated to education and continual learning within the field of sports medicine. Founded in 2007, the AZSMS is comprised of primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, coaches and other community members whose goal is to participate in a forum that provides evidence-based medical information and networking opportunities.

AZSMS offers educational forums, conferences and events in Arizona. Through monthly meetings, AZSMS provides CEU and CME credits presented by experts in their field. In addition to educational opportunities, members can take advantage of networking events, group discounts, physician interaction and other resources.

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Upcoming Lecture

Jeffrey M. Vaughn
Jeffrey M. Vaughn, DO, a sports medicine trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is director of the PCH Sports Medicine Program for Young Athletes at Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.
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ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Athletes


December 1st

6:30am - 7:30am


MapPhoenix Children’s Hospital


  1. Discuss risk factors for ACL tears in young athletes.
  2. Review current treatment recommendations for ACL reconstruction in skeletally immature athletes.
  3. Present return to play evaluation using motion analysis technology.

Contact Hours/CEU




Medical Program Director

John A Kearney Jr., MD
is a specialist in Primary Care Sports Medicine and has served as the Medical Director for the Arizona Sports Medicine Society since its inception in 2007. He is in private practice at The CORE Institute and is also the Director of Sports Medicine at Phoenix Baptist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kearney began his educational training at Arizona State University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Nutrition – Summa Cum Laude. While there, he was a Maroon and Gold Scholar athlete as a walk-on member of the men's basketball team and was also honored as the Convocation Speaker for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona where he graduated with the highest distinction possible in his medical school class. Dr. Kearney completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado and then completed his fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he was the primary team physician for three Universities, two Colleges, and the Minnesota State High School League.

In addition to having a passion to help "athletes" of all ages, shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities, Dr. Kearney also serves as the Team Physician for Centennial and Peoria High Schools. He has also served as the Medical Director/Liaison for the Ride Clean Cycling Team.