Washington Hospital Sports Medicine
Phone: (510) 248-1030
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As more people in the Tri-City Area participate in fitness activities and
athletics, the need for a comprehensive sports injury treatment and prevention
program continues to grow.
Washington Sports Medicine is staffed by board-certified and fellowship
Russell Nord, M.D. who serves as the program's medical director.
In addition, Washington Sports Medicine is staffed with physical therapists
and athletic trainers who are experienced in helping injured athletes
return to their favorite sport with minimal downtime.
Sports Related Concussions
Click here or the image on the right to learn how Washington Sports Medicine is diagnosing,
treating, and tracking concussions.
The staff also helps patients learn how to prevent future injuries and
find ways to improve current performance. Washington Sports Medicine works
directly with the
Washington Urgent Care,
Washington Outpatient Surgery Center,
Washington Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, Washington Hospital Emergency Room and other affiliates to provide a
full range of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services.
Adult and weekend athletes aren't the only ones who need a program
of this type. Washington Sports Medicine
Washington Sports Medicine fills a growing need in our sports community
for high quality medical services. Athletes and physically active people
can receive quality sports medicine care right here in southern Alameda
County. We're focused on getting local residents "back into the
game."Experts are collaborating with several area high schools and
universities to give teams, coaches, and parents the guidance needed to
treat young athletes, while teaching them about conditioning and injury
Russell Nord, M.D.
Dr. Nord is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports
Medicine. While, his interests focus on the knee, shoulder and hip, he
treats a variety of conditions in both the athlete and non-athlete. Dr.
Nord is a firm believer that often, with the appropriate therapy, the
body is able to heal itself without surgery. However, when surgery is
necessary, Dr. Nord typically elects for an arthroscopic or minimally
Dr. Nord completed his Sports Medicine fellowship at Stanford University
where he took care of Stanford athletes and served as a Team Physician
for the Stanford Football Team. He also provided orthopedic care for the
San Francisco 49ers NFL football team.
Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Nord completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency
at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, where he was selected
Executive Chief Resident during his final year. Dr. Nord received his
MD degree from Cornell University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega
Alpha honor society and completed his undergraduate work at Duke University
where he graduated summa cum laude with membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Nord currently serves as Medical Director of Washington Sports Medicine.
In his free time, Dr. Nord is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys a variety
of athletic endeavors. He is married to Kristin Nord, a dermatologist,
with whom he has four young children.
Michael Goldin, M.D.
Dr. Goldin is a fellowship-trained physiatrist who specializes in the
diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in variety of patients.
He believes that the key to the successful evaluation and management of
every patient is to perform a thorough history and physical examination.
After reviewing his findings and treatment options, he and his patients
make a mutual decision on how to proceed. Treatment typically includes
the correction of biomechanical deficits through detailed and focused
physical therapy, possible short courses of pain medications, and various
types of injection procedures. He performs traditional injections that
historically have involved steroids to help with inflammation, and also
has an interest in more novel growth factor injections that use the body’s
own growth factors to help heal various injuries. In addition, Dr. Goldin
is trained in electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound. He can
use these when appropriate in order to make a diagnosis and determine
Dr. Goldin earned his medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University
in Richmond, Virginia and went on to do his internship at Tucson Hospital
Medical Education Program in Arizona. During his physiatry residency at
Stanford, he found that his main interests were in understanding functional
anatomy and applying this knowledge to help all patients maximize their
function. During his senior year, he ran a free musculoskeletal clinic
for the uninsured patients in the area. Here he was able to teach junior
residents and medical students and to treat a population that required
this kind of care. Dr. Goldin’s residency honors include the top
score on the annual self-assessment exam during his third year and the
top score on the electrodiagnostics examination in his final year. His
article, “Tendinopathy: A Review of the Pathophysiology and Evidence
for Treatment”, is about the treatment of a variety of tendon problems,
and it appeared in The Physician and Sports Medicine in September, 2013.
Dr. Goldin has played several sports throughout his life, including tennis,
soccer, basketball, skiing, and boxing, to name a few. When not at work,
he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Steven Zonner, DO
Dr. Steven Zonner is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board
of Family Practice and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of
primary care, occupational and sports medicine. In his family medicine
practice, Dr. Zonner promotes physical fitness to prevent disease and
assists his patients to make educated decisions with regard to their health
care. As an expert on concussions, Dr. Zonner currently serves as the
Concussion Program Director of the Tri-Valley and Golden State Elite youth
Ice Hockey Programs in Dublin, CA as well as Medical Consultant for the
Concussion Committee of the California Amateur Hockey Association. Dr.
Zonner serves as the concussion expert for Washington Sports Medicine.
Dr. Zonner completed the majority of his medical training in Chicago starting
with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO) from the Chicago College
of Osteopathic Medicine. After finishing his Family Medicine internship
and residency at Botsford General Hospital in Michigan, he returned to
Chicago to complete his primary care sports medicine fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St.
Luke's Medical Center. In 1990, he went on to become the head team
physician for Arizona State University and has been invited to work at
the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He has been treating
people of all ages and athletic abilities in the San Francisco Bay Area
since 2004. Dr. Zonner is also fluent in Spanish.