Dr. Duerson is the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Fellow for 2014-2015. He grew up in Kentucky where he was a competitive junior golfer, high school regional champion, and state golf tournament participant both his junior and senior years. He attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY on a golf scholarship where he majored in Biology. He stayed in Louisville for medical school then moved to Ohio to complete his pediatric residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. During residency he provided medical coverage at several different sporting events around Columbus and was team physician for the Linden McKinley and London high school football teams. He also assisted with sports physicals for many local high schools and the Special Olympics. He was active in three different sports medicine research projects that lead to presentations at the AMSSM, ACSM, and Ohio AAP annual meetings. He also received the 2014 Central Ohio Pediatric Society resident travel award and AMSSM resident scholarship.
Dr. Duerson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, in which he was chosen to be the current Membership Committee Fellow Liaison. He is dedicated to providing excellent care to all pediatric athletes and has a particular interest in concussions. In his free time he still is an avid golfer and enjoys playing intramural sports, weight-lifting, running, and singing karaoke.