Hamish Kerr, MD, MSc, FAAP, FACSM
Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Dr. Kerr is a 2003 graduate of the Albany Medical College Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program. He returned in 2006 after training in Sports Medicine including a Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA.
He has served as head team physician for Siena College for 10 years. He is a team physician for USA Rugby, and World Rugby. He was chosen as a rugby tournament physician for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games and has also had similar roles at the Pan Am Games 2011 in Mexico, the Rugby Sevens World Cup in Moscow 2013 and San Francisco 2018. He is a senior medical educator for World Rugby and was a concussion consultant at the Rugby World Cup in 2015 in England and 2019 in Japan.
Dr. Kerr previously served as the program director for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency (2006-2010). He started a sports medicine fellowship in 2010 and continues to direct this program. He is currently involved in injury prevention and biomechanics research and he won the 2014 Sports Health T. David Sisk Award for Best Original Research Paper. He has published papers and book chapters on various topics including heading in soccer, the rugby tackle, concussion prevention, thoracoabdominal injuries, spine and nerve injuries. He has achieved grant support for his research as the 2018 winner of the American Medical Society Sports Medicine-American College Sports Medicine foundation clinical research award for a protocol titled “Prospective Investigation of Prevention of Concussion in Sports”.