The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute

The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute is a game-changer for athletes both on and off the field. Led by Craig Bennett, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine, Erica Gaertner, M.D., a board-certified internal medicine doctor with fellowship training in pediatric and adult sports medicine, and Andrew Guidry, M.D., a expert on concussions and traumatic brain injury, the program takes a team approach, working with specialists across the continuum of care. Our unique program combines the best neurologic and orthopedic care for athletes at all levels of their sport.

Another asset to the Sports Medicine Institute is the team at the LifeBridge Sports Cardiology Center. The team at the LifeBridge Sports Cardiology Center—led by Sunal S. Makadia, M.D., FACC, a board-certified, noninvasive cardiologist—treats athletes of all abilities (ages 17 and older) and people in highly active occupations for known or previously undiagnosed cardiovascular conditions.

We believe that caring for athletes starts before their injury, and continues on well after. Our multidisciplinary team of providers help athletes avoid injuries, such as ACL tears and concussions, with proper technique, sport-specific strength analyses, and speed and strength training assistance as needed. If injuries occur, we work with your team’s athletic trainers and coaches to provide a personalized plan of care from diagnosis to return to play and beyond.

The Sports Medicine Institute will take care of YOU by offering an advanced neurologist-led concussion program, expert orthopedics, primary care, physical therapy, sport-specific athletic training and much more.

Our Mission

The LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute strives to be a comprehensive program which delivers specialized care to athletes and active individuals. We incorporate orthopedics, primary care sports medicine, sports neurology and sports cardiology to meet the needs of athletic individuals, of all age ranges and activity levels. Our team is committed to patient education and helping athletes and active members of the community make informed decisions regarding their health and recovery from injury. Our providers implement personalized treatment and recovery plans, which allow for safe and effective return to sports, work and an active lifestyle.

Our Partners



With trained, on-site diagnostic technicians, expert medical staff and a specialized rehabilitative team, the LifeBridge Health Sports Medicine Institute works quickly to get to the root of your symptoms, map a plan for recovery, and get you back in the game.

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We are located at:

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Owings Mills
Northwest Hospital

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Main Office

To make an appointment please call 410-601-7529(PLAY) or 1-844-524-7426.

Chanel Moore - Surgical Scheduler and Administrative Assistant to Dr. Craig Bennett