Roger N. Chams, MD, Medical Director
Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine
Dr. Roger Chams is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in treating complex knee and shoulder conditions and sports injuries. His patients include a large number of professional, college and adult recreational athletes.
He provides care for conditions such as rotator cuff tears; torn shoulder (labrum) and knee (meniscus) cartilage; and anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament (ACL and PCL) tears.
Dr. Chams has extensive experience in arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery, having performed more than 20,000 such procedures. He performs total and partial knee and shoulder replacements and shoulder and knee resurfacing. In addition, he offers advanced tissue transplantation treatments, including Carticel implants; cartilage transplants; and ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections.
Dr. Chams teaches advanced knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgical techniques to other orthopaedic surgeons as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also regularly teaches continued medical education courses for physicians, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
He is the team physician for Lake Forest High School and a team physician for the US Soccer Federation Men and Women National Teams.
To learn more about Dr. Chams, visit ibji.com.
Molly Uyenishi PA-C, MCMS
Molly is nationally certified as a physician assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and her Master of Clinical Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Barry University in Miami, Florida. While at Colorado College, Molly was an NCAA Division I student-athlete and a member of the Women’s Soccer team. She then went on to play soccer professionally, competing in the Swedish 1st Division for QBIK Football Club.
Combining her passion for soccer and medicine, she chose Orthopaedic Surgery as her specialty. She enjoys treating athletes and being out on the pitch, and has been a member of the medical staff for the Chicago Red Stars since 2014.
Bria Wanzung, PT, DPT, ATC
Bria has 6 years of experience as a physical therapist and 2 years as a facility manager, Bria is passionate about providing a helping hand to patients recovering from diagnoses with orthopedic and post-surgical intervention needs, with a special interest in the hip joint and sports medicine injures. She finds the best treatment to be ones that get the patient actively involved in their rehabilitation process, taking a proactive and patient-centered approach to all therapy sessions. Bria firmly believes in the importance of teamwork and looks forward to working along side Doctors, Physical Therapists and PTAs within the rehab team to help patients to reach their personal and functional goals in a welcoming, positive and supportive rehab environment.
Bria is also an athletic trainer and received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Illinois States University. Bria has worked with various levels of athletes from high school to professional. She has worked with Northwestern University Football, Chicago Sky, and the Chicago Red Stars since 2013. Due to her first hand knowledge and experiences in working with athletes and patients, Bria is highly motivated to increase awareness toward preventative medicine, physical health, fitness and wellness programs within the community.
Megan Blackburn, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer
Megan Blackburn is a certified athletic trainer and has been practicing sports medicine since 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Athletic Training from Trinity International University, where she played two seasons of collegiate soccer.Throughout her career, Megan has worked in several different settings. She was the assistant athletic trainer for the women’s soccer team at her alma mater in 2017. Last summer, Megan was the athletic trainer for the Red Stars Reserves team. During the off-season she works at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Highland Park as a clinical athletic trainer.
Megan Young enters her first season with the Chicago Red Stars as the High-Performance Director. Most recently, Young worked for the Auburn University Athletics Department where she was part of the strength and conditioning staff for 11 years. After working with the student-athletes in the baseball and football programs, Young became directly responsible for year-long programming and implementation of all strength and conditioning related activities for the women’s soccer and basketball programs.
She currently holds certifications from the NSCA, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), USA Weightlifting (USAW), and USA Track and Field (USAWTF).
IBJI INJURY PREVENTION TIPS
IBJI Performance Trainer Chris Souros and Midfielder Lauren Kaskie demonstrate a Romanian Deadlift (RDL).
IBJI Performance Trainer Chris Soursos and Midfielder Lauren Kaskie demonstrate a Romanian Deadlift (RDL).
Lateral Side Walk
Midfielder Arin Gilliland along with Chris Souros, IBJI performance trainer, show how to properly execute a lateral side walk.
IBJI Performance Trainer Chris Soursos and Midfielder Arin Gilliland demonstrate Lateral Side Walks.
Learn from IBJI and Summer Green on how to perfect your foam rolling.
IBJI Performance Trainer Chris Soursos and Midfielder Summer Green demonstrate Foam Rolling.
Learn from IBJI and Arin Gilliland on how to perfect your dynamic warmup.
IBJI Performance Trainer Chris Soursos and Winger Arin Gilliland demonstrate Dynamic Warm-up.