Sports Medicine Fellows
Rachel Dhani, MD
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Undergraduate Education: Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville
Medical School: University of Florida College of Medicine
Residency: Bayfront Family Medicine Residency, St. Petersburg, FL
In Her Own Words:
I was absolutely ecstatic to have matched at the University of South Florida, my #1 ranked sports medicine program! The USF program has amazing faculty that are passionate about a wide array of sports care, prevention, POCUS, and ultrasound guided injections. I also love that I get to be part of a multidisciplinary team including ATs, sports nutritionist, and sports psychologists to care for Division I athletes. I am grateful to have matched at my top program. Go Bulls!
About Dr. Dhani:
Dr. Dhani grew up in central Florida and plans on settling in Tampa Bay with her husband after fellowship. She has always wanted to be a doctor who values community involvement and health through athletics, exercise, and proper nutrition. She loved athletics growing up and enjoyed volleyball, tennis, and basketball. She suffered an ACL tear in college which grew her interest in the field of sports medicine. In residency, she had the privilege of being the resident team physician for a local high school's football team and resident team physician for a division II volleyball team which confirmed her desire to pursue sports medicine. Along with sports medicine, she is interested in outpatient family medicine, women’s health, and dive medicine. After completion of fellowship, she would like to be part of a multidisciplinary clinic where she can practice full-spectrum family medicine and sports medicine. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, working out, and time with her husband and her Schnauzer named "Stache."
Andrew Sprouse, MD
Hometown: Bixby, OK
Undergraduate Education: Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK
Medical School: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, OK
Residency: University of South Florida Family Medicine Residency in Clearwater, FL
In His Own Words:
"USF PCSM Fellowship offered everything I was looking for to achieve my professional goals. The variety of clinical learning experiences, athletic event coverage ranging from amateur to professional, involved, dedicated and experienced faculty and the backing of a prestigious, forward-looking, innovative academic institution made choosing to participate in a fellowship at this program a no-brainer.”
About Dr. Sprouse:
Dr. Andrew Sprouse was born in a small town in northeastern Oklahoma. He grew up playing a variety of sports year-round but fell in love with soccer at an early age. “It’s such a global phenomenon -- it helped me connect to the outside world.”
He knew that he wanted to enter the Primary Care Sports Medicine field since learning about it during third year of medical school. “Covering athletic events and treating athletes just doesn’t feel like work. This field perfectly blends my interests, passions and moral matrix in the field of medicine.”
Dr. Sprouse enjoys participating in OrangeTheory Fitness, playing recreational soccer, golfing, and fishing.