Sports Medicine Fellows
Brett Cann, MD
Hometown: Dearborn, MI
Undergraduate Education: Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine (Detroit, MI)
In HIs Own Words: "In looking for a fellowship, there were many check boxes to be filled. The basics of course being a wide array of sports coverage opportunities, exposure to academics/research, diagnostic and procedure-based ultrasound training and in general, preparing me for anything a career in sports medicine could possibly throw at me in the future. Being from the USF Family Medicine Residency, I know USF can fill these shoes very well. With exposure to sports from the high school to division one collegiate to professional level, there is no shortage of athletics. However, I was also looking for another factor that is often harder to find. Having lived in metro-Detroit my entire life, finding a place that felt like home was very important. Having spent my residency in the Tampa Bay area, there is no other place I can truly call a second home than USF. I know I will always be able to learn something new working with the great sports medicine physicians that encompass this program. In addition, working with people that you enjoy being around is critical. Having spent three years with the sports medicine and residency faculty at USF, I know there will be no shortage of this factor. Living next to the beach isn’t half bad either!"
About Dr. Cann
Throughout his career, Dr. Cann has shown immense interest and devotion to sports medicine. He has spent countless hours volunteering with professional and high school pre-participation physicals, large scale sporting events and team physician related activities. He has worked with many different levels of athletes ranging from professionals to non-professionals including the Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, University of South Florida division one athletics and high school students. He has also volunteered at various endurance competitions including the Panama City Beach IRONMAN and Disney Dark Side Stars Wars Half Marathon. Additionally, he has devoted his time to orthopedic and sports medicine related research, presenting at various conferences throughout his career and even being published in Orthopedics medical journal.
In his spare time, Dr. Cann enjoys spending time at the beach, rollerblading, traveling, golfing, playing paintball, fishing, E-sports, watching the Green Bay Packers (his favorite sports team) and being an active automotive enthusiast.
Mandy R. Dailey, MD
Hometown: Clermont, FL
Undergraduate Education: University of Florida
Master’s Education: Colorado State University
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine (Omaha, NE)
In Her Own Words: "My love of sports comes from my dad. My father is a passionate man, who only has daughters and worked multiple jobs during my childhood; my quality time with him always centered on athletics. He instilled in me a love of competition, physical prowess and perseverance that only sports can satisfy. For me, growing up participating in athletics allowed me to develop a strong work ethic and an appreciation for collective responsibility, as well as provided me an avenue to test myself daily. It was through these on-the-field experiences that I learned how much I enjoyed both the intensity of competition and the satisfaction of working in a team.
By the time I was in high school, I realized that my love for sports and medicine could translate into a fulfilling profession. In high school, in between my own sport practices, I would aid the high school athletic trainer in taping ankles and running patients through rehab exercises. During my undergraduate career at the University of Florida, I majored in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology while pursuing pre-med requirements. During medical school, I realized that Family Medicine best aligned with the type of physician I wanted to become and would provide me the best foundation to pursue a primary care sports medicine fellowship. The genuine relationships and highly individualized care I have utilized in my family medicine training is easily expanded to primary care sports medicine as appropriate care of the athlete centers on individualizing treatment to the athlete, sport and position.”
About Dr. Dailey
As the first in her family to go to college, Dr. Mandy Dailey wasn’t sure what to expect going to medical school. She grew up accompanying her little sister to regular doctor’s visits due to her chronic disease but never really considered which type of doctor she would be, besides a “good one.” She fell in love with Family medicine and Sports Medicine along the way. She was Chief resident and enjoyed eliciting sustainable and progressive policy changes to the program. She also designed and implemented a practical Nutrition curriculum for residents in collaboration with two faculty members, creating lectures, literature reviews, community outreach events, patient education and a recommended reading list for providers.
She is a devout Florida Gator fan, and enjoys spending time mostly outdoors with her family, friends, and yellow lab, Cooper. She is passionate about Sports Medicine, patient and physician advocacy, residency education, as well as inspiring wellness in her patients and treating patients wholly: mind, body, and spirit. She has served as “Doctor of the Day” in Tallahassee with one of our faculty, worked the medical tent as various mass sporting events including the Walt Disney World Marathon, and explored interests in Telemedicine, Wilderness Medicine and physician leadership during her residency at USF-MPM. She is looking forward to continuing her education at this institution as a Sports Medicine Fellow.